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Italy Arrests 5 Terror Suspects

Five people led by a suspected senior Al-Qaeda operative were arrested late Thursday by Italian anti-terror police on suspicion of having recruited suicide attackers for strikes in Iraq, the Milan prosecutors office said. The judge leading the investigati

World | November 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Police ID Explosives from Turkish Attacks

Ammonium nitrate-based explosives were used in four deadly suicide truck bombings in Istanbul, police said, as the bodies of two British diplomats were flown home after a somber ceremony.Used as fertilizer, ammonium nitrate can become a powerful explosive

World | November 28, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

UK Terror Suspect May Have Al-Qaeda Links

Britain arrested a 24-year-old man in the west of England under its Terrorism Act amid suspicions that he has links with al-Qaeda and, reportedly, "shoe bomber" Richard Reid. It is the belief of the security and Special Branch services that this man has c

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Iraq Insurgents Attack Italian Embassy

In another blow at US allies in the occupation, insurgents fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the Italian mission before dawn Thursday, causing damage but no injuries. The attack came as key Shiite Muslim leaders criticized the US plan to transfer power

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 266

Bush Pays Surprise Visit to Iraq

US President Bush flew to Iraq under extraordinary secrecy and security Thursday to spend Thanksgiving with US troops and thank them for "defending the American people from danger." The unannounced visit brought wild cheers from battle-worn soldiers, stun

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 249

Boat Accident Left 100 Dead in Congo

More than 100 people have been killed in a boat accident in Congo during a storm earlier this week, news agencies said Thursday. Some reports said a ferry boat had toppled over in bad weather, but government information says two ferries collided.

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

India, Pakistan Cease Fire

Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan have began a cease-fire this week along their frontier in the Kashmir region, one of the world's most heavily militarized borders.The new move to calm relations between the long-time foes has been launched as Muslims on b

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 276

US Sends More Marines to Iraq

The US plans to send some extra 3,000 marines to Iraq, according to official information from the Pentagon. Earlier this month, the Pentagon said that the number of troops serving in the war-torn country should fall from the current 130,000 to 105,000 by

World | November 27, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Tehran Escapes UN Sanctions

The UN nuclear watchdog unanimously condemned Iran's nuclear program for two decades of secret activities but did not send Tehran before the UN Security Council for possible sanctions. The draft resolution has been adopted by consensus by the 35-nation bo

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 275

Wife, Daughter of Saddam's Top Deputy Arrested

US troops in Samarra, 70 miles north of Iraqi capital Baghdad, arrested the wife and daughter of Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, a top Saddam Hussein deputy, on Wednesday, US military official has said. Al-Douri has been suspected of organizing attacks on US troo

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286

Georgian Opposition Unites for Upcoming Elections

Georgia's main opposition parties named Mikhail Saakashvili as their only candidate to replace ousted President Eduard Shevardnadze. The information came from acting President Nino Burjanadze.

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Rumsfeld Attacks Arabic Channels

Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, stepped up his attacks on Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyah yesterday, saying the Arabic television news channels co-operated with Iraqi insurgents to witness attacks on US troops. He said that he had "seen scraps of in

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Moscow Fire Death Toll Reaches 37

Monday's fire at the hostel of the People's Friendship University in Moscow goes on taking victims even extinguished. An 18-year old male student from Peru died in a hospital, raising the death toll to 37.

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

All Quiet on Kashmir's Ceasefire Line

Pakistan reported a ceasefire it proposed with India was holding in disputed Kashmir and urged New Delhi to move forward to dialogue long sought by Islamabad. Neighbouring nuclear powers Pakistan and India, close to war for most of last year, agreed to a

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 393

Bush Intensifies Global US Troop Review

US President George Bush announced that the US is stepping up discussions with key European and Asian allies about the overhaul of US global military deployments. US Secretary of State Colin Powell and Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld will provide more d

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Michael Jackson's Lawyer Warns Accusers

Michael Jackson's lawyer said that he will use "every legal avenue" to pursue those making allegations against the singer. Mark Geragos said he wanted to put a halt to opportunists seeking to make money out of the singer by pursuing "scurrilous accusation

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

Al-Qaeda Chief Seized in Yemen

A Yemeni man suspected of being a local leader for Al-Qaeda has been arrested, the official news agency Saba says. Mohammad Hamdi al-Ahdal tops Yemen's most wanted list - and was named by the authorities as one of two top suspects belonging to Osama Bin L

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 220

US Cuts Israeli Loan Guarantees

US is cutting nearly USD 290 M from a loan guarantee package to Israel in response to its settlement activity in the West Bank and Gaza. Israel is also being penalised for the building of a barrier in the West Bank to separate Israelis and Palestinians.

World | November 26, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 256

US Administration in Iraq "Attacked"

Personnel at the headquarters of the US-led administration in Iraq have been urged to take cover, as explosions were heard in Baghdad Tuesday evening, Reuters reported. The building suffered a number of other attacks earlier this month.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 335

HIV Infection Rates Shoot Up

Record high number of people have been infected with HIV around the world in 2003, according to figures of the World Health Organization and UNAids. According to their reports, some 5 million people have been infected in 2003 alone.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 398

Second Key Shevardnadze Minister Resigns

Georgia's State Minister Avtandil Dzhorbenadze resigned on Tuesday. He is the second key minister of ousted President Eduard Shevardnadze to quit after Interior Minister Koba Narchemashvili made the same move on Monday.

World | November 25, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 312