US President George W.Bush pressed European Union (EU) leaders to crack down on Palestinian militant group Hamas, speaking at the annual summit between US and the EU.
Former Iraqi nuclear scientist Mahdi Shukur Obeidi handed over components and documents related to Iraq's nuclear programme that he had buried in his garden. The Obeidi said that the parts had been buried there since 1991 on the orders of Saddam Hussein's
Two Hamas militants were killed in the Gaza Strip, but hopes of a breakthrough in the 1,000-day-old intifada were on the rise as a truce by hardline factions and an Israeli-Palestinian security deal seemed near. Two gunmen from Hamas' armed wing -- the Ez
On the second day of his visit to Britain, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila, toured Edinburghin a bid to restore historic ties between the Scottish capital and his home city of Saint Petersburg. Accompanied by Prince Andrew, the seco
British forces gave civilian leaders in the Iraqi town of Majar al-Kabir 48 hours to hand over gunmen who killed six British military police after a violent demonstration that left four Iraqis dead, AP reported, citing a municipal official said Wednesday
Thousands of extra British troops could be sent to Iraq in the wake of the killing of six members of the Royal Military Police, UK Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has said. An urgent review of troop numbers, tactics and equipment is under way after the death
Greece reported a suspected case of SARS saying the possible victim was a Chinese citizen on a business trip to Europe. Greece's Health Minister Costas Stefanis said the man, described as a Chinese businessman, left Shanghai on June 14 and made several st
Six British soldiers were killed in a police station in southern Iraq and eight were wounded in a nearby ambush Tuesday, marking the deadliest day of attacks on coalition forces since the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. The casualties were a shock to Bri
Deadly tornadoes hit Nebraska for the second day in a row as Nebraska registered its first two tornado fatalities since 1988. The tornado has striken in the northern end of Coleridge late Monday, at least 100 homes and 25 businesses has been severely dama
One of the world's largest Pride celebrations drew 800,000 people onto Sao Paulo's streets to get a glimpse of the parade. According to police reports there were more than twice the number of spectators and revellers than last year.
The World Health Organization (WHO) Tuesday lifted Tuesday the warning against travel to China's capital Beijing because of SARS. The decision was based on factors including the number of current SARS cases, quality of surveillance and the effectiveness o
US attack on a convoy that was believed to carry Iraqi leaders may have taken place inside Syria, Pentagon official admitted Tuesday. At least five Syrian border guards were injured in the attack which was carried out by US special forces backed by aircra
Russia's President Vladimir Putin will start Tuesday an official visit in the UK. Putin will hold talks with Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair to focus on cooperation in the energy sector and the Middle East peace process is also likely to be on the age
Israeli army detained more than 100 Palestinians in an operation targeting the militant group Hamas in the West Bank city of Hebron, Israeli military sources said. The action came amid reports that Palestinian militant groups were on the verge of agreeing
The US-led administration in Iraq has announced plans for the creation of a new army for the country. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) also said it would make monthly payments to many of those who lost their jobs when former President Saddam Huss
Hong Kong has been declared free of SARS, 20 days after the last confirmed case of the disease in the territory. The World Health Organization called the development a "very significant achievement in the history of SARS control", following 296 deaths fro
US Secretary of State Colin Powell expressed concern about the Middle East peace process after Israeli troops killed a Hamas leader in the West Bank. Palestinian militant group Hamas itself vowed revenge but said it would continue to consider a truce.
The US-led coalition ruling Iraq should draw up a "roadmap" to outline the country's political future, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan told the pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper on Sunday. "The United Nations must cooperate with coalition forces and Iraq
Local officials said sabotage has caused the fuel pipeline explosion west of Baghdad as Iraq was to restart its first postwar oil exports on Sunday. The affected pipeline carries gas from the city of Kirkuk, 150 miles north of Baghdad, to various parts of
France's Louvre to Exhibit Treasures of Thracian King Seuthes III
Bulgaria Drops to 106th in World Press Freedom Index