At least seventeen people have been killed and 16 wounded in a car bomb attack in the town of Musayyib, south of Baghdad. Police say the blast was not a suicide attack.
Aviation officials in the US had numerous indications that airlines might be hijacked in the run-up to the 11 September attacks, it has emerged. The Federal Aviation Administration received 52 intelligence reports on al-Qaeda between April and September.
A car bomb exploded in central Baghdad Thursday, killing at least four people, police and witnesses said. The car exploded in Tahrir Square, a commercial area in the heart of the city, as a US military convoy was passing through the area, a police officer
The Israeli and Palestinian leaders will hold a second summit within a week, Palestinian Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath announced. The meeting will follow up summit in Egypt, where Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas an
North Korea's government publicly acknowledged for the first time that it has nuclear weapons. It said the communist state is suspending participation in six-nation talks aimed at getting it to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
The baby that is believed to be the world's smallest to survive has been allowed home after six months in hospital, media announced Wednesday. Rumaisa Rahman was born 244 grams in a hospital outside Chicago.
Danes have given Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen a second four-year term, embracing his government's pledge to keep immigration in check and taxes, among Europe's highest, from rising. Fogh Rasmussen is the first liberal prime minister in the Scandin
The State Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament, is to consider a vote of no confidence in the government headed by Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov on Wednesday. Russia's Communist Party proposed the vote of no confidence last month, and on January 3
Pope John Paul II, recovering from flu in hospital, is to miss Ash Wednesday services at the Vatican for the first time in his 26 years as pontiff. The 84-year-old leader of the Roman Catholic Church is due to remain in the Gemelli clinic in Rome until at
Hamas and Islamic Jihad have said they are not bound by the ceasefire agreed between Palestinian and Israeli leaders at a summit in Egypt on Tuesday. The two militant groups were at the forefront of attacks on Israel during the Palestinian uprising but ha
Denmark goes to the polls on Tuesday in a general election expected to give the centre-right Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen a second term in office. A recent opinion survey gives Rasmussen's ruling coalition of Liberals and the right-wing anti-immig
As many as 13 people may have been killed in a blast near an Iraqi army recruitment centre in western Baghdad, hospital officials and police said. Police were investigating reports that the explosion was a suicide bombing.
Assailants who were thought to have taken two people hostage at the Spanish consulate in Bern managed to escape before security forces arrived, police said. Thinking that the trio were still inside the diplomatic building, police surrounded the premises f
Rio De Janeiro has erupted into the beat of the carnival. Carnival started all over Brazil this weekend, with street parades dominating festivities in the country's large cities in the poor northeast, giving them less of the glitz that has turned Rio's pa
Israeli and Palestinian leaders will sign a truce on Tuesday to end four years of fighting, reports say. The deal will be agreed when Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon meets Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for talks in Egypt on Tuesday, sources say.
At least 11 Iraqi policemen have been killed in a blast near a hospital in the Iraqi city of Mosul, police say. Another six were injured in the explosion, which happened as the officers were gathering to receive pay.
Insurgents attacked a police station south of Baghdad under cover of darkness last night, killing 22 Iraqi police officers and troops in a one-hour pitched battle, the biggest since national elections eight days ago, police said Monday. Fourteen attackers
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is heading for a second term after apparently winning a landslide victory in Sunday's general elections largely due to his management of the situation after the 26 December tsunami and the country's growing economy.
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