World

2 Militants Blow Themselves Up in Mecca

Two suspected militants blew themselves up in the holy city Mecca to avoid arrest on Thursday hours after a third suspect was killed in a shootout with security forces in the capital Riyadh, Saudi officials said. It was the second day of confrontations th

World | November 6, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 215

Bush Urges Democratic Reforms in Mideast

US President Bush called for democratic reforms in the Middle East, saying "freedom can be the future of every nation." Later, at a White House ceremony, Bush signed an USD 87.

World | November 6, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

2 US Soldiers Killed in Iraq

Two American soldiers were killed near Baghdad and along the Syrian border, the U.S.

World | November 6, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Key Rwandan Genocide Trial Begins

Four former Rwandan ministers have gone on trial, charged with masterminding the killing of some 800,000 people in the 1994 genocide. Prosecutor Paul Ng'Arua told the court the ministers blazed a path to hell for the minority Tutsi population.

World | November 6, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

Saddam Generals Captured in Iraq

US troops in Iraq have captured two former Iraqi army generals in the town of Falluja, US officials have said. Military sources said the pair are believed to have financed and organised anti-coalition fighters in the area, west of Baghdad.

World | November 6, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Critics Challenge US Abortion Ban

Opponents mounted a series of legal challenges to a ban on "partial birth" abortions, hours after President Bush signed it into United States law. The new law - the first major limit on abortion for 30 years - bans late term abortions in which the foetus

World | November 6, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Voyager "at Edge of Solar System"

Scientists say the Voyager 1 spacecraft is near the outer limit of the solar system, 26 years after its US launch. The boundary is a region called "termination shock" where particles from the sun begin to slow down and clash with atomic matter from deep s

World | November 6, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 263

Germany Plans to Shoot Down Hijack Planes

German cabinet has approved plans to allow hijacked aircraft to be shot down in order to prevent eventual terror attacks. The country's ruling coalition agreed that the power could only be used if a plane had failed to respond to other halting attempts.

World | November 5, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 186

US Painter Admits Killing 48 Women

US truck painter Gary Ridgway, aged 54, has admitted in a Seattle court that he had murdered 48 women. The tragic series has become known in the country as the Green River killings as many of the victims' remains were found near the Green River, just sou

World | November 5, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Sri Lanka Declares Emergency

Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga has declared a state of emergency a day after stunning the country as she sacked three ministers, suspended parliament and sent troops onto the streets. The president has accused the government of making too many

World | November 5, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

US Faces Troops Pressure as Turkey Recoils

Turkey's unwillingness to send troops to Iraq without clear support from US-installed Iraqi leaders could deal a major blow to US efforts to attract other countries' help against an increasingly deadly resistance. Tuesday's statements by Turkey's ambassad

World | November 5, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Deadliest California Fire Contained

Firefighters contained the biggest and deadliest of Southern California's wildfires Tuesday and turned their attention to mopping up other blazes and heading off mudslides when rains come. San Diego County's 280,000-acre Cedar Fire was surrounded after co

World | November 5, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 208

Sri Lanka's President Suspends Parliament

Sri Lanka's president stunned this island nation when she suspended Parliament, sacked three Cabinet ministers and deployed troops around the capital - moves that endanger the fragile peace process with Tamil Tiger rebels. President Chandrika Kumaratunga

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

Turkish Embassy in the Netherlands Attacked

Police arrested a man after he allegedly threw a bag of flammable material at the Turkish Embassy, touching off a small fire in the building, Dutch authorities said. Initial reports quoting the Turkish ambassador to the Netherlands said there had been an

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 280

Russian Oil Giant Yukos with New Chief

Russia's largest oil producer Yukos chose as its new chief executive a Russian-born American, who insisted the embattled firm would survive the arrest and jailing of its founder Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Simon Kukes, appointed to replace Khodorkovsky after hi

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 214

Palestinian PM to Present Cabinet

Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia said Tuesday he would present a new Cabinet to parliament for approval next week, slowing recent momentum toward resuming peace talks with Israel. The main obstacle to forming a government quickly is Qureia's ongoin

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 201

US Soldier Killed in Iraq

Insurgents killed an American soldier in a roadside bombing in Baghdad on Tuesday and lobbed mortars into the US headquarters area of the capital, wounding four people and raising huge explosions downtown for the second night in a row. Rebels fired mortar

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 181

US Allots USD 87.5 B for Iraq, Afghanistan

US Senate has okayed President George Bush's USD 87.5 B emergency funding package for Iraq and Afghanistan.

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Death Toll in Indonesia Flood Disaster at 75

The confirmed death toll from an Indonesia flood disaster blamed on illegal logging has risen to 75, officials said, and hopes were fading for another 100 people who were still missing. The bodies of 39 women and 36 men have so far been found in the North

World | November 4, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Yukos Oil CEO Resigns

The head of the Russian oil giant Yukos arrested and jailed last week on charges of fraud has resigned as the company's CEO. Yukos shares rose sharply by almost 4 percent after the news broke.

World | November 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199

Floods Kill over 60 in Indonesia

Heavy rains triggered flash floods in a popular tourist resort on Indonesia's Sumatra island, killing 66 people, including five foreigners. According to local police the dead foreigners included a German, an Australian, two Chinese and a Singaporean.

World | November 3, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235