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US Soldier Shot Dead in Baghdad

An American soldier was killed by a sniper's bullet while on patrol in Iraqi capital Baghdad, according to the US military. The soldier was part of 1st Armoured Division in northern Baghdad when he was shot in the chest and collapsed.

World | June 17, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 267

World Health Organization Lifted Travel Warning Against Taiwan

The World Health Organization (WHO) lifted Tuesday its travel warning against Taiwan which has the world's third-highest number of SARS-infections and fatalities. The statement came as more than 1,000 scientists, doctors and government officials gathered

World | June 17, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 284

Jordan Opened Long-Awaited Elections

Jordanians are to vote in the first elections held since King Abdullah dissolved parliament June 2001. More than 760 candidates are competing for the 110 seats in an expanded legislature.

World | June 17, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

US Soldiers Arrested 400 in Iraq

US soldiers arrested some 400 people in Iraqi capital Baghdad and near the cities of Tikrit and Kirkuk as part of an operation to "defeat remaining pockets of resistance". The raids follow a series of attacks on US forces.

World | June 17, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 237

Sharon to Continue Offensive against Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he would continue his offensive against Hamas. The announcement came after a suicide bombing in Jerusalem and helicopters strikes in Gaza over the past week caused dozens of casualties on both sides and endangered

World | June 17, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Palestinian ?ilitants ?eet Egyptian ?ediators in Gaza

Meeting between Palestinian militant groups and Egyptian mediators is underway in Gaza to try salvage the Middle East road map to peace. Hamas spokesman Mahmoud Zahar said they don't trust the Americans or the Israelis but they do trust the Egyptians and

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 175

US Urges India to Send Troops to Iraq

Senior US defence officials arrived in Delhi to try persuade India to send peacekeepers to Iraq. The Pentagon team hopes to dispel concerns about the role that Indian forces would play in supporting US-led troops in post-war Iraq.

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 178

China to Lift Ban on Foreign Travel Agencies

China will lift the longstanding ban on foreign-owned travel agencies early to help its tourism recover after the outbreak of SARS. The opening up of China's tourism business was originally expected to come into effect at the beginning of 2007.

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 230

Iran Rebuffs Foreign Pressure

Iran is reported to have made a "vigorous protest" over what it calls American "interference" in its internal affairs. Student protests have been continuing for almost a week, and US President George W Bush said they were "the beginnings of people express

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 310

Middle East Peace Talks Set to Begin

A day of intense negotiations is due to get under way in an attempt to move forward the Middle East peace initiative- the roadmap. US special envoy to the region John Wolf is due to meet Israeli leaders in Jerusalem while Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmou

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 162

US "Will not Waver" on Mid-East

The United States "will not waver" in its efforts to implement the so-called roadmap to peace in the Middle East, Secretary of State Colin Powell has said. He urged Israel and the Palestinians to halt the tit-for-tat attacks that have strained efforts for

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

France Takes Swipe at Rumsfeld

French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has sharply criticised her US counterpart Donald Rumsfeld's view of the world. In a newspaper interview coinciding with the opening of the 45th annual Paris air show, Alliot-Marie said Rumsfeld espoused a US-ce

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 330

Ten Killed in Saudi Clashes

Reports from Saudi Arabia say 10 people have been killed in clashes between police and militants in the holy city of Mecca. The semi-official Saudi daily, Okaz, said five suspected terrorists and five members of the security forces died during a battle in

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 306

US Forces Raid Flashpoint Town

US forces in Iraq have mounted a big overnight operation to try to rein in the activities of militiamen still loyal to the ousted Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein. About 1,300 soldiers from the US army's 3rd Infantry Division backed by tanks and helicopters r

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 410

Czechs Say 'Yes' to EU Entry

Voters in the Czech Republic have overwhelmingly approved entry to the European Union in a two-day referendum. With almost all votes counted, 77% backed EU membership.

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 322

Czechs Backed EU Entry

Voters in the Czech Republic have given overwhelming backing to joining the European Union, according to exit polls. More than 80 percent of voters backed EU entry, with only 19 percent against in a turnout of 57 percent, in figures from the SC&C agency q

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

British Queen Honors 007

Showbusiness stars get equal billing with unsung heroes - including a tea lady- in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Seven-times James Bond actor Roger Moore becomes Sir Roger as he receives a knighthood, while dedicated Glasgow tea lady Isa Allan is rewarded

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 269

"Bomb Plot" against Apec Summit

The prime minister of Thailand says Muslim militants have been planning bomb attacks in Bangkok to coincide with a meeting of Asia Pacific heads of state in October. US President George W Bush is among the world leaders expected to attend.

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 213

Militia Attack Tehran Protesters

Security forces and hardline supporters of Iran's conservative leadership have clashed with large crowds in the capital Tehran who were protesting against clerical rule. Tear gas, clubs, and iron bars were used to disperse the protesters.

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 293

Israel, Palestinians to Resume Talks

Israel and the Palestinians are resuming security talks despite a week of bombings and missile strikes that have killed 60 people, officials said Saturday. On the table is a proposal that Israel withdraw from parts of the Gaza Strip , to positions held be

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 304

Drug Hope for SARS Patients

Researchers in Germany have identified an existing anti-viral drug which might be used to treat SARS - the respiratory disease that has killed nearly 800 people worldwide. Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, scientists from the Frankfurt Medical Sc

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 286