Aid Plea for Tsunami Hit Regions

The United Nations children's agency, Unicef, urged the international community to prioritise youngsters made orphans by the tsunami disaster. Unicef head Carol Bellamy made the plea ahead of a donors' meeting on Thursday.

World | January 5, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Palestinian Leader Slams "Zionist Enemy"

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas called Israel "the Zionist enemy" for the first time on Tuesday after an Israeli tank killed seven Palestinian youths in a Gaza strawberry field. This statement was certain to stir concerns in Israel where images of Abbas

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

Powell Hails Tsunami Relief Brief

US Secretary of State Colin Powell pledged America's full support in the Asian quake and tsunami relief effort. He was speaking in Thailand at the start of a visit of the worst affected nations, before attending a summit on the crisis in Jakarta on Thursd

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 366

Quake Rocks Athens

An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale rocked Monday night the region near the Greek capital Athens.

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 357

Accident Hampers Relief Efforts in Indonesia

Badly-needed relief efforts on the Indonesian island of Sumatra have been hit by an accident at a key airport. The airport in Banda Aceh was closed early on Tuesday after a plane carrying supplies hit a cow on the runway.

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 294

US Presidents Seek Aid for Disaster Hit Asia

US President George Bush recruited two former presidents, his father and Bill Clinton, to launch a joint appeal to the American people for emergency donations to victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami. They stood side by side in the White House's Roosevelt R

World | January 4, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

French Vote on EU Constitution "Before Summer"

The referendum in France on the European Union Constitution will take place "before summer", the French President Jacques Chirac said. In a national address broadcast late Friday, Chirac said: 'In 2005, you will have the future of this Europe in your hand

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 365

Moderate Quake Jolts Portugal

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale shook Portugal on Monday, world media said.

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 349

Mad Cow Case Confirmed in Canada

Canada's Food Inspection Agency has confirmed a mad cow case in the Alberta province, after tests were carried out. The animal was born in 1996 and was apparently infected before 1997.

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 308

Suicide Bomber Kills 2 Near Allawi HQ

A suicide bomber driving a taxi killed two people near the headquarters of interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party in Baghdad on Monday. The bomber tried to target a security checkpoint on the road leading to the party's offices in western Baghda

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 369

Tape Reveals Al-Jazeera, Saddam Hussein Link

A video tape found in Baghdad following the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime shows a former manager of the Al-Jazeera satellite channel thanking one of Saddam's sons for his support and telling him that "Al-Jazeera is your channel," the Asharq al-Awsat

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 942

Croatia Poll Goes to Run-Off

Croatia's presidential election will go to a run-off after no candidate garnered more than 50% in Sunday's election. Incumbent President Stipe Mesic, who attracted 49% of the vote, will face Deputy Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor in the second round on 16 J

World | January 3, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 464

Aftershock Quakes Panic Indonesia's Sumatra

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7 shook Saturday South Eastern Sumatra in Indonesia, sending residents in two cities running in panic from their houses. It was centred beneath the Indian Ocean about 40 miles south of the province's capital of Bengkulu.

World | January 1, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 434

Two Killed in Gaza Missile Strike

An Israeli aircraft fired a missile near Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip early Friday, killing two Palestinians, hospital officials said. An Israeli military spokeswoman said the Israeli air force identified two armed Palestinians and opened fire on them, h

World | December 31, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 442

Over 169 Die in Buenos Aires Night Club

A blaze in a crowded nightclub in Argentina's capital Buenos Aires killed at least 169 people and injured 400, city officials said on Friday.

World | December 31, 2004, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 902

Ukrainian Cabinet Cancels Meeting

The Ukrainian cabinet cancelled a planned meeting after the opposition barred Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych from entering the government compound. Earlier, the opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko urged his supporters to prevent the meeting of what he c

World | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 347

Many Killed in Baghdad Blast

Insurgents lured Iraqi policemen to a house in west Baghdad and set off a huge amount of explosives, killing at least 29 people, seven of them police. The ambush happened in the ramshackle Ghazalia district after police received a tip-off about a militant

World | December 29, 2004, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 353

Yushchenko Declared Election Winner

The Ukrainian Central Electoral Committee declared Viktor Yushchenko the winner of the December 26 presidential election, giving him a mandate to strengthen the economy and build closer ties with the European Union. Yushchenko took 51.

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

Multiple Rebel Attacks Hit Iraq

At least 27 people were killed in Iraq Tuesday as insurgents carried multiple attacks on police stations. The assaults took place in different locations inside the dangerous Sunni triangle, including Mosul, Baqouba and Tikrit.

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 405

Osama Calls for Iraqi Elections Boycott

In an audiotape broadcast Monday by Al-Jazeera satellite television, a man purported to be Osama bin Laden endorsed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as his deputy in Iraq. The voice on the tape condemned January 30 elections in Iraq to elect a national assembly that

World | December 28, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 482

Israel Releases 159 Palestinian Prisoners

Israel released 159 Palestinian prisoners Monday as a gesture to the new Palestinian leadership. Interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas welcomed the release but said Israel must free those sentenced to lengthy terms.

World | December 27, 2004, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 392
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