World

Guantanamo Chaplain Charged

A Muslim chaplain at the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay has been charged with improperly handling classified information. Army Captain James Yee, also known as Youssef Yee, is one of three former staff at the high-security base in Cuba - where hundre

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 362

Conjoined Twins Face Risky Surgery

Two-year-old Egyptian twins joined at the head are due to undergo risky separation surgery in the United States. Mohammed and Ahmed Ibrahim have separate brains but share an important vein, and doctors at the clinic in Texas acknowledge the lengthy operat

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 317

Thousands of Angry Shiites Denounce US

Anti-US fervor surged in the Iraqi capital as thousands of Shiite Muslims staged an angry funeral march following fighting here that killed two Iraqis, as well as two American soldiers. In Washington, meanwhile, US Vice President Dick Cheney launched a fi

World | October 11, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 316

US to Tighten Cuba Sanctions

US President George Bush announced new measures designed to hasten the end of communist rule in Cuba. They include tightening an American travel embargo to the island, cracking down on illegal cash transfers, and a more robust information campaign aimed a

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 194

China Confirms Date for Space Trip

After a decade of preparation and months of speculation, China made a concrete commitment Friday to human space travel, announcing plans to launch a manned capsule into orbit next week and enter one of mankind's most rarefied clubs - that of the spacefari

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Seven Palestinians Killed in Gaza Strip Raid

Israeli forces trying to demolish smuggling tunnels fought gunmen for hours in the largest raid in half a year in the Rafah refugee camp. Seven Palestinians were killed and 55 woundedand an Israeli soldier was also hurt.

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 288

UK Commemorates Iraq Victims

Relatives of the 51 UK soldiers killed in Iraq gathered Friday for a service of remembrance at St Paul's Cathedral, attended by some 2,000 people. They were joined by senior members of the Royal Family, including Prince Charles and the Queen, the governme

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 231

Iranian Activist Wins Nobel Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian campaigner for human rights, noted for her work in promoting the rights of women and children. The winner was announced at 11:00 (09:00 GMT) by Ole Danbolt Mjoes, chairman of the five-memb

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 247

Yet Another Baghdad Blast Killed 2 US Soldiers

Two US soldiers were killed and four others wounded in an ambush in Iraqi capital Baghdad - just hours after Thursday's car bombing that killed some 10 people in the same neighborhood, US military officials said Friday. The troops from the 1st Armored Div

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 243

New Palestinian Cabinet in Crisis

The Palestinian leadership faces a new crisis amid reports Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei has threatened to resign just two days after being sworn in. MPs put off a vote on Thursday on Mr Qurei's emergency cabinet in protest at not being consulted about its m

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

Japan Clears Way for Snap Poll

Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has dissolved the lower house of parliament and called an early general election set for 9 November. The move was expected after Mr Koizumi, who enjoys a high popularity rating, won a leadership battle within his

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 158

Schwarzenegger Brings Out Transition Team

Gov.-elect Arnold Schwarzenegger introduced key members of his transition team Thursday, saying the first thing they would do is conduct an audit to find out just how serious the state's deficit is.

World | October 10, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 235

Indonesian Bus Collision Killed 54

A three-vehicles collision in Indonesia has reportedly killed at least 54 people on Thursday. Most of the victims were schoolgirls riding on a bus that was taking them back home after a trip to the Bali Island.

World | October 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 182

Spanish Diplomat Killed in Baghdad

A Spanish diplomat in Iraq has been killed outside his home in Baghdad, a Spanish foreign ministry spokesman says. Jose Antonio Bernal Gomez, an attache to the Spanish Embassy in Baghdad, was shot as he was leaving his home, the national news agency Efe r

World | October 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 435

Car Bomb Shatters Baghdad Police Station

A suicide car bomber hit a police station in northeast Baghdad Thursday morning and police said there were many casualties. Witness said that the driver drove through the police compound gate, was fired at by officers and then detonated the bomb at 9:30 a

World | October 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 227

Palestinian PM Seeks Approval for Cabinet

Newly appointed Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia started down the road of handling US and Israeli demands to crack down on militants while avoiding internal conflicts, as Palestinian lawmakers prepared for a vote of confidence on his emergency Cabi

World | October 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 273

Iraqi Leaders Against Turkish Troops

Iraqi leaders told US officials that they do not want peacekeepers from Turkey or other neighbouring countries but are willing to soften their opposition to avoid a confrontation with the US-led coalition. They delivered their message as several thousand

World | October 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 171

US May Put Off Council Vote on Iraq

US is reconsidering whether to push the Security Council to vote on an Iraq resolution amid growing doubts about whether the measure would generate additional troops and money to stabilize and rebuild the country. The White House announced on Wednesday it

World | October 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 219

Strong Earthquake Jolts Northern Japan

Several strong earthquakes, included one of magnitude 6.3, shook Japan's northern island of Hokkaido on Wednesday and Thursday.

World | October 9, 2003, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 403

Two Americans Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Americans Peter Agre and Roderick MacKinnon won the 2003 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discoveries concerning "channels in cell membranes, the Royal Swedish Academy said Wednesday. Agre, 54, is part of the staff at the Johns Hopkins University School

World | October 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 274

Pakistan Carries Out 2nd Missile Test

Pakistan test fired a medium-range, nuclear-capable missile, and the second such test in less than a week, the army said. The army said it successfully fired off the Hatf-4 missile, also known as the Shaheen 1, in the early morning hours.

World | October 8, 2003, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 204