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US Democrats Demand Details of Iraq Operations

Democrats in the US Congress demanded for President George Bush to spell out details of his overall Iraq strategy. The move came as a reaction to Sunday's televised address in which Bush said he would ask Congress for USD 87 B for Iraq and Afghanistan in

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 262

New Palestinian PM Pressed on Terror

The priority for the new Palestinian prime minister must be to "fight terrorism", both the US and Israel have said. US Secretary of State Colin Powell said the country hoped the new prime minister would be given "the political authority of the security fo

World | September 9, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 241

Portuguese Priest Crusades against Nude Photo Project

Plans by a New York artist to stage a naked photo session of about 300 people in a small town in Portugal have found little support from the local Roman Catholic priest, the Jornal de Noticias newspaper reported. Eleuterio Pais, the priest in the northern

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4117

Singapore Reports New Case of SARS

Singapore health officials confirmed on Monday that a local patient has tested positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS , in the first new case of the disease in over five months. The announcement followed a warning from the World Health Or

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 225

Shiite Leader Attacked in Kashmir

Suspected Islamic rebels hurled a grenade outside an important Shiite center in Indian-controlled Kashmir where a pro-India Shiite leader was addressing a gathering, police said. At least two people were injured.

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 248

Bomb Attack in Iraq Wounds 2 US Troops

Breaking a lull in attacks on U.S.

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 223

Parliament Speaker Nominated Palestine's New PM

Palestinian parliament speaker Ahmed Qureia has agreed in principle to take over as Prime Minister, sources close to him said Monday, following the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas. However, it remained unclear if Israel would agree to deal with the new lead

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

Israel Launched Fresh Gaza Raid

Israeli helicopter gunships fired missiles at a building in the Khan Younis area of the Gaza Strip, reportedly injuring at least 12 people. Israeli military described the building as a weapons store used by the militant Palestinian group Hamas and said ex

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 229

Bush Seeks USD 87 B to Fight Terror in Iraq, Afghanistan

Speaking from the White House's Cabinet Room, US President Bush said Sunday night he will seek USD 87 B to fight terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. We are fighting that enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan today so that we do not meet him again on our own street

World | September 8, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 212

Woman Died in UK Boat Drama

One woman died and 15 people were rescued when a boat capsized on UK's River Severn. The craft, carrying a private party, got into difficulties at Stourport-on-Severn marina, Worcestershire, on Saturday.

World | September 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 265

Iraq Missile Attack on US Plane

A US military plane taking off from Baghdad airport came under attack from two surface-to-air missiles on Saturday. However, the heat-seeking missiles had no chance of hitting the transport plane, which was flying at an altitude of 4,000 metres at the tim

World | September 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 345

Israel on Alert for Hamas Attacks

Israeli security forces are on a heightened state of alert for reprisals by Palestinian militants after Israel tried to kill the spiritual leader of the radical Hamas movement Sheikh Ahmed Yassin. The militant group has vowed to avenge an Israeli air stri

World | September 7, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 498

Hamas Founder "Hurt in Attack"

Israeli helicopters fired missiles in a strike on Gaza City on Saturday and reports claim the target was Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, co-founder of the radical Palestinian Hamas group. Hamas officials said the group's spiritual leader was injured in the hand and

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 315

Six Dead in Kashmir Blast

Bomb killed at least six people and wounded about 30 in Indian-administered Kashmir on September 6. The device was in a car parked next to a fruit market in the summer capital, Srinagar, and exploded as an army convoy drove by.

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 325

Arafat Accepted PM's Resignation

Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas, weakened by a power struggle with Yasser Arafat, submitted his resignation Saturday -- a move that dealt a serious blow to a US-backed peace plan. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat accepted the resignation soon aft

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 251

Kosovo Prison Fire Killed Five

Five prisoners were killed and many others hurt in a fire at a jail in Kosovo on Saturday. The shooting broke out during a demonstration against what inmates describe as poor living conditions in the prison, to the west of capital Pristina.

World | September 6, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 232

AFP: British Bomb Disposal Expert Killed in Iraq

A civilian British bomb disposal expert has been killed in an ambush in northern Iraq, AFP reported. Ian Rimell, 53, was killed Thursday as he was travelling in a vehicle along a main road towards Mosul city, the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) said in a state

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 333

Two Bombs Go Off at Athens Court Complex

Two powerful time bombs exploded at Athens' main court complex Friday in attacks the government linked to the trial of suspected members of Greece's deadliest terrorist group. The twin blasts, which injured a police officer and damaged a building in the c

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 239

3 Injured in Shooting in Baghdad Mosque

Three gunmen sprayed bullets at congregants at the end of dawn prayers Friday, wounding three people, the cleric at a Sunni mosque in northeast Baghdad said. Walid al-Azari said the three men got out of a pickup truck near the Quiba mosque and opened fire

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 217

SARS-Like Viruses Found in China

Fears that animals carrying SARS-like viruses could trigger another outbreak have been heightened by a testing programme in China. Scientists from hospitals in Hong Kong visited a market in the Guangdong province -- thought to be the source of an illness

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 245

Israelis Kill Palestinian in Nablus raid

Israeli forces killed a suspected Palestinian militant in the West Bank town of Nablus on Friday morning, witnesses and Palestinian security sources said. The town was shaken by four blasts during the raid, with one report saying the explosions were cause

World | September 5, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 199