US raid against a mosque compound killed dozens in Falluja. There are reports of more than 40 deaths, but the information was not officially confirmed.
Rolandas Paksas, who was ousted from the post of Lithuanian president, was hospitalized on Tuesday evening, local newspapers reported. Paksas, 47, threw a farewell dinner for his staff on Tuesday after the parliament announced earlier in the day that he w
A man suspected of helping some September 11 hijackers was released on bail. Mounir al-Motassadek is awaiting retrial, after his conviction for being an accessory to more than 3,000 murders was dropped due to lack of evidence.
The Los Angeles Times dominated this year's Pulitzer prizes for excellence in journalism winning in five categories including for breaking news. The Wall Street Journal won in two categories, the New York Times in Public Service Category and Washington Po
Raging flood waters killed at least 31 people on Monday when they crashed through a normally arid town in northern Mexico close to the US border. The surprise flood caused by unusually heavy rain swept away people and buried homes and cars in the town of
Jordanian Mussab al-Zarqawi, the alleged leader of a network in Iraq believed responsible for several attacks there, threatened US-led forces in a recording broadcast on an Islamist website. In the message said to have originated from inside Iraq, Zarqawi
French police detained 15 people in a raid Monday, including a number of people suspected of having links with suicide bomb attacks last year in Morocco. According to judicial sources, the 15 were seized in a Paris suburb and some were suspected of having
US forces have sealed the Iraqi city of Falluja cutting it off from the rest of country, days after four US security advisers were killed and mutilated by a jubilant crowd there. The city, which lies 50 km west of Baghdad, has no colleges and universities
Serbia's next presidential election will be held on June 13 this year, said Serbian Speaker and Acting President Predrag Markovic announced yesterday. He stressed that new election legislation will make sure that a president is elected on June 13 after th
Seven US soldiers have been killed in Baghdad in the latest round of clashes between Shia Muslim militia and US-led occupying forces in Iraq. The troops were killed in a battle for control of public buildings in the Sadr City area that had been taken over
Serbia is scheduled to hold its presidential election on June 13, announced Serbian Parliament Spokesperson Predrag Markovic. Boris Tadic, head of the Democratic Party announced just a day earlier that he would enter for the election.
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga's party won the country's parliamentary elections, but without enough seats for a majority. Final results showed the United People's Freedom Alliance party had 105 seats, compared to 82 for Prime Minister Ranil W
Clutching a braided palm as a symbol of hope and peace, Pope John Paul II led thousands of young people in a Palm Sunday service in St. Peter's Square, a celebration the Vatican described as an "antidote" to the fears of a world grappling with terror and
A bomb exploded outside a small mosque in the town of Baquba, north of Baghdad, destroying most of the building and wounding one person. Witnesses said that the al-Rasul al-Adham mosque, predominantly attended by Shia Muslims, had collapsed from the force
At least 10 gunmen stormed into a police station in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi, killing five policemen and wounding one after demanding the officers recite Islamic verses. One of the attackers died in the shoot-out near the airport in the city,
US troops detained a bodyguard and nine relatives of Ezzat Ibrahim al-Duri, who was a top aide to ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and is still on the run, a family member said. On February 24, US-led coalition forces captured three men linked to Dur
French police found explosives said to belong to the outlawed Basque separatist group ETA near the border with Spain. French police made the discovery after the capture of two important ETA members just a day earlier in southwestern France.
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