A strong earthquake, measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale, shook northern Japan on Thursday.
At least five people have died, including a woman and a child, in a Thursday US offensive over Falluja city in Iraq. The US troops increased the pressure on the city now that the US presidential elections are over.
Hungary intends to withdraw its 300 non-combat troops from Iraq by March 31, the country's new Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsay announced Wednesday. It would be impossible for Hungary to stay in Iraq after the end of the Iraqi elections, said the Premier at
The captors of British-Iraqi aid worker Margaret Hassan have threatened to hand her over to al-Zarqawi, if British troops would not leave Iraq in two days. The warning was made through a video aired by al-Jazeera.
Osama bin Laden, the leader of the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, was located between October 17 and 19 on the territory of North-Eastern Pakistan. A reconnaissance airplane from the Indian Air Forces located Osama bin Laden, travelling in a column of t
The condition of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat has improved markedly as he entered a fourth day of emergency treatment in France, Palestinian officials have said Monday. Foreign Minister Nabil Shaath said 75-year-old Arafat was "more lively and less
The deputy governor of Baghdad has been assassinated and four of his bodyguards wounded in a drive-by shooting on Monday. Police say the drive-by shooting that killed Hatem Karim occurred in the southern Dora district of the Iraqi capital.
Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine's former prime minister has won the first round of voting to choose a successor to President Leonid Kuchma, an exit poll showed. Yushchenko who is seeking to bring the country closer to the European Union took 45.
Ukrainians go to the polls on Sunday in a contest-intense presidential election judged as a "moment of truth" for the future of democracy in the former Soviet republic. The nationwide goes amid heavy security for the election pitting the pro-Russian rulin
A Tupolev-154 passenger jet, flying from Kazan to Egypt's Sharm El Sheikh, was forced to make an emergency landing at the Kazan airport after one of its three engines malfunctioned shortly after takeoff. The engine faulted about twenty minutes after the T
The US space agency Nasa says the first space shuttle mission since the Columbia disaster of 2003 is to be launched next May or early June. All shuttle missions had been suspended pending investigation of the accident, in which seven astronauts died.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stated he would replace his controversial nominee to the European Commission, Rocco Buttiglione. The latter has been at the centre of backdrop crisi over his comments on homosexuality and women.
Two Iraqi police officers were killed and six other were wounded Friday in a missile and mortar firing in Ramadi between US marines and Iraqi militants. Two of the wounded are US marines, according to US military officials.
The body of an Asian man was found Friday in Iraq near the city of Tikrit, north of Baghdad, the US military said in a statement e-mailed from the Iraqi capital. Soldiers from the US-led multinational force have reportedly taken the man's remains from a h
More than 80 suicide attackers have been trained abroad to launch strikes in Russia, announced country's security services chief during Parliament debates. Nikolai Patrushev called Friday for the creation of a single permanent anti-terrorist centre.
Spanish police have arrested 13 more suspected Islamic militants in connection with an alleged plot to blow up the High Court in Madrid. Investigators into the train attacks of 11 March, in which bombers killed 191 people in the Spanish capital, are based
No Border Blockade This Year
Fake News Affecting Bulgaria Too