The security chief for oil industry in northern Iraq has been assassinated. Ghazi al-Talabani was attacked by armed men outside his home.
Iraq's interim prime minister says the USwill hand over Saddam Hussein and all other detainees to Iraq's new government as sovereignty is restored. US officials have said they plan to continue to hold up to 5,000 prisoners considered a threat to the coali
Defence Secretary Geoff Hoon has made a surprise visit to the southern Iraqi city of Basra, where the majority of Britain's 8,000 troops in Iraq are deployed. On a 24-hour trip, Mr Hoon visited the headquarters of the provincial administration where he me
More than two thousand participants including delegates and press members are expected at the 31st Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Foreign Ministers' Conference, held in Istanbul on Monday. The Sixth Meeting of Neighboring Countries with Iraq wil
Provisional results from elections to the EU parliament show gains for opposition parties across Europe. Governing parties in Germany, France and Poland have suffered big losses, while many Euro-sceptic parties have had their best result at the polls.
Serbia's next president will be elected at a run off as a nationalist supporter of ousted president Slobodan Milosevic faced strong rivalry of a pro-western leader in yesterday's elections. Preliminary results released by the Centre for Free Elections and
Angered by Bush administration policies they contend endanger national security, 26 retired American diplomats and military officers are urging Americans to vote President Bush out of office in November. The group, which calls itself Diplomats and Militar
Citizens of 19 European Union nations, including France, Germany and Poland, are completing the European Parliament election this Sunday. Europe's biggest election ever began last Thursday in Britain and the Netherlands.
Rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has vowed conditional support for the new Iraqi interim government in a sermon on Friday. The representative also asked members of Sadr's militia to obey orders, an implicit request to adhere to a cease-fire that was broken th
The Cassini spacecraft, which is en route to Saturn, is about to make a close pass of the ringed planet's mysterious moon Phoebe. Phoebe is only 220km across and Cassini's images of it will be twice as good as those from Voyager 2 in 1981.
Poland's president nominated economist Marek Belka as prime minister for the second time, opening the way for lawmakers to confirm a new government or trigger early elections by rejecting it. Belka was first named prime minister May 2 after the previous g
A terror group, linked to al-Qaeda, has revised its strategy for the purpose of assassinating western diplomats and businesspeople, especially Britons and Australians, the Wall Street Journal reported in its Web site. Jemaah Islamiyah has been blamed for
US President Bush and European leaders are pledging a united effort to promote democracy and prosperity across the larger Middle East, but the rare show of unity masks lingering discord on both that plan and, more urgently, on ways to support Iraq. French
The Olympic torch arrived in Delhi Thursday morning to a rousing welcome amid tight security as the embers reached India for the second time in the Games' history for a 33-km relay to be held later in the day. The torch reached Delhi from Beijing.
NASA decided to roll the dice on Mars this Tuesday by dispatching its rover Opportunity into a crater from which it may never escape. Endurance crater -- with its treacherously steep slopes and sandy sides -- has intrigued scientists with rock faces that
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