South Korean Foreign Minister Yoon Young-Kwan warned North Korea not to follow through on threats to build up its nuclear program, saying such a move would only increase the North's isolation. Yoon's comments came after North Korea angrily dismissed six-n
More than 300,000 Muslims began a two-day, 110-mile march to the holy city of Najaf on Sunday to mourn a cherished Shiite leader who was assassinated in a car bombing that killed at least 85 people. "Our revenge will be severe on the killers," read one of
Two Hamas militants were killed as a van traveling in the Gaza Strip came under fire by Israeli helicopters on Saturday, the fifth Israeli missile strike on a Hamas target in 10 days.The car was hit on a busy road between two refugee camps in the Gaza Str
US authorities have charged an 18-year-old high-school student Jeffrey Lee Parson with spreading the "Blaster" virus. Jeffrey Lee Parson faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to 250,000 dollars on the charge of intentionally causing and attempti
Iraqi police have arrested four men in connection with the bombing of Iraq's holiest Shiite Muslim shrine, and all have links to al-Qaida, a senior police official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The official, who said the death toll in the bombing
Najaf buried its Friday victims a day after about 85 people were killed as a car blew up outside the Tomb of Ali in the Iraqi city of Najaf during main weekly prayers. Iraq's best-known Shia politician, Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim, was among the dead
Downing Street media chief Alastair Campbell is to step down, it has been announced. Campbell, Tony Blair's director of communications and strategy, said his family had paid a heavy price for the "real and intense" pressures of his job and it was "time to
About 80 people have been killed as a car blew up outside the Tomb of Ali in the Iraqi city of Najaf during main weekly prayers. Iraq's best-known Shia politician, Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Hakim, is reported to be among the dead.
Over half of Britons believe British Prime Minister Tony Blair cannot be trusted against 27 percent who say he can. These are the results of a YouGov poll in The Daily Telegraph newspaper recorded on Friday, the day he said that he would have resigned sho
Delegates to a six-country summit agreed Friday to more talks to resolve an ominous dispute over Pyongyang's nuclear program.The three-day conference was marked by tensions between the United States and North Korea.
Israeli army vehicles entered a Palestinian-controlled area of the Gaza Strip Thursday in response to rocket fire toward the Israeli city of Ashkelon. The brief incursion into the northern Gaza Strip marked the first time troops entered Palestinian-contro
Palestinian militant group Hamas rejected Thursday calls by state leader Yasser Arafat for militant groups to renew the truce they abandoned last week. A makeshift rocket fired by Hamas landed earlier on the same day in an industrial zone in a coastal cit
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair said that if the report accusing his government of "sexing up" intelligence on Iraq had been true, this would have merited his resignation. Blair is giving evidence in an inquiry into the death of weapons expert David Kelly, w
A man has opened fire at a car parts warehouse in Chicago, killing at least six people, before being shot dead by police. The authorities identified the gunman as 36-year-old Salvador Tapia and described him as a disgruntled employee who was sacked six mo
The United States has signalled for the first time that it might accept a UN-mandated multinational force in Iraq provided it is led by an American. US deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told a group of American journalists that one idea being con
The US military says two more of its soldiers have been killed in Iraq, in separate attacks: one in Baghdad and the other at Falluja to the west. The Baghdad killing involved a military intelligence serviceman.
At least 45 people, mostly women, were killed in a stampede by Hindu worshippers rushing to bathe in one of western India's holiest rivers at a festival held every three years, doctors said. Several witnesses said the victims were trampled to death when p
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat called on militant groups to reinstate a ceasefire they formally ended last week after a Hamas leader was killed by Israeli gunships. The call came as Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas held emergency cabinet talks i
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