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US Soldiers Arrested 400 in Iraq

US soldiers arrested some 400 people in Iraqi capital Baghdad and near the cities of Tikrit and Kirkuk as part of an operation to "defeat remaining pockets of resistance". The raids follow a series of attacks on US forces.

World | June 17, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 375

Sharon to Continue Offensive against Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said he would continue his offensive against Hamas. The announcement came after a suicide bombing in Jerusalem and helicopters strikes in Gaza over the past week caused dozens of casualties on both sides and endangered

World | June 17, 2003, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 491

Palestinian ?ilitants ?eet Egyptian ?ediators in Gaza

Meeting between Palestinian militant groups and Egyptian mediators is underway in Gaza to try salvage the Middle East road map to peace. Hamas spokesman Mahmoud Zahar said they don't trust the Americans or the Israelis but they do trust the Egyptians and

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 370

US Urges India to Send Troops to Iraq

Senior US defence officials arrived in Delhi to try persuade India to send peacekeepers to Iraq. The Pentagon team hopes to dispel concerns about the role that Indian forces would play in supporting US-led troops in post-war Iraq.

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 334

China to Lift Ban on Foreign Travel Agencies

China will lift the longstanding ban on foreign-owned travel agencies early to help its tourism recover after the outbreak of SARS. The opening up of China's tourism business was originally expected to come into effect at the beginning of 2007.

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 355

Iran Rebuffs Foreign Pressure

Iran is reported to have made a "vigorous protest" over what it calls American "interference" in its internal affairs. Student protests have been continuing for almost a week, and US President George W Bush said they were "the beginnings of people express

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 481

Middle East Peace Talks Set to Begin

A day of intense negotiations is due to get under way in an attempt to move forward the Middle East peace initiative- the roadmap. US special envoy to the region John Wolf is due to meet Israeli leaders in Jerusalem while Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmou

World | June 16, 2003, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 416

US "Will not Waver" on Mid-East

The United States "will not waver" in its efforts to implement the so-called roadmap to peace in the Middle East, Secretary of State Colin Powell has said. He urged Israel and the Palestinians to halt the tit-for-tat attacks that have strained efforts for

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

France Takes Swipe at Rumsfeld

French Defence Minister Michele Alliot-Marie has sharply criticised her US counterpart Donald Rumsfeld's view of the world. In a newspaper interview coinciding with the opening of the 45th annual Paris air show, Alliot-Marie said Rumsfeld espoused a US-ce

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 484

Ten Killed in Saudi Clashes

Reports from Saudi Arabia say 10 people have been killed in clashes between police and militants in the holy city of Mecca. The semi-official Saudi daily, Okaz, said five suspected terrorists and five members of the security forces died during a battle in

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 446

US Forces Raid Flashpoint Town

US forces in Iraq have mounted a big overnight operation to try to rein in the activities of militiamen still loyal to the ousted Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein. About 1,300 soldiers from the US army's 3rd Infantry Division backed by tanks and helicopters r

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 581

Czechs Say 'Yes' to EU Entry

Voters in the Czech Republic have overwhelmingly approved entry to the European Union in a two-day referendum. With almost all votes counted, 77% backed EU membership.

World | June 15, 2003, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 465

Czechs Backed EU Entry

Voters in the Czech Republic have given overwhelming backing to joining the European Union, according to exit polls. More than 80 percent of voters backed EU entry, with only 19 percent against in a turnout of 57 percent, in figures from the SC&C agency q

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 374

British Queen Honors 007

Showbusiness stars get equal billing with unsung heroes - including a tea lady- in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Seven-times James Bond actor Roger Moore becomes Sir Roger as he receives a knighthood, while dedicated Glasgow tea lady Isa Allan is rewarded

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 456

"Bomb Plot" against Apec Summit

The prime minister of Thailand says Muslim militants have been planning bomb attacks in Bangkok to coincide with a meeting of Asia Pacific heads of state in October. US President George W Bush is among the world leaders expected to attend.

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 359

Militia Attack Tehran Protesters

Security forces and hardline supporters of Iran's conservative leadership have clashed with large crowds in the capital Tehran who were protesting against clerical rule. Tear gas, clubs, and iron bars were used to disperse the protesters.

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 437

Israel, Palestinians to Resume Talks

Israel and the Palestinians are resuming security talks despite a week of bombings and missile strikes that have killed 60 people, officials said Saturday. On the table is a proposal that Israel withdraw from parts of the Gaza Strip , to positions held be

World | June 14, 2003, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

Drug Hope for SARS Patients

Researchers in Germany have identified an existing anti-viral drug which might be used to treat SARS - the respiratory disease that has killed nearly 800 people worldwide. Writing in the medical journal The Lancet, scientists from the Frankfurt Medical Sc

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 417

Explosives Found on Italian Plane

Police have detonated an explosive device found on board an Italian airliner about to make an internal flight to Rome. The device was discovered on Thursday under a seat on an Alitalia plane that had arrived in the eastern city of Ancona from Florence.

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 411

War Crimes Suspect Held in Serbia

Special forces in Serbia have arrested one of the country's most wanted war crimes suspects. Veselin Sljivancanin, a former colonel in the Yugoslav national army, was picked up by police after a 10-hour standoff outside his house in Belgrade.

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 402

Hamas Blamed for Mid-East Violence

The United States has blamed the increase in Israeli-Palestinian violence on the militant group Hamas, amid fears for the future of the roadmap plan for peace in the region. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said the continuing violence was not the faul

World | June 13, 2003, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449
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