Israeli attack helicopters struck targets in Beit Hanun in northern Gaza early in the morning on December 11, CNN reported, citing Palestinian sources. Witnesses identified the targets as a building housing Palestinian President Yasser Arafat's personal g
Diplomats expect Britain to announce on December 11 it will lead an international peacekeeping force in Afghanistan. Although the force won't be composed of United Nations peacekeepers, diplomats say the Afghan leadership and contributing countries want t
Russia and the United States have come “very close” to reaching an agreement on the reduction of the amount of nuclear weapons, US Secretary of State Colin Powell said December 10, after a meeting with the Russian foreign minister Igor Ivanov.
The United Nations and its secretary-general, Kofi Annan, have jointly been awarded with the 100th Nobel Peace Price. Annan was joined by South Korean Foreign Minister Han Seung-soo, the president of the U.
Israel rejected a temporary cease-fire offer by four militant Palestinian groups on December 9 to halt their attacks through the end of Ramadan if Israel agreed to stop assassinating their members.The offer came the same day a suicide bombing at a Haifa b
Venezuelans jammed supermarkets and hurried to withdraw money from banks ahead of a strike called by big businesses to protest new economic legislation. President Hugo Chavez condemned the strike as a political maneuver and urged Venezuelans to go to work
Eastern Alliance forces made key gains on December 10 against al Qaeda fighters positioned high in Afghanistan's rugged White Mountains near the border with Pakistan. Alliance troops had taken two al Qaeda command centers and four tunnel complexes, CNN re
UK troops appear to be ready to play an important part in the multi-national peace keeping force for Afghanistan, army sources have told BBC.
European Union interior ministers have agreed to end visa requirements for Romanian nationals, during a meeting in Brussels last Friday. Romania was the only aspiring EU candidate apart from Turkey still subject to travel restrictions.
Sources from Turkey say two ships have gone down in rough weather in the Black Sea, BBC reports. All but one crew member were said to have been rescued.
US Secretary of State Colin Powell arrived in Moscow on December 9 as part of an eight day trip to Europe and central Asia. Powell is due to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
30 American tanks left their military base and headed towards Kandahar, the Afghan Islamic Press announced.
The prestigious Turner Prize for contemporary art was awarded to artist Martin Creed for his minimalist creation entitled: “227:The lights go on and off”. The winning piece is a empty gallery whose lights go on and off.
Ariel Sharon, Israel's prime minister, said Israel might step up military operations in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in retaliation for a wave of Palestinian suicide bombings. But he said he would not target Yasser Arafat, countering speculation that Isra
More than two decades after John Lennon was gunned down by a deranged fan, devoted fans of the ex-Beatle gathered on December 8 at the Imagine mosaic in Strawberry Fields, an area of Central Park dedicated to Lennon, to mourn on the anniversary of his dea
The World Health Organisation says there had been at least one case of the deadly Ebola virus in Gabon. There is no known cure and no vaccine for Ebola, which causes up to 90 percent of victims to bleed to death in a matter of days.
Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga on December 9 swore in her arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as Prime Minister. Wickremesinghe won a surprisingly convincing victory in the elections on December 5, but he will have to deal with Kumaratunga, whose
For the first time since 1997, a freight train rolled across the "Friendship Bridge" from Uzbekistan into Afghanistan bringing much needed humanitarian supplies into the conflict-torn country. Uzbekistan closed the bridge for security reasons after the Ta
Eight refugees have been found dead and another five seriously ill inside a container on a lorry in south-east Ireland on December 8. Local reports said the victims were Romanian, but police and hospital staff said they could not confirm the victims' nati
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