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No. 3 leader in Saddam regime captured
WASHINGTON, JUNE 19.The United States forces have captured Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti, top aide and secretary of the former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein. American officials believe the detained man knows the fate of his leader and has ...
Bangladesh troops for Iraq sought
DHAKA, JUNE 19.The United States Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has invited Bangladesh to participate in the reconstruction of Iraq, but said that any decision on sending troops to that country should be taken by Dhaka. Gen. Powell, who ...
E.U. Summit: Ties with U.S. high on agenda
PORTO CARRAS (GREECE), JUNE 19.The 15 European Union leaders will debate their tattered ties with Washington, the contentious draft of an E.U. Constitution and the West Asia situation at a two-day summit at this seaside resort in northern Greece. ...
Couple have 'designer baby'
LONDON, JUNE 19.British couple who went to the United States for embryo selection to ensure having a baby with the right genetic match to save their four-year-old son have been successful, press reports today said. British authorities had ...
IAEA wants Iran to allow inspections
VIENNA, JUNE 19. In a nervously discussed issue on the International Atomic Energy Agency's Board of Governors (BoG) agenda, Iran´s nuclear ambitions came under U.S.- pressure, wanting Iran to immediately sign, ratify, and implement the ...
Finland PM quits over scam
HELSINKI: Finland's Prime Minister, Anneli Jaeaetteenmaeki, submitted her Government's resignation amid allegations that she lied to Parliament about her use of leaked secret Government documents in the March election, officials said. The ...
China to speed up Mars mission
Beijing: China plans to accelerate preparations for a mission to Mars, using its lunar programme to gain the experience and expertise needed to join the world's elite space nations, state press said on Thursday. While senior space scientists said ...
India & World
Resumption of air links a tough issue
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 19. With the formal agreement on resumption of the Delhi-Lahore-Delhi bus service, the focus would now shift to reopening of the air links between India and Pakistan. However, unlike the bus service, resumption of the snapped air ...
China identifies basis for ties with India
BEIJING, JUNE 19. China today indicated its intention to press for an improvement in its relationship with India on the "basis of the mutuality of perceptions that neither side poses a security threat to the other. This aspect of China's ...
Russia to build triangle with India, China
MOSCOW, JUNE 19.Russia will work for trilateral interaction with India and China as a factor of global stability, the Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Ivanov, said. He also expressed the hope that the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee's coming ...
'Sort out disputes without outside mediation'
LAHORE, JUNE 19.Kudip Nayyar, the head of a delegation of Indian parliamentarians, on a visit to Pakistan, today said the uneasy neighbours should sort out their disputes without outside mediation. ``We should not wait for someone to come from ...
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