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Monday, May 03, 2004
4 Israeli children shot dead
MANAMA, MAY 2.The Israeli Defence Minister, Shaul Mofaz, has cancelled all public appearances in order to plan a response to the killing of five Gaza strip settlers by Palestinian militant groups this morning. Two Palestinian groups-Islamic ...
Fallujah a traumatised, angry city
FALLUJAH, MAY 2.Standing at the open slit trench, one of five in Fallujah's newest cemetery, Mustafa asks: "Would they do this in New York or California?" A sign nearby reads "The Olympiads, Champions of Champions", the motto of Fallujah's ...
Kadirgamar sees no LTTE 'preconditions'
COLOMBO, MAY 2.As Sri Lanka prepares for a possible resumption of peace talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, its Foreign Affairs Minister, Lakshman Kadirgamar, said the "day-to-day problems'' of the people would be "a starting point'' ...
Oslo team meets Chandrika
COLOMBO, MAY 2.Six months after the Norwegian facilitators put Sri Lanka's peace process on hold, a five-member Oslo team, led by the Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Vidar Helgesen, today met the Sri Lankan President, Chandrika Kumaratunga, "to ...
Criminal abuses, says American magazine
WASHINGTON, MAY 2.Even as the outrage over the treatment of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers has hardly subsided, the New Yorker magazine is coming out with a story on Monday saying the prisoners faced numerous "sadistic, blatant and ...
Authenticity of 'torture' images disputed
LONDON, MAY 2. Six British soldiers are reportedly being questioned in connection with the allegations of abuse of an Iraqi prisoner last summer even as doubts have been cast on the authenticity of the photographs showing the detainee being ...
Russia warns Georgia
MOSCOW, MAY 2.Russia warned Georgia of `catastrophic' implications of any use of force to resolve the escalating standoff with Adzharia as authorities in the rebel province blew up bridges on the border with Georgia to prevent what it said was an ...
U.S. asks all citizens in Saudi Arabia to leave
MANAMA, MAY 2.A series of attacks by militants in the Saudi industrial city of Yanbu on Saturday has triggered the departure of around 50 workers belonging to a firm that was targeted amid a fresh warning by the U.S. embassy in Riyadh that all ...
Poisoned for going to school
KABUL: Suspected terrorists have poisoned three girls in eastern Afghanistan for going to school, the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, said on Sunday. Mr. Karzai said three girls in Khost province were in critical condition after being poisoned by ...
Al-Qaeda jailbreak foiled
Karachi: Pakistani police have foiled a plot by militants linked to Al-Qaeda to attack a high-security prison and help 30 of the country's most dangerous terrorist suspects to escape. Heavily armed paramilitary troops have been ordered to patrol ...
U.K. stocks 'nuclear pills'
London: The British Government has extended its supply of anti-radiation pills to cover 50 per cent of the population because of the increased risk of a terrorist attack. The potassium iodate tablets, which are stockpiled at hospitals across the ...
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