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Wednesday, July 21, 2004
Qurei to stay on as caretaker Prime Minister
RAMALLAH (WEST BANK), JULY 20.The Palestinian Prime Minister, Ahmed Qurei, told Yasser Arafat on Tuesday he would stay on as Prime Minister, but only temporarily in a caretaker capacity, Cabinet Ministers said. In an angry confrontation in the ...
Compensation for Sri Lankan Tamil victims of 1983 pogrom
COLOMBO, JULY 20. The Sri Lankan Government today announced a compensation package of Rs. 72.3 millions for the victims of the island-nation's worst anti-Tamil pogrom, which took place 22 years ago. The first instalment of the compensation is ...
Arab women encouraged Darfur rapes: Amnesty
NAIROBI/LONDON, JULY 20.While African women in Darfur were being raped by the Janjaweed militiamen, Arab women stood nearby and sang for joy, according to an Amnesty International report published yesterday. The songs of the Hakama, or the ...
Brickbats for Blair in Commons
LONDON, JULY 20. Another few hours and Tony Blair will have become one of the longest-serving Labour Party leaders in modern times but on the eve of what should have been a historic occasion, neither the party nor the "birthday boy'' himself is ...
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Stage set for carrying forward peace talks
ISLAMABAD, JULY 20. The Foreign Ministers of India and Pakistan have a job cut out for them when they meet over breakfast, on the sidelines of the SAARC Council of Ministers conference, as officials on both sides quibbled over further steps to be ...
China resents meeting with Dalai Lama
BEIJING, JULY 20. A reported meeting between the Tibetan leader, the Dalai Lama, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, and the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, has been resented by China, which today urged New Delhi to refrain from doing things that ...
Ready to take forward negotiations: Beijing
BEIJING, JULY 20. "We hope that the two Special Representatives of India and China will maintain the momentum of contacts and engagement," the Chinese Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs, Shen Guofang, said today about the July 26-27 talks ...
Offer on reopening Lhasa consulate
BEIJING, JULY. 20. China today indicated that it was not averse to the idea of reopening India's consulate in Lhasa, capital of the Tibet Autonomous Region, if it was allowed to have another consulate in an Indian city. "I think we will ...
U.S. rejects request for Anderson's extradition
NEW DELHI, JULY 20.The United States has rejected India's request for the extradition of the former Union Carbide chief, Warren Anderson, in connection with the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, official sources said here today. The U.S. Administrative ...
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