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Thursday, December 09, 2004
Pakistan test-fires missile
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 8. Pakistan today test-fired its surface-to-surface 700 km-range Shaheen-1 Hatf IV missile, which can carry all kinds of warheads, including nuclear weapons. The test was Pakistan's sixth this year and its second in 10 days. ...
PA-Israel pact on poll logistics
MANAMA, DEC. 8.The Palestinian Authority (PA) has arrived at an agreement with Israel over arrangements for a fair and free presidential election on January 9, amid signs that a ceasefire might be reached soon. The Palestinian Cabinet ...
Address root causes of terror: Musharraf
PARIS, DEC. 8.On the last leg of his tour of western capitals, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf met the French President, Jacques Chirac and the spiritual leader of Ismailis, the Aga Khan here today. Later at a press conference, Gen. ...
Ukraine Parliament backs reforms
MOSCOW, DEC. 8.Ukraine's Parliament on Wednesday approved a package of bills to defuse a post-election crisis that has gripped the post-Soviet republic for over two weeks. Verhovna Rada overwhelmingly endorsed a constitutional reform to trim ...
U.S. House passes intelligence reform Bill
WASHINGTON, DEC. 8. In spite of objections from some in the Grand Old Party, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the intelligence reform Bill. The overwhelming vote 336 to 75 followed intense lobbying by the President, ...
India & World
Operational soon: Kasuri
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 8. The Pakistan Foreign Minister, Khurshid Mehmood Kasuri, has said that the proposed Muzaffarabad-Srinagar bus service would "get operational soon." Taking part in a talk show on a private television channel, Mr. Kasuri said ...
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan initiative in Singapore
SINGAPORE, DEC. 8.The Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan has launched an International Cultural Centre here, in line with the organisation's advocacy of the "ideal" that "the world is one family." Inaugurated here on Saturday, it is the ninth in a worldwide ...
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