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U.S. defence dept. `assessing' damage
WASHINGTON, MARCH 20.The Pentagon is not saying much on the impact of the first of air strikes that specifically targetted the Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, and his close circle of advisors that include his two sons. But the Defence Department ...
A long, difficult war ahead: Bush
WASHINGTON, MARCH 20.Less than two hours after the 8 pm deadline on Wednesday, the first missiles landed in Baghdad, the set of weapons supposedly pursuing a "target of opportunity". The U.S. President, George W. Bush, while addressing the ...
Draw swords against invaders: Saddam
BAGHDAD, MARCH 20.A subdued Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein, appeared on the State-run television on Thursday after the U.S. air strike on Baghdad, urging his people to `draw your sword" against the invaders and promising victory. Mr. Hussein, ...
Blair kept in the dark?
LONDON, MARCH 20. Was the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, kept in the dark about the timing of the Iraq war until the very last moment? There was much controversy here today over when exactly did Americans inform the British leadership ...
Chirac sees serious consequences
PARIS, MARCH 20.Feelings against the invasion of Iraq are running high in France, where 86 per cent of the population is opposed to war. Janine, a 60-year-old retired schoolteacher and her friends are busy painting banners for a large ...
U.N. will render all help: Annan
WASHINGTON, MARCH 20.The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, has said that in spite of the best efforts of the international community, war has come to Iraq for the third time in the last 25 years. He has made the point that if there ...
A mistake: Putin
MOSCOW, MARCH 20. The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, condemned the U.S. military attack on Iraq and called on Washington to stop the war. "Military action has been launched contrary to world public opinion and contrary to the principles ...
U.S. warns against setting oil wells on fire
WASHINGTON, MARCH 20. Even as the Pentagon is studying reports of at least two oil fields in Southern Iraq near the border with Kuwait being set on fire, the Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, has warned the Baghdad regime not to destroy the ...
Pakistan condemns attack
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 20. Under attack from the Opposition and civil society for its perceived soft approach towards the United States on the Iraq crisis, Pakistan today deplored the U.S.-led attack on Iraq. Besides, it called on the U.N. Security ...
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