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Tuesday, August 26, 2003
Arafat names Rajoub national security adviser
RAMALLAH, AUG. 25. The Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, has appointed a national security adviser, in an apparent move to outflank his U.S.-backed Prime Minister in a power struggle over control of security forces. Brig. Gen. Jibril Rajoub, ...
U.S. claims on Iraqi drones `disputed'
WASHINGTON, AUG. 25.Huddled over a fleet of abandoned Iraqi drones, U.S. weapons experts in Baghdad came to one conclusion: Despite the Bush administration's public assertions, these Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) weren't designed to dispense ...
'50 Taliban men killed'
KABUL, AUG. 25. Afghan troops backed by U.S.-led forces killed up to 50 suspected Taliban fighters today in ground and air raids in the violence-wracked southeastern Afghanistan, a local official said. ``In this operation 40 to 50 Taliban were ...
"Baghdad blast - A lesson for U.S."
BAGHDAD, AUG. 25. An Islamist Internet site issued a statement today by a group close to Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda network which claimed to have carried out the truck bomb attack on the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad. In the statement, which ...
GOP throws its weight behind Schwarzenegger
WASHINGTON, AUG. 25.There are two interesting developments taking place in the State of California pertaining to the Governor's recall election scheduled for October 7. On the one hand, the Republican Party is mounting pressure on its various ...
India & World
Pak. for de-linking air links and over-flights
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 25. On the eve of the arrival of Indian civil aviation technical experts for talks with their counterparts on resumption of air links, Pakistan once again made it known that it would insist on a ``mechanism'' to ensure that ...
Twin protests send mixed signals on Sri Lankan peace process
COLOMBO, AUG. 25. Two sharply conflicting signals on Sri Lanka's latest peace process surfaced across the island today with the eastern Trincomalee district observing a general closure, calling for an interim administration for the northeast and ...
Pak. condemns killing of civilians
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 25. Pakistan has condemned the two bomb blasts in Mumbai that killed at least 46 people dead and scores of others wounded. "We deplore these attacks and sympathise with the victims and their families," the Pakistan Foreign ...
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