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Iraqi Shias demand early direct elections
MANAMA, JAN.19. Thousands of Shias today took out a march in Baghdad in support of a top cleric who has demanded that the U.S. occupation authorities should transfer power to Iraqis through early direct elections. These protests in the centre of ...

N-links: Pak. probe at 'conclusive stage'
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 19. The ongoing probe by Pakistan into the alleged nuclear links of its scientists to Iran is getting curiouser and curiouser. Last weekend, investigating agencies have picked up eight more officials including the personal ...

A tense wait in Iowa
WASHINGTON, JAN. 19.The Democratic Presidential hopefuls will have to wait until late evening to find out the result of the Iowa caucuses, a wait that could be every bit uneasy to the candidates involved as they are in a major slugfest right till ...

`Musharraf has failed to check extremists'
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 19. An international non-governmental organisation has alleged that there is little movement on the promises made by the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, over two years ago to crack down on terrorism and end the jehadi ...

Belgian move to ban scarves, crosses
BRUSSELS, JAN. 19.The Belgian Government has called for a ban on the headscarf worn by Muslim women and also students in government schools. The ban also covers prominent display of the cross by Christian students. The number of Muslims in ...

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    Talks will not succeed without us: Pakistan
    ISLAMABAD, JAN. 19.Pakistan today said that no talks on Kashmir could succeed without its involvement. The Foreign Office spokesman, Masood Khan, was responding to questions from reporters on the scheduled talks between the Deputy Prime ...



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