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Friday, February 27, 2004
Polls must be held by year-end, says Sistani
MANAMA, FEB. 26.Signalling that a compromise on holding direct elections was on the cards, Iraq's top Shia spiritual leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani today said that the country should go to the polls by the end of 2004. Ayatollah Sistani's ...
`British agents spied on Annan'
LONDON, FEB. 26.In a surprising revelation, the former International Development Secretary, Clare Short, today said British agents had spied on the U.N. Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, in the run-up to the Iraqi war. ``The U.K. in this time was ...
23 killed in gas blasts
MOSCOW: Four children and 19 grownups were killed in two separate blasts in Russia blamed on gas explosions on Thursday. LNG containers burst in a crowded cafe in Chita, East Siberia, in the afternoon, destroying the building completely. Rescuers ...
Kerry for curbs on outsourcing
WASHINGTON, FEB. 26.Keeping the issue of outsourcing alive, Senator John Kerry has once again said that he would require American companies to give at least three months' warning to employees before sending their jobs overseas. At a rally in ...
India & World
Pakistan to issue over 8,000 visas to cricket fans
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 26. Pakistan will issue over 8,250 visas to Indian cricket fans for the India-Pakistan cricket series beginning on March 10. The Pakistan Interior secretary, Tasneem Noorani, has been quoted as telling reporters in Karachi that ...
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