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Monday, March 08, 2004
A pinpointed operation, says Israel
MANAMA, MARCH 7. Israeli troops backed by tanks and helicopters raided central Gaza this morning, killing 14 persons. The troops targeted the Al-Bureij and Nusseirat refugee camps. Some of the Palestinians killed apparently belonged to the ...
Influx of U.S. oil majors into Libya likely
MANAMA, MARCH 7. As Libya goes into an overdrive to shed weapons of mass destruction, it is setting the stage for a major influx of American oil companies on its soil. Libya's progressive elimination of infrastructure for building atomic weapons ...
Conman comes back to haunt the Blairs
LONDON, MARCH 7.Remember the `Cheriegate' affair involving the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair's wife, Cherie, who controversially got help from a convicted Australian conman, Peter Foster, to buy two flats in Bristol two years ago? Well, ...
Hu reaffirms support for Hong Kong administration
SINGAPORE, MARCH 7.The Chinese President, Hu Jintao, has backed the Hong Kong Government in the context of Beijing's efforts to prevent any external `interference', especially by the United States, in the special administrative region of ...
India & World
India, Pakistan to discuss bus service between Rajasthan, Sindh
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 7. India and Pakistan will hold two-day technical level talks beginning on Tuesday on the possibility of starting a bus service between Kokhrapur in Rajasthan and Munnabao in Sindh province as part of the efforts to enhance ...
Pakistan to counter India's Phalcon deal
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 7. India's acquisition of the Phalcon AWACS system would disturb the "strategic balance" in the region, Pakistan has said. Steps would be taken to counter it, an official said today. ``The sales of sophisticated weapons to ...
Protest against goddess role for Tina Turner
LONDON, MARCH 7.A section of the 1.3 million strong Hindus in the United Kingdom are up in arms against a proposal to portray Tina Turner, the rock star, as an Indian Goddess in a new British film production. Ms. Turner is slated to portray ...
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