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Hamas spiritual leader killed in Israeli missile attack
MANAMA, MARCH 22.In an early morning strike in Gaza city, Israel assassinated Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the top spiritual leader of Hamas, bringing tens of thousands of grieving and angry Palestinians into the streets and sending shockwaves throughout ...

Ex-aide faults Bush on war against terrorism
WASHINGTON, MARCH 22.A heated discussion is going on in the U.S. on what the Bush administration knew prior to the terror attacks of September 11, 2001; and this media blitz comes just a few days prior to the National Commission looking into 9/11 ...

Operation against Al-Qaeda halted for now
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 22. Pakistani forces today observed a limited ceasefire in the tribal area bordering Afghanistan, where operations have been going on for the last five days in search of Al-Qaeda operatives, to enable tribal elders persuade the ...

Abdullah Badawi sworn in
KUALA LUMPUR, MARCH 22. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was sworn in on Monday as Malaysia's fifth Prime Minister, one day after scoring a landslide election victory that handed the fundamentalist Islamic Opposition its worst defeat in more than a decade. ...

Abdullah emerges from mentor's shadow
SINGAPORE, MARCH 22. The landslide victory that Malaysia's ruling coalition won in Sunday's general election has placed the Prime Minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, on the upward trajectory as a leader to reckon with in South East Asia. Crafting ...

European Union's focus is on fighting terrorism
BRUSSELS, MARCH 22. The 15 European Union member-States are engaged in a frantic round of "across the table" negotiations on security and terrorism. However, their "terror plans" at best look modest and bureaucracy appears to hinder efforts to ...

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  • Chileans await divorce law
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    India & World
    Indian gets King Faisal award
    DUBAI, MARCH 22. An Indian was among five scholars from across the world to receive the King Faisal international award, considered in the region as the Arab equivalent of the Nobel prize. The Saudi riyal 750,000 (Rs. 75 lakh) prize is awarded ...

    India, China likely to move forward on military ties
    SINGAPORE, MARCH 22. The Defence Ministers of India and China are likely to take steps for a greater understanding on the bilateral military front. This was indicated by the Defence Secretary, Ajay Prasad, here on Monday. The Chinese Defence ...



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