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Friday, April 09, 2004
Shia militia tightens grip
MANAMA, APRIL 8.The top U.S. military commander in Iraq has acknowledged that Shia fighters were in control of two southern cities amid reports of fierce fighting in the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah as the uprising in Iraq entered its fourth ...
Mehdi Army volatile, growing fast
BAGHDAD, APRIL 8.The black-garbed Mehdi Army leading the uprising against Coalition forces is drawn from a large and volatile pool: the slums of Baghdad. ``This is the army of the dispossessed,'' said one observer, Joost Hiltermann. Outside the ...
WASHINGTON, APRIL 8. The United States President's National Security Adviser, Condoleezza Rice, today told the National Commission looking into the September 11, 2001 attacks that there was no "silver bullet" that could have prevented the terror ...
Tamil MPs ask Colombo to begin talks with LTTE
COLOMBO, APRIL 8.In a show of political unity, all 20 MPs from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), have urged the Sri Lankan Government to start talks with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as the "sole and authentic representatives'' of ...
Blair, Bush to hold `crisis meet'
LONDON, APRIL 8. The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, is to visit Washington next week for a "crisis summit'' with the U.S. President, George W. Bush, amid growing concern here over what is seen as the "ham-fisted'' American approach to the ...
France 'no' to Turkey's E.U. entry
Athens: Turkey's hopes of launching E.U. accession talks took an unexpected battering on Wednesday when France's new Foreign Minister insisted Paris would oppose its entry ``under current circumstances''. Addressing the French Parliament, Michel ...
London: The race to produce ever smaller, eco-friendly cars, capable of weaving through congested city traffic, has narrowed. Engineers at Bath University, England, on Wednesday unveiled a project to build a three-wheeled, tilting micro-vehicle ...
India & World
'Kashmir issue should be resolved politically'
SYDNEY, APRIL 8. Maintaining his usual rhetoric that violence in the Kashmir Valley is not terrorism, the Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has said the Kashmir issue should be resolved politically between India and Pakistan. ``In ...
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