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Sunday, April 18, 2004
U.S. begins talks with Sunni leaders in Fallujah
MANAMA, APRIL 17.Senior United States diplomats and military officials have for the first time established direct contact with Sunni elders to defuse tensions in Iraq's restive city of Fallujah while the stand-off between armed loyalists of a ...
Sharon seeks compensation for withdrawal
JERUSALEM, APRIL 17.Israel is threatening to demolish its settler homes in the Gaza Strip during its planned withdrawal of the territory unless it wins assurances that they will not be turned over to the families of Palestinian militants. It is ...
`Bush offered Blair option to stay out of Iraq'
LONDON, APRIL 17.The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, was today facing fresh questions over his decision to go to war in Iraq after it emerged that he went ahead despite an `offer' by the U.S. President, George W. Bush, that he could stay out ...
Suspect in Pearl murder held
ISLAMABAD, APRIL 17.The Pakistan police have arrested two alleged terrorists, one of them wanted by the Sindh police in the U.S. reporter, Daniel Pearl's murder case. Pearl was kidnapped and subsequently executed in a gruesome manner by ...
Cheney, Powell and the Iraq divide
WASHINGTON, APRIL 17. The U.S. Vice-President, Dick Cheney, and the Secretary of State, Colin Powell, are so upset with each other that they are barely on speaking terms, according to a book. The book titled `Plan of Attack' which is ...
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