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Wednesday, May 05, 2004
Iraqis scoff at handover plan
BAGHDAD, MAY 4. The U.N.'s special envoy to Iraq, Lakhadar Brahimi, is expected to arrive later on Tuesday in Baghdad amid growing criticism that the caretaker Iraqi Government he is about to appoint will have virtually no powers. Mr. Brahimi ...
Iran makes efforts to end Najaf standoff
MANAMA, MAY 4.The broad contours of Iran's mediation to end the stand-off between the forces of a radical Shia cleric and U.S. troops in Najaf have emerged, with a high-ranking religious figure based in Iran announcing that he is engaged in ...
Castro slams Peru, Mexico for supporting U.S.
MEXICO CITY, MAY 4.Mexico and Peru have recalled their ambassadors from Havana after the Cuban President, Fidel Castro, launched a scathing attack on the two countries' support for America. Mr, Castro used his May Day speech on Saturday to ...
Where roads don't connect but divide
Jerusalem: How long does it to travel from Jerusalem to Ramallah, barely 20 km away as the crow flies? Answers an Israeli friend: "About 30 minutes if you are Israeli and take the special "Jewish" motorway. If you are Palestinian, it could be ...
Petersen, Balasingham to visit Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, MAY 4. The preliminary moves to resume Sri Lanka's peace talks is set to gain momentum with the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Jan Petersen, and the chief negotiator of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Anton S. Balasingham, scheduled ...
India & World
India remains on U.S. watch list
WASHINGTON, MAY 4.India was among the 14 countries, including Pakistan and Russia, which remained on the `Priority Watch List' of the U.S. for "inadequate and ineffective'' enforcement of patent laws. A report by the U.S. Trade ...
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