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Tuesday, May 11, 2004
White House sinks deeper into trouble
WASHINGTON/LONDON, MAY 10. Fresh revelations about abuse at the Abu Ghraib jail near Baghdad with photographs of a naked and cowering prisoner in front of barking dogs overwhelmed the Bush administration's efforts to contain the ...
Basra pipeline set ablaze
MANAMA, MAY 10. Iraqi guerillas have set ablaze a major pipeline feeding into oil terminals near Basra, prompting international oil prices to stay at around $40 a barrel, the highest in 13 years. The attack is the second in two weeks on Basra's ...
Blair apologises for Iraqi prisoners' torture
PARIS, MAY 10. In a late Sunday night television programme in France, the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, apologised for the `mistreatment' of Iraqi prisoners by British forces. Mr. Blair's half-hearted apology came amid admissions by his ...
Wen for political stability in Iraq
LONDON, MAY 10.The Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, who is on a visit to Britain, today called for restoring political stability in Iraq by handing back sovereignty to the Iraqis as soon as possible. A reconstruction of the war-torn country ...
Bremer knew it, says ex-Iraqi Minister
BAGHDAD, MAY 10. Iraq's first Human Rights Minister launched a blistering attack on America's chief administrator in Iraq, Paul Bremer, saying that he had warned him repeatedly last year that U.S. soldiers were abusing Iraqi detenus. Abdel ...
Congress to view abuse photos
WASHINGTON, MAY 10. The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, John Warner, has said that the Pentagon will send to Congress unreleased photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse. A senior Republican law-maker has said that the Defence Secretary, ...
Putin moves to fill vacuum in Chechnya
MOSCOW, MAY 10.The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, moved quickly to fill a power vacuum in Chechnya created by the assassination of its President, Akhmad Kadyrov, even as the slain Chechen leader was buried in his home village. Mr. Kadyrov's ...
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