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Saturday, May 15, 2004
Fighting edges closer to Najaf shrine
MANAMA, MAY 14. Fierce fighting has erupted close to a religiously sensitive site in the heart of the Iraqi holy city of Najaf even as U.S. occupation authorities began a major damage control exercise by releasing hundreds of prisoners lodged in ...
LTTE will remain in U.S. terror list: Rocca
COLOMBO, MAY 14.The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam "will remain'' in Washington's list as a "foreign terrorist organisation'' until it renounces violence and terrorism in "word and deed,'' the visiting United States Assistant Secretary of State ...
Former Guantanamo prisoners detail humiliations
LONDON, MAY 14.Two of the five Britons, released from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre recently, have written an open letter to the U.S. President, George W. Bush, cataloguing the `humiliations' they suffered at the hands of their American ...
Rumsfeld comes down on Arab press
BAGHDAD, MAY 14.The U.S. Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, made a surprise trip to Baghdad yesterday to reinforce his position in the face of the worsening Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. Mr. Rumsfeld visited the notorious Abu Ghraib jail just ...
India & World
Return of the dynasty: U.K. media
LONDON, MAY 14. The dramatic election results in India have been widely portrayed here as signalling the return of the Nehru-Gandhi "dynasty" which one newspaper described as the "only unifying factor" in a hugely diverse country. The ...
Ties with India may get a boost: Russian scholars
MOSCOW, MAY 14. Russian experts on India expect the bilateral ties to get a further boost as a result of the Congress victory in the general elections in India. "There are grounds to hope for closer relations between the two countries under a ...
`India backs move to admit Pakistan in ARF'
SINGAPORE, MAY 14. India has decided to go along with the consensus by the Association of South East Asian Nations to welcome Pakistan to participate in the ASEAN Regional Forum [ARF]. This follows Pakistan's formal assurances that its bilateral ...
Poll outcome sparks interest in S-E Asia
SINGAPORE, MAY 14. While the governments across East Asia tend to view India's latest polls as its internal affair, the results have caught the imagination of both officials and observers on three counts the re-emergence of the Congress ...
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