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Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Israel launches fresh offensive in Gaza
MANAMA, MAY 18.Israeli armed forces have launched a fresh military offensive in the Rafah area along Gaza's border with Egypt, triggering an international outcry after several Palestinian homes were demolished over the week and panic-stricken ...
Jordan King tells Arafat to consider quitting
AMMAN (JORDAN), MAY 18.The Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat, should take ``a long look in the mirror'' and decide whether to step aside in the interest of his people, Jordan's King said in an interview published on Tuesday, providing a rare ...
Sri Lankan House elects Deputy Speaker unanimously
COLOMBO, MAY 18. In a show of unavoidable consensus, Sri Lanka's 13th Parliament today elected candidates from the Government and Opposition to the posts of Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman of Committees, thereby averting a showdown in the ...
Iraq: U.S. clings to the burdens of power
LONDON, MAY 18.Downing Street predicted yesterday that a new United Nations resolution sanctioning the handover of sovereignty to Iraq would be secured soon. The British Prime Minister, Tony Blair's spokesman said confidence about the tabled ...
India & World
Orthodox Jews burn Indian wigs
NEW YORK, MAY 18. Orthodox Jews here are burning their wigs made of human hair. They are following the example of their counterparts in Israel after some Rabbis banned their use, declaring them to be ``idolatrous.'' Married women in orthodox ...
BJP essentially racist: Rushdie
LONDON, MAY 18.Novelist Salman Rushdie has attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party-led campaign against the Congress leader, Sonia Gandhi's "foreignness," saying that it would undermine the struggle of Indian expatriates to be accepted as equal ...
China for `constructive partnership'
SINGAPORE, MAY 18. China has expressed its readiness to work with the next government in India to ``press ahead with the constant and further development of the long-term constructive partnership and cooperation between the two ...
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