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Monday, May 31, 2004
Saudi attack sparks fears of oil crisis
LONDON, MAY 30. Oil prices are set to surge after Al-Qaeda gunmen killed 16 people, including a Briton and an American, yesterday during an indiscriminate rampage through the Saudi Arabian city of Khobar. In a day that left the oil city ...
Setback to Najaf peace agreement
NAJAF, MAY 30.U.S. soldiers clashed with Shia gunmen in this holy city on Sunday, further eroding an agreement to end the bloody standoff with followers of the radical cleric, Moqtada al-Sadr. The exchange of gunfire came only one day after ...
Combating terror a priority: Kerry
WASHINGTON, MAY 30.The foreign policy priorities of a Kerry administration will have a premium focus on such issues as security and less of an emphasis on promoting and pursuing democracy abroad, according to the soon-to-be nominee of the ...
Bangladesh special envoy coming today
DHAKA, MAY 30. The Bangladesh Foreign Minister, M. Morshed Khan, will leave for New Delhi tomorrow as the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, Begum Khaleda Zia, a Foreign Office statement said. Mr. Khan, who will be in New Delhi from May 31 to ...
Rebels kill 8 in Bangladesh
DHAKA: Suspected Maoist rebels shot dead eight people outside their homes in a village in western Bangladesh, police said on Sunday. The slayings occurred late on Saturday in Baghdanga village in Kushtia district, 128 km west of the capital ...
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UK 'evicts' India-born MP
LONDON, MAY 30. An India-born Labour MP was evicted from his seat right behind the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in the House of Commons to make way for two white women after they complained that they were not seen enough on television ...
India concerned at Islamic outfit's activities in Bangladesh
DHAKA, MAY 30. India has expressed "concern" over some recent developments in Bangladesh, including the huge haul of arms and ammunition in Chittagong and the emergence of an Islamic outfit led by one `Bangla Bhai' in the country's northern ...
Six jailed for smuggling Indians into U.K.
LONDON, MAY 30.A six-member gang including NRIs has been jailed for five years on the charge of smuggling in over 400 people, mostly Indians, into Britain. The gang provided `club class' service to the illegal migrants while smuggling them ...
Plea to return Shivaji's sword
LONDON, MAY 30. A leading Indian barrister has pleaded with Queen Elizabeth to return the sword of Maratha King Chhatrapati Shivaji to India, saying it is a symbol of India's rich cultural heritage. ``The sword which was presented as a `gift' ...
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