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Blair admits U.K. breached Geneva rules
LONDON, JUNE 30. Arabs detained by the U.S. complained about their treatment to British intelligence officers who on one occasion questioned an Iraqi prisoner in conditions which breached the Geneva convention, the British Prime Minister, Tony ...
Resentment over Musharraf's choice of Prime Minister
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 30. The "stop-gap" Prime Minister of Pakistan, Chaudhary Shujat Hussain, has retained the ministerial team in the Mir Zafarullah Khan government and vowed to continue policies of the President, Pervez Musharraf. Mr. Hussain, who ...
Israel / Court orders barrier shift
JERUSALEM, JUNE 30. In a precedent-setting decision, Israel's Supreme Court ordered the Government on Wednesday to change a large section of its West Bank barrier, saying the route violates the basic human rights of the local Palestinian ...
Russia to help Iran nuke plan
MOSCOW: Russia vowed to complete the construction of a nuclear power station in Iran as the U.N. nuclear watchdog head voiced support for the project. The Russian nuclear chief, Alexander Rumyantsev, said on Tuesday that Russia would put the ...
London grinds to a halt
LONDON: London literally came to a crawl on Wednesday as the city's Underground train network was shut down because of a 24-hour strike by its 7,000-odd staff demanding higher wages and a four-day week. Millions of commuters had a tough time ...
Mafia don for image change
Rome: He served time for laundering the proceeds of an international heroin-trading ring. Now he's on trial in Palermo, charged with belonging to the Sicilian Cosa Nostra. It is perhaps not surprising that 57-year-old Vito Palazzolo wants a ...
Vatican's birth control policy spurned
London: The Vatican's conservative policies on birth control have received a blow from one of the Roman Catholic Church's most loyal regions after opinion polls showed overwhelming support in Latin America for measures of contraception. The move ...
India & World
Fibre connectivity between India, Pakistan on cards
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 30. India and Pakistan have agreed in principle to improve telecommunication `connectivity' between the two countries and would explore the possibility of communication facilities. The issue figured when the Union Minister for ...
Pakistan undecided on allowing Indian firms
ISLAMABAD, JUNE 30. Pakistan is in a dilemma on the issue of granting licences to Indian firms to initiate landline telephone operations in the country. Ninety-five local and foreign companies, including six Indian firms, have applied to the ...
Natwar Singh arrives in Jakarta
SINGAPORE, JUNE 30. The External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, arrived in Jakarta today to participate in the annual meeting of the Association of South-East Asian Nations' Regional Forum (ARF), scheduled for July 2. Pakistan's possible ...
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