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Thursday, July 22, 2004
SAARC meet resolves to fight terrorism
ISLAMABAD, JULY 21. The two-day SAARC Council of Ministers' meeting ended here this evening without taking note of the idea mooted by Pakistan for inclusion of issues related to peace and security on the Council charter. A brief report adopted ...
An inalienable right, says Israel
JERUSALEM, JULY 21. Israel today vowed that it would go ahead with building the West Bank separation fence, disregarding the U.N. General Assembly's overwhelming adoption of a resolution condemning the construction of the barrier. ``The building ...
Vote gets overwhelming support
WASHINGTON, JULY 21. The U.N. General Assembly has voted overwhelmingly to demand that Israel start tearing down the West Bank barrier and abide by the ruling of the International Court of Justice. The vote was 150 to 6 with 10 abstentions. ...
Putin for boosting Russia's role in CIS
MOSCOW, JULY 21.The Russian President, Vladimir Putin, has called for a more assertive policy towards the former Soviet states to strengthen Moscow's leadership in the region. "We have come to a crossroads: either we significantly consolidate ...
Arroyo defends Iraq pullout
SINGAPORE, JULY 21.The President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, has said she does "not regret" her decision to pull out the military contingent from Iraq to secure the release of a compatriot, Angelo de la Cruz, from captivity at ...
Worth the wait on a trekking trail
JOMSOM, JULY 21. Trekkers to Muktinath in Nepal may be prepared for the difficult climb, with wind speeds that exceed 100 knots, but not for the uncertainties posed by the weather. For the 9,000 residents of Mustang district to which Muktinath ...
India & World
COLOMBO, JULY 21.The Sri Lankan Minister for Hindu Affairs and secretary-general of the Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP), Douglas Devananda, today announced a contribution of Rs. 2 lakhs (Sri Lankan) to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's ...
Natwar Singh, Kadirgamar review ties
ISLAMABAD, JULY 21. The Sri Lankan Foreign Minister, Laxman Kadirgamar, today apprised the External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, about the "peace process" in his country. The two Ministers, who met here on the sidelines of the SAARC ...
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