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Israel reluctant on West Asia peace meet
JERUSALEM, JULY 22. The U.S. and Egypt are pushing to hold a West Asia peace conference to coordinate an Israeli withdrawal from the Gaza Strip and advance an internationally backed peace plan, officials said on Thursday, but Israel's Foreign ...

Held for helping Americans, says Indian hostage
MANAMA, JULY 22. Against the backdrop of intense behind-the-scenes activity, there are indications that progress has been made to seek the release of the three Indians kidnapped in Iraq. Diplomatic sources said that Kuwait was the nerve centre ...

U.S. troops kill 25 Iraqi fighters
BAGHDAD, JULY 22.United States Marines killed 25 resistance fighters and captured 25 others in a fierce battle on Wednesday in Ramadi, a hotbed of militants battling U.S. and Iraqi forces, the military said on Thursday. The day-long clashes in ...

U.S. covering up Pakistan's September 11 connection?
LONDON, JULY 22.Omar Sheikh, a British-born Islamist militant, is waiting to be hanged in Pakistan for a murder he almost certainly didn't commit — of the Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002. Both the U.S. Government ...

How the hijackers sailed through security
WASHINGTON, JULY 22.Some of the hijackers who crashed a passenger aircraft into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, twice set off alarms as they passed through metal detectors that morning at Washington's Dulles International Airport, but ...

The missing link?
JERUSALEM, JULY 22.A young monkey at an Israeli zoo has started walking like a human being, following a near death experience. Natasha (in picture), a small five-year-old black macaque monkey at a safari park near Tel Aviv, began walking ...

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    India & World
    Natwar condemns abduction, appeals for hostages' release
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 22. India today condemned the abduction of three of its nationals in Iraq and said it was making all efforts to seek their early release. The External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, here in connection with the SAARC Council ...

    Natwar Singh, Shaukat Aziz review ties
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 22. Taking forward the spirit of the understanding arrived at on Wednesday to stay engaged with each other on a sustained basis, India and Pakistan today agreed on the need for both sides to `get together' for the good of the ...

    India to consider SAFMA plea
    ISLAMABAD, JULY 22. The External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, has assured a delegation of the South Asian Free Media Association (SAFMA) that India would consider grant of multiple one-year visas to the National Executive Body members of ...

    Malaysia keen on projecting moderate face of Islam
    KUALA LUMPUR, JULY 22. "We want to showcase Malaysia as a country which practises an Islam that promotes development, peace and progress — an Islam that is moderate, that does not confront any group or people of other religions," said the ...

    `Quota not for creamy layer'
    LONDON, JULY 22. The proposed five per cent reservation in civil service jobs for Muslims will be applicable for socially, economically and educationally disadvantaged and not for the creamy layer in the community, the Andhra Pradesh Chief ...



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