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Sunday, August 08, 2004
Allawi declares amnesty in bid to end militancy
BAGHDAD, AUG. 7.The Iraqi Interim Iraqi Prime Minister, Ayad Allawi, on Saturday signed a long-awaited amnesty law pardoning militants who had committed minor crimes. The amnesty had been expected to be a key element in the Government's ...
British terror suspect held on U.S. warrant
LONDON, AUG. 7.A British Muslim student of London's prestigious Imperial College has been arrested after the U.S. authorities said they wanted him extradited on a series of terror charges including the allegation that he was in possession of ...
Two Palestinian Ministers resign
RAMALLAH, AUG. 7.Two Palestinian Cabinet Ministers announced their resignation on Saturday, part of a growing government crisis over the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat's refusal to carry out internal reform and share power. One of the ...
U.N. accuses Sudan of genocide
ATLANTA, AUG. 7.The United Nations said on Friday it had ``overwhelming evidence'' the Government of Sudan worked with militias in a campaign of murder and rape the U.S. Congress calls genocide. ``It is beyond doubt that the Government of ...
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Sharif knew about Kargil, alleges Musharraf
ISLAMABAD, AUG. 7. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, has asserted that the former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, was very much aware of the Kargil "episode" and said that there were at least 15 extremist organisations like the ...
Splurging on Indian food
LONDON, AUG. 7. An American has splurged $83,000 (about Rs. 39 lakhs) for an eight-course meal for friends at an Indian restaurant here. The whopping bill at the Michelin-starred Tamarind in central London equals the record for a meal in London ...
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