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Saturday, August 14, 2004
Al Sadr injured by shrapnel, say aides
MANAMA, AUG. 13.Aides to the Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr, who has been spearheading Shia resistance against American occupation of Iraq, said he had been wounded in recent clashes with U.S. forces, which have a revered Shia shrine in Najaf as ...
E.U. Commissioners named
BRUSSELS, AUG. 13. The incoming President of the European Commission, Jose Manuel Durao Barroso, has named his new team to speed up key economic and administrative reforms to make the E.U. the "most competitive economy" in the world by ...
Iran's role in Iraq uprising suspected
BAGHDAD, AUG. 13. Security officials in Baghdad were last night urgently investigating the background of 30 Iranians who were caught fighting for a rebel Shia cleric in Iraq, amid mounting concern over the involvement of the Teheran regime in the ...
U.S. Governor quits over gay affair
WASHINGTON, AUG. 13. The Governor of New Jersey, James McGreevey, stunned the State and fellow Democrats when he abruptly resigned his post, saying he had had an affair with another man. "My truth is that I am a gay American," Mr. McGreevey ...
India & World
BBC launches Tamil film music series
LONDON, AUG. 13.The BBC Tamil Service `Tamilosai' is launching a series of programmes exploring the history of music and songs in Tamil movies. The 15-part series, set to go on air on August 22, looks at the evolution of Tamil film music through ...
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