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Monday, October 25, 2004
A blow to fledgling Iraqi force
MANAMA, OCT. 24.Iraqi guerillas have shot dead 49 Iraqi soldiers and killed an American diplomat, in a move aimed at discouraging recruitment for the new U.S.-backed army. The bodies of the army recruits were found near the Iranian border in ...
Cherie Blair endorsed `legality' of Iraq war
LONDON, OCT. 24. Remember all those stories about how the fiercest opposition to the British Prime Minister, Tony Blair's plans for Iraq invasion came from his own wife, Cherie? Well, it now seems that they might have been "sexed up'' to lend a ...
West Asia drifting toward chaos, says U.N. official
UNITED NATIONS, OCT. 24. The Under-Secretary General for Political Affairs, Sir Kieran Prendergast, has told the Security Council that there is "little positive" and "much that is negative" to report on the situation in West Asia; and that ...
Japan, Norway to send envoys to Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, OCT. 24. In a fresh bid to salvage the faltering peace process in Sri Lanka, Japan and Norway are sending their special envoys to the island nation shortly to push LTTE rebels and the government to resume negotiations. While the ...
Tunisia goes to the polls
TUNIS (TUNISIA), OCT. 24. Tunisians voted on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that few expected to disrupt the 17-year rule of the President, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The 68-year-old Ben Ali is widely expected to win a fourth ...
India & World
Aziz hopeful of progress in gas pipeline talks
ISLAMABAD, OCT. 24. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz, has expressed the hope that there would be "palpable progress" in talks between India and Pakistan in the next 12 months on the gas pipeline project through Pakistan. In an ...
Afghan Sikhs seek overland entry into India
KABUL, OCT. 24. Afghan Sikhs, trickling back to their homeland after the ouster of the fundamentalist Taliban regime, have appealed to India to allow them to travel between the two countries overland via Pakistan. Ravinder Singh, a member of ...
Bangladesh Foreign Minister coming on October 31
DHAKA, OCT. 24. The Bangladesh Foreign Minister, M. Morshed Khan, will visit New Delhi on October 31. He will deliver an invitation letter from the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Khaleda Zia, to the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, for the 13th SAARC ...
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