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Sunday, December 05, 2004
Rwanda, Congo flare-up looms
KINSHASA, DEC. 4. The MI-17 helicopter rocks and shudders into life, the rotors accelerating until flight UN863 is airborne and skimming the rooftops of Goma for another mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The helicopter is ...
Musharraf "very optimistic" of dialogue process with India
WASHINGTON, DEC. 4.The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, says he is "very optimistic" about the dialogue process with India and that the two countries are "moving well" on a number of issues, including confidence-building. "We are moving ...
Benazir-Musharraf `deal' continues to do the rounds
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 4. The Pakistan Peoples' Party (PPP) has denied reports that Gen. Musharraf has congratulated the former Premier Benazir Bhutto on the release of her husband Asif Ali Zardari from jail on bail. It was reported that Gen. ...
Taliban active and thriving in Quetta
QUETTA/KANDAHAR, DEC. 4.The U.S.-led hunt for the Taliban continues relentlessly in Afghanistan. Three years after invading, 18,000 soldiers wield a battery of hi-tech weapons; stealth aircraft crowd the skies; satellites spin overhead; and ...
Rumsfeld to stay?
WASHINGTON, DEC. 4. In spite of a tenure marked by the increasing mess in Iraq and sharp criticism of the treatment the U.S. is meting out to prisoners and detenus at its facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, the Defence Secretary, ...
Ukraine's re-vote set for Dec. 26
MOSCOW, DEC. 4.Ukraine's Central Election Commission complied with the Supreme Court verdict and set December 26 as the date for a new runoff presidential election.
Pakistan against expansion of Security Council
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 4. Pakistan is not for enlargement of the United Nations Security Council as it feels that it is against the principle of sovereign equality of nations. The Pakistan President, Pervez Musharraf, now on a visit to Latin America, ...
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