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Pro-unification party wins Taiwan election
SINGAPORE, DEC. 11.The Taiwanese President, Chen Shui-bian, tonight suffered a major setback in the general election to the Legislative Yuan, or Parliament, with the alliance headed by him losing decisively to an Opposition coalition led by ...

U.S. soldier jailed for killing Iraqi teenager
MANAMA, DEC.11.Amid the controversy surrounding the conviction of an American soldier for killing an Iraqi teenager, Iraq's Sunni and Shia communities are airing their fears about the upcoming elections scheduled next month. Johnny Horne Jr., ...

Nominee for Homeland Security post opts out
WASHINGTON, DEC. 11.The U.S. President, George W Bush, is back to the drawing board looking for someone to head his high profile Homeland Security Department after his first choice Bernard Kerik has withdrawn his name, in a development that has ...

Islamic nations discuss reforms
RABAT (MOROCCO), DEC. 11.The U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, told a gathering of Islamic leaders on Saturday that they must join hands with industrialised countries on political and economic reforms to ease the ``despair and frustration'' ...

Monks call off stir over Bollywood show
COLOMBO, DEC 11. A section of Sri Lankan monks today called off their "fast-unto-death" agitation against a concert featuring top Indian Hindi-filmstars, Shahrukh Khan, Preity Zinta and others, following an apology by the organisers of the event. ...

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