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Shadow of uncertainty as Iraq heads for polls
MANAMA, JAN. 29.Amid fears of violence and calls for a poll boycott, Iraq's controversial elections will begin on Sunday under an unprecedented security cover enforced by the country's American occupiers. Iraq's international borders were ...
Iraq polls: U.S. optimistic on voter turnout
WASHINGTON, JAN. 29.Even while putting on a brave front on Sunday's Iraqi elections, the Bush administration is said to be cautiously optimistic on the voter turnout and generally looking at the whole exercise with a nervous eye. Various news ...
Political leaders ask Blair to pull out troops
LONDON, JAN. 29.In an unprecedented joint cross-party appeal, Britain's senior political leaders have urged the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to seize the "opportunity'' presented by tomorrow's elections in Iraq to set a time-table for withdrawal ...
Consensus on tsunami alert system for Indian Ocean
SINGAPORE, JAN. 29."Cooperative consensus" was reached at a multilateral conference in Thailand today to set up a "multi-nodal" system for early warnings against tsunamis in the Indian Ocean region and Southeast Asia. With the participating ...
Sharon, Abbas set to meet
RAMALLAH, JAN. 29.The Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, and the Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, will hold their first summit during the second week of February, a senior Palestinian official said on Saturday, in what would be the ...
India & World
`Make Security Council more representative'
UNITED NATIONS, JAN. 29. Rejecting the contention that the expansion of the United Nations Security Council be limited to non-permanent members, India has said that the inclusion of major developing countries from Asia, Africa, Latin America and ...
Baglihar: World Bank gets documents from Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 29. The World Bank today said it had received a set of documents from Pakistan in support of its request seeking appointment of a "neutral expert" for the resolution of differences with India on the Baglihar hydroelectric dam ...
Indian private airlines are welcome: Shaukat Aziz
ISLAMABAD, JAN. 29. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Shaukat Aziz, has said that Islamabad has no "hesitation" in allowing Indian private airlines to operate in the country. At a breakfast meeting with international media on the sidelines of the ...
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