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Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Chalabi withdraws from race
MANAMA, FEB. 22.Iraq's main Shia alliance, which won an absolute majority of seats in last month's elections, has named Ibrahim Jaafari as its Prime Ministerial candidate. Mr. Jaafari, who belongs to the Al-Dawa party, had earlier emerged as ...
Bush, Chirac bury the hatchet
PARIS, FEB. 22.The United States President, George W. Bush, who is on a five-day trip to Europe and his French counterpart, Jacques Chirac, decided to kiss and make up in a highly publicised reconciliation meeting on Monday. Mr Bush, in ...
Australian cover for Japanese troops in Iraq
SINGAPORE, FEB. 22. Australia today decided to deploy "a new task force" of about 450 military personnel in southern Iraq for "post-poll" security duties, in the context of the Dutch troop-withdrawal. Australia, a key Asia-Pacific ally of the ...
Al-Qaeda leader in Russia killed
MOSCOW: A key Al-Qaeda member involved in the Beslan school seige last year was killed by Russian forces last week, a security agency spokesman said here. Abu Dzeit was killed in a special security operation in Ingushetia when troops raided a ...
Iran not averse to joining SAARC
NEW DELHI, FEB. 22. Iran is not averse to the idea of joining the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), its Foreign Minister, Kamal Kharrazi, said in a question-answer session at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) ...
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