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U.N. Council: Pakistan denies change in stand
ISLAMABAD, FEB. 23. Pakistan has said there is no change in its stand on opposition to expansion of the U.N. Security Council and so the question of it backing the claim of any country for a seat does not arise. The Foreign Office spokesman, ...
Disputes with U.S. a matter of the past, says Schroeder
MAINZ (GERMANY), FEB. 23. The German Chancellor, Gerhard Schroeder, today held talks here with the U.S. President, George W. Bush, and said Germany's disputes with the U.S. over Iraq were a thing of the past. A deep rift developed between Mr. ...
Summons for editors over blank pages
KATHMANDU, FEB. 23. Editors of four Nepalese weeklies were today summoned by the authorities here to explain why they were keeping the editorial page in their papers blank after press censorship was imposed since the takeover of power by King ...
Japan, U.S. to develop missile defence system
SINGAPORE, FEB. 23.Japan and the U.S. have agreed to intensify research on ballistic missile defence (BMD) for "cooperative development" of deployable systems in this sensitive sphere. While the joint statement issued after a meeting of the ...
Iran rejects U.S., U.N. aid
MANAMA, FEB. 23.Amid driving rain and snow, rescue and relief teams are heading towards remote mountainous areas affected by Tuesday's massive earthquake, which hit parts of southeast Iran. The official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), ...
Al-Qaeda plot to assassinate Bush?
WASHINGTON, FEB. 23.An alleged Al-Qaeda plot to assassinate the U.S. President, George Bush, was revealed yesterday when an American man who spent 20 months in a Saudi jail on suspicion of terrorism was charged with conspiring to kill ...
British MPs oppose terror law
LONDON, FEB. 23. The British Government has decided to go ahead with its controversial anti-terror legislation despite prospects of a revolt by its own MPs, and the threat of the entire Opposition to vote against it. Under the proposed ...
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