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Thursday, March 24, 2005
Many "foreign fighters" killed in Iraq raid
MANAMA, MARCH 23. Backed by American attack helicopters, Iraqi commandos claimed to have killed upto 84 guerillas, mostly foreign fighters, at a base 160 km northwest of Baghdad. Among the killed were Syrians, Algerians, and other Arabs. In the ...
Onus is on Islamabad, says Baloch leader
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 23. Efforts by an all-party delegation of Pakistan Parliament to resolve the Balochistan crisis appear to have made little headway, with the Baloch leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti, insisting that it was for the Government to come up ...
Pakistan, Afghanistan sign six pacts
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 23.Pakistan and Afghanistan have signed six agreements to enhance cooperation between the two countries in culture, media, tourism and launched Peshawar-Jalalabad, Quetta-Kandahar bus services. The signing ceremony, followed by ...
E.U. ready to put China arms issue on hold
BRUSSELS, MARCH 23.E.U. leaders seemed ready to postpone lifting the arms embargo on China last night, responding to Beijing's adoption of a secession law designed to prevent Taiwan's moving to independence. The 25 Heads of State and Government ...
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Headed for Hollywood
OAKLAND, MARCH 23. Aishwarya Rai, the Queen of Bollywood, is trying to make the transition from an Indian sensation to a Hollywood star. Aishwarya, whose first movie in English was Bride and Prejudice (2004), is now filming here ...
Pressure on U.K. to revoke Modi's visa
LONDON, MARCH 23. Pressure is mounting on the British Government to follow the U.S. ``lead'' and revoke the Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi's visa ahead of his planned visit to Britain at the weekend. Cross-community Asian groups have ...
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