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Damage to shrine triggers outcry
MANAMA, MAY 15.The U.S. incursion into the heart of Najaf, which has resulted in slight damage to a key religious site in the city, has triggered an outcry among Shias in the region, with leaders in Iran and Lebanon taking the lead in the ...

U.S. forces will leave Iraq if asked: Powell
WASHINGTON, MAY 15. The U.S. Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has said that the American led coalition forces will leave Iraq if the interim government there should ask, but was quick to note that such a request is unlikely to come about. The ...

Labour leaders ask Blair to loosen ties with U.S.
LONDON, MAY 15.Senior figures across Britain's ruling Labour party are intensifying pressure on the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to publicly detach himself from the Bush administration, calling on him to spell out an independent British position ...

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    Pakistan Prime Minister hails Sonia's statement
    ISLAMABAD, MAY 15. The Pakistan Prime Minister, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali, has said that a change of government in India will not have any impact on the India-Pakistan peace process, as all political parties there back it. In an informal chat ...

    Russia's warning to Pakistan
    MOSCOW, MAY 15.Outside forces, above all in Pakistan, must not try to play an anti-India card and use the change of guard in India for their selfish interests, Russia's top foreign policy official said. "The leadership in Pakistan and India's ...

    Optimism in China on ties with India
    SINGAPORE, MAY 15. Experts on India, associated with China's political establishment, today expressed the belief that the present change of government in New Delhi might prove conducive to the "positive" development of the bilateral ...



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