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`Osama' praises Jeddah attack
CAIRO, DEC. 16.A man identified as Osama bin Laden, speaking on an audiotape posted on an Islamic Web site on Thursday, praised an attack earlier this month on a U.S. consulate in Saudi Arabia and criticised the Saudi regime as weak and ...
LTTE committed to truce, peace envoy tells Kumaratunga
COLOMBO, DEC. 16.The Norwegian Special Envoy for Sri Lanka's peace process, Erik Solheim, today urged Colombo and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to "exercise maximum restraint," particularly against the backdrop of a continuing ...
India & World
Seoul did not raise nuclear option, says Natwar Singh
SINGAPORE, DEC. 16. The External Affairs Minister, K. Natwar Singh, today reaffirmed that "the question of a regret" over India's possession of nuclear weapons "didn't arise" at all and emphasised New Delhi's "impeccable" record of ...
`Pakistan, India never went so far down the peace road'
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 16. Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Jehangir Karamat, has claimed that the composite Pakistan-India dialogue "is in progress" with the "direction and tone" set by summit level meetings "and backed by discreet bilateral ...
India, Sri Lanka carry out naval exercise
COLOMBO, DEC. 16. The refrain, Sare jahaan se acha, Hindustan hamara, played to perfection by the Sri Lankan naval band on board the Sri Lankan ship, SLNS Sayura, marked the beginning of Operation Eksath the first joint ...
Baglihar: `No merit in Pakistan's objections'
ISLAMABAD, DEC. 16. India and Pakistan appear headed for a confrontation over construction of the Baglihar power project on the Chenab. New Delhi has rejected the Islamabad's contention that the design and height of the dam is in violation of the ...
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