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Minister parries queries on Suu Kyi
SINGAPORE, APRIL 7. A key Minister from Myanmar today declined to specify when, if at all, the celebrated democracy campaigner, Aung San Suu Kyi, would be set free, ahead of the constitutional convention on May 17. Responding to a question from ...
More troops if situation worsens: Rumsfeld
WASHINGTON, APRIL 7. If violence in Iraq gets worse, U.S. military commanders will get the troops they need to deal with it, the Defence Secretary, Donald H Rumsfeld, has said. Mr. Rumsfeld said commanders on the scene were constantly ...
Rwanda recalls the horror of genocide
KIGALI (RWANDA), APRIL 7.Heads of state, diplomats, survivors and those who killed and maimed will gather in Rwanda later today to remember the day 10 years ago when roadblocks sprang up around the capital Kigali and the genocide ...
'Saddam secretly flown out of Iraq'
LONDON, APRIL 7.The former Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein, has been secretly flown out of Iraq by his U.S. captors and moved to a high-security air base in Qatar to prevent his supporters from forcing his release, a British newspaper claimed ...
Terrorists turn focus on Europe
BRUSSELS, APRIL 7.Police and security networks in Europe are feverishly tracking down the bases of Islamist militant groups, with the latest warning by intelligence sources that after the United States, the continent has become the main focus of ...
The guns of peace
PHNOM PENH, APRIL 7. The sparks are flying and the metal cutting machines whirring in a workshop where rusty guns lie strewn on the floor. Around the sculptors who cut, bang and bend the battered AK-47 and M-16 assault rifles ...
Opposition begins stir
DHAKA: The main Opposition Awami League, backed by smaller parties, began enforcing a countrywide dawn-to-dusk general strike on Wednesday, demanding that the alliance Government step down by April 30 to pave the way for mid-term elections. The ...
Hamburg: The only Sept. 11 suspect ever convicted was freed on Wednesday by a Hamburg court, his lawyers' offices said, after his guilty verdict on charges of aiding the suicide pilots was thrown out last month. Mounir El Motassadeq (30) has been ...
India & World
India, Russia to market Brahmos
MOSCOW, APRIL 7. Indian and Russian defence companies have come together to market a jointly developed anti-ship missile in third countries. The Indo-Russian Brahmos Aerospace Ltd. signed an agreement with Russia's main arms exporter, ...
Indian envoy meets Kadirgamar
COLOMBO, APRIL 7.In a move reflecting the centrality of India in Sri Lanka's emerging foreign relations, the Indian High Commissioner, Nirupam Sen, called on the senior adviser to the President on Foreign Affairs and former Foreign Affairs ...
Nepal pledges security to Indian nationals
KATHMANDU, APRIL 7. Amid reports that Indians were fleeing the Himalayan kingdom in the wake of the weekend attack on Indian nationals and their vehicles by Maoist rebels, Nepal today pledged full security to them and assured that it will not ...
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