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Monday, July 14, 2003
Rumsfeld warns of more attacks
WASHINGTON, JULY 13.The U.S. Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, warned on Sunday that attacks on the U.S. troops in Iraq may worsen this summer but he insisted that occupation forces there were making progress. "I'm afraid we're going to have ...
Kuwaiti ruler sets a precedent
KUWAIT CITY, JULY 13.Kuwait's Emir on Sunday appointed Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Sabah as Prime Minister, separating the post from the Crown Prince for the first time in a move seen as a step toward political reforms. Sheik Sabah (74), is the ...
'U.K. over-interpreted intelligence'
LONDON, JULY 13.In his strongest public criticism of Britain yet, the former chief U.N. inspector, Hans Blix, has accused it of `over-interpreting' intelligence about the Saddam Hussein regime's weapons capability to justify a military attack on ...
Ivanov defies Israel, meets Arafat
RAMALLAH, JULY 13.The Russian Foreign Minister, Igor Ivanov, held talks with the Palestinian Authority Chairman, Yasser Arafat, here today, snubbing calls by Israel to boycott the veteran leader. Mr. Ivanov said that Russia, one of the four ...
Many dead in China mudslides
BEIJING: A landslide in central China on Sunday killed four persons and left 20 missing, while rescue workers in the nation's southwest searched frantically for 50 people feared dead from rain-fed mudslides, official sources said. One person was ...
Rebels, army clash in Burundi
BUJUMBURA (Burundi): Fighting between Hutu rebels and the Tutsi-dominated army erupted in the capital on Sunday, one day after the army claimed it had driven the insurgents out of this central African nation's capital. The fighting broke out ...
Nanking toll termed a lie
TOKYO: A senior member of the Japanese Prime Minister, Junichiro Koizumi's ruling party called estimates that Japanese troops killed 300,000 people in the so-called Rape of Nanking in China in the 1930s "a big lie,'' Japanese media reported on ...
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India-Bangladesh JEC meet tomorrow
DHAKA, JULY 13.The External Affairs Minister, Yashwant Sinha, will lead the Indian delegation to the India-Bangladesh Joint Economic Commission (JEC) meeting scheduled here on July 15. The last JEC meeting was held in New Delhi in 1997. During ...
Indo-Pak. ties cannot improve under military rule: Benazir
KATHMANDU, JULY 13. The former Pakistan Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, today ruled out any improvement in relations between India and Pakistan if democracy was not restored in Islamabad, saying that extremist forces held sway during military ...
Envoy to Pak. has his task cut out
ISLAMABAD, JULY 13.India's new High Commissioner-designate to Pakistan, Shiv Shankar Menon, who has just completed his stint as Ambassador in Beijing rounding off with a spectacular visit of the Prime Minister, Atal Behari Vajpayee, has his job ...
U.S. bill may restrict entry of Indian IT professionals
WASHINGTON, JULY 13. In what could be a blow to Indian IT professionals aspiring to make it big in America, a U.S. lawmaker has introduced an amendment to the Immigration and Nationality Act restricting entry of foreign skilled labourers by ...
Pak. Islamic scholars to visit India soon
ISLAMABAD, JULY 13. A delegation of Pakistani Islamic scholars led by the Jamiate Ulema-I-Islam (JUI) chief, Fazlur Rehman, would soon visit India for interaction with their counterparts and various sections of the society in a bid to promote ...
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