US President George Bush branded the Hamas rocket attacks on Israel an “act of terror” and outlined his own condition for a ceasefire in Gaza, saying no peace deal would be acceptable without monitoring to halt the flow of smuggled weapons to terrorist groups.
Sat, 03 Jan, 2009
Police found two bombs at Mumbai’s main train station nearly a week after they were left there by gunmen behind the attacks – in a stunning new example of the botched security that has become a major issue in India since the deadly three-day siege.
Thu, 04 Dec, 2008
RUSSIA formally recognised the breakaway territories at the heart of its war with Georgia yesterday, heightening tensions with the west as the United States dispatched a military ship bearing aid to a port city still patrolled by Russian troops.
Wed, 27 Aug, 2008
RUSSIAN soldiers took about 20 Georgians in military uniform prisoner at a key Black Sea port in western Georgia yesterday, blindfolding them and holding them at gunpoint, and commandeered American military vehicles awaiting shipment back to the US.
Wed, 20 Aug, 2008
SCRABBLING to find ways to punish Russia for its invasion of pro-Western Georgia, the US and its allies are considering expelling Moscow from an exclusive club of wealthy nations and canceling an upcoming joint NATO-Russia military exercise, Bush administration officials said Tuesday.
Wed, 13 Aug, 2008
ISRAELI Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said last night “there will be no peace” unless attacks are halted from all parts of the Palestinian territories, including those not controlled by his negotiating partners in the Palestinian leadership.
Thu, 10 Jan, 2008
Protesters shouted “Shame on You!” as baton-wielding police empowered by Pakistan’s state of emergency violently broke up a rally today and rounded up hundreds of opposition activists nationwide. The government said parliamentary elections could be delayed by up to a year, as it tries to stamp out a growing Islamic militant threat.
Sun, 04 Nov, 2007
Palestinians hope US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s visit to Jesus’ traditional birthplace today will not just be a religious experience, but will also bring their daily difficulties of life under Israeli occupation into sharper focus.
Wed, 17 Oct, 2007
US President George Bush, cheered on by Iraq war veterans and their families at the White House, urged politicians today to back his plan to withdraw some US troops from Iraq but keep at least 130,000 through to the middle of 2008 or longer.
Tue, 18 Sep, 2007