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  • Macedonian soldier killed in clashes with Albanian fighters

    SKOPJE,(Islamweb & Agencies) - A Macedonian soldier was killed late Sunday during clashes with ethnic Albanian fighters near the northwestern town of Tetovo, an army spokesman told AFP. Suspected members of theNational Liberation Army (NLA) "opened fire on Macedonian army positions at Kale, in the heights above Tetevo, and a soldier was killed," Colonel.. More

  • Milosevic Remains Defiant Even in Captivity

    BELGRADE, Yugoslavia (AP) - Slobodan Milosevic plans to tell the U.N. war crimes tribunal when he appears before it this week that he is being put on a show trial, the victim of NATO revenge because he refused to give up Kosovo, his lawyers said Sunday. (Read photo caption below) Milosevic is to appear Tuesday before the tribunal for an initial hearing.. More

  • Pakistan Cinema Blast Kills Two, Hurts 14

    KARACHI (Reuters) - A bomb exploded in a cinema in the Pakistani port city of Karachi on Sunday, the eve of municipal elections, killing two people and injuring 14, state television reported. (Read photo caption below) Police earlier said one person was killed and at least six other people injured by the bomb that went off during an evening film show.. More

  • Somalis Celebrate Independence Anniversary

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - For the first time in a decade, thousands of Somalis joined celebrations in Mogadishu on Sunday to mark the anniversary of their country's independence. The ceremony, the first of its kind to be held in the capital since Somalia dissolved into chaos after the overthrow of President Mohamed Siad Barre in January 1991, was staged.. More

  • Iraq Protests US Airstrikes

    BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - U.S. and British airstrikes on Iraq amount to an undeclared war against the country, the Iraqi government said in a protest to the United Nations on Sunday. (Read photo caption below). In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, acting Foreign Minister Tariq Aziz asked him to take measures ``to put a stop to these illegal.. More

  • Car bombs rock Israeli town

    Two car bombs have exploded in the central Israeli town , near Tel Aviv, raising tension after a series of clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli army. Five people were lightly wounded in the first blast, which went off in a car park near a kindergarten. The blasts follow the deaths of five Palestinians, including a prominent activist from.. More

  • A Week-long Test for Compliance with Mideast Ceasefire Terms

    JERUSALEM (Islamweb & Agencies) - Secretary of State Colin Powell holds new talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on Friday to build on an agreement on a week-long test for compliance with a U.S.-brokered truce. Powell and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said they had agreed in a session on Thursday on a seven-day-long test period for Palestinian.. More

  • Annan sworn in for second term as head of UN

    UNITED NATIONS,(AFP) - Hailed as "a global citizen", Kofi Annan took the oath of office of UN Secretary General for the second time Friday, saying he hoped in his new term to make individuals feel closer to the organisation. (Read photo caption below). "Only if their confidence in the United Nations has been strengthened will your confidence in me have.. More

  • EU Envoy Starts Macedonia Mission

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (Islamweb & Agencies) - The European Union's new Balkans envoy, Francois Leotard, (photo) met Friday with Macedonian President Boris Trajkovski on the first step of his mission aimed at averting a new war in the Balkans. Macedonian troops fired occasional machine-gun and mortar rounds at ethnic Albanian fighters positions just above.. More

  • Direct Talks on Western Sahara Get UN Green Light

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council gave a green light on Friday to five months of talks between Morocco and the Polisario Front independence movement on a draft autonomy plan for Western Sahara. (Map). But the council instructed U.N. special envoy and former Secretary of State James Baker, who drafted the plan, to also keep on the.. More

  • Shebaa clashes highlight regional peace dangers in Middle East

    JERUSALEM, (AFP) - Prospects for peace in the Middle East again looked bleak Friday, with violence in the tinderbox Shebaa Farms area prompting Israeli warnings against Syria.(Read photo caption below). An Egyptian policeman meanwhile fell victim to Israeli-Palestinian unrest in the Gaza Strip when he was killed by a stray bullet near Gaza. Referring.. More

  • New UN Western Sahara Plan Attacked

    NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS (BBC)-The special United Nations envoy for Western Sahara, James Baker, has defended his proposal that the territory (map) become an autonomous region under Moroccan rule. He said his plan was another approach to what he described as a very difficult problem. Mr Baker was responding to Algerian accusations that UN officials.. More

  • Ethnic Violence in Central Nigeria

    NASAWARA STATE, CENTRAL NIGERIA, (Islamweb & Agencies)-Villagers in central Nigeria say more than 50 people were killed two days ago in an attack by youths from a rival ethnic group. The news comes amid worsening ethnic clashes in Nasawara state which have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. Residents of Tudun Adabu, who belong.. More

  • Bush is optimistic

    [Palestinians youths hurl stones and a petrol bomb at Israeli occupation soldiers during clashes in the West Bank town Hebron, Al-Khalil on June 26, 2001. Read photo caption below]. WASHINGTON, June 26 (Islamweb & Agencies) - With fresh gunbattles in the West Bank again puncturing a shaky cease-fire, talk by the Israeli Prime Minister on his second.. More

  • Renewed Fighting in Macedonia

    [ SKOPJE(Islamweb & Agencies)The Slave-dominated Macedonian forces have resumed shelling of positions held by ethnic Albanian fighters, as western diplomats try to shore up support for the government. The shelling of the village of Nikustak, which began on Tuesday, follows the evacuation of Albanian fighters from nearby Aracinovo in a Nato-led operation... More