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  • Suspects Held after Bangladesh Blast Kills 22

    [Bengladesh bomb blast kills 21. Read photo caption below.] DHAKA, Bangladesh (Reuters) - Bangladesh police arrested three suspects Sunday after a bomb killed 22 people at a ruling Awami League meeting, state news agency BSS said. Fifteen people died at the scene of Saturday night's bombing in Narayanganj, nine miles east of the capital. Nearly.. More

  • Putin Seeks Balkan Border Pact, Slams UN Kosovo Plan

    [Putin and Kustinica discuss renewed tension in the volatile Balkans region.Read photo caption below.] PRISTINA, Yugoslavia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin condemned Western policy in Kosovo and Macedonia during a visit to Yugoslavia Sunday and called for an agreement to reaffirm borders in the volatile Balkans. Putin, speaking to Russian.. More

  • Palestinians, Israelis meet on security after three die

    [Israel's commitment to fragile ceasefire remains cosmetic: Palestinians.Read photo caption below]. JERUSALEM, (Islamweb, Agencies) - Palestinian and Israeli security chiefs met again in US-supervised talks on the fragile ceasefire between them Monday, at the end of one of the worst days of violence since the truce took effect Wednesday. Israeli.. More

  • Syrian Army Completes Most of Pullout From Beirut

    [Syrian tanks, equipment and personnel streamed along the highway over the weekend and crossed Lebanon's eastern border into Syria. See photo caption below]. BEIRUT (Islamweb, Agencies) - Syrian forces have abandoned almost all their military positions in and around Beirut in the last five days of surprise troop withdrawals from Lebanon, Lebanese.. More

  • Albanians Take a Hard Line in Peace Talks and in the Battle Field

    [Slav-dominated Macedonian police forces tighten security measures on roads leading to villages held by Albanian freedom fighters.Read photo caption below SKOPJE (Islamweb, Agencies)-Leaders of Macedonia's ethnic Albanian minority are taking a hard line in cross-party talks intended to avert another Balkan war, diplomatic sources said on Sunday. Politician.. More

  • Algeria Releases 300 People

    [Berber youth clash with riot police in Algiers, June, 14, 2001.Read photo caption below.] Algeria Releases 300 People ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Authorities released 300 people detained during a massive pro-democracy demonstration in Algiers, but unrest continued Saturday in the North African nation's ethnic Berber region. Clashes between security.. More

  • Bush Flies Home with Mixed Results from European Tour

    [First BushPutin summit Ljubljana, Slovenia, Saturday, June, 16, 2001.Read photo caption belwo]. Bush flies home with mixed results from European tour LJUBLJANA, June 17 (AFP) - US President George W. Bush wrapped up a five-nation European tour and flew home to Washington Sunday after a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladmir Putin that was --.. More

  • EU Commits to Enlargement with Offer of Late 2002 Target Date

    [EU top officials listening to final speech by Swedish premeir, Goran Persson at EU summit in Gothenburg, Saturday, 16, Jun 2001. Read photo caption below.] EU commits to enlargement with offer of late 2002 target date GOTHENBURG, Sweden, June 17 (AFP) - The European Union has strengthened its commitment to an historic expansion into eastern Europe.. More

  • Bulgarians Go to Polls, Ex-king Tipped for Victory

    [A large poster showing Bulgaria's former King Simeon II. Read photo caption below.] Bulgarians go to polls, ex-king tipped for victory SOFIA, June 17 (AFP) - Bulgaria's 6.4 million voters go to the polls Sunday for legislative elections expected to return former child king Simeon II to power, 55 years after he fled into exile after World War II. Opinion.. More

  • Annan to Meet Palestinians, Israelis on Truce

    [UN Chief meets Israeli and Palestinian leaders.Read photo caption below.] Annan to Meet Palestinians, Israelis on Truce JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annanmeets Palestinian and Israeli leaders on Saturday to help cement a shaky U.S.-brokered cease-fire to end eight months of bloodshed. Annan was due to meet Palestinian President.. More

  • Taliban Seek More Talks to Keep U.N. Bread Aid

    [Friday, Jun 15, the last day the UN's World Food Program (WFP) distribution in Afghanistan. Read photo caption below.] Taliban Seek More Talks to Keep U.N. Bread Aid ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Afghanistan 's ruling Taliban have requested further talks to avert a permanent closure of a U.N. food subsidy program feeding nearly 300,000 people in the capital,.. More

  • Bush, Putin to Meet for First Time, Build Relations

    [Site of first BushPutin summit in Slovenia, Saturday, June, 16, 2001. Read photo caption below] Bush, Putin to Meet for First Time, Build Relations WARSAW (Reuters) - President Bushand Russian President Vladimir Putinmeet on Saturday for the first time, far apart on U.S. missile defense plans but eager to size each other up and start to build a.. More

  • EU Summit Braced for More Violence

    [Anarchist protests mar EU summit meetings in Gothenburg, Sweden, June, 15-16, 2001. Read photo caption below] EU Summit Braced for More Violence GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - Swedish police were braced for fresh protests on Saturday after rioting raged through a European Unionsummit, leaving three anarchist protesters shot and wounded and 12 policemen.. More

  • Four Killed in Algerian Protests

    [Bloody clashes betwee Berber protesters and police continue in Algeria.Read photo caption below.] Four Killed in Algerian Protests ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) - Authorities on Friday raised the death toll in a massive protest by demonstrators demanding greater democracy, saying four people were killed during the rioting a day earlier. Journalists estimated.. More

  • Woods Trails Leading Trio by Nine at U.S. Open

    [Tiger Woods, US Open, Tusla, June, 15, 2001. Read photo caption below.] Woods Trails Leading Trio by Nine at U.S. Open TULSA, Okla. (Reuters) – Tiger Woods seeking a fifth consecutive major title, was battling to make the cut at the U.S. Open on Friday when he finished the second round with a five-over-par 145, nine strokes off the pace. Retief.. More