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Friday, March 11, 2005
Annan moots global strategy to combat terrorism
MADRID, MARCH 10.The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, in Madrid to attend an international conference on terrorism, said on Thursday he was sending a special envoy to Damascus to discuss a timetable for Syrian troop withdrawal from ...
Colombo, LTTE closer to agreement on tsunami relief work
COLOMBO, MARCH 10.The Sri Lankan Government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are reportedly closer to an agreement on a joint mechanism for post-tsunami reconstruction after a meeting between the Norwegian Special Adviser to the ...
Chechnya: new leader's identity hidden
MOSCOW, MARCH 10.Chechen separatists quickly appointed a successor to the killed leader Aslan Maskhadov yesterday, withholding his name but making it clear that it was not Russia's most wanted man, the mastermind of hostage taking, Shamil ...
A comeback for Lebanon's Premier
MANAMA, MARCH 10.Lebanon's President has reappointed the former Prime Minister, Omar Karami, who had earlier resigned in the wake of anti-Syrian protests, and asked him to form a new government. Shortly after his reappointment, the pro-Syrian ...
Malaria threat to one-third of mankind
LONDON, MARCH 10.More than half a billion people nearly double previous estimates were infected by the deadliest form of malaria in 2002, scientists reveal in a report out today. They calculate that one in three in the world ...
Pakistan proposes SAARC summit in April
ISLAMABAD, MARCH 10. Pakistan has proposed convening of the 13th SAARC summit in mid-April and is awaiting confirmation from member-States. According to senior officials in the Foreign Office, after preliminary consultations, Islamabad has ...
India & World
Straw cites Amartya Sen on democratic reforms
LONDON, MARCH 10. The British Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, on Thursday cited the work of the Indian Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen to advocate democratic reforms in West Asia which, he said, was witnessing a "wave of change'' in the wake of the ...
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