General News Archive - September 18, 2005
By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - Afghans voted in national assembly and provincial elections on Sunday for the first time in decades, an event President Hamid Karzai hailed as a defining moment in the nation's struggle to rebuild after years of conflict.
By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters launched a series of attacks on Sunday as Afghans voted in their first legislative elections in decades which were hailed by President Hamid Karzai as a defining moment in the nation's struggle to rebuild.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf told U.S. Jewish leaders on Saturday that granting the Palestinians statehood would help stop Islamic terrorism and lead to full diplomatic ties between Pakistan and Israel.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday warned the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against sending its atomic case to the U.N. Security Council, hinting such a move could prompt Tehran to start uranium enrichment.
By David Brunnstrom KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters tried on Sunday to sabotage Afghanistan's first legislative election in decades, but voters still turned out for a ballot President Hamid Karzai said was a defining moment in the nation's struggle to rebuild.
By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Security forces plugged breaches in the Gaza Strip's border with Egypt on Sunday to end a chaotic flood of people in both directions that stirred worries in Israel over arms smuggling after its Gaza withdrawal.
By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran warned the board of the International Atomic Energy Agency against sending its atomic case to the U.N. Security Council, hinting on Sunday the move could prompt Tehran to begin enriching uranium.
By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban fighters tried on Sunday to sabotage Afghanistan's first legislative election in decades, but voters still turned out in force for a ballot President Hamid Karzai called a defining moment in the struggle to rebuild.
By Dominic Evans RIYADH (Reuters) - Hundreds of Saudi fighters who joined the insurgency in Iraq showed few signs of militancy before the U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein, according to a detailed study based on Saudi intelligence reports.
By Luke Baker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament approved a final draft of a new constitution on Sunday and submitted it to the United Nations, which will print five million copies and distribute it around the country.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.