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General News Archive - March 01, 2006

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush was due to arrive in Afghanistan on Wednesday, his first visit to a frontline nation in the war on terrorism launched after the September 11 attacks on U.S. cities in 2001.

By Guy Faulconbridge MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin called on Wednesday for efforts to reduce instability in world energy markets as he set out the agenda for Russia's presidency this year of the Group of Eight industrialized nations. Putin will host U.S. President George W.

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Wednesday to see for the first time the emerging democracy that replaced the Taliban he ousted in 2001 after September 11.

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Wednesday to see for the first time the emerging democracy that replaced the Taliban he ousted in 2001 after September 11.

By Steve Holland BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush made a surprise visit to Afghanistan on Wednesday to see for the first time the emerging democracy that replaced the Taliban ousted in 2001 after September 11.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said he had advised the United States against attacking Iran, predicting that Tehran would react through its influence over Shi'ite Muslim communities in Arab countries in the Gulf.

SOFIA (Reuters) - The United States is negotiating with Bulgaria to add a third U.S. military base to two it already plans to set up in the Balkan country, Bulgarian Defense Minister Veselin Bliznakov said on Wednesday.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's main Sunni Muslim religious organization, accusing the Shi'ite-led government and U.S. forces of involvement in attacks by Shi'ite militiamen, called on Wednesday on the community to protect its mosques.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Egypt had won over U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to its views on democracy in the Arab world and quoted her as saying it would take a generation for democracy to take hold.

By Alastair Macdonald and Aseel Kami BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two car bombs killed seven people and wounded 20 in Baghdad on Wednesday as Saddam Hussein returned to court for a second day since a week of sectarian violence pitched Iraq toward civil war.

Word of the Day
kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'