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General News Archive - May 19, 2006

RIYADH (Reuters) - Fifteen Saudi Arabian detainees at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay naval base arrived home on Friday after being freed from U.S. custody, the kingdom's Interior Minister Prince Nayef bin Abdul Aziz said.

By Mirwais Afghan KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan police hunted for Taliban insurgents on Friday after two of the bloodiest days since the 2001 overthrow of the hardline Islamists.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S.

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has warned anti-free trade activists, who have previously staged violent rallies, not to travel to the United States next month when Seoul and Washington launch talks on a bilateral trade deal.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran initially enriched uranium from China but is now using domestically processed uranium in its nuclear programme, an Iranian diplomat said on Friday after some doubts were cast on his country's recent enrichment claims.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt on Friday rejected condemnation by close ally the United States of a court's decision to uphold a five-year jail sentence against opposition leader Ayman Nour. Egypt's highest appeal court on Thursday rejected Nour's appeal for a retrial. He cannot file another appeal.

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations committee against torture told the United States on Friday it should close any secret prisons abroad and the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba, saying they violated international law. The 10 independent experts, who examined the U.S.

Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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