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General News Archive - June 11, 2006

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Foreign Ministry rejected some proposals from six world powers trying to persuade it to stop its atomic fuel work and said Tehran will offer its own amendments, a ministry official said on Sunday.

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Hamas militants in Gaza seriously wounded an Israeli in a rocket attack and an Israeli helicopter airstrike killed two Hamas militants in the northern Gaza Strip as violence escalated on Sunday.

WASHINGTON, June 11 - (Reuters) - The first tropical depression of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season dumped heavy rain on Cuba on Sunday and could become a tropical storm as it moves toward the United States, U.S. forecasters said.

CAIRO (Reuters) - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said on Sunday there were problems as well as positive points in an incentive package put forward by six world powers to persuade Tehran to stop atomic fuel work. "These proposals contain some positive points.

By Souhail Karam RIYADH (Reuters) - A lawyer for Saudi nationals imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay said on Sunday he held U.S. authorities responsible for the deaths of two Saudi prisoners who hanged themselves at the U.S. naval base. Saudi Arabia, a staunch U.S.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli helicopter air strike killed two Palestinian militants from Hamas in Gaza on Sunday after a rocket fired by members of the Islamic group seriously wounded an Israeli civilian, medics said.

By Tom Perry CAIRO (Reuters) - Iran on Sunday gave its most negative assessment of proposals offered by six world powers aimed at persuading Tehran to give up sensitive nuclear work that the West fears is being used to make bombs.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda in Iraq vowed on Sunday to carry out large-scale attacks that would "shake the enemy" after the killing of its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, but did not name a successor.

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike killed two Palestinian militants from Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after a rocket fired by members of the Islamist group seriously wounded an Israeli civilian, medics said.

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Security Agency's domestic spying program faces its first legal challenge in a case that could decide if the White House is allowed to order eavesdropping without a court order. Oral arguments are set for Monday at U.S.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.