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General News Archive - June 06, 2006

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas moved closer to a showdown with the Hamas government on Tuesday after he called for a referendum on a statehood manifesto that implicitly recognizes Israel.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana began a meeting with Iranian chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani on Tuesday to present proposals aimed at persuading Iran to halt making nuclear fuel, an Iranian official said.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana began a meeting with Iran's chief nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, on Tuesday to present proposals aimed at persuading Tehran to halt making nuclear fuel, an Iranian official said.

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber rammed a U.S. coalition convoy in the southern Afghan province of Khost on Tuesday, causing casualties, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, a U.S. military spokeswoman in Kabul said.

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber rammed a U.S. coalition convoy in the southeast Afghan province of Khost on Tuesday, wounding some troops, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, a U.S. military spokeswoman in Kabul said.

KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide car bomber rammed a U.S. coalition convoy in the southeast Afghan province of Khost on Tuesday, wounding some troops, a U.S. military spokeswoman in Kabul said.

By Wafa Amr RAMALLAH (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas weighed on Tuesday an appeal by Arab leaders to delay a showdown with Hamas after he called for a referendum on a statehood manifesto implicitly recognizing Israel.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior EU official presented Iran on Tuesday with proposals from six world powers aimed at persuading Tehran to rein in a nuclear program that the West fears will lead to an atomic bomb.

By Fredrik Dahl and Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In the latest atrocity in a volatile area north of Baghdad, nine severed heads were found on Tuesday, police said, as Iraqi leaders faced a crisis over filling two security jobs critical to ending rampant bloodshed.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Embattled Iraqi Prime Ministe

Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.