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General News Archive - June 09, 2006

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli support for a proposed unilateral withdrawal from parts of the occupied West Bank has tumbled to 37 percent, a poll published on Friday showed, less than two-thirds of the backing it had four months ago.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has handed over Dragan Zelenovic, a Bosnian Serb wanted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for rape and torture, to Bosnia, Interfax news agency reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source in Moscow.

By Omar al-Ibadi and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The killing of Abu Musab al- Zarqawi is a "new beginning" for Iraq, the interior minister said on Friday, as authorities enforced a traffic ban in an apparent effort to prevent al Qaeda reprisal attacks.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped a senior official of Iraq's oil ministry in Baghdad on Thursday after he left work, police and oil ministry sources said on Friday. The incident happened the same day U.S.

By Mariam Karouny BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped a senior official of Iraq's oil ministry after he left work in Baghdad on Thursday, police and ministry sources said on Friday, highlighting the lawlessness still afflicting the vital sector. The incident happened the same day U.S.

By Omar al-Ibadi and Ibon Villelabeitia BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a "new beginning" for Iraq, the interior minister said on Friday, but authorities imposed a traffic ban in an apparent effort to prevent al Qaeda reprisal attacks.

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Russia has handed over to Bosnia Dragan Zelenovic, a Bosnian Serb wanted by the United Nations war crimes tribunal for rape and torture, the Balkan country's war crimes court said on Friday. Russia transferred Zelenovic to the Bosnian authorities on Thursday after the U.N.

KABUL (Reuters) - Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar vowed that the killing in Iraq of al Qaeda militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi would not weaken Muslim efforts against "crusader forces," a Pakistan-based news agency said on Friday.

GAZA (Reuters) - The ruling Palestinian faction Hamas on Friday denied issuing a statement mourning the killing of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq, but hailed him as a symbol of resistance to occupation.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A powerful Iranian cleric said on Friday a package of incentives offered by six major powers would never stop Iran making nuclear fuel.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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