General News Archive - August 04, 2006
MIAMI (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Chris retained its strength as it headed west toward Cuba on Friday, prompting authorities to post storm warnings -- meaning severe weather was expected within 24 hours -- for the Turks and Caicos islands and the southeastern Bahamas.
By Tom Perry BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel's army prepared on Friday for a possible push deeper into southern Lebanon to drive out Hizbollah which threatened to launch rockets further into Israel if central Beirut is bombed. While world powers worked on a U.N.
By Tan Ee Lyn HONG KONG (Reuters) - A leading virologist has urged countries battling new H5N1 bird flu outbreaks in animals to analyze the genetic makeup of the virus to trace its origins and better arm themselves to combat the disease.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran's Deputy Oil Minister Mohammad Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian said on Friday global crude oil prices could touch $100 a barrel due to geopolitical problems and soaring winter demand.
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - A senior Mosul policeman was killed by a car bomb on Friday and heavy clashes between insurgents and U.S. and Iraqi forces were reported in the city, Iraq's third largest, police sources said.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A NATO convoy was bombed in Afghanistan's south on Friday, a day after four soldiers were killed in the area, but there were no casualties, the alliance said.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Iran's Deputy Oil Minister Mohammad Hadi Nejad-Hosseinian said on Friday global crude oil prices could touch $100 a barrel on geopolitical tension and soaring winter demand.
By Alistair Lyon, Special Correspondent BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israeli air strikes destroyed three highway bridges north of Beirut on Friday, stalling several U.N. aid convoys for civilians caught up in Israel's expanding conflict with Hizbollah in Lebanon.
HADHAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Ten people, including three Iraqi policemen, were killed on Friday by a suicide bomber in Hadhar, a town 90 km (55 miles) south of Mosul, a police source said.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council should be scrapped for trying to make Iran halt its atomic work while failing to stop Israel's offensive against Lebanon, a senior Iranian clerical politician said on Friday.
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