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International News Archive - January 29, 2006

By Robert Birsel KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan will get firm assurances of international help in London this week and in return it will promise to push on with reforms and tackle corruption and its huge illegal drug trade.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh added several ministers to his government on Sunday, mostly for new positions partly aimed at bolstering regional support ahead of elections in some states.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Gas supplies to Georgia have resumed a week after explosions at a pipeline in Russia cut deliveries during the coldest winter in a decade, local news agencies reported on Sunday.

KUWAIT (Reuters) - Kuwait's parliament on Sunday unanimously confirmed Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah as emir of the Gulf state, replacing the ailing ruler who had been voted out, the speaker of the house said.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein walked out of court on Sunday to protest at the proceedings of his trial shortly after his defense team stormed out, a Reuters witness said.

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Russian gas started to flow to Georgia again on Sunday, a week after explosions at a pipeline cut supplies during the coldest winter in a decade, officials said.

By Parisa Hafezi TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran insisted on Sunday the only solution to its nuclear dispute with the West was negotiations rather than referral of its atomic dossier to the United Nations Security Council.

By Rex Merrifield HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's first woman president faced a tight race with her conservative challenger as voters cast ballots on Sunday in an election run-off.

By Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Russian gas started to flow to Georgia again on Sunday, a week after pipeline explosions cut supplies during the coldest winter in a decade, straining relations with its northern neighbor, officials said.

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it would hold a conference in a few months time to examine the scale of the Holocaust, which President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has described as a myth.