International News Archive - March 12, 2006
KABUL (Reuters) - A former Afghan president who heads a government commission seeking to encourage Taliban defections, survived a suicide attack on Sunday in Kabul, a senior police official said.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's right-wing Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ruled out joining a future government led by interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in protest at planned unilateral West Bank withdrawals.
KABUL (Reuters) - A former Afghan president who heads a government commission seeking to encourage Taliban defections survived a suicide car bomb attack on Sunday that killed two bombers and two civilians, officials said.
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran said on Sunday it was no longer considering a Russian compromise deal intended to defuse an international dispute over whether Tehran is seeking to build an atomic bomb.
By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Residents of the Japanese city of Iwakuni voted on Sunday in a referendum on the future of a U.S. Marine base, the outcome of which could affect broader talks on the relocation of U.S. forces throughout Japan.
By Saad Khan PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities further eased an eight-day-old curfew in the capital of a tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Sunday after soldiers killed dozens of Islamist militants in air and ground attacks.
By Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's right-wing Likud Party leader Benjamin Netanyahu ruled out joining interim Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a future government on Sunday, in protest at Olmert's planned unilateral West Bank withdrawals.
By Sayed Salahuddin KABUL (Reuters) - A former Afghan president who heads a commission trying to encourage Taliban defections was slightly wounded in a suicide car bomb attack on Sunday that officials said killed two bombers and two civilians.
By Monika Lahjner BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbs paid emotional tribute to assassinated reformist Zoran Djindjic on Sunday, the third anniversary of his death, but there was no outpouring of grief for Slobodan Milosevic who died in detention in The Hague.
By Linda Sieg TOKYO (Reuters) - Voters in a Japanese city overwhelmingly rejected a plan on Sunday to bring more planes and troops to a nearby U.S. Marine base, complicating talks on relocating U.S. forces throughout Japan.
- A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
- A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
- In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
- The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
- A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.