International News Archive - July 12, 2006

By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rebels in Darfur are fighting each other with the Sudanese military apparently supporting one faction, sometimes with aircraft disguised as relief planes, a senior U.N. official said.

By Alistair Bell MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The conservative winner of Mexico's contested presidential election urged calm on Tuesday ahead of street protests led by his leftist rival, who demanded a recount and said the vote could be nullified.

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A leading Kashmiri guerrilla group on Wednesday denounced bomb attacks on India's financial hub, Mumbai, and grenade attacks in Indian Kashmir as "outrageous," saying it abhorred the killing of civilians. "Attacks on civilians are not part of our manifesto.

By Kamran Haider MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Kashmiris shunned hard-line Islamist parties in legislative assembly elections despite their prominent role in reconstruction after last October's earthquake, results on Wednesday showed .

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Leading Muslim milita

By Pracha Hariraksapitak BANGKOK (Reuters) - Leaders of a campaign to oust Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra decided on Wednesday not to resume street protests until revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej has recovered from a cracked rib.

KHOST, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber rammed a taxi into a convoy of U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing himself and a child and wounding five including a foreign soldier, a government official said.

By Matt Robinson PRISTINA, Serbia (Reuters) - U.N. mediators in talks on the fate of Kosovo expect to chair the highest-level meeting of Serbs and pro-independence ethnic Albanians since the 1998-99 war in the last week of July, a U.N. official said.

PARIS (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected accusations that his government had restricted democratic liberties, accusing foreign critics of echoing the colonialist rhetoric of a century ago.

By Peter Apps COLOMBO (Reuters) - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels killed two Sri Lankan policemen and a soldier in mine ambushes on Wednesday, officials said, while diplomats feared that a recent lull in violence could be followed by a dramatic new attack.

Word of the Day
  • A woman chauffeur.
  • A woman who operates an automobile.
The word 'chaffeuse' comes from French, and is the feminine form of 'chauffeur'.