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International News Archive - June 16, 2008

Text of report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 15 June: Pakistan on Sunday [15 June] once again clarified that on Pakistan side of the border along Afghanistan it is the Pakistani troops who have the sole responsibility to take action against the terrorists.

Text of report by privately-owned Pakistan television Dawn News on 15 June Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani has said that Pakistan does not interfere in anybody else's affairs and will not anybody to interfere in its territorial limits.

Text of report by staff correspondent headlined "TTP warns Karzai of tit-for-tat response" published by Pakistani newspaper The News website on 16 June Khar: The spokesman of the Tehrik-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP) on Sunday [15 June] warned of tit-for-tat response if the NATO forces and Afghan National Army attacked the tribal areas of Pakistan to hunt down the Taleban leaders.

Excerpt from report by state-run Iranian radio external service from Mashhad on 15 June [Presenter] For the first time, Afghan President Hamed Karzai has warned that he is ready to send troops across the border into Pakistan to confront militants based there.

Text of report by Indian news agency PTI New Delhi, 15 June: Linking left parties' opposition to "strategic alliance" with the US to the cause of Palestine, Communist Party of India - Marxist leader Prakash Karat Sunday [15 June] said India will have to be "disentangled" from a trilateral axis with America and Israel to help the Palestinian struggle.

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South Korea said Monday that talks with the United States on the resumption of beef imports will be held as originally planned, just hours after announcing a temporary halt of the negotiations.

Text of report by Qatari government-funded, pan-Arab news channel Al-Jazeera satellite TV on 16 June US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will conclude her visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories today with a three-way session, in which she will meet with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Baraq and head of the Palestinian caretaker government, Salam Fayyad, in order to activate the final-status talks between the two sides.

An Egyptian radio commentary by Hasan al-Ashmawi entitled: "Failure of Rice's tour, necessity of Arab action" on 16 June dealt with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's current visit to the Middle East.

By NED PARKER By Ned Parker and Raheem Salman Los Angeles Times BAGHDAD Members of Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political bloc announced Sunday that the group would not compete as a party in coming local elections but would endorse candidates.

By Joel Greenberg, Chicago Tribune Jun. 16--JERUSALEM--On her sixth Middle East trip this year to promote peace efforts, U.S.

Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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