International News Archive - July 06, 2008

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's army under President Pervez Musharraf supervised a shipment of uranium centrifuges to North Korea in 2000, the disgraced architect of Pakistan's atomic weapons program said Friday.

Excerpt from an article by Mohammad Amin Mirzad entitled: "The first failed experience - increase in troops in the bloodiest month of the year", published by Afghan newspaper Daily Afghanistan, part of the Afghanistan newspaper group on 5 July The escalation of violence in recent months and heavy casualties suffered by foreign forces have made countries with a military presence in Afghanistan consider increasing troops in Afghanistan.

Excerpt from report by official news agency Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) Islamabad, 5 July: Director General Strategic Plans Division, Lt. Gen.

By ALI AKBAR DAREINI By Ali Akbar Dareini The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran Iran indicated Saturday that it has no plans to meet a key Western demand that it stop enriching uranium.

Text of report by Hamas-backed newspaper Filistin on 5 July ["Dimensions" column by Khalid Walid Mahmud: "What Use Is the Calm if There Is No Commitment to it?"] Ever since the first moments of the implementation of the calm agreement between Hamas and 'Israel' questions have been repeatedly raised among most observers about the extent the Israeli side will continue to commit to the calm and implement its articles.

By David Randall NEW CROSS MURDERS French students Laurent Bonomo and Gabriel Ferez were tied up, tortured and stabbed 243 times in an act of unbelievable savagery.

Police Sunday said they are not ruling out further arrests in the torture slayings of two French college students in their London apartment.

By Brian Murphy Associated Press The last major remnant of Saddam Hussein's nuclear program -- a huge stockpile of concentrated natural uranium -- reached a Canadian port Saturday to complete a secret U.S.

Text of commentary by Makau Mutua entitled "AU must force Mugabe out of power", published by Kenyan newspaper Sunday Nation on 6 July; Subheadings as published This week in the resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, the African Union [AU] once again vividly demonstrated why it is not worthy of the respect of Africans.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ A suicide bomber marked the first anniversary of the military operation against Islamabad's radical Red Mosque by targeting police guarding the site, killing at least 15 people.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.