International News Archive - August 03, 2008

Within its evening newscasts on 2 August, Al-Sharqiyah Television highlighted the ongoing talks among various Iraqi parliamentary blocs on the disputed paragraphs of the Provincial Council Election Law in anticipation of the 3 August parliamentary session.

By Carol Rosenberg, The Miami Herald Aug. 3--GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- If Osama bin Laden's driver is convicted next week at his war crimes trial, he will have to be imprisoned separately from the other 265 or so men held at the Pentagon's showcase prison camps. Rear Adm.

Israel said Sunday it allowed 180 Fatah-aligned Palestinians fleeing from weekend violence in Gaza to enter the country temporarily as a humanitarian gesture.

A spokesman for Palestinian Fatah group threatened to seek a court order to outlaw rival Hamas following the crackdown against a Fatah-allied clan in the Gaza Strip, which killed and wounded dozens of Palestinians.

By Ibrahim Barzak and Dalia Nammari Associated Press GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Hamas forces battled Fatah-linked fighters with mortars and machine guns in a crowded Gaza neighborhood Saturday, leaving at least nine dead in the worst Palestinian infighting in nine months.

BAGHDAD _ Despite intense U.S. pressure, Iraqi legislators Sunday failed to reach an agreement to solve an increasingly bitter dispute over the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk.

Word of the Day
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.