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2006-07-15 09:17:45

By Imtiaz Shah KARACHI (Reuters) - Angry Shi'ite Muslims set an American food outlet, a bank and scores of vehicles on fire in Karachi on Saturday after funeral prayers were held for a leading cleric killed in a suicide bombing a day earlier. The violence occurred after more than 5,000 mourners attended prayers for Allama Hassan Turabi, a leader of the Islami Tehrik party and member of the main Islamist alliance, the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA). Turabi and a nephew died on Friday...

2006-07-14 08:09:58

KARACHI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed a leading Pakistani Muslim Shi'ite cleric, Allama Hassan Turabi, in an attack on Friday in the volatile southern city of Karachi, provincial government officials said. "Allama Turabi is dead," Salahuddin Haider, a spokesman for the Sindh government, said from the hospital ward where the mortally wounded cleric had been rushed. A young nephew of the cleric and a bodyguard also died, along with the bomber, in the attack outside Turabi's house...

2006-07-14 07:42:14

KARACHI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed himself and one other person in an attack that seriously wounded a leading Pakistani Muslim Shi'ite cleric, Allama Hassan Turabi, in Karachi on Friday, police said. "The suicide bomber and a nephew of the allama were killed in the attack. The allama was seriously wounded and two of his guards were also wounded," Mushtaq Shah, a deputy inspector general of police told Reuters. The attack took place outside the cleric's house in a...

2006-07-14 07:34:26

KARACHI (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed himself and one other person in an attack that seriously wounded a leading Pakistani Muslim Shi'ite cleric, Allama Hasan Turabi, in Karachi on Friday, police said.

2005-12-31 07:32:40

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan commemorates 50 years of independence on Sunday, but some question if the African nation racked by conflicts and dependent on foreign aid and peacekeepers should really be celebrating. In 2005, Sudan ended Africa's longest civil war in its south with a peace deal on January 9, ushering in hopes of an era of stability and development in one of the poorest areas on earth. The south has been devastated by conflict for all but 11 years since...

2005-12-17 05:15:05

By Opheera McDoom KHARTOUM (Reuters) - China's trade and oil interests in Sudan have induced the permanent U.N. Security Council member to provide diplomatic cover for the government accused by many of war crimes against its own people, analysts say. Sudan has had its back against the wall of the U.N. headquarters in New York during the past 18 months over the conflict in Darfur, where tens of thousands of people have died as a result of violence the United States called genocide....

2005-07-20 16:07:44

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Opposition political forces plan protests and strikes to try to force Sudan's new coalition government to include a greater number of political voices, politicians told Reuters on Wednesday. About 10 Sudanese professional organizations and political parties, including the Popular National Congress, led by Islamist Hassan al-Turabi, and the Umma Party have formed an alliance with other parties to oppose the newly agreed coalition unity government. "We want a national...

2005-06-30 15:32:06

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan on Thursday released prominentIslamist Hassan Turabi, detained last year on suspicion ofplotting a coup, in a step toward reconciliation amongKhartoum's political elite. Hundreds of supporters shouting "God is great" welcomedTurabi, a former ally of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, tohis Popular Congress party headquarters, which reopened onThursday after the authorities lifted a ban on its activities. Dressed in his usual white cloak and neatly bound...

2005-06-30 11:24:10

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities on Thursdayreleased prominent Islamist Hassan Turabi, detained last yearon suspicion of plotting a coup, in a step towardreconciliation among Khartoum's political elite. Hundreds of supporters shouting "God is great" welcomedTurabi, a former ally of President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, tohis Popular Congress party headquarters in the Sudanesecapital. Bashir said in a speech on Thursday that his government haddecided to release all political prisoners...

2005-06-30 09:39:45

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities set freeprominent Islamist leader Hassan Turabi on Thursday after 15months of detention, Turabi's secretary said. "He has been released from the place he was being held andhe is on his way to the headquarters of the party," secretaryAwad Babiker told Reuters.


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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