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24 February 2017
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06 May 2003
Iraqi POWs return after 15 years in Iran
A group of 59 Iraqi officers returned to Baghdad after spending more than 15 years as prisoners of war in Iran, reported the Arab information radio broadcast of the U.S. army on Tuesday.
Security Council to extend Liberia sanctions
The Security Council is expected to adopt a resolution Tuesday to renew UN sanctions against Liberia for 12 months, the British ambassador to the United Nations, Jeremy Greenstock, said Monday.
Struggle veteran Sisulu dies
African National Congress veteran Walter Sisulu, born in 1912, the year the ANC was founded, died on Monday.
05 May 2003
Iraqi Shiites in Egypt for talks
Delegates from the main Shiite Muslim movement that opposed Saddam Hussein were due for talks here Monday with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Maher, officials said Sunday.
Mbeki, Obasanjo, Muluzi in big Zimbabwe push
The leaders of South Africa, Nigeria and Malawi are expected in Zimbabwe Monday in a bid to facilitate discussions between President Robert Mugabe and the main opposition leader, Morgan Tsvangirai.
North Korea objects to terror tag
North Korea accused the United States Monday of complicating efforts to resolve the crisis over its nuclear programs by renaming it as a supporter of terror.
SA politicians share lessons with Isrealis, Palestinians
South African politicans involved in negotiating an end to the apartheid era began a three-day meeting outside Cape Town on Sunday to share their experience with leaders and academics involved in...
Southern Africa hopes for progress in Zim - Leon
Southern Africans will be hoping that Monday's meeting between African leaders in Harare will yield positive outcomes for Zimbabwe and the region, Democratic Alliance leader Tony Leon said on Sunday.
03 May 2003
Fitch upgrades SA's currency rating
International rating agency, Fitch has upgraded South Africa's long-term foreign currency rating, as well the ratings of five major local banks.
Poverty still SA's main scourge - Mandela
Poverty was still the main scourge affecting poor people in South Africa, former president Nelson Mandela told a packed auditorium in King William's Town, Eastern Cape, on Saturday.
02 May 2003
China, S Korea to seek peaceful solution to nuclear crisis
Chinese President Hu Jintao and his South Korean counterpart Roh Moo-Hyun on Friday agreed to pursue a peaceful solution to the stand-off over North Korea's nuclear ambitions, Roh's office said.
Conservative thinktanks hold big sway in US
Conservative thinktanks exert a considerable influence over the Bush administration and the US media, with their right-wing agenda considerably at odds with the more moderate view of the State...
EU, Japan back multilateral talks over N Korea
The European Union and Japan expressed Friday their support for multilateral talks to prod North Korea into abandoning its nuclear programme, adding that negotiations could not only include...
Togo's electoral body rejects candidacy of opposition leader
Togo's electoral commission on Friday rejected the candidacy of main opposition leader Gilchrist Olympio in the June 1 presidential polls, saying his application was "incomplete," a source said...
US wants Syria to 'dismantle' Hezbollah
The United States has demanded that Syria "dismantle" the militant Lebanese Shiite Muslim movement Hezbollah, US National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice was quoted as saying in an Israeli...
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