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02:29 2003-03-23
Precision weaponry destroys Museum in Baghdad

On Friday night, a terrorist attack by US/UK warplanes on Baghdad destroyed, among other buildings, the Palace of Peace and a former presidential palace which has now been transformed into a museum.

This act of terrorism has been strongly criticized by the authorities in Baghdad, which have called the US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld a criminal dog.

Mohamed Said Al-Sahhaf, the Iraqi Information Minister, questioned ironically These are military targets?

Donald Rumsfeld gloated last night that hundreds of targets had been destroyed with success, while five innocent civilians were murdered by warplanes under his orders.

Timothy BANCROFT-HINCHEY
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02:29
Precision weaponry destroys Museum in Baghdad
Surgical strikes against military targets raze Palace of Peace and Museum
On Friday night, a terrorist attack by US/UK warplanes on Baghdad destroyed, among other buildings, the Palace of Peace and a former presidential palace which has now been transformed into a museum.
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21:10
Conservationists Take the Offensive Against Controversial Gas Project in Peru
International Groups will ask President of Inter-American Development Bank to Reject Financing for Camisea gas project in the Peruvian Amazon jungle
Environmental groups like Amazon Watch, Rainforests Action Network and others are doing a great battle against an ongoing multimillionaire gas extraction mega-project in southeastern Peru. There, vulnerable uncontacted people lived for centuries and since the works begun many have died due to new introduced diseases for which they do not have defenses
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20:12
Iraq Becomes Basis of Resistance Mechanism
And this is respective of the fact whether Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is alive or already dead
Today we cannot speak about the break-up of Saddams regime and about future prospects of post-Saddam Iraq. Professional experts are inclined to believe that due to USs scandalous policy that is practically the same as the international banditism, Saddam Hussein managed to perform political expansion far beyond the limits of the Mideast region. Thanks to his efforts, Iraq has been practically turned into the power of resistance to the mechanism of de-soveregnization imposed by the United States
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19:41
Pakistani Newspaper "Nava-i-Vakt" Accuses Washington of Attempts to Split Moslem Community
The Pakistani "Nava-i-Vakt" newspaper accused Washington of attempts to split the Moslem community. According to the newspaper, "a tragedy of death and devastation is being played in the cradle of the ancient civilization and a center of Islam." More details...

19:06
The War May Entail Ecological Disaster in the World
Americans and the allies are going to proceed with the usage of ammunition with depleted uranium as danger of such ammunition for the health of soldiers hasnt been confirmed
When Iraqi troops abandoned Kuwait in 1991, they carried out Saddams order to set about 700 oil wells on fire. And what ecologists saw on that place surpassed the worst expectations. The smog concentration in the air exceeded all possible norms 30 times. About three barrels of oil burnt out in the burning wells every day, which made up approximately 5% of the daily world consumption of oil. Black clouds went up to the height of up to 3 kilometers and were spread far beyond the borders of Kuwait. It was within a whole year that black rains containing the poisonous mixture of sulfur dioxide, nitric oxide, nitric acid and hydrocarbon fell not only in Kuwait and Iraq, but also in Saudi Arabia and Iran
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16:30
Russia Will Oppose Efforts to Legalize US-British Military Operation in the UN Security Council
Russia will counter attempts to legalize the US-British military operation against Iraq within the UN Security Council's framework. This was disclosed here today by Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, as he addressed a session of the foreign-and-defense policy council. More details...

16:28
Igor Ivanov on Possible UN Security Council Reform
A UN Security Council session involving heads of state might be held after the Iraqi crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov said here today, as he addressed a session of the foreign-and-defense policy council. More details...

16:21
Australia: Frontline News
Australian armed forces have been in action for the last 3 days, taking part in the US-led assault against Iraq.
The RAAF FA-18 jets took part in the first wave of air attacks against Baghdad. According to the local media, Australian planes escort American airborne tankers and surveillance aircraft in the Arabian Gulf. Large antiwar demonstration continue in Australia. A crowd of 10, 0 00 blocked the city center in Perth Saturday, 4,000 demonstrated in Brisbane
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14:25
Argentina, Brazil Condemn the US Bombing Over Iraq
Mercosur countries join the Russian and French position against London-Washington's military actions in Middle East
In recent statements, the governments of Brazil and Argentina made clear their position on the deadly attacks carried on joint Britain and US forces in Iraq. The official reaction from the largest economies of South America has been uniformly negative even before watching Friday's huge explosions in Baghdad
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22:46
On Rights and Responsibilities in the Modern World
On USs right to use military force
In accordance with the Constitution, the USA can use military force only for self-protection. The right of making decisions on usage of military force is distributed between the legislative and executive authorities. According to the international law, leaders of countries can make decisions on usage of military force only if they think the country is under some real threat. President Bush is sure that Saddam Hussein is a threat of this kind. This is what Christopher A. Preble from the Cato Institutes Policy Analysis Department says
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19:42
Palestinian Leaders: War in Iraq to Affect Peace Process
The Palestinian leaders have expressed their anxiety that the war in Iraq may affect the Middle East peace process, said Palestine's extraordinary and plenipotentiary representative to Moscow Hairi al-Oridi at a press conference in RIA Novosti on Friday. More details...

18:20
Islamic Leaders and Arab Countries' Theologians Support Referendum in Chechnya
Supreme muftis of the Arab countries as well as theologians and leaders of Islamic religious organisations support the referendum in Chechnya. Supreme muftis and respectable theologians of Egypt, Libya, Syria, Morocco, Iran, Turkey and leaders of Islamic movements and organisations have made encouragement statements. More details...

12:33
Collective Security Treaty Members Urge for Peaceful Track for Iraqi Problem
Participants in the sixth session of the Committee of the Secretaries of the Security Councils of the member countries of the Collective Security Treaty have called for bringing the Iraqi problem back into a peaceful channel. More details...

20:21
Bulgarian President Does Not Support War in Iraq
On Thursday, while speaking to deputies of the People's Assembly (parliament of the country), Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov spoke against the war in Iraq. According to Parvanov, "military operations are unacceptable in the 21st century when global problems and challenges facing the mankind request unification and not separation or confrontation between countries and peoples." More details...

20:17
Annan Makes Statement on Iraq
The United Nations is willing to provide all the necessary humanitarian aid to the Iraqi population, Kofi Annan, UN Secretary-General, says in an urgent statement. He regrets war has come to Iraq for a third time within the last 25 years despite international efforts to prevent it. More details...

19:43
Confucius Descendant Condemns Aggression
China Foreign Ministry spokesman makes a statement
China strongly calls for immediate stop of military actions against Iraq, return to track of political solution to Iraq issue, Foreign Ministry spokesman Kong Quan said at the press conference Thursday. The name of Quan is infrequent in China; people with the name are considered descendants of great K'ung-fu-tzu (Confucius). Indeed, todays speech of the diplomat was permeated with wisdom of great K'ung-fu-tzu who, two thousand years before Columbus discovered America, condemned violence and willfulness
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19:01
The Vatican Concerned Over Iraqi Bombardment
The Vatican is deeply concerned over the military operation against Iraq, the press service of the Holy See said. Cardinal Pio Laghi who had conducted a meeting with U.S. President George W. Bush and handed him the Pope's address several weeks before described Iraqi bombardment as "a tragedy and catastrophe." More details...

18:21
Bomb Found at US Embassy in Berlin Was Fake
Berlin police received a phone call from an anonymous person this morning, claiming that a bomb had been planted in a box near the US embassy. However, analysis of the box, partly burnt by the robotic flame thrower of the Berlin police, has revealed that there was not actually any explosive device in the box at all. More details...

17:01
Hanoi Sharply Denounces Military Operations of US, UK in Iraq
The government of Vietnam resolutely condemns the military operations of the United States and Great Britain in Iraq. The official spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Phan Thuy Thanh, spoke about it on March 20. More details...

16:07
Blair Sends British Troops to War in Iraq
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has authorised the British troops to join US military operations in Iraq, spokesman for the British Prime Minister told RIA Novosti on Thursday. According to him, Blair made the move at night on receiving the news about the first US strikes on Iraq. More details...

14:28
German Government Expresses "Great Concern" over Launch of Military Action in Iraq
The German government has issued a statement regarding the start of military action in Iraq. The press release of the German Cabinet reads that reports about the launch of a military operation "provoked great concern in the German government." More details...

14:26
China Urges USA to Stop War in Iraq
The Chinese foreign ministry has urged the USA to immediately stop military action in Iraq and return to peaceful means of settling the Iraqi issue, Kong Quan, an official foreign ministry spokesman, told a briefing in Beijing. More details...

14:10
Israel Expecting Iraqi Missile Strikes
The Wednesday night was very nervous for Israelis who were expecting Iraqi missile strikes. Many people stayed up until morning watching television to know all details of the American operation in Iraq and, more importantly, not to miss possible instructions of the Homefront Command (civil defence) on individual protection measures. More details...

13:45
Attempt Made to Blow up US Embassy in Berlin
An explosive device was found and destroyed by a special division of the Berlin police at the US embassy in the German capital this morning. As a Rosbalt correspondent was told by police headquarters in Berlin, there was an anonymous phone call at about 4:00 local time warning that a bomb had been planted close to the US embassy. More details...

12:53
Malaysia Condemns War Against Iraq
Malaysia, the country that chairs the Non-Aligned Movement /NAM/, which unites 116 countries, has harshly condemned the US-led war against Iraq. More details...

12:00
Israel and Argentina Blame on Iran on 1990's Blasts in Buenos Aires
Hezbollah and Teheran, in turn, said had no participation in the terrorist attacks to Jewish targets in Argentina's Capital
The Israeli newspaper "Haaretz" said that Mossad, the local intelligence service, had identified the author of the suicide attack against a Jewish club in Buenos Aires in 1994. The responsible for the 85 deaths would be Ibrahim Hassen Baro, member of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. The newspaper also states that Hezbollah planned the attack during a secret meeting with the Iranian Government.
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11:00
Cuba Says US Diplomats in the Island are Provocateurs
Castro's Government restricted US diplomats' movements within the country and announced the arrest of conspirators.
Cuban authorities launched a diplomatic offensive against the US interest Section office in Havana. In a TV statement, local authorities accused the head of the US diplomatic mission in the island, James Carson, on "repeated fomentation of internal counterrevolution". Therefore, ordered to limit Carson and other diplomats' activities to the same measures taken against the Cuban mission in Washington.
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01:12
Bush the Bully and Tory Blair
Two warmongers, two war criminals
George W. Bush and Tony Blair are about to commit the mistake of the millennium, namely launching an illegal attack against a sovereign nation against international law, against the consensus of public opinion and without any reason other than the fact that they misjudged the international climate of public opinion, went too far and were unable to turn back.
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16:43
Brute Force Applied on Iraq to Result in More Impudence
The use of "brute force" in Iraq will bring about "only much more impudence," nothing more, the official spokesman for the Iranian government, Abdollah Ramazanzade, told reporters, commenting on the intentions of the United States to start a military operation in the region. More details...

16:21
US and British Commanders to Fix Exact Hour of Bombings
Tommy Franks and Bryan Berring, Commanders of Forces deployed in the Persian Gulf, will fix the exact hour of bombings, RIA Novosti learned from a military source at a command post of the coalition forces in the zone of the future conflict. More details...

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