Fisnik Abrashi

Brazen attack in Baghdad

Gunmen abducted two Americans and a Briton on Thursday in a brazen attack on a house in an upmarket Baghdad neighbourhood where many embassies and foreign companies are based, the Interior Ministry and witnesses said. It was the latest in a wave of kidnappings of foreigners in Iraq. <li><a class='standardtextsmall' href="http://www.mg.co.za/Content/pd.asp?cg=BreakingNews-InternationalNews&ao=122251">Iraq war was illegal, says Annan</a>

Anger mounts in hostage crisis

Hundreds of relatives of the Russian school hostages were on Thursday gathered outside the school in the town of Beslan. The armed captors who stormed the school on Wednesday released 26 women and children on Thursday, but hundreds of others are still being held. And anger is mounting among the relatives.

Saddam dismisses court as ‘theatre’

A defiant Saddam Hussein mocked his accusers in a landmark court appearance in Iraq on Thursday, describing the process as "theatre" and calling United States President George Bush the real criminal. An unrepentant Saddam refused to sign legal papers after seven charges were read against him.

US militia and cleric’s forces fight in holy city

The United States military on Wednesday accused fighters loyal to a rebel cleric of firing on US forces from one of Shia Islam's holiest shrines. Seven militiamen were killed in fighting in the center of Karbala. Also, a group linked to al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for Monday's car-bomb assassination of the Iraqi governing council president.

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