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Attacks may hurt peace move with Pakistan: Advani
Door open to all who shun violence, says Vajpayee

India's deputy prime minister said yesterday that car bombings in Mumbai and a spate of attacks in Indian Kashmir could hurt a peace process with Pakistan.

Hotel siege ends in Kashmir: 4 killed
Four people died and seven were injured when a night-long siege of a hotel by Islamic rebels in Indian Kashmir ended in a fierce gun-battle early Thursday, an official said.
Indo-Pak aviation talks end without any accord
Pakistani and Indian civil aviation officials ended two days of technical-level talks Thursday without an agreement on when to resume flights suspended 20 months ago.
Lankan reds stage protest against peace parleys
Thousands of Marxist supporters headed to the Sri Lankan capital Thursday on the final leg of a four-day march protesting the Norwegian-brokered talks between the government and Tamil rebels, organisers
'N Korean document to be signed today'
Washington rules out bilateral talks with Pyongyang

Russia's representative at talks on the North Korean nuclear crisis said yesterday all six sides had basically agreed on a document to be signed today and planned to meet again by October, Itar-Tass

Not all Taliban are bad, say Pak tribesmen

The tribesmen of Mohmand, a hitherto inaccessible strip of Pakistan's porous frontier with Afghanistan, insist al-Qaeda have never been tolerated here.

Bal Thackeray call for unleashing 'terror' in Pakistan

The founder of Mumbai's ruling far-right Hindu party called for India to unleash "terrorism" on rival Pakistan Thursday to avenge car bombings in the city that left 52 people dead.

US signals support for multinational force
France calls for int'l force, quick vote in Iraq

With the Bush administration signaling for the first time it might agree to a UN-sponsored multinational force in Iraq, the United States and Britain intend to explore a new UN resolution to encourage

Britons line up for chance to see Blair grilling

Sleeping bags cluttered the pavement outside a London courtroom on Thursday as bleary-eyed Britons and jeering demonstrators lined up to watch Prime Minister Tony Blair face a tough day in the witness

Hamas rejects call to renew truce
Diplomatic efforts on to save roadmap

The Islamic radical group Hamas rejected yesterday an appeal by Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to call a new halt to its attacks on Israel as diplomatic efforts to salvage the troubled Middle East

Iraqi resistance shows no sign of any letup
British soldier killed in south

A British soldier was killed in southern Iraq, formerly considered an oasis of calm, as resistance to the US-led coalition carried on unabated five months after the fall of Saddam Hussein.

'Iran ready to enhance cooperation with IAEA'
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi said yesterday his government was ready to open talks with the UN atomic watchdog about inspections of its nuclear sites and he promised "constructive" cooperation,