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NEW DELHI: With a US-led military strike against Afghanistan's ruling militia Taliban now almost certain, Indian defence experts feel that it was likely that the US will use the Northern Alliance led by Burhanuddin Rabbani as ground troops against the Taliban, instead of using the US infantry
KABUL: The Taliban on Saturday threatened Pakistan with a "massive attack" if it helped the United States launch military strikes on Afghanistan in retaliation for this week's terrorist atrocities in New York and Washington.
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan promised full support Saturday to any international reply to the nightmare terrorist attacks in the United States, in effect pledging its soil and its airspace to an assault on neighboring Afghanistan.
WASHINGTON: Twenty-five people have been arrested on immigration charges as part of the investigation into Tuesday's terrorist attacks, a government official said Saturday
Pentagon Repairs to Cost Well Over $1 Billion
HAVANA (AP) - During a weekly rally normally reserved to criticize the United States, the Cuban government condemned terrorism Saturday and expressed its support for the American people following the hijackings.
The rally in Majibacoa, a small town 410 miles east of Havana, bore the theme: ``Our solidarity with the American people during the national tragedy they are living through.''
Excerpts from Dalai Lama's letter to Pres. Bush
".....It may seem presumptuous on my part, but I personally believe we need to think seriously whether a violent action is the right thing to do and in the greater interest of the nation and people in the long run. I believe violence will only increase the cycle of violence.
But how do we deal with hatred and anger, which are often the root causes of such senseless violence? This is a very difficult question, especially when it concerns a nation and we have certain fixed conceptions of how to deal with such attacks. I am sure that you will make the right decision. "
ROME -- There is no shortage of reasons in much of the world to dislike the United States. From European capitals to the coca fields of South America and the assembly lines of Southeast Asia, many see America as arrogant and selfishly fixated on its own politics and interests.
Its unparalleled power makes it a lightning rod for a host of grievances brought by allies, adversaries and outright enemies.
ORLANDO - The terrorists who killed thousands in New York and Washington may reshape the nation's political and policy landscape in ways that may ultimately have more to do with the American Midwest than the Arab Middle East.
The ultimate success or failure of George W. Bush's presidency is likely to rest on how he is judged in responding to these attacks, and any others that may follow.
The steps he takes now, and how he is able to rally support for the United States around the globe, will very likely be his presidential legacy.
Bush almost will certainly be given enough leeway by Congress to decide question involving terrorism and national defense. This past week, lawmakers gave him twice the amount of money he requested to deal with the crisis.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Frail hopes of ending almost a year of Middle East violence weakened on Saturday after Israel called off tentatively scheduled truce talks with Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.
Renewed bloodshed, including the killing of a Palestinian boy in clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli troops, darkened already bleak prospects for ending violence in which at least 575 Palestinians and 166 Israelis have died.
NEW YORK (AP) - Some 11.8 metric tons of gold worth an estimated $110 million and 30.2 million ounces of silver valued at $121 million are buried in the rubble below one of the collapsed buildings in the World Trade Center, The New York Times reported Saturday.
The precious metal was stored in vaults below 4 World Trade Center, the paper said. It belongs to people or firms that trade futures contracts on the New York Mercantile Exchange.