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AseanPlus News 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Syria only sheltered kin of Iraqi leaders

B>WASHINGTON:/BSyria gave haven to families of Iraqi regime leaders, but not the leaders themselves, Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview in the May 19 edition of US magazine I>Newsweek/I>.

AseanPlus News 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

US pushes for start of peace plan

B>JERUSALEM:/BUS Secretary of State Colin Powell launched a fresh round of talks yesterday aimed at persuading wary Israeli and Palestinian leaders to start implementing a US-backed #8220;road map#8221; for Middle East peace.

AseanPlus News 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Violence accompanies Powell's Mideast peace mission

Israeli troops shot dead three Palestinians on Monday, as U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell wound up a Mideast mission in which he called for moves toward peace from Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers.

AseanPlus News 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

N. Korea denies trafficking drugs

B>SEOUL:/BNorth Korea denied yesterday it was involved in an attempt to smuggle US$50mil (RM190mil) of heroin into Australia on a North Korean-owned ship last month.

AseanPlus News 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pakistan to announce peace measures

B>ISLAMABAD:/BPakistan will 'soon' announce steps to reduce tensions with India, the foreign ministry said yesterday, one day after India's dramatic announcement of a resumption of diplomatic and air links with its arch-rival.

Education 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bright girls get IB scholarships

ALL-ROUNDER Looi Yi Wen is an opera singer, while Elena Aisha Azizan is a Scrabble wizard.

Nation 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Economic stimulus ready soon

The overdue stimulus package to spur economic growth will be finalised soon. Acting Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said there was an urgency to come up with the broad-based package, now that the situation in the Middle East appeared more certain. He said it would be ready #8220;faster than in the next two months.#8221; The package was initially scheduled for announcement on April 7.

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

N. Korea and US begin nuke talks

US Assistant Secretary of State James Kelly began talks with North Korea Wednesday aimed at resolving a standoff over Pyongyang's suspected nuclear weapons programme, but few expect a breakthrough.

Nation 18 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Saddam kin nabbed

US forces captured Saddam Hussein's half-brother Barzan here yesterday as they mopped up after a short, sharp war that has set the big powers at loggerheads over the future of Iraq.

Nation 16 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Do more to stop the war from spreading

IT IS only too easy to assume that the fighting in Iraq is over. The massive bombing raids may have faded away, but skirmishes continue in parts of the country.