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World 17 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Guantanamo chaplain tells his side of story

MIAMI (Reuters) - Shackled at the wrists and ankles and forced to wear earmuffs and black goggles as he was driven in a sweltering truck to a small and isolated cell, the Muslim former chaplain at the Guantanamo prison figured he knew what was coming next.

World 15 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iraq shuts down ahead of tense, divisive vote

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The streets of Iraq's were empty of traffic on Friday and police and troops took up positions around polling stations on the eve of a constitutional referendum that insurgents have vowed to disrupt.

World 09 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iraq to shut borders, ban guns for referendum

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will impose special security measures including travel restrictions and a gun ban for several days on either side of an Oct. 15 referendum on a new constitution, the government said on Saturday.

World 08 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iran strong enough to stand sanctions- top cleric

TEHRAN (Reuters) - A senior hardline Iranian cleric said on Friday Iran was strong enough to withstand possible sanctions over its nuclear ambitions, as thousands rallied in support of the country's right to a peaceful atomic programme.

Community 08 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Orphans 'not at all        tempted        to take a sip'

They had to walk 500m under the scorching sun to perform their Friday prayers, but the 32 children of the Darul Aitam Walmasakin orphanage did not grumble or complain.

Nation 01 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Missing student reappears

After vanishing under baffling circumstances on Sept 24, law student Azzem Izzat Ahmaduniawi Rahimin reappeared unexpectedly at the doorstep of his grandfather's house in Kajang Friday.

Community 30 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Fasting month a time to kick the smoking habit

B>ALOR STAR:/BThe I>Ramadan/Ifasting month is the time when many Muslim smokers kick the habit, according to the Health Ministry's observations.

Lifestyle 25 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

September snow

The Petronas Trans-Himalayas 2005 team travelled on the Qinghai-TibetHighway - the world's highest highway.

World 17 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iran to announce proposal in nuclear standoff

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran's new president will unveil proposals on Saturday meant to disarm international concern over its nuclear ambitions with Western powers poised to haul Tehran before the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.

World 17 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Iran to announce proposal in nuclear standoff

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran's new president will unveil proposals on Saturday meant to disarm international concern over its nuclear ambitions with Western powers poised to haul Tehran before the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions.