Articles by Nadim Ladki

Lebanese Industry Minister Assassinated

  • 22 November 06
  • Reuters
Lebanese Christian politician Pierre Gemayel, an outspoken critic of Syria, was assassinated near Beirut on Tuesday.

6 Lebanese Cabinet Ministers Resign

  • 14 November 06
  • Reuters
Lebanon's political crisis deepened Monday as a depleted Cabinet approved draft UN statutes for a tribunal to try the killers of ex-Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri despite the resignation of six pro-Syrian ministers.

Fragile Truce Holding, Barely

  • 15 August 06
  • Reuters
Hostilities cease Monday, but isolated incidents show violence has not ended.

Israel Expands Attacks Into Lebanon

  • 14 July 06
  • Reuters
Israeli forces strike Beirut's international airport and blockade ports. Hezbollah vows retaliation.

New Lebanese Regime Plans Changes

  • 21 June 05
  • Reuters
A Lebanese anti-Syrian alliance promised sweeping change on Monday after winning control of parliament in the first elections in three decades without Syrian troops in Lebanon.

Hariri Bloc Wins in Lebanon

  • 31 May 05
  • Reuters
Low turnout in Beirut polls marred a sweeping victory for the son of slain ex-Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in Lebanon's first parliamentary election in three decades with no Syrian troops in the country.

Bomb Kills 3, Heightens Tension in Lebanon

  • 24 March 05
  • Reuters
International leaders reiterate their demands that Syria withdraw troops from Lebanon in time for upcoming elections.

Bush: Syria Should Quit Lebanon

  • 18 February 05
  • Reuters
U.S. President George W. Bush called on Syria on Thursday to withdraw its forces from Lebanon as Lebanese opposition leaders vowed to topple the country's pro-Syrian leadership.

Hussein Supporters Riot Across Iraq

  • 17 December 03
  • Reuters
An outburst of violence on Tuesday showed Saddam Hussein's capture offered no quick fix to Iraq's woes, but U.S. leaders hoped his arrest would help win global allies for their plan to speed up Iraqi self-government.

U.S. Hosts Meeting to Discuss Future of Iraq

  • 29 April 03
  • Reuters
About 250 leading Iraqis from across the political and ethnic spectrum held a watershed meeting Monday, convened by the United States to work out how to replace Saddam Hussein's iron rule with democracy.

Bush Tells Hussein He Has 48 Hours

  • 19 March 03
  • Reuters
Saddam Hussein on Tuesday rejected an ultimatum to leave Baghdad as the world awaited a U.S.-led onslaught on Iraq that could start within 24 hours despite fervent opposition from many nations.

Baghdad Destroys Batch of Banned Missiles

  • 03 March 03
  • Reuters
Chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix called the destruction 'a significant piece of real disarmament.'

Empty Warheads Found in Iraq

  • 17 January 03
  • Reuters
UN weapons inspectors in Iraq on Thursday found empty warheads designed to carry chemical warfare agents, a UN spokesman said in Baghdad.

Saddam Set to Win Referendum

  • 16 October 02
  • Reuters
Defiant Iraqis lined up to show their support for Saddam Hussein on Tuesday as Western powers were deadlocked over how to deal with the veteran leader they say threatens world security.

Iraq Calls for Retaliation If U.S. Attacks Baghdad

  • 11 September 02
  • Reuters
Iraq on Tuesday called on Arabs to strike U.S. interests in the Middle East if Washington attacked Baghdad, and the foreign minister denied his country was trying to produce nuclear bombs.

Pro-President Party Leads Algeria Poll