Sunday, February 18, 2007

Sunday, February 18 in the news....

  • Iran for the first time formally denied claims by Iraqi and US officials that radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is in the Islamic republic, the ISNA news agency reported. Although still uncertain of his whereabouts, Iraqi and US officials have ruled out some parts of the Middle East, specifically, Israel.

  • In Lesotho, a new opposition party mounted a stiff challenge in national elections, promising to end hunger and poverty in this tiny mountain kingdom in southern Africa. The opposition was notable for its campaign slogan of 'The 21st Century is the Century of Sandwiches'.