April 30, 2002
No new bases in South Asia: US
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs Lincoln Bloomfield Jr said, 'It is very clear that US has no ambition to have permanent bases here.'
Couting of votes begins in Pakistan
There is controversy about the extent of the response with the government claiming a 40 to 50 percent turnout, which opposition parties dispute.
Arafat's confinement is over: Israel
Details of how Israeli forces would withdraw from Arafat's headquarters in Ramallah are still being worked out. Israeli tanks and armoured personnel carriers remained parked inside the compound.
April 29, 2002
Musharraf to abide by people's verdict
In an address to the nation on the eve of the referendum, the Pakistan president spoke about bringing forward constitutional amendments.
April 28, 2002
FBI has set up offices across Pakistan: ISI ex-chief
'As a result, the US will increase its interference in the northern areas of Pakistan, which will lead to complete slavery of the region to the US,' the Nawa-i-Waqt paper wrote.
April 27, 2002
UK report censures Gujarat CM
In a damning internal report, British officials in India have said the recent violence in Gujarat was pre-planned and carried out with the support of the state government.
April 25, 2002
Blast damages 2 buildings in NY, 50 held
Reports say the explosion occurred in the basement of Kaltech Industries, a manufacturer of fabricated interior and exterior signs, just off the corner of 19th Street and 6th Avenue.
April 24, 2002
Pearl vanished while trying to meet Jaish chief: witness
Asif Mehfooz Farooqui also identified Sheikh Omar Saeed as the man who set up an interview for Pearl with Islamic leader Pir Mubarik Hussain Shah Gilani.
April 23, 2002
India takes over from US as top anti-dumper
India is now most active user in the World Trade Organisation of anti-dumping actions against foreign imports.