The kidnappers of aid worker Margaret Hassan threatened to turn her over to an &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/columnists/2002/09/04/35994.html ' target=_blank>al-Qaida affiliated group within 48 hours if the British government refuses to pull its troops from Iraq, Al-Jazeera television reported Tuesday.
Al-Jazeera broadcast a video of a hooded gunman but did not air the sound. Instead, the newscaster said the kidnappers gave Britain 48 hours to meet their demands, ''primarily the withdrawal'' of &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/world/2003/03/20/44710.html ' target=_blank>British troops. Otherwise, the 59-year-old Hassan will be handed over to the al-Qaida in Iraq group, headed by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The group has beheaded a number of other hostages, including three Americans and a Briton, reports Boston Globe.
According to the Ireland Online, the newscaster said the station declined to broadcast the entire tape because "of the hostage’s condition".
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part