Unidentified gunmen shot dead a senior Trade Ministry official in Baghdad Sunday as he was leaving for work. Ali Mousa Salman was killed by unidentified assailants in a driving-by shooting police confirmed.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has arrived in the United States to rally support from Jewish groups about his plan to withdraw from the Gaza Strip and parts of the West Bank.
A North Korean cargo ship has dropped anchor in the South Korean port of Ulsan, marking the first visit of its kind in more than two decades. The ship will be loaded with fertilizer and return to N. Korea.
Iran has warned that it will make what it calls "unilateral decisions" regarding its nuclear program if Europe refers the Islamic Republic to the United Nations Security Council for sanctions.
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