Afghan President Hamid Karzai is to meet with President Bush in Washington today (Monday), and he says he will ask the U.S. leader for greater control in Afghan affairs, including military operations.
A car bomb has exploded outside a restaurant in the Iraqi capital, killing three people and wounding at least 50 others. The Associated Press says several nearby cars were on fire, and bodies could be seen in the street.
U.S. First Lady Laura Bush says protests by Jews and Muslims when she visited two holy sites in Jerusalem Sunday did not undercut her Mideast tour to promote goodwill.
Indian authorities in New Delhi have stepped up security throughout the city, following three bomb blasts that killed one person and wounded 50 others.
China's deputy prime minister has suddenly canceled a meeting today (Monday) with Japan's prime minister and left Tokyo, citing an urgent need to return to home.
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