Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip have kept up rocket and mortar fire at Israeli targets, despite a renewed pledge by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas late Sunday to stop such attacks.
Iraq's Interior Minister says Syria is not taking serious steps to stop insurgents from entering Iraq from its territory.
Iraq's special tribunal has filed its first charges against former president Saddam Hussein for crimes committed during his 24-year rule.
President Bush welcomes Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the White House today (Monday).
The two leaders are likely to discuss a full range of issues, including terrorism, trade and energy.
North Korea says it wants a relationship of trust and mutual respect with the United States.
South Korean news media are reporting that a North Korean parliamentarian has defected to the South.
The Hong Kong Journalists Association says freedom of expression in the territory is under threat from China.
China is bracing for Typhoon Haitang as it crosses Taiwan and heads for the mainland.
Hurricane Emily, one of the most powerful storms ever seen this early in the Atlantic hurricane season, ripped through Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula today (Monday)
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