Insurgents in Iraq carried out two suicide car bombings in Baghdad today (Monday), killing at least six people and wounding 17 others.
The first attack took place outside a hotel (the Sadir Hotel) that houses foreign contractors. Police say five people were killed in that blast -- most of them guards employed by the hotel.
Egyptian police say they are searching for six Pakistani men in connection with Saturday's deadly attacks at a Red Sea resort -- three nearly simultaneous bombings that killed at least 88 people in Sharm el-Sheikh.
Southeast Asian foreign ministers prepared to open their annual meeting Tuesday amid concerns over whether the government of Burma, also known as Myanmar, would bow to pressure from some members and decline the rotating chairmanship of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, next year.
The Philippines' embattled president, Gloria Arroyo, is calling for a shift to a parliamentary form of government to ease the country's constant political instability.
American and North Korean diplomats have wrapped up a rare session of direct talks on the eve of a new round of six-nation negotiations about Pyongyang's nuclear-weapons program.
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