Iraqi police say a suicide bomber blew up his explosives filled car near the Oil Ministry in Baghdad, killing at least nine people and wounding eight others.
President Bush will deliver a speech today (Thursday, 10:10 EDT) highlighting Iraq's role as a major front in the war on terrorism.
Forensics experts in Indonesia now say that three of four unidentifiied victims of Saturday's bomb blasts in Bali were Australian nationals.
Thailand's prime minister says he will stay overnight tonight (Thursday night) in the most dangerous place in the country's restive south.
The Asian Development Bank will extend almost 75 million dollars in loans to Laos for various development projects.
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