Iraq: Scores of Iraqis, mostly Sunni Arabs, have been killed since Wednesday's bombing of the Askariya mosque in Samarra - one of the holiest sites of Shi'ite Islam.
Rice-Lebanon: U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made a surprise visit to Lebanon today (Thursday).
Thailand-Stock Sale: Thai regulators say Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's son (Phantongtae) violated stock disclosure laws in his family's sale of a controlling stake in telecom giant Shin Corporation.
Cambodia-Rights: International advocacy groups are urging aid donors to pressure the Cambodian government to uphold human rights, fight corruption and protect the environment.
Japan-Nokor: Japan's foreign ministry says authorities have obtained arrest warrants for two former North Korean agents suspected of kidnapping four Japanese citizens in 1978.
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