Iraq: Violence erupted in various Iraqi cities today (Saturday) despite the extension of a curfew meant to curb sectarian tensions.
Bird Flu: Indonesia says laboratory tests in the United States confirm that a 27-year old woman has died from bird flu in Jakarta.
Saudi-Explosion: A message posted on an al-Qaida terror web site claims responsibility for Friday's attempt to blow up the world's largest oil refinery, located in eastern Saudi Arabia.
Philippines Unrest: Philippine police have detained two former police officials and an opposition lawmaker, one day after President Gloria Arroyo initiated emergency measures over an alleged coup plot.
Thailand-Thaksin: Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is warning that political unrest brewing in the country may hurt the economy.
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