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Iraqi Official: More Arrests Expected from Saddam Execution Video


Iraq: Iraq's national security advisor says at least two more arrests can be expected in connection with the unauthorized video of Saddam Hussein's execution.
Mowaffak al-Rubaie told CNN (Wednesday) he believed "there was an infiltration" to the group of people inside the execution chamber.
Earlier, an adviser to Iraq's prime minister said the person suspected of secretly recording last Saturday's execution has been arrested and is being questioned.
The identity of the detainee has not been disclosed.
The mobile phone video shows witnesses taunting the former dictator before his execution, and since then there has been an increase in sectarian tensions in Iraq.

Palestinians – Violence: Palestinian sources say rival factions have agreed to stop the violence in the southern Gaza town of Khan Younis, shortly after fierce fighting there killed three security officers.
Witnesses say the three officers of a Fatah security force were killed Wednesday when gunmen ambushed their car in Khan Younis.
Earlier, witnesses said militants from Hamas and Fatah clashed in northern Gaza after gunmen killed a Fatah militant. Hospital officials say a woman was killed in the crossfire.
Meanwhile, Peru's deputy foreign minister plans to travel to the Gaza Strip to seek the release of a Peruvian news photographer kidnapped Monday in Gaza City.

US Congress: The U.S. Congress reconvenes today (Thursday), with Democrats holding a majority in both houses for the first time in 12 years.
History will be made when Representative Nancy Pelosi of California is sworn in as the first female Speaker, or leader, of the House of Representatives.
House Democratic leaders say they plan to push a largely domestic agenda at the start of the session. Their plans include enacting legislation recommended by the September 11th commission, increasing the minimum wage for U.S. workers and loosening restrictions on funding for stem cell research.
They also plan to enact a series of stricter ethical guidelines for lawmakers, including a ban on accepting gifts and overseas trips from lobbyists.

Bangla Pol: Bangladesh's Election Commission says it will proceed with this month's planned general elections, despite a boycott by a major political alliance.
On Wednesday, the powerful 14-party alliance led by the Awami League announced a boycott of the January 22nd elections. The alliance accuses the interim government of favoring the former ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party says the Awami League is trying to sabotage the vote and it says it will take part in the elections, despite the boycott.
Last month, the Awami League demanded that the caretaker administration agree to some electoral reforms. But, the Awami League says those demands have not yet been implemented.

Thailand: Thailand's defense minister says members of the police or military could be behind the deadly New Year's bombings in Bangkok.
Minister Boonrawd Somtas said today (Thursday) there are few people who would be able to coordinate the eight small bombs that killed three people across the city on Sunday and Monday. He said among them are a small group of civilians and members of the security forces.
The military government says the bombing likely was planned by former politicians who were removed from power last September in a military coup.
Deposed Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has denied involvement. He instead blames the blasts on Islamist insurgents from southern Thailand.

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