IRAQ: Iraqi authorities say three suicide bombings during a religious pilgrimage in
Baghdad have killed at least 28 people, including children, and wounded more
than 90 others.
Police say initial reports indicate all three bombers
The blasts went off today (Monday) in quick
succession in the Karrada district as thousands of Shi'ite worshippers were
making their way to the Kadhimiya shrine in the northern section of the capital.
The pilgrimage peaks Tuesday.
In northern Iraq, authorities say an
explosion today in the city of Kirkuk killed at least 22 people attending a
demonstration against Iraq's draft provincial elections law. More than 80 other
people were wounded in the blast.
PAKISTAN VIOLENCE: Pakistani officials say a missile strike near the Afghan border has killed at
least six people, including three suspected foreign militants.
say the incident took place today (Monday) near (Azam Warsak) a
village in the South Waziristan region.
Intelligence officials in the
region say suspected U.S. missiles struck a compound at a religious school,
killing six people and wounding three others.
Some local residents said
they heard the sound of jets or drones before the attack.
CAMBODIA ELECTION: Cambodia's main opposition party says it is organizing a rally in the coming
days of hundreds of thousands of people who were allegedly struck from voter
lists in today's (Sunday's) general elections.
Sam Rainsy says the party of Prime Minister Hun Sen manipulated voter lists to
disenfranchise its opponents.
One voter in the capital, Phnom Penh,
described seeing more than 100 people turned away from one polling
International election monitors say they are still gathering
information from observation teams about the extent of possible electoral
CAMBODIA-THAILAND: Cambodia and Thailand resumed
high-level talks today (Monday)
a border dispute that has escalated into a troop standoff.
Foreign Minister Hor Namhong met his newly-appointed Thai counterpart Tej Bunnag
in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap.
The Thai diplomat's predecessor
was forced to resign after backing Cambodia's bid to
have an 11th century temple listed as a World Heritage site.
countries claim the land surrounding the thousand-year-old temple, which is
listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, and both have sent troops to the
KARADZIC NEPHEW: The nephew of arrested Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic says he
was the only family member who knew the false identity and whereabouts of his
fugitive uncle. Dragan Karadzic told a Serbian newspaper that he helped
his uncle rent apartments, and brought him supplies while his uncle evaded
capture. Dragan Karadzic said he never viewed his uncle as a fugitive
wanted by The Hague tribunal. It is not immediately clear if
Dragan Karadzic will face charges for aiding his uncle.
Audio in Lao.