ALGERIA VIOLENCE: Algeria's interior ministry says a suicide car bombing at a police
training academy in the town of Issers, has caused more than 40 deaths.
A ministry statement today (Tuesday) said that 43 people
were killed and 38 injured in the attack, which took place about 60
kilometers east of the capital, Algiers.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.
This is the latest in a series of attacks on police facilities in
Algeria. At least eight people died and more than 20 were injured in
two attacks on police earlier this month.
AFGHANISTAN: At least 10 French soldiers have been killed in a battle with Taliban insurgents east of the Afghan capital.
Officials say 21 French soldiers were wounded in the battle about 50
kilometers east of Kabul. The officials say the clash started with an
attack on NATO's International Security Assistance Force on Monday.
PAKISTAN VIOLENCE: Pakistan police say a suspected suicide bombing at a hospital in the
country's northwest has killed 23 people.
Today's (Tuesday's) blast took place in the town of Dera Ismail Khan
near Pakistan's troubled tribal region along the Afghan border. At the
time of the explosion, Shi'ite Muslims outside the hospital
compound were protesting the killing earlier today of an influential
GEORGIA: Reports from Georgia say Russian tanks are leaving the city of Gori, in
compliance with a cease-fire agreement signed last week.
Journalists in the city witnessed the pullback today (Tuesday), as news
agencies quoted Russian officers who confirmed thatthe tanks were
Russia's permanent envoy to NATO told French radio the pullout will
take several days.
RICE-EUROPE: NATO foreign ministers are meeting today (Tuesday) to discuss Russia's military clashes with Georgia.
British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said before today's emergency
meeting that force cannot be the basis for demarcation of new Russian
borders. He said NATO will help Georgia cope with the crisis.
Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who is attending the
meeting, warned that Russia is playing what she calls a "very dangerous
game" by flaunting its military might.