Burma's military junta will invite the pro-democracy opposition party to take part in a constitutional convention next month, but says it is too early to say when party leader Aung San Suu Kyi will be released from house arrest. Burmese Foreign Minister Win Aung made the announcement soon after arriving in Bangkok today (Saturday) for talks with Thai Foreign Minister Surakiart Sathirathai.
Federal officials are warning law-enforcement agencies in the United States that terrorists might strike trains and buses in major U-S cities in coming months with explosives hidden in bags or luggage. An F-B-I bulletin says al-Qaida and other terrorist groups are capable of attacking public-transportation systems, and notes last month's train bombings in Madrid.
At least four people have been reported killed and several injured in the latest violence in Iraq. Police and witnesses say a rocket slammed into a house in west Baghdad early today (Saturday). The Associated Press says at least two people were killed. Several people were reported injured. In a separate attack, unidentified gunmen killed a police chief and his driver south of Baghdad.