Iraq police say gunmen in the southern city of Basra have killed an Iraqi journalist working for the U.S. funded television station Al Hurra.
U.S. Secretatry of State Condoleezza Rice is meeting with NATO foreign ministers in Brussels today (Wednesday) for talks expected to be dominated by Iraq.
The Israeli and Palestinian leaders have declared a cease-fire to end more than four years of violence, and the United States says it is ready to help both sides bring peace to the region.
Exiled Camdodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy is in the United States, meeting with political leaders and campaigning to get Western donor nations to help him return to parliament.
Ethnic Chinese worldwide are celebrating the start today (Wednesday) of the Lunar News Year.