Document: Iran Caught Red-Handed Shipping Arms to Taliban

IRAN/AFGHANISTAN

Document: Iran Caught Red-Handed Shipping Arms to Taliban

NATO officials say they have caught Iran red-handed, shipping heavy arms, C4 explosives and advanced roadside bombs to the Taliban for use against NATO forces, in what the officials say is a dramatic escalation of Iran's proxy war against the United States and Great Britain. (ABC News)

TURKEY/IRAQ

Turkish Officials: Troops Enter Iraq

Several thousand Turkish troops crossed into northern Iraq early Wednesday to chase Kurdish guerrillas who operate from bases there, Turkish security officials told The Associated Press. (AP)

U.S. says No New Military Activity in Northern Iraq

U.S. officials have said that there was "no new activity" in northern Iraq after unconfirmed reports that thousands of Turkish troops had invaded, the White House said on on Wednesday. (Reuters)

AFGHANISTAN

Qaeda Vows Reprisals for Taliban Leader's Death

An al Qaeda leader threatened U.S.-led forces and their Afghan allies with a deadly summer of attacks in revenge for the killing of Taliban leader Mullah Dadullah. (Reuters)

Second Female Journalist Killed in Afghanistan

Two female journalists have been murdered in Afghanistan in less than one week. (ABC News)

Two NATO Soldiers Killed in South Afghan Clashes

Two NATO soldiers were killed on Wednesday in separate clashes with insurgents in southern Afghanistan, the alliance said in a statement. (Reuters)

IRAQ

U.N.: 4.2M Iraqis Now Displaced

More than 4 million Iraqis have now been displaced by violence in the country, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday, warning that the figure will continue to rise. (AP)

Simultaneous Blasts Kill 7 in Baghdad

Two simultaneous car-bomb explosions Wednesday rocked the neighborhood of the capital's holiest Shiite Muslim shrine, killing at least seven people and wounding 27 others, police reported. (AP)

PAKISTAN

Pakistan Arrests 350 Opposition Workers

Pakistani police have detained around 350 opposition party activists in the latest attempt to muzzle criticism of embattled President Pervez Musharraf, officials said Wednesday. (AFP)

Cases against 200 Pak Journalists

The Pakistan government on Tuesday registered cases against over 200 journalists for protesting against the government's crackdown on the media. (The Asian Age)

G8 SUMMIT

Violent Demonstrations Threaten To Cloud G8 Summit in Germany

The heads of the world's eight leading economies will convene on Wednesday to begin the G8 summit in the secluded resort of Heiligendamm on the Baltic coast. Crucial differences of opinion on key issues and countless protesters who aim to disrupt the summit are expected to make this year's meeting particularly turbulent. (Haaretz)

ALGERIA

One Killed In Bomb Blast in Algeria

One person was killed and eight injured in a powerful bomb blast in the Kabylie region of Algeria, security sources said Wednesday. (AFP)

SPAIN

End of ETA Truce Deals Blow to Spanish PM

The photos said it all. Eyes downcast, his face puffy, Spain's prime minister looked shattered by news that Basque rebels ETA were ending their truce, a move that dooms a key policy with elections looming next year. (Reuters)

COSTA RICA/U.S.

U.S. pulls visas of 22 Costa Rican Immigration Officials Suspected of Fraud

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