Pakistan Bomber Aimed for Airport VIP Lounge

PAKISTAN

Pakistan Bomber Aimed for Airport VIP Lounge

Pakistani military sources say a suicide bomber blew himself up at the main international airport in Rawalpindi today after being denied access to the airport's VIP lounge. (ABC News)

'US Spies' Killed In Tribal Area

Pro-Taleban militants have killed two men they accused of spying against them in a Pakistani region near the Afghan border, officials say. (BBC)

IRAN/IRAQ

Officials: Iranian Envoy Seized in Iraq

Gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms seized an Iranian diplomat as he drove through central Baghdad, officials said Tuesday. (AP)

IRAQ

Beckett Investigates Iraq Friendly Fire Death

Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said on Tuesday London was working with the United States to get as much information on a "friendly fire" incident in which U.S. warplanes in Iraq killed a British soldier in Iraq. (Reuters)

Troops in Iraq Kill Official Who Worked for Shiite Cleric

The director of the political office in Diyala Province for the powerful anti-American Shiite militia leader Moktada al-Sadr was shot and killed by troops during a raid on Sunday, a Sadr political spokesman said Monday. (NY Times)

Mortar Round, Bombs Kill 2 in Baghdad

Two people were killed in the capital early Monday when a mortar round slammed into a central Baghdad neighborhood and a bomb hidden in trash exploded on the city's east side, police reported. (AP)

SPAIN

Spain Emerges as Base for AQ-Linked Terror Groups

Pakistani militant groups linked to al Qaeda have established a "strong presence" in northern Spain, according to senior French and Pakistani intelligence officials, who expressed concern that Islamist extremists were establishing Spain-based cells to launch terror attacks on western Europe. (ABC News)

Outrage at Eta Prisoner's Interview

The Spanish Home Office launched an investigation yesterday into how The Times was able to interview a hunger-striking Eta prisoner from the hospital room, where he is being force-fed to keep him alive. (London Times)

U.K.

Two Hurt as Package Explodes at Second Office

Two people were injured when a suspected letter bomb exploded at the offices of an outsourcing company in Berkshire today, less than 24 hours after a similar incident in London. (The Guardian)

Bodies of 2 Men Found in Pakistan Region

Villagers discovered the bullet-riddled bodies of two men Tuesday in a Pakistani tribal region near the Afghan border where the government is at loggerheads with pro-Taliban militants, an official said. (AP)

RUSSIA

Russian: Spy Accused Contact of Poisoning

A former Russian security agent who was fatally poisoned by a rare radioactive isotope accused a contact he met hours before falling ill of being involved in the poisoning, according to Russian billionaire and fierce Kremlin critic Boris Berezovsky. (AP)

SYRIA

Exclusive: Syria's President Says He Needs Iran's Support

Although Damascus is in many ways a modern city, ancient hatreds are flaring up within it, bleeding across borders from Iran to Israel to Lebanon. (ABC News)

INDIA

Indian Army and Police Tied to Kashmir Killings

Amid a grove of poplar trees in a village just north of here, a grave was unearthed Thursday afternoon. Out came the body of a man, shot dead nearly two months ago, whom the Indian police described at the time as an anti-Indian militant from Pakistan. (NY Times)

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