Italian judge orders 13 CIA officers arrested
ROME - An Italian judge on Friday ordered the arrests of 13 CIA officers for secretly transporting a Muslim preacher from Italy to Egypt as part of U.S. anti-terrorism efforts.
The 13 are accused of seizing Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, known as Abu Omar, on a Milan street on Feb. 17, 2003, and sending him to Egypt, where he reportedly was tortured, Milan prosecutor Manlio Claudio Minale said in a statement.
Hardline mayor wins Iran election
TEHRAN, Iran - The ultraconservative Tehran mayor rolled to a landslide victory in Iran's presidential runoff, the Interior Ministry said Saturday, in a stunning upset by a man reformers fear will take Iran back to the restrictions of the Islamic Revolution a quarter-century ago.
Ministry figures gave Mahmoud Ahmadinejad 61.8 percent of the vote over his more moderate rival, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, who had 35.7 percent.
IRA apologizes for shooting girl to death in 1973
BELFAST, Northern Ireland - The Irish Republican Army apologized Friday for shooting to death a Catholic girl in 1973 during a botched ambush on a British army patrol.
The IRA had long insisted that British soldiers killed the girl, 14-year-old Kathleen Feeney, in Londonderry, Northern Ireland's predominantly Catholic second-largest city. But in a statement published in the Derry Journal newspaper, the outlawed group said an internal investigation had confirmed what the public had long believed - the IRA did it.
Car bomber kills two Marines
BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide car bomber slammed into a U.S. convoy in Fallujah, killing two Marines, including one woman, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. Four other troops were listed as missing after the attack and were presumed dead.
The Thursday night attack also wounded 13 Marines, spokesman Bryan Whitman said. Eleven of the 13 wounded were women, the military said.
Novel written by Saddam to be published
AMMAN, Jordan - Saddam Hussein's family will publish next week a novel written by the ousted Iraqi leader before the U.S.-led war, his daughter said Friday.
""Get Out, D----- One" will be the first novel published under the former leader's name. His three other novels were signed simply, "Its author."
- From wire reports