US soldier among 8 killed in crash in Iraq
BAGHDAD - An Iraqi military helicopter crashed in northern Iraq, killing an American soldier and seven other people, the U.S. military said Tuesday.
The announcement came on a day that recorded little violence in Iraq. The country's president announced he would visit neighboring Turkey, and the prime minister called for the release of a kidnapped Chaldean Catholic archbishop.
The Russian-made M-17 helicopter was found Tuesday south of Beiji, about 90 miles south of Mosul, a day after it was reported missing.
US strike in Somalia targeted an embassy bombing suspect
WASHINGTON - A U.S. missile strike in Somalia on Monday targeted a Kenyan suspected in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, officials said Tuesday.
The Navy was going after Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan when it launched at least two Tomahawk missiles from a submarine off the coast of the East African nation, a Pentagon and FBI official said.
'Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan is on the FBI's 'seeking information list' and is wanted by the FBI for questioning in connection with the 2002 attacks at the Paradise Hotel and the unsuccessful surface to air missile attack against an Israeli airliner in Kenya,' said FBI spokesman Richard Kolko.
Venezuela moves troops to border as tensions over killing escalate
BOGOTA, Colombia - Hundreds of Venezuelan troops moved Tuesday toward the border with Colombia, where trade was slowing amid heightening tension over Colombia's cross-border strike on a rebel base in Ecuador.
The Organization of American States scheduled an emergency afternoon meeting in Washington to try to calm one of the region's worst political showdowns in years, pitting U.S.-backed Colombia against Venezuela's leftist President Hugo Chavez and his allies.
Bombing kills four at Pakistani naval college
LAHORE, Pakistan - Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a naval college on Tuesday, killing four people and underlining the security challenge facing the winners of Pakistan's landmark elections.
The bombers rode up to the gate of the college's parking lot on a motorcycle. The passenger dismounted and destroyed the gate with a bomb, allowing his accomplice to ride inside and unleash a much more powerful blast, said Malik Iqbal, police chief in the eastern city of Lahore.
- From wire reports