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I'm Sarah Williams from the VOA News Center in Washington.

The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in the main town in Swat Valley, marking a crucial moment in the country's month-long campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman, Major General Athar Abbas told reporters today the government forces are in full control of Mingora despite encountering pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the northwestern town. Abbas said 25 militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours. He said despite taking control of Mingora the battle was far from over in Swat, with troops battling militants in neighboring districts. The United Nations estimates more than 2 million people have fled the fighting in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to take full care of the displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and nine Afghan soldiers have been killed in an ongoing battle in northwestern Afghanistan.


The Defense Ministry says four other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Afghan troops were backed by international forces in the battle.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, officials say two roadside bombings have killed four civilians and wounded a provincial governor. Police said one blast killed four civilians in southern Kandahar Province. In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb lightly wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar. Officials say the blast hit the governor's vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and the neighboring province of Takhar.

Police have arrested Iraq's former trade minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Sabah al-Saedi, told reporters today that ex-minister Falah al-Sudani had tried to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates, but the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take him into custody. Sudani resigned earlier this month and was questioned by Parliament about allegations his relatives at the Trade Ministry took kickbacks in return for handing out import contracts. The Trade Ministry buys sugar, lentils and other food and household goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's brothers and prompted another to go into hiding.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian defense leaders in Singapore he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from the summit.

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized North Korea Saturday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of its people starved. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defiance of the international community. Gates told Asian defense officials they were all familiar with North Korea's tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis. He said the United States and its allies were still open to dialogue with North Korea, but would not bend to provocation. He said if North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear program.

"We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in the region or on us."

Gates met Saturday afternoon with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledged a common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called "rogue" nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extremists. Daniel Schearf, VOA News, Singapore.

Iran says it has executed three men convicted of involvement in Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque in southeastern Iran. State news agency IRNA said the three were hanged in public early today in Zahedan, near the mosque where the bombing killed 25 people two days earlier. Local judiciary official Ebrahim Hamidi said the three were convicted of supplying the
explosives used in the blast. Hamidi said the men had actually been arrested before the attack, and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing. He added the men had also been involved in other attacks, including a 2006 bus bombing.

I'm Sarah Williams, VOA News. More news on the internet at voanews. com.

 

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It is 15 hours universal time and this is news from the Voice of America. I am Sarah William from the VOA News Center in Washington.
The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in main town in the Swat Valley, marking a crucial moment in the country's Muslim campaign against the Taliban.Military Major General spokesman Athar Abbas told reporters today that government forces are in full control of Mingora dispite encountering pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the northwestern town.
Abbas said 25 militants including 2 top Taliban commanders were killed during the military operations over the past 24 hours. He said dispite taking control of Mingora the battle was far form over in Swat, with troops battling militants in neighboring districts.
The United Nations estimated more than 2 million people are flood the fighting in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousf wanted to take full care of displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and 9 Afghan soldiers had been killed in a ongoing battle in northwestern Afghanistan.
The Defense Ministry says 4 other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday  in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Afghan troops were back by international forces in the battle.
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, officals say 2 roadside bombing have killed 4 civilians and wounded a provincial governor.Police said one blast kill 4 civilian in southern Kandahar Province. In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb likely wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar. Officials say the blast take the governor's vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and the neighboring province of Takhar.

Police have arrested Iraqi's former Trade Minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the parliamentary integrity commission, Sabah al-Saedi, told reporters today that ex-Minister Falah al-Sudani are trying to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates,but the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take him into custody.
Sudani resigned earlier this month and was questioned by parliment about allegations his relatives of the Trade Ministry took kickbacks and returned for handing out import contracts.
The Trade Ministry buys sugar, lentils and other food and household goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's brothers and prompted another to go into hiding.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian Defense leaders in Singapore he also urged Asian supports for Afghanistan.
VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from the summit.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates critisized North Korea Sarterday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of its people starved.
North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested the serious of the missiles in defense of international community. Gates told Asian Defense officials they were all familiar with North Korea's tactics of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis. He said the United States and its allies were still open to dialogue with North Korea,but  would not bend to provocation. He said if North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions would be needed to end nuclear program.
""We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in the region or on us."
Gates met Sarterday afternoon with his couterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledged common responds to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called "rogue" nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extremists.
Daniel Schearf  ,VOA News, Singapore.

Iran says it has executed three men convicted of involvement in Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in southeastern Iran.
State news agency IRNA said the three were hanged in public early Saturday in Zahedan, near the mosque where the bombing killed 25 people two days earlier.
Local judiciary official Ebrahim Hamidi said the three were convicted of supplying the explosives used in the blast.
Hamidi said the men had actually been arrested before the attack, and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing. He added the men had also been involved in other attacks, including a 2006 bus bombing.

I am Sarah William, more news on the internet at voanews.com.
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I'm Sarah Williams from the VOA News Center in Washington.
The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in the main town of Swat Valley marking a crucial moment in the country's monthlong campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told reporters today the government forces are in full control of Mingura despite encountering parts of resistance on the outskirts of the  northwestern town. Abbas said 25 militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours.He said despite taking control of Minguar, the battle was far from over in Swat with troops battling militants in neighbouring districts.United Nation's estimates more than two million people are fled the fighting  in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani  vowed to take full care of the displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and nine Afghan soldiers  have been killed in an ongoing battle in Northwestern Afghanistan. The Defense Ministry says four other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the Baramugab district Abugdis Province. Afghan troops were back by international forces in the battle.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan officials say two roadside bombings said killed four civilians and wounded a provincial governor.Police said one blast killed four civilians in southern Kandahar Province.

In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb likely wounded the Governor of Konduence Provine  Muhanmud Olmar. Officials say they blasted the Governor's vehicle as he travelled between Konduence and neighboring province of Takar.

Police have arrest Iraq's former Trade minister in connnection with corruption allegations  after he tried to leave the courntry.The Chairman of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee Saba Osidi told reporters today that ex-minister Farla-O-Sudani is trying to escape on the plane headed to the United Arab Emirates. But the fight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take it into custody. Sudani resigned  earlier this month and was questioned by parliament about allegations of his ralatives the Trade Ministry took kickbacks in return for  handing out import contracts. The Trade Ministry buys sugar, lentils and other food and house goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's bothers and prompting another to go into hiding.

US Secretary Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea  may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian Defense leaders in Singapore, he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan.VOA's Daniel Sharf reports from Southern.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticised North Korea Saturday for reckless pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of that people startled. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defiance of the international community. Gates told Asian defense officials they were all familiar with  North Korea's tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis.He said the United States and its alliances  will still open dialogue with North Korea but will not bent to propagation. He said North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear program.

We will not stand idly by as North Korea built the capability to re-destruction on any targeting in the region or on us. Gates met Saturday after with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea ,the three sides pledged the common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called brog nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under the treats from extremists. Daniel Sharf VOA News Singapore.

Iran says it has executed three men convicted of involvement on Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of Shiite mask in Southeast Iran. State News agency Eerner said the three were hant in public early today in Ziadan near the mask with bombing killed 25 people two days earlier.Local Judicial area official Ebraham Harmidy said the three were convicted of supplying the  explosive use in the blast. Harmidy said the men that have actually been arrested before the attack and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the name person behind the bombing.He added the men have also been involved other attacks including a 2006-bus-bombing.

I'm Sarah Williams VOA News. More news on the internet voanews.com.
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I'm Sara Williams from the VOA News Center in Washington.
The Pakistani Military says it is prevailed over militants in the main town of Swatt Valley, marking a crucial moment in the country's month-long campain against the Taliban . Military spokesman Major General Asahh Abass told reporters today that government forces are in full control of Mingora, despite encountering parkets of resistance on the outskirts of the north western town. Abass say 25 militants including 2 top Taliban commanders were killed during the military operations over the past 24 hours. He said despite taking control of Mingora, the battle was far from over in Swatt with troops battling militants in neighbouring districts. United Nations estimates more than 2 million people are fled  the fighting in Pakistan's northwest.
Today Pakistani Prime Minister Uzef frazeglny bound totake full care of the displaced. Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and 9 Afghan soilders have been killed in an on-going battle in northwestern Afghanastan. The Defense Ministry says 4 other Afghan soilders were missing in fierce fighting that began on Friday in the Bala Magar district disprovince. Afghan troops were back by international forces in the battle.
Elsewhere in Afghanastan official said two roadside bombings had killed 4 civilians and wounded a provincial governor.Police said one blast kill 4 civilians in southern Kondeha Province. In northen Afghanastan today, local officials said another roadside bomb lightly wounded the governor of Kondoon's province Mahamed Uma.Official say the blast hit the governor's vihicle as he travel between Kondoos and the neighbouring province Abataba.
Police have arrested Iraq's fomal Trade Administer in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The Chairman of  the Parlimentary Integrity Commitee Saba Osidy told reporters today that Ex-minister try to escape on the plane headed to the United Arab Amirits. But the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could  taken into custody. Sadany resigned earlier this month and was questioned by paliment about allegations his relatives of the Trade Ministry took kickbacks in return for handing out import contracts.The Trade Ministry buy sugar lantals and other food and health hold goods to supply a national rashioning programme. The Exusations led to the rest  of one of the Foreign Minister's brothers and prompt another to go into hiding.
US Secretary Robert Gates says painful sanctions against the North Korea maybe the only way to peacefully end its nuclear programme.Speaking to a Summit of Asian Defence leaders  in Singapore, he also urged Asian support for Afghanastan. VOA's Deniel Sraff reports from the summit.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates criticized North Korea Saturday for recklessly  pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities many of its people stack. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a serious of missiles in defience of the international community. Gates told Asian Defence Officials they were all familiar with North Korea's tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding a payment to end the crisis. He said United States and its allies will still open to dialogues with North Korea but will not bent to propercation. He said North Korea will not conform to international norms. Painful sanction will be needed to end the nuclear programme. " We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to redistruction on any target in the region all on us.
Gates meet Saturday afternoon with its counterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledged a common response to North Korea's actions. A side from so called broug nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extrmists. Deniel shaff, VOA News, from Singapore.  
Iran says  its executed 3 men convicted of an involvement in Tuseday's deadly suicide bombing of shi in southeastern Iran. State News Agency said 3 were hanged in public early today in Ziden, near *where the bombing killed 25 people two days earlier. Local Judicial official Hammidy said  the three were convicted of supplying the explosive youth in the blast, Hammidy said the man had acturally been arrested before the attack and confessed to bring the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind bombing. He added the man that also been involved in other attacks including a 2006 Bus Bombing.
I'm Sara Williams, VOA News. More news on the internet voanews.com                                                      
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I am Sarah William from the VOA News Center in Washington.
The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in the main town in Swat Valley, marking a crucial moment in the country's month-long campaign against the Taliban.Military spokesman Major General  Athar Abbas told reporters today that government forces are in full control of Mingora despite encountering pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the northwestern town.
Abbas said 25 militants including 2 top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours. He said despite taking control of Mingora the battle was far from over in Swat, with troops battling militants in neighboring districts.
The United Nations estimates more than 2 million people are flood the fighting in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani wanted to take full care of displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and 9 Afghan soldiers have been killed in a ongoing battle in northwestern Afghanistan.
The Defense Ministry says 4 other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday  in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Afghan troops were back by international forces in the battle.
Elsewhere in Afghanistan, officals say 2 roadside bombing have killed 4 civilians and wounded a provincial governor.Police said one blast kill 4 civilians in southern Kandahar Province. In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb lightly wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar. Officials say the blast hit the governor's vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and the neighboring province of Takhar.

Police have arrested Iraqi's former Trade Minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the parliamentary integrity committee, Sabah al-Saedi, told reporters today that ex-Minister Falah al-Sudani  had tried to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates,but the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take him into custody.
Sudani resigned earlier this month and was questioned by parliment about allegations his relatives of the Trade Ministry took kickbacks and returned for handing out import contracts.
The Trade Ministry buys sugar, lentils and other food and household goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's brothers and prompted another to go into hiding.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian Defense leaders in Singapore he also urged Asian supports for Afghanistan.
VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from the summit.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates critisized North Korea Sarterday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of its people starved.
North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of the missiles in defiance of international community. Gates told Asian Defense officials they were all familiar with North Korea's tactics of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis. He said the United States and its allies were still open to dialogue with North Korea,but  would not bend to provocation. He said if North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear program.
"We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in the region or on us."
Gates met Sarterday afternoon with his couterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledged common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called "rogue" nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extremists.
Daniel Schearf  ,VOA News, Singapore.

Iran says it has executed three men convicted of involvement in Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in southeastern Iran.
State news agency IRNA said the three were hanged in public early Saturday in Zahedan, near the mosque where the bombing killed 25 people two days earlier.
Local judiciary official Ebrahim Hamidi said the three were convicted of supplying the explosive used in the blast.
Hamidi said the men had actually been arrested before the attack, and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing. He added the men had also been involved in other attacks, including a 2006 bus bombing.

I am Sarah William, VOA News, more news on the internet at voanews.com.
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I'm Sarah Williams from the VOA News Center in Washington.
The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in the main town of Swat Valley marking a crucial moment in the country's monthlong campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told reporters today the government forces are in full control of Mingura despite encountering parts of resistance on the outskirts of the  northwestern town. Abbas said 25 militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours.He said despite taking control of Minguar, the battle was far from over in Swat with troops battling militants in neighbouring districts.United Nation's estimates more than two million people are fled the fighting in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani  vowed to take full care of the displaced.
Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and 9 Afghan soldiers  have been killed in an ongoing battle in Northwestern Afghanistan. The Defense Ministry says four other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the Baramugab district Abugdis Province. Afghan troops were back by international forces in the battle. Elsewhere in Afghanistan officials say 2 roadside bombings said killed four civilians and wounded a provincial governor.Police said one blast killed 4 civilians in southern Kandahar Province.
In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb likely wounded the Governor of Konduence Provine  Muhanmud Olmar. Officials say they blasted the Governor's vehicle as he travelled between Konduence and neighboring province of Takar.
Police have arrest Iraq's former Trade minister in connnection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the courntry.The Chairman of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee Saba Osidi told reporters today that ex-minister Farla-O-Sudani is trying to escape on the plane headed to the United Arab Emirates. But the fight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take it into custody. Sudani resigned  earlier this month and was questioned by parliament about allegations of his ralatives the Trade Ministry took kickbacks in return for  handing out import contracts. The Trade Ministry buy sugar, lentils and other food and house goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's bothers and prompting another to go into hiding.
US Secretary Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea  may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian Defense leaders in Singapore, he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan.VOA's Daniel Sharf reports from Southern.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticise North Korea Saturday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of that people startled. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defiance of the international community. Gates told Asian defense officials they were all familiar with  North Korea's tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis.He said the United States and its alliances  will still open dialogue with North Korea but will not bent to propagation. He said North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear program.
"We will not stand idly by as North Korea built the capability to re-destruction on any targeting in the region or on us."
Gates met Saturday afternoon with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea ,the three sides pledged the common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called brog nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under the threats from extremists. Daniel Sharf VOA News Singapore.
Iran says it executed three men convicted of involvement on Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of Shiite mosque in Southeast Iran. State News agency Eerner said the three were hant in public early today in Ziadan near the mosque with bombing killed 25 people two days earlier.Local Judicial area official Ebraham Harmidy said the three were convicted of supplying the explosive use in the blast. Harmidy said the men had actually been arrested before the attack and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing.He added the men had also been involved other attacks including a 2006 bus bombing.
I'm Sarah Williams VOA News. More news on the internet voanews.com.
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I am Sarah Williams from the VOA News Center in Washington.

The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in main town in the Swat Valley, marking a crucial moment in the country's Muslim campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told reporters today that government forces are in full control of Mingora despite encountering pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the northwestern town.

Abbas said 25 militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during the military operations over the past 24 hours. He said despite taking control of Mingora the battle was far from over in Swat, where troops battling militants in neighboring districts.

The United Nations estimates more than 2 million people are fled the fighting in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani wanted to take full care of displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and nine Afghan soldiers had been killed in an ongoing battle in northwestern Afghanistan.

The Defense Ministry says four other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Afghan troops were backed by international forces in the battle.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, officials say two roadside bombings have killed four civilians and wounded a provincial governor. Police said one blast killed four civilian in southern Kandahar Province.

In northern Afghanistan today, local officials said another roadside bomb lightly wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar. Officials say the blast hit the governor's vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and the neighboring province of Takhar.

Police have arrested Iraq's former trade minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the parliamentary integrity commission, Sabah al-Saedi, told reporters today that ex-Minister Falah al-Sudani had tried to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates, but the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take him into custody. Sudani resigned earlier this month and was questioned by parliament about allegations his relatives of the trade ministry took kickbacks and returned for handing out import contracts.
The Trade Ministry buys sugar, lentils and other food and household goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's brothers and prompted another to go into hiding.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says “painful” sanctions against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian Defense leaders in Singapore he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan.
VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from the summit.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized North Korea Saturday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of its people starved.
North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested the serious of the missiles in defiance of international community. Gates told Asian defense officials they were all familiar with North Korea's tactics of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis. He said the United States and its allies were still open to dialogue with North Korea, but would not bend to provocation. He said if North Korea would not conform to international norms, “painful” sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear program.
""We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in the region or on us."
Gates met Saturday afternoon with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledged a common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called "rogue" nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extremists.
Daniel Schearf VOA News, Singapore.

Iran says it has executed three men convicted of involvement in Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in southeastern Iran.
State news agency IRNA said the three were hanged in public early today in Zahedan, near the mosque where the bombing killed 25 people two days earlier.
Local judiciary official Ebrahim Hamidi said the three were convicted of supplying the explosives used in the blast.
Hamidi said the men had actually been arrested before the attack, and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and “giving them to the main person behind the bombing”. He added the men had also been involved in other attacks, including a 2006 bus bombing.

I am Sarah Williams, more news on the internet at voanews.com.
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I’m Sarah William from the VOA center in Washington.
The Palestinian military says it is prevailed over militants in the main town of Swat Valley marking a crucial moment in the country’s month-long campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman, major general Athar Abbas told the reporter today, the government forces are in full control of Mingora, despite encountering pockets of resistant on the outskirt of the northwestern town. Abbas said 25 militants including 2 top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the last 24 hours. He says despite taking control of Mingora, the battle was far from over in Swat with troop-battling militants in neighboring districts. He got the nation estimated more than 2,000,000 people fled the fighting in Pakistan’s northwest. Today Pakistani prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani bound to take full care of the displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and 9 afghan soldiers have been killed in an ungoing battle in northwestern Afghanistan. The Defense Ministry said about 4 other Afghani soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the Bala Murghab district, Badghis province. Afghan troops were backed by international forces in the battle. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, official say two road-bombing have killed 4 civilians and wounded a provincial governor. Police said one blast killed 4 civilians in Southern Kandahar province. In northern Afghanistan today, local official said another roadside bomb likely wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar. Official said the blast hit the governor’s vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and the neighboring province of Takhar.

Police said the Iraqi‘s former trade minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee Sabah ai-Saedi told reporters today, the ex-minister Falah al-Sudani tried to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab //. But the flight was ordered to turn around so the authorities could take him into custody. Sudani resigned early this month and was questioned by parliament about allegations his relatives in Trade Ministry took kick backs and returned for handing over import contracts. The trade ministry buy sugar, // and other food // to supply a national // program. The accusation is likely to arrest one of the former minister’s brothers and prompt another to go into hiding.

US Secretary Defense Minister Robert Gates says painful sensation against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking with seven of Asia’s defense leaders in Singapore, he also urged Asia to support Afghanistan.

VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports from the summit.
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized North Korea Saturday for /// nuclear and missile capabilities while many of its people starved. North Korea on Monday explored a nuclear advise and tested its serious of missile into // of the international community. Gates told Asia defense officials they were all familiar with North Korea’s tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment for the crisis. He said the United States and its allies will still open dialogues with North Korea, but will not bend to propercation. He said the North Korea would not confirm to international norms, painful sensation would be needed to end the nuclear program.

We will not take a standby as North Korea builds the capability to make destruction on any target in the region or on us. Gates met Saturday afternoon with his counterpart from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledge to come a response to North Korea’s actions. A side from so-called broad nation like North Korea, he said Asia was still under the threat from extremes. Daniel Schearf,VOA news, Singapore.

Iran says it accused 3 men convicted of the involvement in Thursday’s deadly suicide bombing of Shi’ite mosque in the southern Iran. State news agency // said the three were hung in public early today in Zahedan near the mosque where bombing killed 25 people two days earlier. Local judiciary official Ebrahim Hamidi said the three were convicted of supplying the explosive use in the blast. The official said the people has actually arrested before the attack and convicted of bringing the explosive into Iran and giving them the main person behind the bombing. The other people was also involved in other attacks including the 2006 blast bombing.

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The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in the main town of Swat Valley marking a crucial moment in the country's monthlong campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman Major General Athar Abbas told reporters today the government forces are in full control of Mingura despite encountering parts of resistance on the outskirts of the  northwestern town. Abbas said 25 militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours.He said despite taking control of Minguar, the battle was far from over in Swat with troops battling militants in neighbouring districts.United Nation's estimates more than two million people are fled the fighting  in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani  vowed to take full care of the displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and nine Afghan soldiers  have been killed in an ongoing battle in Northwestern Afghanistan. The Defense Ministry says four other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the Baramugab district Abugdis Province. Afghan troops were back by international forces in the battle.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan officials say two roadside bombings said killed four civilians and wounded a provincial governor.Police said one blast killed four civilians in southern Kandahar Province.

In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb likely wounded the Governor of Konduence Provine  Muhanmud Olmar. Officials say they blasted the Governor's vehicle as he travelled between Konduence and neighboring province of Takar.

Police have arrest Iraq's former Trade minister in connnection with corruption allegations  after he tried to leave the courntry.The Chairman of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee Saba Osidi told reporters today that ex-minister Farla-O-Sudani is trying to escape on the plane headed to the United Arab Emirates. But the fight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take it into custody. Sudani resigned  earlier this month and was questioned by parliament about allegations of his ralatives the Trade Ministry took kickbacks in return for  handing out import contracts. The Trade Ministry buys sugar, lentils and other food and house goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's bothers and prompting another to go into hiding.

US Secretary Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea  may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian Defense leaders in Singapore, he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan.VOA's Daniel Sharf reports from Southern.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticised North Korea Saturday for reckless pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of that people startled. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defiance of the international community. Gates told Asian defense officials they were all familiar with  North Korea's tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis.He said the United States and its alliances  will still open dialogue with North Korea but will not bent to propagation. He said North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear program.

We will not stand idly by as North Korea built the capability to re-destruction on any targeting in the region or on us. Gates met Saturday after with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea ,the three sides pledged the common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called brog nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under the treats from extremists. Daniel Sharf VOA News Singapore.

Iran says it has executed three men convicted of involvement on Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of Shiite mask in Southeast Iran. State News agency Eerner said the three were hant in public early today in Ziadan near the mask with bombing killed 25 people two days earlier.Local Judicial area official Ebraham Harmidy said the three were convicted of supplying the  explosive use in the blast. Harmidy said the men that have actually been arrested before the attack and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the name person behind the bombing.He added the men have also been involved other attacks including a 2006-bus-bombing.

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1.The Pakistani military says it has prevailed militants in the main town Swart Valley marking crucial moment in country’s month’s long campaign against Taliban. Military spokesman major General Athar Abbas told reporters today the government forces are fully control of Mingora despite in counting parts of resistant against the outskirts of Northwest town. Abbas said 25 militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during the military operations over the past twenty four hours.  He said despite take control of the Mingora the battle was far over from Swart where troops battling militants in neighboring districts.  United Nations estimates more than 2milion people fled the fighting in the Pakistan’s northwest today Pakistani’s prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani was bond to take full care of the displaced.
2.Afghan official said at least 30 Taliban militants and 9 Afghan soldiers have been killed and on going the battle in the north Afghanistan.  The Defenses ministry says 4 other afghan soldiers were missing in the field fighting Friday in the Bala Murghab district, Badghis province. Afghan troops were back by international forces in the battle. Elsewhere in Afghanistan officials says two road side bombings killed 4 civilians and wounded provincial governor. Police said one blast killed 4 civilians in southern Kandahar province. In the northern Afghanistan today, local officials said another roadsides bomb likely wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar . Official said the blast the governor’s vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and neighboring province of Takhar.
3. Police have arrested Iraqi’s formal Trade minister in connection corruption investigations after he try to leave the country. the chairman of parliamentary integrity committee Sabah al-Saedi, told reporters today the ex-minister Falah al-Sudani trying to escape on the plan headed to United Arab Emirates , the fled was ordered to turn around so the authority could take him in custody ,  Sudani resigned earlier this month questioned by parliament about the allegations its relatives the trade ministry kike backs returning for hand out important contracts the trade ministry buy sugars, lentils and other foods, household goods to supply a national rushing program. The accusations led the arrest one of the formal minister’s brothers impotent another to going to the hiding.
4.US secretary Defenses Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to summit of Asia defense leaders in Singapore he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan.  VOA’s Denial Schearf reports from the summit.  “US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized North Korean Saturday for recklessly pursue nuclear and missile cable abilities where many of its people started. North Korean on Monday exploded the nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defense of international community. Gate told Asian defense officials they were all familiar with North Korean’s target of creating critics and then demanded a payment to end the critics. He said United States and its allies will still open the dialogue with North Korean but not ban the prosecution the north Korean will not confirmed to international norms pay for sanctions will be need to end the nuclear program. “we will not stand idly by as the north Korean builds the capability to redistricting any targeted region or on all us. Gates met Saturday afternoon with its Count parts Japan south Korean. The three sides plunges the common responds to North Korean’s actions. A side from so called broke nations likes North Korean. He said the Asia also under threats of extremists. Daniel Schearf , VOA news, Singapore.
5.Iran says its accurate 3 men convicted involvement in Thursday’s deadly suicide bombing of Shiite of mosque in the southeast Iran. State news agency IRNA said the three were hand public earlier today in the Zahedan near the mosque was the bombing killed 25 two days earlier. Local judiciary official Ebrahim Hamidi said the three were convicted supply the explosive usage in the last.  Hamidi said the man actually been arrested before the attack and convictive into bring the ground and given them the main person behind bombing. He added the other men also involve other attacks including a 2006 bus bombing.

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The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in the main town in Swat Valley, marking a crucial moment in the country's month-long campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman, Major General Athar Abbas told reporters today the government forces are in full control of Mingora despite encountering pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the northwestern town. Abbas said 25 militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours. He said despite taking control of Mingora the battle was far from over in Swat, with troops battling militants in neighboring districts. The United Nations estimates more than 2 million people have fled the fighting in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to take full care of the displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and nine Afghan soldiers have been killed in an ongoing battle in northwestern Afghanistan.
The Defense Ministry says four other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Afghan troops were backed by international forces in the battle.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, officals say two roadside bombings have killed four civilians and wounded a provincial governor. Police said one blast killed four civilians in southern Kandahar Province. In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb lightly wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar. Officials say the blast hit the governor's vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and the neighboring province of Takhar.

Police have arrested Iraq's former trade minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Sabah al-Saedi, told reporters today that ex-minister Falah al-Sudani had tried to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates, but the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take him into custody. Sudani resigned earlier this month and was questioned by Parliment about allegations his relatives at the Trade Ministry took kickbacks in return for handing out import contracts. The Trade Ministry buys sugar, lentils and other food and household goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's brothers and prompted another to go into hiding.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian defense leaders in Singapore he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from the summit.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized North Korea Saturday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of its people starved. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defiance of the international community. Gates told Asian defense officials they were all familiar with North Korea's tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis. He said the United States and its allies were still open to dialogue with North Korea, but would not bend to provocation. He said if North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear program.

"We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in the region or on us. "

Gates met Saturday afternoon with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledged a common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called "rogue" nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extremists. Daniel Schearf, VOA News, Singapore.

Iran says it has executed three men convicted of involvement in Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in southeastern Iran.
State news agency IRNA said the three were hanged in public early Saturday in Zahedan, near the mosque where the bombing killed 25 people two days earlier. Local judiciary official Ebrahim Hamidi said the three were convicted of supplying the explosive used in the blast. Hamidi said the men had actually been arrested before the attack, and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing. He added the men had also been involved in other attacks, including a 2006 bus bombing.

I'm Sarah Williams, VOA News. More news on the internet at voanews. com.
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The Pakistani military says it is prevailed over militants in the main town in Swat Valley, marking a crucial moment in the country's month-long campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman Major General / told reporters today that government forces are in full control of Mingora, despite in countering pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the northwestern town. Abbas says 25 militants including 2 top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours. He said despite taking control of Mingora, the battle was far from over and Swat where troops battling militants in neighboring districts. The United Nations estimate more than 2 million people are fled the fighting in Pakistan's northwest. Today, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani vow to take full care of the displaced.



Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and 9 Afghan soldiers have been killed in an ongoing battle in northwestern Afghanistan. The Defense Ministry says 4 other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the B district / this province. Afghan troops were back by international forces in the battle. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, official said 2 road side bombings had killed 4 civilians and wounded a provincial governor. Police said 1 blast killed 4 civilians in southern Kandahar province. In northern Afghanistan today, local official said another road side bomb likely wounded the governor of K's province M. Officials said the blast hit the governor's vehicle as he traveled between K and neighboring province of Takar.



Police have arrested Iraq's former Trade Minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the parliamentary integrity committee S told reporters today that ex-minister A are trying to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates. But the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take it into custody. S resigned earlier this month and was questioned by parliament about allegations as relatives the Trade Ministry took kick-backs in return for hanging out import contracts. The Trade Ministry buy sugar, lentils and other food in household goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's brothers and prompted another to go into hiding.



US Secretary Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against north Korea maybe the only way to peacefully end to the nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian Defense leaders in Singapore, he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan. VOA's Daniel S reports from the Singapore.



US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized North Korea Saturday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of its people starved. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defiance of the international community. Gates told Asian Defense officials they were all familiar with North Korea's tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis. He said the United States and its allies will still open to dialogue with North Korea but will not ban to /. He said the North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions will be needed to end the nuclear program.



"We will not stand idly by as North Korea build the capability to redestruction on any target in the region or on earth."



Gates met Saturday afternoon with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledged a common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called brook nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extremists. Daniel S, VOA news, Singapore.



Iran says it is executed 3 men convicted an involvement in Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of A mosque in southeastern Iran. State news agency / said the three were hanged in public early today in S near the mosque with the bombing kill 25 people 2 days earlier. Local judiciary official / said the 3 were convicted of supplying the explosive used in the blast. / said the men had actually been arrested before the attack and confess to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing. He added the men had also been involved in other attacks including a 2006 bus bombing.




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I'm Sarah Williams from the VOA News Center in Washington.

The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in the main town in Swat Valley, marking a crucial moment in the country's month-long campaign against the Taliban. Military spokesman, Major General Athar Abbas told reporters today the government forces are in full control of Mingora despite encountering pockets of resistance on the outskirts of the northwestern town. Abbas said 25 militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours. He said despite taking control of Mingora the battle was far from over in Swat, with troops battling militants in neighboring districts. The United Nations estimates more than 2 million people have fled the fighting in Pakistan's northwest. Today Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani vowed to take full care of the displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and nine Afghan soldiers have been killed in an ongoing battle in northwestern Afghanistan.
The Defense Ministry says four other Afghan soldiers were missing in fierce fighting that began Friday in the Bala Murghab district of Badghis province. Afghan troops were backed by international forces in the battle.

Elsewhere in Afghanistan, officals say two roadside bombings have killed four civilians and wounded a provincial governor. Police said one blast killed four civilians in southern Kandahar Province. In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb lightly wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar. Officials say the blast hit the governor's vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and the neighboring province of Takhar.

Police have arrested Iraq's former trade minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, Sabah al-Saedi, told reporters today that ex-minister Falah al-Sudani had tried to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates, but the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could take him into custody. Sudani resigned earlier this month and was questioned by Parliment about allegations his relatives at the Trade Ministry took kickbacks in return for handing out import contracts. The Trade Ministry buys sugar, lentils and other food and household goods to supply a national rationing program. The accusations led to the arrest of one of the former minister's brothers and prompted another to go into hiding.

US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea may be the only way to peacefully end its nuclear program. Speaking to a summit of Asian defense leaders in Singapore he also urged Asian support for Afghanistan. VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from the summit.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates criticized North Korea Saturday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of its people starved. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defiance of the international community. Gates told Asian defense officials they were all familiar with North Korea's tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis. He said the United States and its allies were still open to dialogue with North Korea, but would not bend to provocation. He said if North Korea would not conform to international norms, painful sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear program.

"We will not stand idly by as North Korea builds the capability to wreak destruction on any target in the region or on us. "

Gates met Saturday afternoon with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledged a common response to North Korea's actions. Aside from so-called "rogue" nations like North Korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extremists. Daniel Schearf, VOA News, Singapore.

Iran says it has executed three men convicted of involvement in Thursday's deadly suicide bombing of a Shi'ite mosque in southeastern Iran.
State news agency IRNA said the three were hanged in public early today in Zahedan, near the mosque where the bombing killed 25 people two days earlier. Local judiciary official Ebrahim Hamidi said the three were convicted of supplying the explosives used in the blast. Hamidi said the men had actually been arrested before the attack, and confessed to bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing. He added the men had also been involved in other attacks, including a 2006 bus bombing.

I'm Sarah Williams, VOA News. More news on the internet at voanews. com.
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Elsewhere in Afghanistan, officials say two roadside bombings have killed four civilians and wounded a provincial governor. Police said one blast killed four civilians in southern Kandahar Province. In northern Afghanistan today local officials said another roadside bomb lightly wounded the governor of Kunduz province, Mohammed Omar. Officials say the blast hit the governor's vehicle as he traveled between Kunduz and the neighboring province of Takhar.


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I’m Sara Wiliams from the VOA news center in Washinton. The Pakistani military says it has prevailed over militants in the main town in Swat Valley marking a crucial moment in the country’s month-long campaign against the Taliban. Military’s spokesman, Major General Athar Abbas told our reporters today the government forces are in full control of Mingora despite in countering parks of resistence on the outskirts of the Northwestern town. Abbas said 25% militants including two top Taliban commanders were killed during military operations over the past 24 hours. He said despite taking control of Mingora, the battle was far from over in Swat with troops battling militants in neighboring districts. The United Nations estimates more than two million people have fled the fighting in Pakistan’s northwest. Today, Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaph Raza Gilani wanted to take full care of the displaced.

Afghan officials say at least 30 Taliban militants and nine Afghan soldiers had been killed in an ongoing battle in northwestern of Afghanistan. The Defence Ministry says four other Afghan soldiers were missing in fiece fighting that began Friday in Balamogaba District of Bagdis Provicnce. Afghan troops were backed by international forces in the battle. Alsewhere in Afghanistan officials say two roadside bombings killed four civilians and wouded a provincial governor. Police said one blast killed four civilians in southern Kandahar Province. In northern Afghanistan today, local official said another roadside bomb likely wounded the governor of Kunduz Province Mohammad Omar. Official said the blast hit the governor’s vehicle as he travelled between Kunduz and the neighboring province up Dakar.

Police have arrested Iraq’s former Trade Minister in connection with corruption allegations after he tried to leave the country. The chairman of the Paliamentary Integity Committee Saba O Saidi told our reporter today that ex-minister Fala O Sadani had tried to escape on a plane headed to the United Arab Emirates, but the flight was ordered to turn around so authorities could taken into custody. Sadani resigned earlier this month with questioned by Paliament about allegations of his relatives. The Trade Ministry took kick-backs in return for handing out import contracts. The Trade Ministry buy sugar, lotus and other food and household goods to supply a national ranching progame. The excusations led the arrest of one of the former minister’s brothers and promted another to go into hiding.

US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates says painful sanctions against North Korea may the only way to peacefuly end it's nuclear programe. Speaking to a O defence leaders in Singapore, he also urged Asain support for Afghanistan. VOA’s Daniel Sharth reports from the O.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates criticised North Korea Saturday for recklessly pursuing nuclear and missile capabilities while many of their people starved. North Korea on Monday exploded a nuclear device and tested a series of missiles in defiance of the international community. Gates told Asian Defence officials they were all familiar with North Korea’s tactic of creating a crisis and then demanding payment to end the crisis. He said the United States and it’s allies were still open to dialogue with North Korea but would not bend to provocation. He said North Korea would not conform to international norms. Painful sanctions would be needed to end the nuclear programe. ‘We will not to stand alibi as North Korea build it’s capability to reach the destruction on any target in the region or on us.’ Gates met Saturday afternoon with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea. The three sides pledge to common response to North korea’s actions. The side, so-called rogue nation like North korea, he said Asia was also under threat from extremists. Daniel Sharth, VOA news, Singapore.

Iran says it executed three men convicted of involved in Thursday’s deadly suicide bombing of O in southeastern Iran. State news agency O said the three were hang in public early today in O near the Mask where the bombing killed 25 people two days earlier. Local judiciary offcial Hammedi said the three were convicted of supplying the explosive used in the blast. Hammedi said the men had actually been arrested before the attack and confessed bringing the explosives into Iran and giving them to the main person behind the bombing. He added the men had also been involved in other attacks including a 2006 bus bombing.
I’m Sara Williams, VOA news. More news on the Internet at voanews.com.
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