- Making News: Iraqi Militants Kill South Korean Hostage
Officials have confirmed that a South Korean hostage being held in Iraq, has been beheaded by a group claiming links to al Qaeda. In Pusan, demonstrators had asked the government not to send 3000 troops to Iraq as planned, and there had been cautious optimism when Monday's deadline found Kim Sun-il still alive. Katy Oh, a researcher at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Washington, believes today's events will not alter the resolve of the Korean government.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Wal-Mart Faces Massive Sex Discrimination Lawsuit After nine months of deliberations, a federal judge in San Francisco has extended a sex-discrimination case to as many as 1.6 million women, all current and former employees of Wal-Mart. Steven Greenhouse, labor and workplace reporter for the New York Times, says the largest private civil rights case in American history attacks alleged systematic discrimination in pay and promotions.
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After year-long attacks on residential compounds and Paul Johnson-s beheading, foreign workers in Saudi Arabia already feared for their lives. After Johnson-s grizzly death, Saudi security forces said they'd destroyed the al Qaeda cell responsible and killed its leader, Abdulaziz al-Muqrin. But today's Saudi newspapers carry reports that al Qaeda may have infiltrated the nation-s security forces. How deep is Saudi resentment against the royal family? What-s being done to stop religious leaders from stirring up hatred? Are Saudi oil exports in jeopardy? Warren Olney hears how life has changed in the desert kingdom from journalists in the Middle East, officials at the Saudi Embassy in Washington and London, and an American couple that has spent more than a decade working in Saudi Arabia.