- Newsmaker: US Diplomat Assassinated in Jordan
An American diplomat has been shot and killed in Amman, Jordan. Officials say that the killing of 62 year-old Laurence Foley, who worked for the Agency for International Development, was -well organized and well planned.- Randa Habib, Amman bureau chief for Agence France Press, updates suspicions of a terrorist link, growing anit-American sentiment and the assassination-s potential affect on US-Jordanian relations.
- Reporter's Notebook: Gas Used to Stun Chechen Kidnappers Killed 116 Hostages
Although the Moscow hostage incident ended this weekend, nearly 650 of those rescued remain hospitalized, 150 in intensive care. All but one of the 117 who died when special forces stormed the theater were killed by poison gas. David Filipov, who reports from Moscow for the Boston Globe, says the questions about the unidentified gas that was used to incapacitate the Chechen rebels, has raised concern with international watchdogs.
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