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As efforts to rebuild and secure postwar Iraq take shape, Elizabeth Farnsworth travels with a British patrol in the southern city of Basra and reports on the continuing struggle to return services and public order to an area torn by…

Three nearly simultaneous suicide bombings hit residential housing complexes in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh where many foreigners live. The bombings early Tuesday morning killed some 20 people including at least seven Americans.

A tense security situation continues to dog the Russian republic of Chechnya, despite efforts by Moscow to reduce the federal forces patrolling the war-torn region and encourage Chechens who have fled the country to return to their homeland.