The number of war widows has swelled, posing a threat to the country’s tenuous social structures.
A rocket fired from Lebanon wounds three people in northern Israel, triggering an Israeli artillery response.
Morocco and Algeria open a long-closed border to allow an aid convoy bound for the Gaza Strip to pass through.
A bomb explosion in central Cairo kills a French tourist and injures about 17 other people, mostly foreign tourists.
A top Taliban leader indicated the truce entered with Islamabad in exchange for Islamic law may be temporary.
Iraq’s Ministry of Justice allowed reporters rare access to the Abu Ghraib prison, which has been partly renovated.
The Iraqi government says it sorely needs Abu Ghraib — now Baghdad Central Prison — because of overcrowding at prisons and continued threats to security.
Abu Ghraib, the Iraqi prison which became notorious for detainee abuse by US forces, is being re-opened in a new incarnation.