Russian President Vladimir Putin today held a telephone conversation with US President George Bush. The call was made by the American side. According to the Russian President's press office, the main topic of discussion was the situation regarding Iraq. Vladimir Putin stressed that the most important thing at the moment is to concentrate on seeing that the UN inspection team is deployed to Iraq as quickly as possible
The body of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was found in a well on the territory of the residence of the Saudi Consulate General in Istanbul
The month of October was rich with rare astronomical phenomena.