Three massive vehicle bombs exploded Monday near the Palestine Hotel, home to many foreign journalists, killing at least 20 people.
Dramatic television pictures showed one of the bombers driving a cement truck through the concrete blast walls that guard the hotel then blowing up his vehicle.
Iraq's national security adviser, Mouwafak al-Rubaei, said the attack _ which appeared well planned _ was "very clear" effort to take over the hotel and take foreign and Arab journalists as hostages, AP reported. V.A.
Russian small missile ships - the Grad Sviyazhsk and the Great Ustyug - set off for a mission to the Mediterranean Sea
President Vladimir Putin has not released an official statement yet about his position on the issue of the pension reform in Russia