leading Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Baqer al-Hakim killed in bombingleading Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Baqer al-Hakim was killed in Car Bombing in Iraq's Najaf on August 29. Hakim, head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI) based in Tehran, had spent 20 years in exile in Iran before he returned to Iraq following the ouster of Saddam by coalition forces in April.
Israeli troops re-entered the northern part of Gaza Strip A Palestinian child gestures to an Israeli armored vehicle in the northern part of Gaza Strip Aug. 29, 2003. Israeli troops entered the northern part of Gaza Strip in response to the rocket attacks by Palestinian militants on Thursday night. Israel once withdrew all its troops from the northern part of Gaza Strip June 29 this year according to the road map project.
Blair's aide Campbell resigns Alastair Campbell, the communications aide of British Prime Minister Tony Blair, waves to journalists when he leaves No. 10 Downing Street in London after submitting a resignation letter, Aug. 29.
Wu Bangguo meets with Philippine President ArroyoWu Bangguo (L), chairman of China's National People's Congress Standing Committee, shakes hands with Philippine President Arroyo in Manila Aug. 30, 2003.