Iraq's new constitution faces a possible delay, as several Sunni members of the drafting committee temporarily suspended their work following the killing Tuesday of two of their colleagues.
The committee members say they cannot work without better security. Their announcement lessens hope that the committee might finish ahead of its August 15th deadline, which Iraq's president Jalal Talabani said was a possibility.
Meanwhile, police say a suicide bomber blew himself up among a group of Iraqi army recruits in Baghdad today-Wednesday, killing at least 10 people and wounding several others.
And in Egypt, the operator of a mobile phone network in Iraq says he has information that Egypt's ambassador to Iraq might still be alive. Ihab al-Sherif was kidnapped earlier this month. Militants loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said they killed him, but no body has been found.
Egypt's foreign minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit told parliament Tuesday that there is a "slim hope" the envoy is still alive.
Information for this report is provided by AP and Reuters.