A compilation of brief news reports forSunday, October 22, 2006
=== Annan Wants Quicker Hezbollah Disarmament ===
October 20, 2006
The UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has urged the Lebanese government to speed up the process of disarming the Hezbollah. Annan said that transforming Hezbollah into a solely political party with no armed branch should bring the country a step closer to full sovereignty.
=== Explosion in Paracin, Serbia ===
October 19, 2006
Early this morning at approximately 5 a.m. local time, the weapons warehouse in Paraćin, Serbia caught on fire. Most of the weapons in the warehouse were the explosives so there were explosions in the warehouse for more than 1 hour. Approximately 8 people were wounded in the accident; among them were a few policemen.
=== President Bush signs 2006 Military Commissions Act into law ===
October 18, 2006
On Tuesday morning, United States President George Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006.
=== Iran reportedly bans high-speed Internet access ===
October 18, 2006
The government of Iran has banned service providers from offering high-speed internet access, of speeds above 128kbps. The telecom regulator declined to explain the reasons for the ban, which is seen by a pro-reformist newspaper, Etemad as part of an effort to counter western "cultural invasion".
=== Two subway trains collide in Rome ===
October 17, 2006
A subway train in Rome collided with another in Vittorio station. At least one woman has died and 60 people are injured.
== Sources ==
"Annan renews call for Hizbullah's disarmament" — Daily Star, October 21, 2006
AP-AFP-Naharnet. "Annan Urges Lebanon Speedy 'Timeline' for Hizbullah's Disarmament" — Naharnet, October 20, 2006
"Series of Explosions in Paracin, Serbia" — FOCUS News Agency, October 19, 2006
Gabriella Blum and Martha Minow. "The Israeli model for detainee rights" — The Boston Globe, October 18, 2006
Bill O'Reilly. "President Bush Signs Military Commissions Act Into Law" — FoxNews.com, October 18, 2006
Warren Richey. "Will the Supreme Court shackle new tribunal law?" — Christian Science Monitor, October 17, 2006
Robert Tait. "Iran bans fast internet to cut west's influence" — Guardian Unlimited, October 18, 2006
"High-speed internet bandwidth, higher than 128K now prohibited by the Islamic regime" — IranPressNews, October 12, 2006
"Two killed, 60 injured in subway train collision in Rome" — xinhuanet, October 17, 2006
== External links ==
Library of Congress entry for the 2006 Military Commissions Act includes link to text