Three foreigners accused in a bombing that killed a British man could be publicly beheaded under Islamic law if convicted of murder, Saudi Arabia's interior minister said Monday.
Prince Nayef, the interior minister, announced Sunday that three men -- a Briton, a Canadian and a Belgian -- were arrested in connection with two bombings in November in this capital city.
Minutes later, the men appeared on state-run Saudi television and confessed to the bombings.
Killed in a Nov. 17 blast was Christopher Rodway, 48, who worked in a Saudi hospital. His wife was slightly injured. On Nov. 22, another car bomb injured two men and a woman, all Britons.
Neither Saudi officials nor the three men gave a motive for the bombings, and Nayef did not say when the men were arrested or whether they would be tried.
11 bus passengers killed
in ambush by Hutu militia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Hutu militiamen backing Congo's President Joseph Kabila ambushed a bus in rebel-controlled eastern Congo, killing 11 passengers, a rebel-run radio reported Monday.
Nine men and two women died in the attack on a minivan bus Friday on a road heading south from the Congolese-Rwandan border town of Bukavu. Five survivors were treated for injuries, Radio Bukavu reported.
Since fleeing Rwanda in 1994, where they took part in the genocide of more than 500,000 Rwandans, Hutu militia have laid ambushes and attacked civilians in eastern Congo, leaving scores of people dead.
The Rwandan army backs the Congolese rebels, who in August 1998 took up arms against Congo's then-president, Laurent Kabila. Rwanda demands that Congo rein in Hutu militiamen using eastern Congo as a launching pad for raids into Rwanda.
The forests and mountains of eastern Congo have become bases for militia groups fighting the Congolese rebels and their Rwandan backers.
Rabin killer, kin not allowed
to attend sister's wedding
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A judge refused Monday to let Yitzhak Rabin's killer and his brother out of prison to attend their sister's wedding.
The presence of Yigal Amir and his brother, Hagai, at next Tuesday's wedding in a Tel Aviv suburb could create a security threat, the judge ruled.
Yigal Amir, a right-wing religious nationalist, is serving a life sentence for fatally shooting the Israeli prime minister after a peace rally in 1995. Hagai Amir is serving a 16-year sentence for conspiracy to murder Rabin.
The Shin Bet security service told the court that the wedding would probably be attended by other supporters of the far right who approved of the murder and that some of them might be encouraged to new acts of violence by contact with the Amir brothers.
9 hurt as device explodes
at Moscow subway station
MOSCOW (AP) -- An explosive device blew up at a busy subway station in central Moscow during the evening rush hour Monday, injuring nine people.
The explosion took place shortly before 7 p.m. in an underground passageway at the Belorusskaya station, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesman Viktor Beltsov said. Russian news agencies, citing subway police, said the device had been placed under a bench.
Nine people were injured, said Igor Elkis, head doctor at the Moscow ambulance service.
Agents of the Federal Security Service, the chief domestic security and anti-terrorism agency, were at the scene of the blast.
Backers of Indonesia leader
attack campus, burn offices
SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) -- Thousands of President Abdurrahman Wahid's supporters attacked a college campus Monday and burned the offices of political foes who want to speed up his possible impeachment in connection with two corruption scandals.
The unrest in the president's home province of East Java followed huge demonstrations against Wahid in the capital last week and took place just hours before legislators handed documents to police that they say link him to two corruption scandals.
Lawmakers said the maneuver could bring separate criminal proceedings against Wahid, who has refused to resign and has denied any wrongdoing.
Adding to Wahid's woes, attorneys for the ailing former dictator Suharto predicted that he would never be tried for corruption after the Supreme Court ruled that the prosecution could proceed only if his health improved.