It approves a $15 billion bipartisan package Thursday after several contentious measures are dropped.
President Lee can lean on his new Assembly majority to pursue economic reforms and a tougher N. Korea policy.
In an interview, a member of the Islamic Army of Iraq speaks of his group's long-term goals.
Bush sends the free-trade agreement to Congress, but stiff opposition could derail it.
For some years, China's boom and the war on terror have overridden human rights concerns.
The secretary-general says the situation in Sudan's violence-torn province 'remains grim.'