Topics and Guests, June 18

Tonight on Special Report with Brit Hume:

U.S. forces in Iraq have made their highest arrest so far from the list of 55 most-wanted Iraqis --Gen. Abid Hamid Mahmud al-Tikriti (search), the Ace of Diamonds in Central Command's deck of cards. And the U.S. military says a sweep of loyalist strongholds has resulted in 400 arrests.

Guest preview: Professor Rob Sobhani of Georgetown University talks about word spreading in Iran about the protests in the country.


One U.S. soldier is killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting in south central Baghdad. In the center of the capital, U.S. troops were being threatened by a stone-throwing crowd shot and killed two demonstrators.

Palestinian gunmen who crossed from the West Bank (search) kill an Israeli girl and wound her sister, just minutes after the Palestinian premier meets with militant leaders and fails to persuade them to stop attacks.

North Korea (search) says it will step up efforts to strengthen its "nuclear deterrent capabilities" in response to U.S. pressure, and discards American calls for multilateral talks on the atomic dispute.

Details on those stories and more on Special Report with Brit Hume.

— Guests and topics are subject to change