- A Saudi warplane shot down two Iraqi jets Thursday after they entered the kingdom's airspace loaded with bombs, Saudi military officials said. The allies are continuing their pounding of a strategic Iraqi city.

- A U.S. Air Force pilot was rescued in the gulf after his F-16 was hit by enemy fire over Kuwait.- Weather improved over Kuwait and eastern Iraq, clearing the way for allied air attacks on Iraq's elite Republican Guards, a U.S. Army spokesman said.

- Four CBS journalists covering the Persian Gulf war were reported missing. The network said the four, including veteran correspondent Bob Simon, had not been heard from since Monday morning.

- There were growing signs that the Israeli government will refrain from retaliating for repeated Iraqi missile attacks to avoid fracturing the allied alliance.

- The FBI said it has identified elements of international terrorist organizations in this country, but FBI Director William S. Sessions said Americans should "go about our business" as usual.