- Iran's deputy Parliament speaker warned Friday that Iran would abandon its neutrality and fight alongside Iraq if Israel joined the gulf war. A1

- British officials claim their warplanes have destroyed a cache of Iraqi Scud missiles, the terrifying rockets that Baghdad has fired at Israel and Saudi Arabia. A1- Heavy winds held back a huge oil spill in the Persian Gulf Friday, giving emergency crews a few days' time to deploy protective equipment aimed at saving key installations along Saudia Arabia's coast. A1

- The State Department, while decrying Iraq's "abysmal" human rights record, also criticized Israel's policies in its occupied territories. A2

- Iraqi troops dug in along the Kuwait border are under barrage by more than allied bombs. The enemy is being hit daily by U.S. leaflets promising good treatment for surrender and death if they resist. A2

- Saddam Hussein's intelligence organization, among the most ruthless in the world, has systematically assassinated his rivals, some with rat poison. A4

- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi expects the war in the Persian Gulf to spread to the Soviet Union's borders and ultimately lead to World War III. A4