- Allied military officials said that the cease-fire was holding but reported an incident Thursday in which Iraqi tanks exchanged fire with U.S. forces.

- Despite the battering his military took, Saddam Hussein still has a million-man army, Scud missiles and sizable stocks of chemical weapons. A2- Kuwaiti resistance fighters have begun to seek violent revenge on Palestinians in their country who supported Iraq, according to information received by Kuwaiti exile groups in Egypt. A2

- After 42 days and 42 nights of war, Americans laughed and cried on hearing it was over - or seemed to be. As emotions tumbled across the country in a giant wave of relief, some held on to a touch of doubt, just in case. A3

- The United States finally laid to rest the ghost of its defeat in Vietnam with a major military victory over a vicious dictator that opens a new era in the Middle East. A3

- Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser under Jimmy Carter, assesses the U.S.-Soviet relationship in light of recent events in the Persian Gulf. A10