Anatomy of a Suicide Attack

AFGHANISTAN

Anatomy of a Suicide Attack

A propaganda tape recently posted on a militant Islamist Web site provides a rare look at who the enemy is for U.S. troops and how simple it seems to be for them to mount a deadly attack. (ABC News)

Taliban Official: Bin Laden is Alive

A senior Taliban commander says Osama bin Laden is alive and in contact with leaders of Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, according to an interview aired on British television. (AP)

Report: U.S. Forces Arrested Bagram Fugitive

Al Hayat is reporting that US forces in Afghanistan have arrested one of the Bagram prison fugitive, a Saudi called Mohammed al Qahtani, according to Saudi sources. The same sources told the paper the Saudi interior ministry will soon issue a new most wanted list after they found explosives, weapons, electronic devices and audio tapes that indicate militants were planning to carry out attacks in the Kingdom. (Al Hayat)

Blast in Afghanistan Kills 2, Injures 48

A roadside bomb in western Afghanistan left three civilians dead and 48 wounded, including 10 children, officials said Thursday. (AP)

Al-Qaeda's Resurgence Part 1: Ready to Take on the World

Al-Qaeda will this year significantly step up its global operations after centralizing its leadership and reviving its financial lifelines. Crucially, al-Qaeda has developed missile and rocket technology with the capability of carrying chemical, biological and nuclear warheads, according to an al-Qaeda insider who spoke to Asia Times Online. (Asia Times)

WAR CRIMES

Close, But No Karadzic; Accused War Criminal Still At Large

A reported sighting in Panama of one of the most wanted men in the world, accused war criminal Radovan Karadzic, the former Serbian political leader, led to a four-nation police scramble and a raid on the homes of his son and daughter last week by NATO troops in Bosnia-Herzegovina. (ABC News)

U.S./PAKISTAN

Pressure on Bush to Hit Pak Terror Camps

The Bush administration is under pressure from its intelligence agencies and a Democratic Congress to undertake punitive action against suspected Al-Qaida camps in Pakistan even as it publicly continues to praise General Musharraf as a stalwart ally in the war on terrorism. (Times of India)

INDONESIA

"Al Qaeda" Invoked In U.S. Embassy Jakarta Threat

A bomb threat against the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday was conveyed to authorities by a pair of cell phone text messages signed, "al Qaeda," local officials said. (Reuters)

IRAQ NEWS

Iraq Announces Security Meeting With Iran, Syria and The U.S.

Iraq's neighbors including Iran and Syria have agreed to join U.S. and British representatives to discuss the Iraqi security crisis at a regional conference March 10 in Baghdad, the government said. (AP)

Car Bomb Kills Five Guests at Iraqi Wedding

A car bomb targeting a convoy of cars carrying guests at the wedding of an Iraqi policemen killed five people and wounded 10 in the western city of Falluja on Thursday, a police source said. (Reuters)

GUANTANAMO

Key Documents Withheld In German CIA Probe: Lawmakers

German lawmakers investigating the case of a man held for nearly five years at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay said on Thursday an inquiry was being held up as some official documents were being withheld and others had been delayed. (Reuters)

U.S. Criticized For Detainees' Treatment

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