Al-Qaida Planning British Attack


Al Qaeda 'Planning Big British Attack'

Al Qaeda leaders in Iraq are planning the first "large-scale" terrorist attacks on Britain and other western targets with the help of supporters in Iran, according to a leaked intelligence report. (UK Times)

Al Qaeda Seeks To Expand Its Operations

Al-Qaeda is reaching out from its base in Pakistan to turn militant Islamist groups in the Middle East and Africa into franchises charged with intensifying attacks on western targets, according to European officials and terrorism specialists. (Financial Times)

Al Qaeda Suspect Held

Intelligence personnel have detained a man of Afghan origin from Shahrah-e-Faisal on suspicion of having links with Al Qaeda, Daily Times learnt Sunday. (Daily Times)

Security Says al Qaeda Group Active in Spain: Pais

Spain's security service has warned the government that Spain and France are most in danger of being attacked by a north African wing of al Qaeda and that the group is active in Spain, El Pais reported on Sunday. (Reuters)


Military Grants Immunity to Marine in Iraq Killings

Military prosecutors have granted immunity to at least seven Marines connected to an attack that killed 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha, the deadliest criminal case against U.S. troops in the Iraq war. (AP)

Construction on Baghdad Barrier Halted

Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that he has ordered a halt to the U.S. military construction of a barrier separating a Sunni enclave from surrounding Shiite areas in Baghdad after fierce criticism over the project at home. (AP)

Suicide Bombings Around Iraq Kill 27

Three suicide bombers launched attacks in different parts of Iraq on Monday, killing at least 27 people and wounding nearly 60 on Monday, police and politicians said. (AP)

23 Taken From Bus, Gunned Down in Iraq

Gunmen in northern Iraq stopped a bus filled with Christians and members of a tiny, mostly Kurdish religious sect on Sunday, police said, separating out the groups and taking 23 of the passengers away to be shot. (AP)


Threat Forces Landing in Germany

Olympic Airlines flight en route from Greece to France made an emergency landing in Munich, Germany, on Monday after a bomb threat was reported, German air traffic control officials said. (AP)


Afghan Intelligence Officer Beheaded

Assailants abducted and beheaded an Afghan intelligence service employee and struck one of the agency's vehicles with a remote-controlled bomb in a separate attack, killing six employees and wounding three, officials said Monday. (AP)

Double Bombings Rock Afghan Town

At least six people have been killed and several wounded after two explosions hit the town of Khost in eastern Afghanistan, local police say. (BBC)

Taleban Uses Boy to Behead 'Spy'

The Taleban in Afghanistan have used a boy of around 12 to behead a man they accused of spying for the US. (BBC)


Pakistan Hard-Liners 'Shot Dead'

At least six people have been killed after members of a hard-line Islamist group clashed with security forces in north-west Pakistan, officials say. (BBC)


U.S. Knew Of China's Missile Test, But Kept Silent

After a Chinese interceptor smashed into a target satellite in January, Bush administration officials criticized the test as a destabilizing development. (International Herald Tribune)


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