U.S., Germans Fear Terror Attack

GERMANY

U.S., Germans Fear Terror Attack

U.S. and German officials fear terrorists are in the advanced planning stages of an attack on U.S. military personnel or tourists in Germany. (ABC News)

German Court Rejects Appeal by Jailed 9/11 Helper

Germany's highest court of appeal rejected a legal challenge by a Moroccan friend of the September 11, 2001 hijackers against a 15-year jail sentence for being an accessory to mass murder. (Reuters)

SYRIA

Iraqi Official Says Syria Supporting Insurgents

Mowaffak al Rubaie, the national security advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, told ABC News Thursday that Syria is continuing to harbor and support Islamist militants responsible for killing both Iraqis and Americans. (ABC News)

Syria Jails Activist for D.C. Meetings

A human rights activist was sentenced to 12 years in prison yesterday for meeting with Bush administration officials at the White House during a 2005 visit to Washington. (Washington Times)

IRAQ NEWS

U.S. Troops Kill 4 Gunmen in Raids on Car Bomb Cells

U.S. President George W. Bush faced mounting pressure on Thursday from fellow Republicans as well as Democrats to show progress in Iraq within months or risk a collapse in support for the war. (Reuters)

Harsh Reality for Many Iraqi Women

In a nation seized by horrific violence, it is rare for any one killing to stand out. But the case of a recent "honor killing" in Iraq has the world's attention. (ABC News)

PAKISTAN

Pak Activists Detained Ahead of Suspended CJ's Visit

Police in Pakistan detained hundreds of activists on the eve of an anti-government rally planned to welcome the country's suspended top judge to Karachi, opposition leaders said on Friday. (Reuters)

Threat to Christians: Convert or Else

Christians in the tribal Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan have received threatening letters from Taliban groups informing them that they must convert to Islam within 10 days or else. (ABC News)

AFGHANISTAN

10 Taliban Killed in New Afghan Fighting; Villagers Say 40 Civilians Killed Earlier

Fresh airstrikes in volatile southern Afghanistan killed 10 Taliban fighters close to where villagers say about 40 civilians died during a battle earlier this week, an official said Friday. (AP)

Death Toll Disputed From Airstrike In Afghanistan

The death toll of civilians killed in an airstrike by foreign forces Tuesday was much higher than the official figure of 21, and may be as high as 80, according to residents reached by telephone. (International Herald Tribune)

Taliban Says Frees French Hostage in Afghanistan

A French aid worker captured by the Taliban over a month ago was released on Friday, a spokesman for the Afghan rebel group said. (Reuters)

DRUG TRAFFICKING

Euro Becomes Currency of Choice for Cocaine Traffickers

The euro has become the currency of choice for Latin American cocaine traffickers as the drug's popularity among Europeans has soared and the value of the currency against the dollar has risen, a top U.S. anti-narcotics official said Thursday. (International Herald Tribune)

FORT DIX TERROR PLOT

New Jersey Plot Suspects Due At Bail Hearing

Lawyers for six men detained on charges of plotting to attack the U.S. Army base at Fort Dix in New Jersey will seek bail for their clients at a hearing on Friday, but the men are expected to remain in custody. (Reuters)

U.K./PAKISTAN

UK Fears 'Pakistan Terror Link'

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