New Tape, Old Threats From American al Qaeda

AL QAEDA

New Tape, Old Threats From American al Qaeda

The former California teenage surfer turned al Qaeda propaganda chief, Adam Gadahn, repeated his threats to kill Americans on a new tape posted on the Internet Tuesday afternoon. (ABC News)

U.S. Forces Rescued 41 Iraqi Civilians from an Al Qaeda Hide-Out; Some Showed Signs of Torture

U.S. forces rescued 41 Iraqi civilians Sunday from an al Qaeda hide-out northeast of Baghdad, including some who showed signs of torture and broken bones, a senior U.S. official said. (AP)

IRAQ NEWS

Five Britons Abducted in Baghdad

Five Britons have been kidnapped from Iraq's finance ministry in Baghdad, the British government has confirmed. (BBC)

22 Killed In Baghdad Explosion

A parked minibus packed with explosives blew up Tuesday afternoon in a busy section of central Baghdad, killing 22 people and injuring 58 others, police said. (AP)

Baghdad Blast Kills 18, Damages Sunni Shrine

A truck bomb exploded outside one of Baghdad's most revered Sunni shrines Monday, killing at least 18 people and damaging the old outer walls on a day in which at least 30 people were killed in Iraq. The blast, which sent a massive pillar of black smoke into the sky above downtown Baghdad, came as US and Iranian representatives were meeting for landmark talks on Iraqi security less than a kilometer away. (AFP)

US Military Raids Sadr City, Captures Terrorist Suspect

A day after radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr resurfaced to end nearly four months in hiding and demand US troops leave Iraq, US forces raided his Sadr City stronghold in Baghdad and killed five suspected militia fighters in air strikes, the US military said in a statement issued yesterday. (AP)

IRAN/IRAQ

US Says Militant Held in Iraq Has Iranian Ties

Iraqi and U.S. troops detained a militant leader suspected of ties to Iran's Revolutionary Guards in a raid in Baghdad on Saturday in which five gunmen were killed in an air strike, the U.S. military said. (Reuters)

IRAN/U.S.

3 Iranian-Americans Charged with Spying

Esfandiari and two other Iranian-Americans have been "formally charged" with endangering national security and espionage, Iran's judiciary spokesman said Tuesday. (Asharq Alawsat)

SPAIN

Spain Arrests 16 North Africans Accused Of Recruiting Militants

The police on Monday arrested 16 men, most of them Moroccans, suspected of recruiting volunteers to fight in Iraq and other countries and spreading propaganda calling for Islamic jihad. (New York Times)

SYRIA

Al Qaeda Inspired Group Launches Protest Against Syrian Election Results

A militant Islamic group inspired by Al-Qaida lashed out Monday against Syria's government, a day after a referendum was held on granting President Bashar Assad a second term. (AP)

Jihadists Moving into Lebanon From Syria

Heavily armed foreign jihadists have been entering Lebanon from Syria from around the time Western authorities noticed a drop in the infiltration of foreign fighters from Syria to Iraq, Lebanese officials say. (Washington Times)

Russia Tests Long-range Missile

Russia has test-launched a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Russian military officials say. (BBC)

PAKISTAN

Suicide Attack, Ambush Kill Three FC Men: Four Local Taliban Shot Dead In Bannu

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