The Aircraft That Can't Fly; Congress' $63 Million Boondoggle

Police in Kenya say they have made three arrests following Monday's blast in the capital, Nairobi. (BBC)


Trinidad Court Denies Bail for JFK Plot Suspects

A Trinidad court denied bail on Monday for three suspects in an alleged plot to blow up New York's JFK International Airport and a local prosecutor said they may face life imprisonment. (Reuters)


U.S. Raps Several Arab Allies for Human Trafficking

The United States accused its Arab allies Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar on Tuesday of being among the world's worst offenders in permitting the sale of people into the sex trade and indentured servitude. (Reuters)


Lebanese Commandos Blow Up Islamist Chief's House

Lebanese commandos have blown up the home of the Islamist militia chief in a besieged refugee camp where fighting flared again on Tuesday in the fourth week of a deadly stand-off. (Mail & Guardian)

Lebanese Army Shells Refugee Camp

The Lebanese army fired heavy artillery into the Nahr el-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in northern Lebanon on Tuesday, in what it says could be the final push to force Islamist militants from the camp, military sources said. (CNN)


Ex-Duke Lacrosse Prosecutor Faces Trial

More than a year after shocking allegations emerged about Duke University's lacrosse team, prosecutor Mike Nifong is heading to trial — as a defendant. (AP)


Identity of WWII Agents Revealed

MI5 has released new files to the National Archives which allow several double agents during World War II to be identified. (BBC)


Pakistan Official Is Chief Suspect in Death of Canadian Woman

A top official in Pakistan resigned today after being charged in connection with the mysterious death of a married Canadian woman who was living in his home. (ABC News)


Militants Free 13 Hostages in Nigerian Oil Delta

Nigerian militants freed 12 foreign hostages and one Nigerian in the oil-producing Niger Delta on Monday as a prelude to peace talks with the incoming government of President Umaru Yar'Adua. (Mail & Guardian)


Somali Official: US Planes Hunting Islamists

United States aircraft are hunting foreign jihadists in the remote mountains of northern Somalia where American forces launched air strikes earlier this month, a regional official and residents said on Tuesday. (Mail & Guardian)


Ethiopia Court Finds 38 Politicians Guilty Over Protest Rallies

A court in Ethiopia has found 38 senior opposition figures guilty of charges connected to mass protests after disputed elections two years ago. (Daily Nation)


Will Democrats Defend Egypt's Democracy?

By Shadi Hamid

The time of year has again arrived when the United States Congress considers funding levels for foreign aid. But this year is different. Democrats control a majority in both the House and Senate and, for the first time in more than 12 years, will have the opportunity to set the agenda on this critical issue. (Daily Star)

Iraq's Ominous Numbers Game

By Kareem Raheem

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