Germany Warns of Suicide Attacks, Increased Security

SEPTEMBER 11TH AFTERMATH

9/11 Families Angry that Remains of Victims Still at Garbage Dump

Six years after the 9/11 attacks, frustrated families of 9/11 victims say the unidentified remains of their loved ones are still at an area landfill and have sued New York City in an attempt to have the remains moved to a garbage-free area. (ABC News)

GUANTANAMO BAY

White House Denies Guantanamo Closure Imminent

The White House has denied a US media report that it is close to a deciding the closure of the Guantanamo Bay "war on terror" prison camp. (AFP)

Yemen Receives 4 Detainees from Guantanamo Bay Prison

Yemen has received four of its citizens who were transferred from Guantanamo Bay prison, where the U.S. had held them since 2002 for suspected al-Qaida links, security officials and rights advocates said Thursday. (AP)

NORTH KOREA

North Korea Promises to Close Nuclear Facility

North Korea has promised to "promptly" shut down its main nuclear facility, the most senior US envoy to visit the country in five years said today. (The Guardian)

U.S./JAPAN

U.S. Congress Sex Slave Resolution Will Harm Ties: Japan Envoy

Japan's ambassador to the U.S. reiterated Wednesday that the passage of a resolution in the U.S. Congress to seek a clear apology from Tokyo over the Japanese military's use of sex slaves during the war would harm bilateral relations. (Kyodo)

HAMAS VS FATAH

Hamas Denies it Plans to Kill Abbas

Hamas has denied Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' accusation that it is planning to assassinate him. (CNN)

LEBANON

Lebanon Defense Minister: Militants at Camp Crushed

Lebanon's defense minister declared victory Thursday over the Fatah Islam militant group, saying it had been crushed after a month-long military assault on its stronghold in a northern refugee camp and only mopping up remained. (AP)

NORTH KOREA/RUSSIA

Russia Will Get N. Korea $25million on Friday: Itar-Tass

Russia will take charge of $25 million in unfrozen North Korean funds on Friday, Russia's deputy foreign minister Alexander Losyukov was quoted by Itar-Tass as saying on Friday, part of a nuclear deal. (Reuters)

SADDAM HUSSEIN TRIAL INVESTIGATION

Iraq: Dujail Judgment Marred by Serious Flaws

The judgment in the Dujail trial of Saddam Hussein reflects serious factual and legal errors made by the Iraqi High Tribunal's Trial Chamber, Human Rights Watch said in a briefing paper released today. Human Rights Watch commissioned its own translation of the 300-page judgment and an analysis of it is now available. (Reuters)

ARMS DEALS

Britain and U.S. Sign Defense Deal

Britain and the United States signed a treaty Thursday to cut red tape on arms deals and improve the compatibility of military equipment. (AP)

AUSTRALIA/IRAN

Aussies 'Repelled Iran Gunboats'

Australian navy sailors used "colorful language" and aggressive tactics to repel five Iranian gunboats in an incident prior to the capture of 15 British sailors in March, Australian defense officials said on Friday. (Reuters)

KENYA

Might Drink Your Blood, but Otherwise Not Bad Guys

The mystery of the Mungiki, a secret society that is part Sicilian Mafia, part Chicago street gang, is sweeping across Kenya and taking a lot of lives with it. (NY Times)

Kenya Jails Ex-Leader of Killer Sect

A Kenyan court on Thursday jailed the former leader of a banned sect blamed for a string of beheadings and murders in recent months, judicial sources said. (Mail & Guardian)

SOMALIA

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