The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Gunmen attacked American military personnel in the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, slightly injuring the driver, while police killed two militants in an unrelated incident in the kingdom's west. (AP)

Germany

Berlin Terror Trial Witness Names Saudi Diplomat, Journal Says

A Saudi diplomat who left Germany abruptly last year was yesterday named in evidence during the trial in Berlin of suspected al Qaeda member Ihsan Garnaoui, the Wall Street Journal reported. (Bloomberg)

Guantanamo

Australian May Face U.S. Tribunal

The Australian government says that one of its citizens imprisoned at the American naval base in Guantánamo, Cuba, will be charged by the United States this month and is expected to go before a military tribunal sometime in August. (NY Times)

Lebanon

Military Tribunal Interrogates Al Qaeda Suspects

A military tribunal on Tuesday interrogated two Australians, a Lebanese and a Palestinian on charges of "involvement with the Al-Qaeda organization," weapons possession, "planning terrorist acts in Lebanon and abroad and creating a network for that purpose. (Daily Star)

Liberia

AP: Al Qaeda Bomb Suspects Hid in Liberia

Al Qaeda suspects in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies took shelter in West Africa in the months before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, converting terror cash into untraceable diamonds, according to findings of a U.N.-backed court obtained by The Associated Press. (AP)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

New Info on Padilla Not Part of Court Case

New allegations against dirty bomb suspect Jose Padilla aren't part of Supreme Court case. (AP)

Transcript of news conference on Jose Padilla (CNN)

Profile: Jose Padilla

Jose Padilla (also known as Abdullah al-Muhajir) had a number of run-ins with the authorities before achieving fame — or infamy — as a "dirty bomb" suspect. (BBC)

Turkey Bomb Suspects Deny Al Qaeda Link

Attorneys for suspected members of a Turkish al Qaeda cell accused in last year's suicide bombings in Istanbul acknowledged Tuesday that several of their clients traveled to Afghanistan and Chechnya, but denied they were linked to al Qaeda or the Istanbul attacks. (AP)

Defense Lawyers Question Legality of Yemen Terror Trial

Defense lawyers in the trial of 14 militants suspected of terrorist activities in Yemen yesterday questioned the legality of proceedings in the trial and urged the court to enable them to review records of the case before continuing. (Arab News)

ON THE WEB

Article About Assassinations Discusses Plot Against Saudi Interior Minister As Example

In the 11th issue of the online magazine "Al Battar Camp," an article by Abdul Aziz Al Muqrin, the alleged leader of al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and the number one suspect on the Saudi most wanted list, studies assassination techniques and discusses and critiques a detailed plot presented by "some brothers" to assassinate the Saudi interior minister Nayef bin Abdel Aziz as an example. The new issue also includes an article allegedly written by al Qaeda leader Seif Al Adl about cover-up and disguise techniques. (ABCNEWS Investigative Unit)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Into the Unknown

George Bush's grand plan to bring democracy to Iraq underwent a shambolic start with the charade that accompanied the selection of a new Iraqi president yesterday. (The Guardian)

New Iraqi Government

Iraqis want peace and stability. (Arab News)

Many Hurdles Ahead for U.S. Success of U.N. draft resolution may be pivotal for Bush. (Washington Post)

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