The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

Ayman Al Zawahri's mother was allowed to visit her other son Mohammed at a high security prison in Cairo. The mother had thought Mohammed was dead as he was sentenced to death until she found out a few weeks ago that he's still in prison. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Yemen/Saudi Arabia

Sanaa and Riyadh to Exchange 18 Terror Suspects

In the next two days, Saudi Arabia will hand over to Yemen, 13 of its nationals who are wanted on terror-related charges, including one "dangerous terrorist," in exchange for five wanted Saudis, Yemeni officials revealed. (AFP)



Big States Back Idea of 'Tsar' to Lead War On Terrorism

Europe's biggest countries have thrown their weight behind the appointment of a special counter-terrorism chief who would co-ordinate all intelligence, security and financial measures taken in the European Union to combat terrorism. (Financial Times)

EU Ministers Hold Emergency Terror Talks

Eight days after the Madrid train bombings, European Union justice and interior ministers on Friday were set to approve an ``anti-terror czar'' to coordinate the EU's fight against terrorism. (AP)


Addressing the Unthinkable, U.S. Revives Study of Fallout

To cope with the possibility of a terrorist nuclear attack, the federal government is reviving the scientific art of fallout analysis. (NY Times)

Plan to Nab Bin Laden Stymied

A Pentagon planner drafted a top secret battle plan for pre-emptively attacking Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, but his recommendations never reached then-Defense Secretary William S. Cohen, say defense and former Clinton administration officials. (Washington Times)



U.K. Loses Appeal to Keep Terror Suspect in Jail

Britain's Appeal Court ordered the government to free a Libyan terror suspect on Thursday, upholding the first defeat of emergency, post-September 11 powers to hold foreigners without charge. (Reuters)


New Book by Wanted Al Qaeda Suspect Predicts America's Downfall

A new book published online by the Center for Islamic Studies and Research and written by a wanted Saudi terror suspect called Faris Al Zahrany discusses the elements which the writer believes will lead to the downfall of the U.S. Al Zahray, who writes using the name Abu Jandal Al Azady, is on the Saudi most wanted terrorist list. The 148-page book studies the history of the U.S. in length and argues that factors that include al Qaeda's war on the U.S., its hatred around the world, as well as domestic problems will eventually lead to America's downfall. The book also discusses different al Qaeda attacks and even lists the recent Madrid train attacks amongst them. It also talks in detail about the preparations for the 9/11 attacks and their effects. (ABCNEWS Investigative Unit)


10 Iraqis are Killed in Spasm of Attacks Arabic-TV journalist slain by U.S. troops. (Washington Post)

Polish President Says He Was 'Misled' On Iraq Arms

Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski, a key backer of the U.S.-led war in Iraq, said yesterday his country was "misled" by Bush administration claims about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, but insisted the world was still better off with the ouster of Saddam Hussein. (Washington Times)

S. Korea Won't Send Troops to Iraqi City

S. Korea cancels plan to send troops to Iraq, citing U.S. pressure on 'offensive operations.' (AP)

Powell Makes Surprise Visit to Baghdad

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