The Insider: Daily Terrorism Report

United States Terror Watch Center Opens, But Lists Lag A center that will consolidate a multitude of terrorist watch lists began operations this week, but it will be months before it will provide security personnel the promised "one-stop shopping" to identify suspected terrorists, Bush administration officials said Tuesday. (AP)

Think Tank Urges Information Sharing Network could help combat terrorism. (Washington Post)

Saudi Arabia Preparations for the Surrender of Terror Suspects Secret negotiations are currently underway for the surrender of a number of Saudi terror suspects, reports Al Hayat. This comes after Saudi interior ministry promised to give lighter sentences to those who surrender. (Al Hayat)

Saudi Source Denies Any Cooperation With Israel in Terror Fight A Saudi security source has strongly denied a report which was carried by Al Quds al Arabi newspaper in which it quoted a member of Likud party in the Israeli Knesset as saying that there is an arrangement between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Israel to fight terrorism. (Saudi Press Agency)

United Kingdom British Police Accused of Terror Excesses A British man detained by anti-terror police in London was himself reportedly terrorized despite making no attempt to resist arrest, claimed his lawyer. (Al Jazeera)


Guantanamo Rumors Fly About Teen Brother's Fate Of the hundreds of "enemy combatants" still under U.S. guard at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 17-year-old Omar Khadr is now the lone Canadian citizen. (National Post)

Spain Pilot Who Trained Two 9/11 Hijackers Publishes Book The Spanish pilot who trained Mohammed Atta and Marwan al Shehhi published his book. (Elaph)


Special Report: People the Law Forgot It is almost two years since the Guantanamo prison camp opened. The Guardian's James Meek has spent the past month talking to former inmates and some of those involved in operating the Pentagon's Kafkaesque justice system. (The Guardian)

Gun Loophole Hurts Anti-Terror Efforts Keeping guns out of the hands of terrorists is a top priority for the U.S. government. Ditto for getting information quickly to federal agents when a suspected terrorist tries to buy a gun — or worse, succeeds. (USA Today)


After Raids, U.S. Denies Capturing Hussein Aide American forces mounted a series of raids on Tuesday intended to kill or capture a top member of Saddam Hussein's government, but denied reports afterward that they had succeeded. (NY Times)

U.N. Reports Al Qaeda in Iraq Says missile export to terrorists possible. (Boston Globe)

CIA Stands Firm On Iraq Assessment The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency has issued a spirited defense of the now-suspect assertions that Iraq had secret arsenals of germ and chemical weapons, and says second-guessing its work may undermine analysts' willingness to make bold assessments in the future. (Globe and Mail)

U.S. Resistance to Direct Vote Galvanizes Iraq's Shiite Clerics With a suddenness that seems to have caught American officials by surprise, Shiite Muslim clerics who for decades ministered in the quiet obscurity of the back streets of this holy city are now driving key decisions about the future governance of the nation. (LA Times)

Iraq Disputes U.S. Casualty Figures Officials in the northern Iraqi town of Samarra have disputed the U.S. accounts of the number of people killed in a gun battle on Sunday. (BBC)

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