London Attacks: A Look at the Links Between 7/7 and 7/21

The Egyptian authorities say the wife of one of the men suspected of being behind the bombings in the resort of Sharm al Sheikh has died. (BBC)

Iran

Prominent Iranian Judge Shot Dead

The judge in the trial of Iran's best-known political prisoner, journalist Akbar Ganji, has been shot dead, a judiciary spokesman has said. (BBC)

Bomb Blast Near BA Office In Iran

A small bomb has exploded at a building which houses the offices of British Airways and the BP oil firm in the Iranian capital, Tehran. (BBC)

Guantanamo

Military Denies Rigging Guantanamo Tribunals

The Pentagon acknowledged yesterday that two former members of the military team handling prosecutions of suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, had alleged last year that the trial system was rigged in favor of the government. (Washington Post)

Turkey

Two Blasts Hit Southern Turkish Resort City-Reports Two explosions occurred on Tuesday in the southern Turkish city of Antalya, a popular tourist resort, wounding six people, the private news channel CNN Turk reported. (Reuters)

'Turkey Faced with Double Standard on Terrorism'

The leader of the Greater Unity Party (BBP) Muhsin Yazicioglu said America and European countries apply double standards against Turkey on terrorism. (Zaman)

U.S.

After Bombings, Few Signs of Similar Attacks in U.S.

Scouring leads from Queens to Oregon, federal investigators have found little hard evidence to suggest that anyone in the United States was involved in the recent spate of terrorist attacks overseas or that any follow-on attacks against American targets are being planned, officials said. (NY Times)

Secret Memo — Send to Be Tortured

The memo appears to be the first that directly questions the legal premises of the Bush administration policy of "extraordinary rendition" — a secret program under which terror suspects are transferred to foreign countries that have been widely criticized for practicing torture. (Newsweek)

France

France Prepares to Expel Radical Islamist Leaders

France has expelled two radical Islamist leaders in the wake of the London bombings and plans to round up and send home up to two dozen more by the end of the month, the interior ministry said yesterday. (The Guardian)

IRAQ NEWS

New Iraq Attacks Leave Many Dead

At least 15 people were killed in a spate of insurgent attacks across Iraq a day after the U.S. military lost six marines in the west of the country. (BBC)

Six U.S. Marines Killed in Action in Iraq

Six American Marines were killed in action in western Iraq, the U.S. command said Tuesday. (AP)

Bodies Found Near Baghdad School

At least 19 bodies have been discovered near a school in south-western Baghdad. (BBC)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Special Briefing: How Radical Islamists See the World

Recent incidents have heightened global concern about the spread of radical Islamist militancy. And they raise questions about the current reach of al Qaeda and groups with similar ideology. (CS Monitor)

A Welcome Fatwa

The fatwa is headed for rehabilitation, this time used in a vigorous backlash against the brand of terrorism that has struck Britain, Spain, Morocco, Egypt and, over and over again, the civilians of Iraq. (LA Times)

Muslims in Europe: Cultural Integration Is a Two-Way Street

I think most Muslims in Europe have heard the call to attend to the pestilence of violent hatred which has spread among some of their own around the world. (Arab News)

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