Key Al Qaeda Suspect Reportedly Arrested in Pakistan


Al Qaeda Arrest

'Al Qaeda Chief' Held in Pakistan

Man believed to be key figure in bin Laden's terrorist network in Europe may have been captured by Pakistani security. (The Guardian)

Key Al Qaeda Figure Reportedly Captured

Key figure in al Qaeda's terror network in Europe is under arrest, U.S. counterterrorism officials tell NBC News. (NBC)

Arrest May Have Taken Place Two Weeks Ago

Al Jazeera TV reported this morning that the arrest of a suspect believed to be Mustafa Setmariam Nasar may have taken place two weeks go after bloody clashes with Pakistani security forces. According to eye witnesses, six Pakistani security forces dressed in civilian clothes came to a commercial shop in Quetta, where the two suspects were working. Al Jazeera also said it had received a written statement by from a source close to al Qaeda's production company, al Sahab, claiming that Nassar was arrested two weeks ago. The correspondent said Nassar, who is also known as Abu Musaab al Suri, was critical of al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, but a strong supporter of the Taliban movement. (Al Jazeera)

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CIA Prisons

European Commission to Investigate Reports of Secret CIA Jails

The European Commission said today it will investigate reports that the CIA set up secret jails in eastern Europe. (Washington Post)

Group Says CIA Sent Suspects to Europe

Human Rights Watch Says It Has Evidence the CIA Transported Terror Suspects to Poland, Romania. (AP)

Red Cross Seeks Access to CIA Prisons

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Thursday for access to all foreign terrorism suspects held by the United States after a report of a covert CIA prison system for al Qaeda captives. (Reuters)


CSIS: Terror Cell Busted

Bomb expert among four Algerians in Toronto. (National Post)


Fresh Violence Hits Paris Suburbs

Rioting youths opened fire on police and set dozens of vehicles ablaze in a seventh night of violence in Paris. (BBC)


Syria Pardons 190 Political Prisoners

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has pardoned 190 political prisoners in a goodwill gesture to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the state news agency SANA said. (Reuters)


Diplomat: Iran to Restart Nuclear Work

Iran has said it will restart uranium conversion activities but has given UN inspectors access to a secret military complex. (Al Jazeera)


New War Fears in Horn of Africa

The troop build-up along the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea means a miscalculation by either side could result in open conflict, the UN warns. (BBC)

French Troops Suffocated Ivorian

French troops in Ivory Coast killed an Ivorian man by suffocation in May while he was in their custody, the French Defence Ministry has said. (BBC)


Thai Districts Impose Martial Law

Martial law has been imposed in parts of Songkhla province in southern Thailand. (BBC)


Dozens Die in Violence In Iraq

A suicide bomber exploded a minibus outside of a Shiite Muslim mosque south of Baghdad Wednesday, killing at least 20 people, while violence elsewhere in Iraq claimed the lives of four U.S. service members and more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and soldiers. (Washington Post)

Iraq al Qaeda Says to Kill 2 Moroccan Hostages-Web

Al Qaeda in Iraq said on Thursday it had decided to kill two Moroccan embassy employees it kidnapped last month, according to an Internet statement. (Reuters)

Soldiers Cleared Of Iraq Murder Charge

The military trial of seven British soldiers accused of murdering an Iraqi teenager in Basra has collapsed. (The Guardian)


Rebellion Against Abuse

Last month a prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay military base excused himself from a conversation with his lawyer and stepped into a cell, where he slashed his arm and hung himself. (Washington Post)

Telling Secrets

It's probably safe to assume that nobody who participated in the outing of Valerie Plame Wilson as a C.I.A. agent, in the summer of 2003, was mindful that the result of the process-the publication of Wilson's name in Robert Novak's syndicated column-might be a federal crime. (The New Yorker)

The Prison Puzzle

It's maddening. Why does the Bush administration keep forcing policies on the United States military that endanger Americans wearing the nation's uniform - policies that the military does not want, that do not work and that violate standards upheld by the civilized world for decades? (NY Times)

In Syria, A Tale Of Romance And Power

It was a love story that captured the imagination of many Syrians: a man and a woman defied her father, eloped and lived happily ever after. But for many people it was not the romance that made the story compelling, it was how the tale spoke of power. (International Herald Tribune)

Two Perspectives…In One Policy

Damascus is swaying between two perspectives in dealing with the international pressure exerted on it in order to cooperate with the international investigation on the assassination of martyr PM Rafik Hariri. (Al Hayat)

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