New Mehlis Report Implicates Syria, Lebanon in Hariri Murder


Al Hariri Probe

U.N. Inquiry Further Implicates Syria in Hariri Death

U.N. inquiry uncovered new evidence that reinforced its findings of Syria's involvement in the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, a new report said on Monday. (Reuters)


Explosion Kills Three in Beirut

Explosion Kills Prominent Lebanese Editor and Two Others, TV Channels Report. (AP)

Obituary: Gibran Tueni

Gibran Tueni was one of Lebanon's leading voices against Syrian domination of the country, using his position as publisher of al-Nahar newspaper to promote the anti-Syrian cause. (BBC)


Investigators Search Site of Nigeria Crash

Investigators Search Site of Nigerian Crash That Killed 107, Including Schoolchildren. (AP)


Prince Charles Questioned in Di's Death

Eight Years Later, the British Continue to Investigate Diana's Death. (ABC News)


French Target 'Islamic Network'

Police investigating suspected plans for attacks in France have arrested at least 20 people during raids in and around Paris. (BBC)


Military Officer Tied to Killings Is Held by China

The response suggested high-level concern over whether a crackdown on villagers protesting land seizures was justified. (NY Times)


Philippine Army Says Uncovers Plot Against Arroyo

Philippine troops loyal to President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo uncovered an attempt by rogue soldiers to seize power over the weekend, a senior military official said on Monday. (Reuters)


Time Reporter May Have Tipped Rove's Lawyer to Leak

Time magazine reporter testifies that she alerted attorney that the top Bush adviser had leaked information to a colleague about Valerie Plame. (Washington Post)

Al Zawahri Tape

Al-Qaeda Deputy Praises Taliban Gains in Afghanistan in New Tape

Al-Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri has praised Taliban leader Mullah Omar for winning back control of large regions of Afghanistan and urged Muslims to wage holy war against the West, according to a tape that surfaced Sunday. (AP)


Rights Group Urges Darfur Probe

Human Rights Watch has called for senior Sudanese officials - including the president - to be investigated for crimes against humanity in Darfur. (BBC)

North Korea

Counterfeiting Cases Point to North Korea

North Korea is accused of being behind a growing effort to print and move rafts of U.S. $100 bills. (LA Times)



Three Men Face Terrorism Charges

Three men charged with terrorism offences will appear before Bow Street Magistrates Court on Monday. (BBC)

The Netherlands

Croat Suspect to Appear in Hague

Croatian war crimes suspect General Ante Gotovina is to make his first appearance at the Hague war crimes tribunal. (BBC)


Iraq Prison Raid Finds a New Case of Mistreatment

A raid of an Iraqi government detention center in Baghdad turned up more than 600 prisoners packed into a cramped space, 13 of them requiring hospital treatment. (NY Times)

Egyptian Killed in Iraq, No Word on Other Hostages

A deadline set for the killing of four Western peace workers taken hostage in Iraq passed without news Saturday after kidnappers put to death an Egyptian working for the U.S. military there. (Reuters)

Early Voting Begins in Iraq Elections

Patients, Soldiers, and Prisoners Begin Voting in Parliamentary Elections in Iraq. (AP)


Baghdad Family Struggles with Backdrop of Danger

Methboubs Live in Spare Apartment and Hesitate Before Hitting the Streets -- Even to Vote. (ABC News)

Boys of Baghdad College Vie for Prime Minister

The three front-runners for prime minister of Iraq, once schoolmates, have very different visions for their country's future. (NY Times)

In Iraq, Security Trumps Women's Rights

Ahead of the Dec. 15 vote, some Iraqi women say safety is a bigger issue than political participation. (CS Monitor)

Degrees of Optimism in Iraq

The latest survey of opinion in Iraq shows a degree of optimism at variance with the usual depiction of the country as one in total chaos. (BBC)

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