Report: Terrorists Killed in U.S. Strike on Pakistan

INVESTIGATIONS

Pakistan

Pakistan: Terrorists Killed in U.S. Strike

Pakistani Authorities say four or five foreign terrorists were killed in purported U.S. airstrike. (AP)

Sudan

The Rape of Darfur

Now that most of the black African villages in Darfur have been destroyed, sexual violence against women and children is being used to break the will of the population that remains. (The Guardian)

U.S.

2002 Memo Doubted Uranium Sale Claim

A high-level intelligence assessment by the Bush administration concluded in early 2002 that the sale of uranium from Niger to Iraq was "unlikely" because of a host of economic, diplomatic and logistical obstacles, according to a secret memo that was recently declassified by the State Department. (NY Times)

U.K.

Paper: Police Probing Alleged Kidnap Plot

Newspaper: Police Investigating Alleged Plan to Briefly Abduct Blair's Young Son. (AP)

Doctors Aid 3,000 Deaths

UK doctors responsible for deaths through euthanasia of nearly 3,000. (The Guardian)

Britain Denies Memo Cited Bush Threat

The British government denied Tuesday that a leaked memorandum at the heart of a contentious trial contained a threat by President Bush to bomb Al Jazeera, the Arabic television station. (NY Times)

E.U.

E.U.'s Patchwork of Policies Leaves It Vulnerable to 9/11-Style Attack

Patchwork of contradictory rules could hinder multinational response to terrorist threat. (Washington Post)

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Police Arrest 5 Suspected Terrorists in Capital

Saudi police arrested five suspected terrorists on Monday in raids in several neighborhoods in the capital and seized large quantities of explosives and money, security officials said. (AP)

Sweden

Al Qaeda Threatened Sweden over Afghanistan Troops

Sweden's security service warned in December that al Qaeda had threatened the country over its peacekeeping troops in Afghanistan but said on Wednesday the alert was over. (Reuters)

Afghanistan

Al Arabiya Airs New Video of Bagram Escapee

The Saudi Mohammed al Qahtani, one of four Arab militants who escaped Bagram prison last July vowed in a new video tape aired on al Arabiya on January 16th to kill soldiers of the U.S.-backed Afghani army. (Asharq al Awsat)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

U.S.

Domestic Spying Lawsuits Face Uphill Battle

Plaintiffs Need Courts' Help Even to Show That They Were Spied On. (ABC News)

Translator's Conviction Raises Legal Concerns

Trial Transcripts Show Lack of Evidence. (Washington Post)

IRAQ NEWS

Journalist's Family Asks Captors for Mercy

An abducted American reporter will be killed if the U.S. doesn't free female prisoners in Iraq. (AP)

Surface-to-Air Missile Downed U.S. Chopper in Iraq

Attack Has Ominous Implications, Marking First Time Insurgents Shoot Down U.S. Aircraft With Missile. (ABC News)

Forensics ID Bomb Makers in Iraq

For months now, the main danger to U.S. forces in Iraq has not come from insurgent combat troops but from what Americans call IEDs — the homemade bombs made from artillery shells and other explosives that can be buried beside roads and hidden in booby traps and set off in a variety of ways. (CBS News)

Nine Killed, Engineer Seized In Baghdad Ambush

Gunmen killed at least nine Iraqis and kidnapped a Malawian engineer on Wednesday in an elaborate ambush on a private security convoy in a busy Baghdad street, officials and witnesses said. (Reuters)

Ramadi Tribes Plan to Isolate Al Zarqawi's Group

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