U.S. Releases Iraqi Papers on Bin Laden, WMDs

IRAQI DOCUMENTS RELEASED

Newly Released Documents from Saddam Hussein's Archives Discuss Bin Laden, WMDs

Following are the ABC News Investigative Unit's summaries of four of the nine Iraqi documents from Saddam Hussein's government, which were released by the U.S. government Wednesday. (ABC News)

IRAQ NEWS: U.S. AIR ASSAULT

U.S., Iraqi Troops Continue Their Sweep

U.S., Iraqi Troops Continue Their Sweep Through 100-Square-Mile Area, Looking for Insurgents. (AP)

Military to Probe 2005 Iraq Firefight

Military Opens Criminal Investigation Into Firefight That Killed 15 Iraqi Civilians. (AP)

Prisoner Dies at Abu Ghraib

A 24-year-old male detainee died at Abu Ghraib prison, said the United States military on Thursday, citing apparent natural causes. (News 24)

Army Releases Abu Ghraib Documents

They support assertions by a punished officer that she was innocent of two main allegations. (LA Times)

Timeline: Seven Days in Iraq

An American hostage is murdered. Car bombs kill 58 at a street market. Police discover 29 bodies in a mass grave. And the US launches its biggest assault since the invasion. On the eve of its third anniversary, Audrey Gillan pieces together just another week in a war zone. (The Guardian)

Comment: Iraq Three Years Later: A Mixed Balance Sheet

As the world marks the third anniversary of the Iraq war, the debate about whether or not it was justified is far from over. (Asharq al Awsat)

U.S. AIRPORT SECURITY INVESTIGATION

Bomb Parts Pass Checkpoints at 21 U.S. Airports

Government investigators conducting undercover tests at 21 U.S. airports were able to get bomb materials through screening machines at all of them, ABC News has learned. (ABC News)

U.S.-IRAN TALKS

US and Iran Ready for Iraq Talks

Iran and the US say they are prepared to hold talks on Iraq - in what would be their first public dialogue since 1979. (BBC)

Editorial: Talks With Iran

If Iran is ready to seek a diplomatic resolution, it needs to show its seriousness by suspending all uranium enrichment activities. (NY Times)

MOUSSAOUI TRIAL

Witness Tampering Cited in Moussaoui Case

Lawyers Claim Witness Tampering in Moussaoui Case Was Designed to Aid Airlines in N.Y. Suit. (AP)

TERRORIST USE OF THE WEB

Hacking for Terror?

A British arrest may have netted a jihadist who showed Al Qaeda members how to promote violence by exploiting the Web. (Newsweek)

AUSTRALIA

Spies Knew of Iraq Wheat 'Bribes'

Australian spy agencies have known for eight years a trucking company that funnelled money to Iraq for AWB was part-owned by Saddam Hussein's regime and breached UN sanctions. (The Australian)

GERMANY

German on Trial Over Libya Arms

A German engineer is going on trial charged with aiding Libya's defunct efforts to develop nuclear weapons. (BBC)

U.S. GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE

Bill Would Allow Warrantless Spying

GOP legislation would permit warrantless surveillance with approval of select lawmakers. (Washington Post)

NUCLEAR REACTORS LEAKING

Nuclear Reactors Found to Be Leaking Radioactive Water

Seven reactors have leaked tritium in the past 10 years, a scientists' group said, and the attorney general of Illinois is filing a lawsuit against a plant operator. (NY Times)

AL HARIRI PROBE

Hariri Suspect 'Slashes Wrists'

A Lebanese banker being held in Brazil in connection with the murder of ex-Lebanese PM Rafik Hariri has tried to slash her wrists, police say. (BBC)

AFGHANISTAN

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