Iraqi Insurgency Still Strong

VIOLENCE CONTINUES IN IRAQ

Many Dead in US-Iraq Base Blast

At least 40 people have been killed by a suicide bomb inside a military base housing US and Iraqi forces near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul. (BBC)

16 Sadr Loyalists Killed in Assault

At least 16 supporters of fiery Shiite cleric are killed in U.S.-Iraqi assault on Baghdad "terrorist cell." (Washington Post)

12 Tortured Bodies Found In Baghdad

Iraqi police reportedly found 12 bodies in Baghdad on Monday. The victims appeared to be tortured and then strangled. The corpses were believed to be victims of sectarian violence sparked by the bombing of a Shiite shrine last month, according to reports by the Reuters news agency. (AKI)

Iraqi Security Infiltrated By Insurgents

Iraq's security agencies have been infiltrated by police officers and administrators backing the Sunni insurgency against government forces and U.S.-led troops. (UPI)

Ex-Saddam Aide 'Issues Iraq Tape'

Arabic television channel al-Jazeera has broadcast an audiotape purportedly from Saddam Hussein's former deputy Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri. (BBC)

Analysis: How to Stop a Civil War

Administration officials have been right in recent weeks to argue that there is no large-scale civil war underway in Iraq. (Washington Post)

BRITISH MEMO

Bush Was Set on Path to War, Memo by British Adviser Says

Behind closed doors, the president made clear to Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain that he was determined to invade Iraq. (NY Times)

MOUSSAOUI TRIAL

Moussaoui Jury Could Get the Case by Friday

The jury hearing the death penalty trial of Zacarias Moussaouicould begin deliberations as early as Friday, the judge announced this morning. (Washington Post)

On Stand, Moussaoui Says He Knew of Plan to Attack W.T.C.

Zacarias Moussaoui said he lied to investigators in August 2001 because he wanted to let the 9/11 attacks go forward. (NY Times)

INTERPOL CONFERENCE

Interpol Says Al Qaeda Preparing For Biological Warfare

Interpol said the Al Qaeda terrorist group is preparing to engage in biological warfare in urging countries to enact legislation allowing police to investigate scientific activity that can result in the manufacture of a bio-terrorist weapon. (DPA)

U.K.

Accused 'Working for Al Qaeda'

A man accused of plotting bombings in the UK told a contact he was working for al-Qaeda's third-in-command, the Old Bailey has heard. (BBC)

EGYPT

Al Qaeda Group 'Behind Blasts'

Egypt on Sunday for the first time blamed an Islamist movement that has pledged allegiance to al Qaeda for a string of deadly bomb attacks in Sinai resorts. (News 24)

U.S.

Despite 9/11 Effect, Railyards Are Still Vulnerable

Even if the nation's chemical plants were secured, many railyards would still allow unimpeded access to cars loaded with deadly gases. (NY Times)

Vague Law and Hard Lobbying Add Up to Billions for Big Oil

Through shrewd lobbying and litigation, oil companies were able to sweeten federal incentives for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. (NY Times)

GLOBAL WARMING

Global Warming Might Sink America's Coasts

Cities Like New York, Miami and New Orleans Face Threat (ABC News)

Is It Too Late to Stop the Warming?

Scientists Talk of Possible 'Tipping Point' (ABC News)

SUDAN-CHAD BORDER

UN Concerned About New Violence on Chad-Sudan Border

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