U.S. Wants U.N. Action Against Nuclear Iran

IRAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM

Rice Urges UN Action On Iran

Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, has said the United Nations will have to take "strong steps" in response to Iran's claim to have successfully enriched uranium. (Al Jazeera)

Iran Urged To Stop Nuclear Work

Iran is facing growing calls from the international community to halt its nuclear activities after announcing it has successfully enriched uranium. (BBC)

Iran Could Produce Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days, U.S. Says

Iran, defying United Nations Security Council demands to halt its nuclear program, may be capable of making a nuclear bomb within 16 days, a U.S. State Department official said. (Bloomberg)

Analysis: An Iranian Missile Crisis?

The emerging confrontation between the United States and Iran is "the Cuban missile crisis in slow motion," argues Graham Allison, the Harvard University professor who wrote the classic study of President John F. Kennedy's 1962 showdown with the Soviet Union that narrowly averted nuclear war. (Washington Post)

PAKISTAN

Pakistan Probe Into Deadly Attack

Police in Pakistan are investigating a suspected double suicide bombing that killed at least 57 people at a festival held in honour of the Prophet Muhammad. (BBC)

Youths Riot a Day After Pakistan Bombing

Mobs of youths rioted in this southern city for a second straight day Wednesday to protest a suicide bombing that killed at least 57 people, which a top Pakistani official said was aimed at "eliminating" the leadership of a moderate Sunni Muslim group. (AP)

AFGHANISTAN

Afghanistan Hit By Triple Bombing

Seventeen people have been injured in three bomb attacks in Afghanistan, with two in the southern city of Kandahar. (BBC)

6 Insurgents Are Killed in Afghanistan

Coalition and Afghan forces, backed by military aircraft, killed six insurgents Wednesday in northeastern Afghanistan, the U.S. military said. (AP)

MOUSSAOUI TRIAL UPDATE

Moussaoui Testimony Focuses On Tales Of Loss

Wrenching tales of loss and emptiness caused by the attacks of Sept 11, 2001 continued to pour out in a courtroom here today in front of jurors who will soon decide whether Zacarias Moussaoui is to be executed or spend the remainder of his life in prison. (NY Times)

AUSTRALIA

Foreign Minister of Australia Rejects Reports About Kickbacks to Hussein

Australia's foreign minister on Tuesday dismissed as insignificant three separate reports that an Australian wheat company paid kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's government. (NY Times)

Most Wanted Terror Suspect Free In Weeks

Austrailia's most wanted terror suspect has had terrorism charges against him dropped, clearing the way for his release from a Beirut jail within weeks. (The Australian)

EGYPT

Egypt Frees Hundreds Of Militants

Egypt has released about 900 members of the militant group Gamaa Islamiya, the interior ministry has said. (BBC)

LONDON TERROR TRIAL

UK Loses Guantanamo Passport Case

The home secretary has failed in an attempt to strip an Australian terror suspect held at Guantanamo Bay of his right to British citizenship. (BBC)

Terror Suspect Wins Human Rights Battle

The first British citizen to have a control order imposed on him as a terror suspect by the Home Secretary today won a High Court declaration that the Government's anti-terror laws are "incompatible" with human rights laws because they have denied him a right to a fair hearing. (Daily Mail)

COLOMBIA/AL-QAEDA

Al-Qaida in the Andes: Spotlight on Colombia

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