Pakistani Raid Strikes Hideout, Killing Senior Egyptian Al Qaeda Member

PAKISTAN

Pakistani Raid Strikes Hideout, Killing Senior Egyptian Al Qaeda Member

A senior Egyptian al Qaeda member was killed along with other militants during a Pakistani military raid of a hideout in the northern part of Pakistan, sources have told ABC News. (ABC News)

AFGHANISTAN

Drives Outline Military Tactics

Computer devices sold at an Afghan bazaar appear to hold data showing how insurgents use Pakistan as a base for cross-border strikes. (LA Times)

U.S. Investigates Sale of Secret Data in Afghan Market

The investigation was prompted by news reports that computer memory drives smuggled out of a U.S. air base were being sold in an Afghan bazaar. (NY Times)

Opinion: Flea-Market Secrets

Why sensitive military data is being sold in Afghan flea markets. (LA Times)

U.S. SPY PROGRAM

AT&T, Group Challenge U.S. Spy Program

AT&T, Organization Wage Privacy Battle in Court That Could Expose Reach of Wiretapping Program. (AP)

NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Analysis: How Long Until Iran Makes Nuclear Bombs?

Experts Believe That Iran Is Three to Five Years Away From Making a Nuclear Bomb. (ABC News)

North Korea Vows to Strengthen Nukes

North Korea's No. 2 Leader Vows to Strengthen 'Military Deterrent Force,' Meaning Nuclear Weapons. (Reuters)

ITALY ELECTION RESULTS

Italy Reviews Contested Ballots

Italian officials are checking more than 80,000 contested ballots not included in the election results that gave Romano Prodi a narrow victory. (BBC)

CHAD

Chad Displays Rebel "Mercenaries"

Chad's government on Friday paraded captured rebels it said were recruited by Sudan as the capital N'Djamena recovered from a surprise raid by insurgents fighting President Idriss Deby. (Reuters)

Chad Breaks Ties With Sudan After Assault

Chad broke off diplomatic relations with Sudan on Friday and threatened to expel 200,000 Sudanese refugees, blaming its neighbor for a rebel attack that killed 350 in the capital. (AP)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

Hearing for Muslim Barred by U.S.

Government lawyers clarified some mysteries yesterday and deepened others in the case of Tariq Ramadan, a Swiss Muslim scholar and leading European theologian of Islam who has been barred by the Bush administration from traveling to the United States since July 2004. (NY Times)

Judge in CIA Leak Case Threatens Gag Order

FEMA's temporary housing program misspent $1B in funds, according to after-action studies and Department of Homeland Security reports. (Washington Post)

IRAQ NEWS

Seven Employees Killed in Basra

Iraqi police say seven employees of a construction company have been killed in the southern city of Basra. (BBC)

Iraq Unrest Forces 65,000 To Flee

At least 65,000 Iraqis have fled their homes as a result of sectarian violence and intimidation, according to new figures from the Iraqi government. (BBC)

Iraqis Rush to Change Names to Hide Sectarian Identity

Some flee the country. Others buy weapons. But Iraqis lining up at a state registry say the best protection against sectarian violence is a new name. (Reuters)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

While Darfur Burns

It is enormously distressing to watch the sausage-making that passes for the world's attempt to do something about the carnage in Darfur. (NY Times)

Heard The One About The President?

Stray text message blamed for a spate of arrests, a national scandal and a very grumpy president of Iran. (The Guardian)

After Diplomacy Fails

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