New Tape: Some See Less Menacing Bin Laden

AL QAEDA

Some See Less Menacing Bin Laden

Tapes Used to Precede Action, but Now May Show Him 'Reduced to Being a Commentator on Islamic News' (ABC News)

Sources: Al Suri Had "Important Info" About Bin Laden, Al Zawahri

Marwan al Suri, the al Qaeda operative who was killed in a gun battle with Pakistani security forces last week, had "important information" about al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al Zawahri, Pakistani security sources told al Hayat newspaper. The sources said the information could've led to revealing the al Qaeda leaders' locations or at least to how they communicate with the supporters in Afghanistan, the tribal areas and the rest of the world. (Al Hayat)

Al Qaeda Mystery Man Described in Documents

When Mohamedou Ould Slahi's name appeared on the list released last week of Guantanamo Bay detainees, the Pentagon was officially confirming that one of Al Qaeda's most mysterious figures had been in custody since late 2001. (LA Times)

IRAN

Iran's President Recruits Terror Master

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, attended a meeting in Syria earlier this year with one of the world's most wanted terrorists, according to intelligence experts and a former national security official in Washington. (Sunday Times)

BANGLADESH

Govt Confirms US Citizen's Deportation

A CIA plane might have been used in the task. (The Daily Star - Bangladesh)

Editorial: The Strange Disappearance

Ever since Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, a US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was picked up from the capital by plainclothesmen and whisked away to USA reportedly by FBI a few questions have been haunting the minds of the people. (The Daily Star - Bangladesh)

YEMEN

Yemeni Al Qaeda Convict Who Broke out of Prison Surrenders to Authorities

A Yemeni member of al Qaeda, one of 23 who escaped from a prison here earlier this year, has surrendered to authorities, security officials said Sunday. (AP)

U.S.

Moves Signal Tighter Secrecy within C.I.A

The crackdown on leaks at the Central Intelligence Agency that led to the dismissal of a veteran intelligence officer last week included a highly unusual polygraph examination for the agency's independent watchdog, Inspector General John L. Helgerson, intelligence officials with knowledge of the investigation said Sunday. (NY Times)

FBI Says Two Atlanta-Area Men Plotted Attacks

A 21-year-old Georgia Tech student and another man traveled to Canada to meet with Islamic extremists to discuss ''strategic locations in the United States suitable for a terrorist strike,'' according to an affidavit made public Friday. (AP)

Terror Case May Offer Clues Into Police Use Of Informants

The trial of a Pakistani immigrant on charges that he plotted to bomb the Herald Square subway station in 2004 is likely to provide the most detailed picture to date of how the New York Police Department uses informants in and around the city's mosques. (NY Times)

SUDAN

Sudan Allegedly Recruited Rebels in Darfur

Sudan's security forces helped recruit rebels, including child soldiers, from refugee camps in the country's western Darfur region for a revolt in neighboring Chad, rebel prisoners told African Union investigators. (Reuters)

NEPAL

Police Struggle to Enforce Curfew in Nepal's Capital

Opposition Calls for Protests Against King to Continue (Washington Post)

MOUSSAOUI TRIAL

Jurors to Decide Moussaoui's Fate

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