Iraqis Condemn New Al-Zarqawi Video

U.S./IRAQ WAR VETERANS

Wounded Soldiers Fight Off Bill Collectors at Home

Congressman Calls It 'Financial Friendly Fire'; Military Blames Payroll Errors (ABC News)

EGYPT

Egypt's Al-Jazeera Chief Arrested

The Cairo bureau chief of TV channel al-Jazeera has been arrested by Egyptian police for allegedly spreading false information on the Sinai bombs. (BBC)

Egypt Minister: Recent Attacks Linked

The bombings in Sinai are linked to the deadly attacks in the peninsula's resorts of Sharm el-Sheikh last year and Taba in 2004, the Egyptian interior minister has said. (Al Jazeera)

Searching For Clues In Egypt's Resort Blasts

Dozens of suspects in Monday's blasts have been detained. Militants struck again near Gaza Wednesday. (Christian Science Monitor)

SRI LANKA

Race To Save Sri Lanka Ceasefire

Truce monitors have travelled to Trincomalee in north-east Sri Lanka to try to ease tension after two days of government air strikes on Tamil rebels. (BBC)

Sri Lanka Rebels Allege Genocide, Call for International Help

Sri Lankan rebels appealed to the international community to pressure the government against taking further military action in Tamil areas, saying the raids in response to a suicide bombing amounted to genocide. (Bloomberg)

C.I.A. RENDITION

Probe of Detainee Transfers Finds Many CIA Flights

European Parliament investigators said Wednesday they had uncovered evidence that the CIA has organized more than 1,000 flights through European airspace since 2001 as part of a secret program to transfer and detain terrorism suspects. (Washington Post)

U.K./ NUCLEAR WASTE SECURITY

Britain's Nuclear Waste 'Vulnerable To Terrorist Attack'

Security experts have given a warning that Britain's nuclear waste is vulnerable to terrorist attack and the Government is failing to address the issue with sufficient urgency. (Daily Telegraph)

IRAN

Iranian Leader Warns U.S. Of Reprisal

Khamenei Is Defiant Ahead of U.N. Report (Washington Post)

Iran Gets First North Korean-Made Missiles

Israel Says Iran Has Received First Shipment of North Korean-Made Missiles That Can Reach Europe (ABC News)

IRAQ NEWS

Top Iraq Official's Sister Killed

The sister of newly appointed Iraqi Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital Baghdad. (BBC)

U.S.: Iraq 'Moving Away' From Civil War Threat

'Great decline in violent activities' predicted as new government forms (Reuters)

Iraqis Condemn New Al-Zarqawi Video

Citizens, politicians take terror chief's threat of more violence seriously (AP)

Wrong Body Sent to Family After Iraq Death

Family of Australian Soldier Killed in Iraq 'Distressed' After Wrong Body Sent Home (ABC News)

DARFUR

Sudan's Bashir Rebuffs U.N. on Peacekeepers

U.S. Backed Plan to Replace African Force (Washington Post)

U.S. Options on Darfur Are Running Out

As the violence in the Darfur region of Sudan grows ever more deadly, Bush administration officials now acknowledge that they have few if any promising policy options for containing the carnage. (NY Times)

C.I.A. INVESTIGATIONS

Rove Testifies 5th Time On Leak

Bush Aide Is Said To Be Unsure if He Will Be Indicted (Washington Post)

Some Archives Files Wrongly Kept Secret

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