Officials: Terror Plotters Planned to Bomb NYC's Holland Tunnel

U.S. TERROR

Terror Plotters Planned to Bomb NYC's Holland Tunnel, Say Officials

Since Sept. 11, 2001, authorities have feared New York's tunnels or bridges could be targets for terrorists. (ABC News)

Arrest Made Overseas in Holland Tunnel Plot

A man suspected of plotting to blow up the Holland Tunnel has been arrested in Lebanon, according to U.S. intelligence sources. The FBI has briefed the NYPD on the details of the plot. It is unclear how far into the planning stages the suspect was at the time of the arrest. So far, only one individual has been arrested. (ABC News)

IRAQ NEWS

U.S.: Leading Militant Captured in Iraq

Iraqi soldiers captured a militant leader and more than 30 insurgents were killed or wounded Friday in a gunbattle in eastern Baghdad, the U.S. military said. (AP)

US Occupation in Iraq Kills Nine People and Injures More than 30 in the Sadr City

At least nine Iraqis were killed and more than 30 were injured when US-led occupation troops raided houses in Baghdad's Muslim Shiite district of Sadr City. This comes as Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki called for the elimination of the blanket immunity enjoyed by foreign troops from Iraqi law. (Kods Time)

AFGHANISTAN

Karzai Calls for Help to Curb Rising Violence

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said violence in his country would not be ended by military means alone while Britain said it was considering sending more troops to Afghanistan because of heavy fighting. (United News of India)

U.K.

Britain Marks Year Anniversary of Bombings

Prime Minister Tony Blair, police and survivors bowed their heads for a nationwide two-minute silence Friday commemorating the anniversary of suicide bombings on London's mass-transit system that killed 52 people. (AP)

Analysis: Islam in Britain: A Year after the Terrorist Raid

By Amir Taheri

As Britain marks the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks in London, one question dominates discussions in the media, political organisations, and family circles. (Aawsat)

Pair Charged after Terror Raids

Two men have been charged by Greater Manchester police following a series of anti-terrorism raids last month. (BBC)

NORTH KOREA

N. Korea Warns of 'Stronger' Action

A North Korean ambassador Friday blamed Japan for Pyongyang's missile launches and warned that any complaints from Tokyo would be met with "an even stronger physical response." (Asahi)

BIRD FLU

Spain Detects H5N1 Bird Flu for First Time

A Spanish laboratory has confirmed the country's first case of H5N1 bird flu after analyzing a sample taken from a wild migratory water bird, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. (Reuters)

GUANTANAMO

Guantánamo Inmate Tells of Worsening Conditions

An Australian terror suspect being held at Guantánamo Bay today told relatives that conditions at the prison camp had worsened. (AP)

SOMALIA

Rival Militias Face Off in Somalia

Militiamen linked to Somalia's sharia courts faced off with a group vowing to fight Mogadishu's new Islamist rulers on Friday as residents feared another flare-up in fighting after a month of relative peace. (Mail and Guardian)

CIA CONTROVERSY

Jailed Italy Spy Chief Questioned over CIA Kidnap

Prosecutors questioned the jailed deputy director of Italy's military spy agency on Friday, two days after arresting him on suspicion of involvement in the alleged CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in 2003. (Reuters)

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