Half Ton of Bomb Material Stored a Few Miles from the White House

A huge car bomb exploded near the U.S. embassy in Kabul on Friday, killing at least 16 people including up to seven foreigners, the worst suicide attack in the city since the Taliban were overthrown in 2001. (Reuters)

2 GIs Among Bombers' Victims in Kabul

A suicide car bomber struck a convoy of U.S. military vehicles in downtown Kabul on Friday, killing at least 16 people, including two American soldiers, and wounding 29 others, officials and witnesses said. (AP)

1,500 Killed in Baghdad in August Despite Crackdown

More than 1,500 people were killed in Baghdad last month, down by only 14 percent from July, the health ministry said, despite US claims that a security operation had cut murders by half. (AFP)


Indonesia Urges Access to Top Militant Held by U.S

Indonesia urged Washington on Friday to provide access to a militant linked to the 2002 Bali bombings after President Bush said he had been transferred to Guantanamo Bay. (Reuters)


5 More Suspects Held In Danish Terror Probe A Danish court on Friday jailed five men arrested in an anti-terror sweep after investigators presented additional evidence linking them to an alleged terror plot, a prosecutor said. (AP)


Mexico Arrests Colombian Cartel Leader

Mexican authorities have arrested a major figure in a Colombian cartel responsible for nearly half of the cocaine smuggled into the United States, the U.S. ambassador in Mexico said Friday. (AP)


Egypt Rounds Up 90 Suspected Islamists

Security forces in northern Egypt have arrested more than 90 people suspected of links to radical Islamist groups, a lawyer representing them said Thursday. A group of 70 people was arrested in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, while another group was detained in the Nile Delta town of Damanhour, the lawyer, Mamdouh Ismail, told AFP. (AFP)


Princess Diana Inquest Hearings To Be Held

First Inquest Hearing To Begin More than Nine Years After Diana's Death. (ABC News)


Al Qaeda Support Sinking Among Muslims: Report

Al Qaeda is losing sympathy among the world's Muslims, five years on from the September 2001 attacks on the United States, according to a report published on Friday. (Times of India)

Are We in Denial?

By Diana West

When President Bush offered his detailed account of successes in extracting information from captured al Qaeda terrorists -- information that thwarted numerous attacks at home and abroad -- he was compelling in his defense of the CIA's role in this crucial aspect of the war. (The Washington Times)

Lebanon Between the Fraction and the Whole

by Hassan Haydar

Is not the current popular outcry to topple the majority government a flagrant prevalence of the fraction over the whole and of details over the complete scene? Is not the call for a coup that is being spread and promoted by those marching to the same drum of the Syrian regime. (Al Hayat)

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