Coup in Bangkok

THAILAND

Thailand's Military Ousts Prime Minister

Thailand's army commander staged a coup Tuesday night and ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra while he was in New York, circling his offices with tanks, declaring martial law and revoking the constitution. (AP)

U.K.

Terror Suspect Refuses To Give Trial Evidence

Britain's biggest post 9/11 terrorism trial – an alleged plot to bomb targets including night clubs and shopping centres – was brought to a dramatic halt yesterday when a key defendant refused to answer questions from his own lawyer. (Reuters)

AFGHANISTAN

Afghans Say They Net Al Qaeda Plotters In Kabul Raid

Afghan police have arrested four al Qaeda-linked militants and seized more than a dozen bombs that were to have been used against the government and foreign forces in Kabul, police said on Tuesday. (Reuters)

CANADA

Canadians Fault U.S. for Its Role in Torture Case

Four years after he was deported to Syria, where he was tortured, a Canadian man was exonerated by a government panel of any ties to terrorism. (NY Times)

U.S.

Big Money Being Raised for White Supremacist

The world's largest neo-Nazi/white supremacist organization is trying to raise big money to cover the legal fees of its former leader who is set to go to trial in six weeks. (ABC News)

Inmate Tracking Systems Breed Errors

Disconnect between jail and court that set murder suspect free highlights key flaw in system. (Washington Post)

INDONESIA

After the tsunami, waves of corruption

Many hoped that Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's approach to governing would mitigate corruption after the 2004 tsunami. However, the huge scope of the reconstruction effort in Aceh province and the massive amounts of cash involved are reinforcing corrupt ways. (Asia Times)

IRAQ NEWS

Bombing Kills 2; Bodies Found in Baghdad

A car bomb exploded near a gas station in Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two civilians and wounding another 25, and police recovered the blindfolded bodies of three people from eastern parts of the city. (AP)

Many Dead in Northern Iraq blasts

At least 23 people have been killed and 65 injured in a series of bombings in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk. (BBC)

EGYPT

Member of Egyptian Al Jihad Group Arrested

A member of the Egyptian Al Jihad group was arrested upon his arrival at Cairo airport coming from Khartoum where he was residing, Egyptian security sources told Asharq al Awsat. Mokhtar Hussein had trained in "mujaheddin" camps in Afghanistan. He is now being interrogated and is facing charges of joining al Jihad group and taking military training outside of the country, said the sources. (Asharq al Awsat)

SRI LANKA

U.N. Rights Chief Urges Monitors for Sri Lanka

The United Nations high commissioner for human rights called Monday for international monitors for Sri Lanka, where the bodies of 11 Muslim men were found hacked to death in the country's east. Government and ethnic rebels traded blame for the massacre. (NY Times)

ANALYSIS & OPINION

Prisons Seen Ripe For Terror Recruits

U.S. prisons are becoming major breeding grounds for Islamic terrorists, but state and local authorities are too cash-strapped to prevent or track recruiting, a report concludes. (AP)

Et Tu, Pontiff?

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