Republicans on Capitol Hill Knew of Foley's Behavior


Republicans on Capitol Hill Knew of Foley's Behavior

As the FBI begins to investigate, and the Republican leaders on Capitol Hill squirm, ABC News has learned new details of former Congressman Mark Foley's X-rated Internet messages -- all sent while he posed as a crusader against Internet porn. (ABC News)

Foley Scandal Sends Tremors through Other House Races

As top Florida Republicans today prepare to choose a replacement for former Rep. Mark Foley (R-Fla.), who stepped down Friday after ABC News reported that he had sexually explicit Internet exchanges with a teenager, the shock waves from the growing scandal are beginning to be felt in other House races across the country. (ABC News)

Analysis: Congressman's Lewd Messages Could Shake-Up Midterm Elections

With just five weeks to go before a critical midterm election that will determine which party controls Congress and the fate of the last two years of the Bush presidency, the resignation of Republican Florida Congressman Mark Foley has the potential to shake up a volatile electorate and tilt the advantage to the Democrats. (ABC News)


The Laughing 9/11 Bombers

FILM of the ringleader of the September 11 hijackers reading his "martyrdom" will inside Afghanistan at Osama Bin Laden's headquarters has emerged five years after the Al-Qaeda outrage. (The Sunday Times)

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(The Sunday Times)

Al Qaeda Letter Gives Glimpse Into Leadership: Report

Information recovered from safe houses when al Qaeda's leader in Iraq was killed six months ago placed the group's leadership in the Waziristan region of Pakistan, The Washington Post reported on Monday. (Reuters)

In Video, Qaeda Deputy Condemns Bush and Pope

Ayman al-Zawahri, Al Qaeda's deputy leader, branded President Bush a "lying failure" and Pope Benedict XVI a "charlatan" in a video released Friday. (NY Times)

Algerian Group's Contact Person For Al Qaeda Killed

A prominent leader of the Algerian Salafist Group for Call has been killed in a shootout with another armed group north of Mali, sources confirmed to al Hayat newspaper. Mokhtar Belmokhtar, 34, is believed to have been the group's main contact with al Qaeda. He also the group's main source for weapons, which is why his death is considered a blow to the group. Belmokhtar is also known as the Prince of the Desert and Khaled Abu El Abbas and is wanted internationally. The Algerian group had recently announced that it joined al Qaeda and pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden. (Al Hayat)

Analysis: Al Qaeda Increasingly Reliant on Media

On the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, Abu Omar received the call to jihad. Literally. (NY Times)


Italian Police Say Smash Algerian Terror Cell

Italian police said on Monday they had smashed an Algerian Islamic fundamentalist cell that gave logistical support to suspected militants in Algeria. (Reuters)


Yemen Kills 2 Fugitive Members of Al Qaeda

Security forces in Yemen on Sunday killed two fugitive members of Al Qaeda who had escaped from a high security prison six months before, the Yemen official news agency, Saba, reported. (NY Times)


Rice Disputes Report She Brushed Off CIA Chief

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Monday disputed a report that she brushed off the head of the CIA when he warned of a possible attack on the United States before September 11, 2001. (Reuters)


India Assertion on Mumbai Blasts Based on Concrete Evidence

India, today said its assertion that ISI and Pakistan-based terror groups were behind the Mumbai bomb blasts was based on "concrete investigation and evidence", which it would hand over to Pakistan. (The Hindu)


U.N. Experts Seek Sanctions Against Top Sudanese Officials

A team of experts has recommended that the U.N. Security Council impose sanctions on top Sudanese government officials for violations of peace efforts in the war-ravaged Darfur region, diplomats said Friday. (Sudan Tribune)

Rebel Groups Kill 40 in Darfur
Fierce clashes between rival African groups in south Darfur have left up to 40 people dead and prompted most foreign aid workers to abandon Greida, one of the world's largest camps for displaced people. (The Guardian)


Tortured Canadian Wins Battle for Truth

Four years ago, Canadian Maher Arar was detained on a routine airport stopover in the United States. He ended up Syria, where he was imprisoned and tortured for 10 months. (The Guardian)


Uniformed Gunmen Snatch 14 at Baghdad Stores

Uniformed gunmen driving official-looking trucks snatched 14 people from computer stores in central Baghdad on Monday, in the latest kidnap to fuel fears of sectarian militias infiltrating Iraq's security forces. (Reuters)

Al Qaeda Arrests Prompt Baghdad Curfew

The U.S. military said a captured al Qaeda suspect and members of his cell were "in the final stages" of planning an attack on the Green Zone. An unprecedented curfew prompted by the arrest left millions of Baghdadis stranded at home on Saturday without supplies during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. (Asharq al Awsat)

Soldier Killed In Iraq Mortar Attack

A British soldier and two children have been killed in an insurgent mortar attack on a multinational forces base in southern Iraq, in 24 hours of violence which has left 14 other people dead and 40 kidnapped. (The Guardian)


Hungarian Is Faced With Evidence of Role in '42 Atrocity

The past caught up with Sandor Kepiro, 92, on Thursday, when the Simon Wiesenthal Center identified him as a junior police officer who was twice found guilty of participating in one of the worst atrocities committed by Hungarian forces during World War II. (NY Times)


EU-US Airline Data Talks Collapse

Talks between the United States and the European Union on sharing confidential airline passenger information have broken down, according to the EU. (BBC News)


Georgia Releases Russian 'Spies'

Four Russian officers arrested as spies in Georgia in the worst row between the countries in years have left for Moscow after being released. (BBC)


Interview with Leader of the Islamic Courts in Somalia Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys
(Asharq al Awsat)


We Saved Europeans. Why Not Africans?

By Susan E. Rice, Anthony Lake and Donald M. Payne
With Darfur set to be hit by a second wave of genocide, world leaders are shifting into diplomatic high gear. The government of Sudan flatly rejects deployment of a 22,000-strong U.N. force, knowing it would be much more effective than the African Union's, even if augmented by additional personnel as is now planned. (Washington Post)

What Secret is This?

Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed

I can not understand all this secrecy over the recent Washington report which says the war on Iraq has increased terrorism. (Asharq al Awsat)

Why I'm Banned in the US

By Tariq Ramadan

For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. (Washington Post)

Let's Get Real

Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman

At a dinner for Western experts and journalists on Sept. 9, President Vladimir Putin of Russia issued a stern warning over impending Western moves to grant a form of conditional independence to Kosovo. (International Herald Tribune)

FBI Worries About al Qaeda Ties to Mob

The FBI's top counterterrorism official harbors lots of concerns: weapons of mass destruction, undetected homegrown terrorists and the possibility that old-fashioned mobsters will team up with al-Qaeda for the right price. (AP)

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