Warnings About Foley's Behavior Failed to Move Congress to Action

FOLEY SCANDAL

Warnings About Foley's Behavior Failed to Move Congress to Action

Despite repeated warning signs going back at least five years, almost nothing was done in Congress to stop Foley's suspect behavior with pages. (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)

HIJACKED TURKISH PLANE

Hijacked Turkish Plane Lands in Italy

A Turkish Airlines plane carrying more than 100 passengers from Tirana, Albania, to Istanbul, was hijacked Tuesday and landed at Italy's Brindisi airport, company spokesman Ali Genc said. (AP)

IRAQ NEWS

Iraqi Tribes Launch Battle to Drive Al-Qaida Out of Troubled Province

Al-Qaida in Iraq is being pushed out of its strongholds in Anbar province after three days of fighting with Iraq's fiercely independent tribes. A number of al-Qaida fighters have been killed and captured, including Saudis and Syrians. (The Guardian)

Nine US Soldiers Killed in Baghdad

The US military today announced that nine of its soldiers had died in Baghdad in the last three days, with the news coming as authorities said at least 13 people had been killed in new outbreaks of violence. (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)

AL QAEDA

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)

Letter Gives Glimpse of Al-Qaeda's Leadership

Six months before the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in June, a senior al-Qaeda figure warned him in a letter that he risked removal as al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq if he continued to alienate Sunni tribal and religious leaders and rival insurgent groups. (Washington Post)

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

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