ABC Exclusive: Enemy Inside the Gates: North Koreans in the U.S.


Exclusive: Enemy Inside the Gates: North Koreans in the U.S.

Federal agents monitoring the eight North Korean diplomats assigned to the United Nations in New York are now on high alert in light of their country's purported test of a nuclear bomb, ABC News has learned. (ABC News)

China Reluctant To Back Korea Sanctions

China appeared to shy away Thursday from backing U.S. efforts to impose a travel ban and financial sanctions on North Korea for its claimed nuclear test, saying any U.N. action should focus on bringing its communist neighbor back to talks. (AP)

Intelligence Failure Cited In Korean Crisis

Recent U.S. intelligence analyses of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs were flawed and the lack of clarity on the issue hampered U.S. diplomatic efforts to avert the underground blast detected Sunday, according to Bush administration officials. (Washington Times)

North Korean Test: US Sees No Doctor Khan Link

The US has avoided linking North Korea's nuclear test to the Khan network, pointing out that Dr A. Q. Khan has been 'out of business' since the discovery two years ago of a gang of nuclear proliferators he allegedly ran. (Dawn)

N. Korea's No. 2 Official Warns of Further Tests

Kim Yong Nam dismisses the impact that any economic sanctions imposed by the U.N. Security Council would have on his impoverished country. (Washington Post)


Pakistan Tracking American al Qaeda

The American-born al Qaeda leader indicted for treason Wednesday is believed to have met in Pakistan this spring with the terrorist organization's No. 2 man, Ayman al Zawahiri. (ABC News)

Qaeda Makes FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists List

The FBI has added a 28-year-old American to its list of most wanted terrorists, and the State Department is offering a $1 million reward for his capture. (ABC News)


Startling New Stats Show Cross-Country Crime Spike

ABC NEWS has obtained exclusive data which shows the murder and robbery surge that spiked last year is continuing in 2006 and in many communities across the country is getting worse. The Police Executive Research Forum, a think tank which serves many of the nation's police departments, looked at the murder and robbery stats in 53 U.S. cities for the first six months of this year. (ABC News)


French in Armenia 'Genocide' Row

French MPs pass a bill making it a crime to deny Turks committed genocide against Armenians in 1915. (BBC)


Army: Troops to Stay in Iraq Until 2010

For planning purposes, the Army is gearing up to keep current troop levels in Iraq for another four years, a new indication that conditions there are too unstable to foresee an end to the war. (AP)

20 Killed in Iraq Violence, Four Bodies Found

Twenty people including four policemen killed Thursday in firing and bombing incidents in Iraq, while four dead bodies found from Suwayrah area. (Daily Jang)

In Victory for Shiite Leader, Iraqi Parliament Approves Creating Autonomous Regions

The law allows provinces to hold referendums on whether to merge into larger states, but it imposes an 18-month moratorium on the process. (NY Times)

U.S. Agency Cites Flaws in Another Iraqi Construction Project

The American-financed rebuilding of an Iraqi police headquarters that was meant to show a new approach to reconstruction has instead turned out to be rife with shoddy construction and is exposing security forces to unnecessary risk, a federal oversight agency said yesterday. (NY Times)

11 Killed In Raid On New Iraq TV Station

Gunmen stormed into a new Sunni television station in Baghdad Thursday and fatally shot 11 people including technicians, two guards and the head of the station's board of directors, police said. (AP)


Is the U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan on the Way Out?

Ronald E. Neumann, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, is going to get an early trip home, according to embassy insiders. (ABC News)

Sixteen Wounded In Afghan Blasts

At least 16 people have been wounded in two explosions in eastern Afghanistan. (BBC)


Bahraini Group Warns Against Wrongful Arrests

A newly established opposition group, the National Adlah (Justice) Movement (NAM), has warned Bahraini authorities that it would not remain silent if the government continued to target Islamists who the government accuses of having links to jihadists. (Arab News)


Pakistan 'Rocket Plotters Held'

Pakistani security forces have arrested a group of "extremists" behind recent security alerts in the capital, President Pervez Musharraf has said. (BBC)


Man Admits UK-US Terror Bomb Plot

A man has pleaded guilty to conspiring to murder people in terrorist campaigns in Britain and the US. (BBC)

No Evidence Algerian Pilot Was Part of 9/11, High Court Is Told

An Algerian pilot living in Britain was accused of training the September 11 hijackers when there was "not a shred of evidence against him", the High Court was told yesterday. (The London Times)


SH40BN at Heart of Moi Bribery Case

Fresh details have emerged of a conspiracy that could have sabotaged the Sh40 billion World Duty Free case which the Government won last week. (Daily Nation)


A Deadly Iraqi Numbers Game

US President George W Bush has acted swiftly in response to a report saying that as many as 655,000 Iraqis had died as a consequence of the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq. "I don't consider it a credible report," Bush said of the investigation by the leading British-based medical journal, The Lancet. (Asia Times)

The Truth Behind Military Inaction in North Korea

By William M. Arkin

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday assured the world that the United States does not intend to attack North Korea. "The United States, somehow, in a provocative way, trying to invade North Korea?" Rice scoffed. "It's just not the case." (Washington Post)

Trials And Errors

Saddam Hussein's trial for genocide and war crimes against the Kurds has degenerated into black farce. (The Guardian)

Darfur's Agony

Lydia Polgreen reports from a refugee camp in Darfur filled with death, disease and fear. (NY Times)

Armies Of Children

The recruitment of child soldiers is one of the most heinous war crimes, and among the most forgotten. Perhaps a quarter-million children - most in their teens but some as young as 7 - are forced to serve in government or insurgent armies in 20 countries around the world. Not only are they ordered to kill and torture, they often become victims of physical and sexual abuse. When they do return to civilian life, they are walking ghosts - damaged, uneducated pariahs. (New York Times)

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