ABC Exclusive: Marine Sergeant Comes Forward to Report Abuse at Guantanamo Bay


Exclusive: Marine Sergeant Comes Forward to Report Abuse at Guantanamo Bay

The Pentagon says it is fully cooperating with a brand new investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse at Guantanamo Bay. (ABC News)

Southern Command Told to Investigate Abuse Allegations at Guantanamo

The U.S. Southern Command has been told to investigate possible abuse at the Guantanamo Bay prison after a Marine officer said she overheard guards boasting about abusing detainees, the Pentagon's Inspector General's office said Friday. (AP)

Red Cross Confirms Meeting With 14 Senior Al Qaeda Suspects

The International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed Friday it had visited 14 senior Al Qaeda operatives at Guantanamo, including the suspected mastermind of the September 11, 2001 terroist attacks. (DPA)


London Airplane Bomb Plotters Used eBay to Raise Funds, Built Detonators Inside AA Batteries

The British terror cell that allegedly plotted to blow up flights from London to the U.S. helped finance the operation by buying and selling items on eBay, according to an intelligence report obtained by ABC News. (ABC News)


Movement to Sanction North Korea Gets Backing

China and South Korea have agreed to support "appropriate sanctions" against North Korea, a senior South Korean official said here Friday as the United Nations moved closer to approving measures that would punish Pyongyang for conducting what it said was a nuclear test. (International Herald Tribune)

Pyongyang Warns Tokyo on Sanctions

North Korea will take strong measures against Japan if it goes ahead with new sanctions in response to the nuclear test Pyongyang said it carried out Monday, according to a senior North Korean diplomat. (Japan Times)

US Softens Draft Resolution Against N. Korea

The United States circulated a draft resolution on North Korea at the UN Security Council that softens language on cargo inspection and financial sanctions in a move aimed at addressing Russian and Chinese opposition. (Dawn)


Britian's Top Soldier tries to Calm Storm after Iraq Pullout Comments

Britain's army chief General Sir Richard Dannatt has insisted that British troops will remain in Iraq "until the job is done," backing down from his previous call for them to withdraw soon. (AFP)

U.K. Army Chief Says Troops Should Leave Iraq

Britain's army chief said his troops should be withdrawn from Iraq soon as their presence was making security worse, in bluntly worded comments seized upon by opponents of the U.S.-led invasion three years ago. (Reuters)

Coroner: U.S. Killed British TV Reporter

A coroner ruled Friday that U.S. forces unlawfully killed a British television journalist in the opening days of the Iraq war. (AP)

15 Killed in Attacks Across Iraq

At least 15 people were killed in attacks Friday around Iraq, including the commander of a battalion of special Interior Ministry police and six women and two girls who were shot south of Baghdad. (AP)

Police Find 14 Bodies in Orchard Near Baghdad

The bodies of 14 construction workers, their throats slit and their hands and legs bound, were found in a rural area near Baghdad, police said on Friday. (Reuters)


Fingering Danny Pearl's Killer

U.S. officials are now convinced it was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of 9/11, who murdered the Wall Street Journal reporter. (Time)

Bin Laden Urged to Disown Iraq's Qaeda Chief: TV

A man who said he was a jihad leader in Iraq called on al Qaeda's Osama bin Laden to disown Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the recently appointed leader of the group in Iraq, Al Arabiya television reported on Friday. (Reuters)


Suicide Bomber Kills Eight in Afghanistan

A suicide bomber in a car targeted a NATO convoy in southern Afghanistan, killing eight civilians and wounding five other people, including two NATO soldiers, alliance and police officials said. (Times of India)


Pakistan Foils Coup Plot

A plot to stage a coup against Pakistan's President General Pervez Musharraf soon after his recent return from the US has been uncovered, resulting in the arrest of more than 40 people. (Asia Times)

Eight Al-Qaeda-Linked Militants Seized Over Pakistan Rocket Plot: Sherpao

Pakistani security forces have arrested eight militants with suspected links to Al-Qaeda for an attempted rocket blitz in and around Islamabad, Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao said Friday. (Times of India)


Naxal Arms Stolen From Govt.

The Army and the state police on Thursday recovered a huge stockpile of arms and ammunition, including over 500 anti-personnel landmines, all manufactured at the Ichapur ordnance factory, from a rented house at Behala, Kolkata. (Asian Age)


Swiss Bank Pays Holocaust Survivors for Missing Accounts

Martin Stern, a British-Israeli businessman who resides in Jerusalem, was surprised earlier this week to receive an announcement that he had been awarded $5,000. He was even more surprised to discover that the announcement came from the New York court handling claims for dormant Swiss bank accounts from the Holocaust era. (Hareetz)


Stoking Muslim Anger

Fawaz A. Gerges

While the U.S. debate over Iraq focuses mainly on the effects of the American military presence on Al Qaeda and its affiliates, the Bush administration has little appreciation for how its involvement in Iraq, as well as its staunch support of Israel, is radicalizing mainstream Muslim opinion. (International Herald Tribune)

The Last Laugh

By Diana Mukkaled

Looking somewhat plump and with a grown beard, Mohammed Atta seemed meek as he played with a Pashtun hat like a child. (Asharq Alawsat)

Resolution on N. Korea

Talks within the United Nations Security Council over a resolution to punish North Korea for its proclaimed nuclear test appear to be making headway. (Asahi)

  Beyond the Coup Rumors, Options for Iraq

By David Ignatius

As the security situation in Baghdad has deteriorated over the past month, there has been growing talk among Iraqi politicians about a "government of national salvation" -- a coup, in effect -- that would impose martial law throughout the country. This coup talk is probably unrealistic, but it illustrates the rising desperation among Iraqis as the country slips deeper into civil war. (Washington Post)

The Nuclear Crisis with Korea and Iran: A Test for Washington's Relations with Washington and Beijing

By Raghida Dergham

The North Korean and Iranian files overlap in the Chinese-Russian-US-British-French negotiations. The US administration hopes collective work will prove fruitful in confronting the two members of the 'axis of evil', since it has been crippled by its unilateral action in Iraq, making it contingent to the Chinese-Russian influence over Tehran and Pyongyang. (Al Hayat)

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