Officials: Qaeda Trials will use New Law in 2007

GUANTANAMO

Officials See Qaeda Trials Using New Law in 2007

The Pentagon expects to begin conducting the first war crimes trials at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, under the new military commission law by summer, senior military officials have said. (The New York Times)

IRAQ NEWS

Iraqi Police Find 56 Bodies in Baghdad

U.S. National Intelligence Director John Negroponte met Friday with the Iraqi prime minister, in the second visit this week by a top U.S. official amid spiraling violence that included four American deaths and the discovery of 56 bodies bearing signs of torture. (AP)

U.S. Troops Kill 13 in Iraq Raid

U.S. troops killed 13 suspected insurgents in a raid south of Baghdad early Friday, the military said. (AP)

An Abu Ghraib Offender Heads Back to Iraq

As if the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal weren't bad enough for America's image in the Middle East, now it may appear to much of the world that one of the men implicated in the scandal is returning to the scene of the crime. (Time)

AFGHANISTAN

Italy Photographer Freed In Afghanistan

Gabriele Torsello, an Italian photojournalist kidnapped in Afghanistan last month, was released on Friday, the Defense Ministry said. (Reuters)

Six Police Die in Afghan Attack

Six policemen died and three were hurt after their convoy in Herat, western Afghanistan, was attacked by suspected Taleban militants, officials have said. (BBC)

PAKISTAN

Pak Accused of 'Extrajudicial Executions'

Pakistan's massacre of 80 alleged militants in a helicopter attack by its military on a madrassa compound found White House endorsement on Wednesday even though human rights groups charged Islamabad with 'extrajudicial executions' and demanded an investigation into the incident. (Times of India)

Suspected Spy Killed in Bajaur

Militants shot dead a man suspected of spying for Pakistani and US authorities near the seminary where over 80 people were killed in this week's air raid, witnesses said on Thursday. (AP)

SADDAM VERDICT

Iraq Military On Alert Ahead Of Saddam Verdict

Iraq cancelled all military leave on Friday and put the armed forces on alert to thwart any outbreak of violence after the verdict in the trial of Saddam Hussein, which is expected on Sunday. (AFP)

Factbox-What Happens Next After Saddam Verdict

A verdict is expected on Sunday in the trial of Saddam Hussein and his seven co-defendants charged with ordering the killing and torture of hundreds of Shi'ite villagers after a 1982 assassination attempt in Dujail. (Reuters)

UN CORRUPTION

U.N. Corruption Probe 'At Full Throttle'

A day after a senior U.N. official was indicted on bribery charges, the United Nations management chief said Thursday an investigation into corruption was "at full throttle" and he urged anyone with relevant information to cooperate. (AP)

U.S.

U.S. Put Nuclear Kit on Web, Experts Say

Last March, the federal government set up a Web site to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war. (New York Times)

U.K.

UK Citizens Monitored Hundreds of Times a Day

Britain is becoming a surveillance society where individuals are filmed hundreds of times a day by CCTV and where companies data mine to build up profiles on customers, the Information Commissioner warned today. (ITPro)

DARFUR

Militias Kill 63 in Darfur

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