Saddam Hussein Sentenced to Death

SADDAM HUSSEIN

Endgame for a Dictator: Saddam Sentenced To Hang

Saddam Hussein, who ruled Iraq for 24 brutal years before being ousted by the US-led invasion in 2003, was sentenced to death by hanging in a Baghdad court yesterday for crimes against humanity. (The Guardian)

Rallies Continue After Saddam Verdict

Jubilant Shiites marched by the hundreds Monday, celebrating Saddam Hussein's conviction and death sentence as Sunnis held defiant counter-demonstrations. (AP)

Reactions to Saddam Hussein's Death Sentence from Around the World

In a world sharply divided on Iraq since the U.S.-led war began in 2003, Saddam Hussein's death sentence Sunday unleashed fears of fresh violence and new questions about the fairness and impartiality of the tribunal that ordered him to hang. (Asharq Alawsat)

U.K.

Plotter of Attacks on U.S. Financial Targets Wanted to Kill Thousands

The terror mastermind who had planned to attack financial targets in the U.S. will be sentenced in London tomorrow for plotting to kill thousands of people in numerous terrorist plots. Dhiren Barot pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit mass murder and faces a life sentence. (ABC News)

U.S. INTEL

First Line of Defense Inside the efforts to remake U.S. intelligence. (US News & World Report)

CIA PRISONS

U.S. Seeks Silence on CIA Prisons

The Bush administration has told a federal judge that terrorism suspects held in secret CIA prisons should not be allowed to reveal details of the "alternative interrogation methods" that their captors used to get them to talk. (Washington Post)

ITALY

Italians Convict Man on Terror Charges

An Egyptian wanted in connection with the 2004 Madrid train bombings was convicted on Monday on international terrorism charges in Italy and sentenced to 10 years in prison. (AP)

AFGHANISTAN

Al Qaeda Terrorist Captured In Afghanistan

Troops in eastern Afghanistan captured a "known Al Qaeda terrorist", who has ties to the network's leadership, and five other extremists including Saudis and Pakistanis on Monday, the US-led coalition said. (Times of India)

Suspected Taliban Abduct 4 Aid Workers

Suspected Taliban militants kidnapped four Afghan aid workers in eastern Afghanistan, while U.S.-led and Afghan troops detained six suspected extremists Monday, including one described as a ``known al-Qaida terrorist,'' officials said. (AP)

PAKISTAN

PAF Officers Tried to Kill Musharraf: UK Paper

Several young officers from the Pakistan Air Force with access to President Pervez Gen Pervez Musharraf's innermost security circle were among 50 people arrested for trying to assassinate him soon after he returned from a visit to the US and Britain in late September, according to a report published in The Sunday Telegrph on Sunday. (Daily Times)

IRAQ NEWS

Sniper Attacks Adding to Peril of U.S. Troops

The bullet passed through Lance Cpl. Juan Valdez-Castillo as his Marine patrol moved down a muddy urban lane. It was a single shot. The lance corporal fell against a wall, tried to stand and fell again. (NY Times)

Families Appeal over Iraq Inquiry

Two mothers of British servicemen killed in Iraq are challenging the government's refusal to hold an independent inquiry into the conflict. (BBC)

US Stops Audit of Iraq Rebuilding

A US government agency that has exposed corruption in Iraqi reconstruction projects will close in 2007. (BBC)

EGYPT

Egyptian Security Authorities Discover 600 Kilograms of Explosives in the Sinai Desert

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