U.S. Strikes Miss Terror Suspects in Somalia

SOMALIA

Somali Raids Miss Terror Suspects

The US air strikes in Somalia failed to kill any of the three al-Qaeda suspects they targeted, a top US official says. (BBC)

Somali Elders Say About 100 Killed in US, Ethiopian Air Strikes

Somali clan elders and residents of southern Somalia have said that about 100 civilians were killed this week in US and Ethiopian air strikes on suspected al Qaeda targets in the region. (AFP)

Kenya Detains Wives of Somalia Al Qaeda Suspects

Kenyan police on Thursday interrogated two al Qaeda suspects' wives caught fleeing Somalia, as mystery remained over whether their husbands survived a U.S. air strike. (Reuters)

Bad Guy of the Week: Fazul Abdullah Mohammed

Short and slight of build, with a knack for computing as well as bomb making, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed ranks high on the list of America's most-wanted terrorists. He's among the prime targets of U.S. Special Operations units now in Somalia, who launched this week's air attack on Mohammed's followers near the southern border, where the jihadists have fled the advancing Ethiopian Army. (US News & World Report)

IRAQ

US To Target Anti-Iraq Activity

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has warned that the US will take action against any country seeking to destabilize Iraq. (BBC)

U.S. -Led Forces Detain 6 Iranian Workers

U.S. -led multinational forces detained six Iranians Thursday at Tehran's diplomatic mission in the northern city of Irbil, Iraqi officials said, as President Bush accused Iran and Syria of aiding militants and promised to "interrupt" the flow of support as part of his new war strategy. (AP)

Britain: No More Troops for Iraq

Britain has said it does not intend to send any more forces to Iraq following U.S. President George W. Bush's announcement that he is sending an extra 21,500 troops. (CNN)

'Chemical Ali' Says Ordered Kurds Cleared Out

Saddam Hussein's cousin told a court trying him for genocide on Thursday that he ordered troops to "execute" all those who ignored government orders to leave villages during a military operation against Kurds in 1988. (Reuters)

INDONESIA

Indonesia Jet Debris Discovered

A section of a missing Indonesian plane has been found by fisherman just off the west coast of Sulawesi island, search officials have said. (BBC)

AFGHANISTAN

NATO, Afghan Forces Kill at Least 80 Insurgents

NATO and Afghan military forces killed between 80 and 150 insurgents in a series of battles near the Pakistan border Wednesday night after the fighters crossed into Afghanistan from Pakistan, NATO and Afghan officials said Thursday. (Washington Post)

Afghan Warlord 'Aided Bin Laden'

Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar says his fighters helped al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden escape a US offensive five years ago. (BBC)

LEBANON

Siniora Dismisses Report of Bush Ordering CIA to Hit Hizbullah The government on Wednesday denied an article published in Britain's Daily Telegraph claiming that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has received authorization to take covert action against Hizbullah. (The Daily Star)

U.K.

6 Face Trial for Failed London Bombing

Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of six men accused of trying to bomb London's transport network in 2005, two weeks after suicide bombers killed 52 bus and subway commuters in the city. (AP)

U.S.

U.S. Warns About Canadian Spy Coins

U.S. Defense Workers Warned About Canadian Spy Coins With Tiny Radio Frequency Transmitters. (AP)

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