Al Qaeda in Iraq Terror Threat to U.S.

U.S.

Details Emerge About Possible Terror Threat

Mimicking the hijackers who executed the Sept. 11 attacks, insurgents reportedly tied to al Qaeda in Iraq considered using student visas to slip terrorists into the United States to orchestrate a new attack on American soil. (ABC News)

IRAQ NEWS

Black Hawk Likely Shot Down in Iraq

In a troubling development that may signify a new vulnerability for U.S. troops, the Black Hawk helicopter that crashed northeast of Baghdad Saturday appears to have been brought down by a shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile, a senior military official tells ABC News. (ABC News)

Bomb Kills 5 in Separate Baghdad Attacks

Five people were killed when two bombs struck separate Shiite targets in Baghdad on Tuesday, a day after a double car bombing tore through the stalls of a market crowded with Shiites elsewhere in the capital leaving 88 dead -- the bloodiest attack in two months. The U.S. military also said it is investigating what appears to be the crash of a civilian aircraft. (AP)

In the Vortex of Baghdad, Staying Put This Time

Two blocks from the new American outpost in Ghazaliya, one of Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhoods, a fight was raging. Shiites were battling Sunnis, the latest skirmish in a sectarian war that has left this area a wasteland. (NY Times)

IRAN-IRAQ ARMS

Scant Evidence Found of Iran-Iraq Arms Link

There is anywhere Iran could easily stir up trouble in Iraq, it would be in Diyala, a rugged province along the border between the two nations. (LA Times)

CHINA

China Confirms Test of Anti-Satellite Weapon

The Chinese government confirmed today that it had conducted a successful test of a new anti-satellite weapon, but said it had no intention of participating in a "space race." (NY Times)

IRAN

Iran Bars 38 IAEA Nuclear Inspectors

Iran has barred 38 nuclear inspectors on a United Nations list from entering the country, the foreign minister said Monday in what appeared to be retaliation for the U.N. sanctions imposed last month. (AP)

AFGHANISTAN

Blast Near Afghan NATO Base Kills 10

A bomber blew himself up amid a crowd of workers outside a U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing as many as 10 and wounding more than a dozen others in the deadliest suicide attack in four months, officials said. (AP)

AL QAEDA VIDEO

New Zawahri Videotape Criticizes Bush's Plan for Iraq

A new videotape message by al Qaeda's No. 2, Ayman al Zawahri, in which he reacts to Bush's plan to send more troops to Iraq, has been distributed for release on the Internet. (ABC News)

SOMALIA

Ethiopia Troops Begin Somalia Exit, General Says

Ethiopian forces who helped Somalia's interim government rout rival Islamists in a war over the New Year will begin leaving the chaotic Horn of Africa nation's capital on Tuesday, an Ethiopian general said. (Reuters)

Somalia Islamists' No. 2 Leader Surrenders in Kenyan Capital

The second in command of Somalia's defeated Islamist forces have surrendered to the Kenyan authorities and is staying at a hotel in Nairobi, Western diplomats and Somali officials said Monday. (NY Times)

MARK FOLEY INVESTIGATION

FBI: We Flubbed Foley E-mails

The FBI should have done more to investigate the Mark Foley e-mails or, alternatively, notified House authorities in charge of the congressional page program, the FBI's inspector general, Glenn A. Fine, said in a report today. (ABC News)

KOREA

Sanctions Under the Shadow of War

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