Virginia Plot

INVESTIGATIONS

U.S.

Virginia Man Charged In Alleged Plot To Assassinate Bush

A former Virginia high school valedictorian who had been detained in Saudi Arabia as a suspected terrorist was charged Tuesday with conspiring to assassinate President Bush and with supporting the al Qaeda terrorist network. (AP)

Aboard Air CIA

The agency ran a secret charter service, shuttling detainees to interrogation facilities worldwide. Was it legal? What's next? (Newsweek)

U.S. Group Accuses Egypt of Torture

A U.S. human rights group on Tuesday criticized the continuing detention of up to 2,400 people arrested by Egyptian security police following bombings that devastated the Taba Hilton hotel in October. (AP)

Al Hariri Assassination

Forensic Tests Clear Australians

Forensic tests have cleared 10 Australian men of any involvement in the Beirut bomb that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri, Australian Federal Police (AFP) said today. (News.com)

Asharq Al Awsat: Interview with Australian Suspect

One of six Australians who were suspected of being involved in the assassination of former Lebanese PM Rafiq Al Hariri denied in an interview with Asharq Al Awsat all accusations. He said the group was in Lebanon, after performing the pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, to visit family and religious sites. (Asharq Al Awsat)

U.N. to Investigate Hariri Killing

The UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, is sending a team of experts to Lebanon to investigate the killing of the former prime minister, Rafik Hariri. (BBC)

Anti-Syria Protesters Fill Streets of Beirut

Tens of thousands of Lebanese marched Monday in a large anti-Syrian protest amid signals that Damascus might soon withdraw some troops from the country. (News wires)

Kenya

Terror Suspects Held In Kenya

Kenyan authorities have arrested three men with alleged links to Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda on suspicion of plotting terrorist attacks in the east African nation, a senior police official said on Monday. (News24)

Afghanistan

U.N.: Afghanistan Could Become Terror Haven

Afghanistan's slow development could result in its becoming haven for terrorists, U.N. warns. (AP)

New Al Qaeda Video

Qaeda's Zawahri Says West Must End Attacks on Islam

Al Qaeda's deputy leader said in a videotape broadcast on Sunday that governments could not stop al Qaeda attacks and that the security of the West depended on respect for Islam and an end to aggression against Muslims. (Reuters)

Pakistan

Radio Ads Against Al Qaeda A Success: U.S.

U.S. officials have said that the radio advertisements against Al Qaeda terrorists and remnants of the Taliban militia, are giving good results. (NetIndia123)

Iran

Iran Denies Reports of Laden Arrest

Iran denied on Monday suggestions on some local Internet sites that it arrested al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, the Western world's most wanted man, on the border with Pakistan. (AFP)

Business As Usual?

Halliburton's CEO says his company is pulling out of Iran. But a corporate subsidiary is still going ahead with a deal to develop Tehran's natural gas fields. (Newsweek)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

Yemen

Yemen To Try Second Group of Al Qaeda Suspects

A new group of 13 al Qaeda members will go on trial next week for planning attacks, being linked to immoral activities. (Middle East Online)

U.K.

Judicial Review for Terror Suspects

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