'Suicide Bomber' Theory Challenged



Syria Feels Heat As Evidence In Lebanon PM's Murder Points To Bomb Under Road

Even now, there is a daily trickle of sightseers who come to gaze at the scene of devastation. Behind metal barriers, guarded by security forces, lines of cars that happened to be parked at the time of the explosion remain in place, some battered, some unscathed, some covered in plastic sheeting, others covered in grime. (Guardian)


Iran Gave IAEA List of Pakistani Scientists' Names

Earlier this year, Iran gave the IAEA a list of names of 20 Pakistani scientists who provided it with nuclear technology information and designs, al Hayat reports today. Pakistan has opened an internal investigation. Al Hayat comments that this list could affect the course of the nuclear crisis between the U.S. and Iran. (Al Hayat)


More of F.B.I. Memo Criticizing Guantánamo Methods Is Released

The Justice Department on Monday released an F.B.I. memorandum dated May 10, 2004, in which departmental lawyers dismissed intelligence obtained by coercive methods used by the military at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, as "suspect at best." (NY Times)


Malaysians Condemn 'State Spying'

Campaigning groups in Malaysia are asking their government to put a stop to what they are calling "state snooping" into people's private lives. (BBC)


Annan Report Suggests 'Common' Definition for Terror

United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan released a report, which contains the most comprehensive set of reforms in the UN's structure, since its establishment. (Anadolu News Agency)



Yemen Jails Six al Qaeda Suspects

A Yemeni court sentenced six Yemeni al Qaeda suspects to two years in jail yesterday for forging travel documents to try to join militants fighting US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Arab News)


High Court Won't Hear Moussaoui Appeal

The Supreme Court yesterday declined to hear the appeal of terrorism suspect Zacarias Moussaoui, rejecting a challenge to the Bush administration's power to bar potentially key witnesses from the only US defendant charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. (AP)


Australian Terror Suspect Faces Court On Charges of Aiding Al Qaeda

An Australian terror suspect trained with Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda network in Afghanistan and was asked to gather information about military installations in Australia, a court was told Tuesday. (AP)


Madrid Bombing Suspect In Court

Suspect alleged of involvement appears before London court as Spanish authorities begin extradition proceedings. (The Guardian)


U.S. Turns to Iraqi Insiders in Battle Against Insurgency

Commanders focus on intelligence and use tip lines, job offers, 'unity meetings' and other tactics to chip away at militants' cells. (LA Times)

Vote on Iraq Cabinet Draws Closer

Iraq's newly elected parliament is to meet on Saturday for the complex task of choosing a government. (BBC)

Top Shiite Cleric Urges Iraqis to Form Coalition

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called for agreement on a new government, expressing displeasure with drawn-out haggling. (NY Times)

Jordan Orders Return of Its Top Diplomat to Iraq

King Abdallah has ordered the return of Jordan's top diplomat to Iraq, a government spokeswoman said in Amman yesterday. Both countries had recalled their envoys at the weekend over reports that a Jordanian was behind the deadliest suicide bombing in postwar Iraq. (Arab News)

Ukraine to Withdraw Troops From Iraq

President Viktor Yushchenko has signed the order to withdraw Ukraine's troops from Iraq, cementing a pledge by the new leadership to bring back its 1,650-strong force, the head of the country's security council said Tuesday. (AP)


The Price of a Protection Racket

The Qatar bombing suggests that al Qaeda is shifting its frontline. (Guardian)

Spare Iraq Empty Ideological Debates

On the second anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq, the most depressing thing about debates on the subject is that so few people are willing to move beyond the question of whether they were "for" or "against" the U.S.-led invasion. (The Daily Star)

Torture Doublespeak

The word "covert" has long been associated with the CIA's use of "extraordinary renditions" by which suspected terrorists, believed to have essential information, are sent to countries our own State Department condemns for torturing prisoners. This is no longer a secret, as shown March 6 on CBS — TV's "60 Minutes," which began with: "Witnesses tell the same story: masked men in an unmarked jet seize their target, cut off his clothes … Tranquilize him and fly him away." (Washington Times)

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