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INVESTIGATIONS

Reports of Quran Desecration

Koran Abuse Report 'May Be Wrong'

U.S. magazine Newsweek says its report on the desecration of a Muslim holy book by U.S. interrogators at Guantanamo Bay may have been mistaken. (BBC)

How a Fire Broke Out

The story of a sensitive Newsweek report about alleged abuses at Guantánamo Bay and a surge of deadly unrest in the Islamic world. (Newsweek)

Groups Seek Probe of Koran Report

International Muslim groups and leaders of several predominantly Islamic countries Saturday called on the United States to investigate a report that American troops had desecrated the Koran. (LA Times)

Uzbekistan

At least 600 Killed In Uzbekistan

At least 600 people have been killed in a military crackdown following protests in the Uzbek city of Andijan. (The Age)

Eyewitness Report

'I don't know why they opened fire. They killed the unarmed citizens of Andijan' (The Guardian)

Iran

Iran Votes To Start Nuclear Fuel Cycle

Iran's parliament voted on Sunday to oblige the government to develop a nuclear fuel cycle — an action opposed by Washington, which fears the Islamic Republic is seeking to acquire atomic weapons. (Reuters)

Egypt

U.S. Has Sent 60-70 Terror Suspects to Egypt — PM

The United States has transferred as many as 70 terrorism suspects to Egypt, but none has been subjected to torture during interrogations there, Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif said on Sunday. (Reuters)

Kenya

63 Terror Suspects Arrested

Police in Mombasa last night arrested 63 people suspected to be illegal immigrants in two rented houses in Nyali area. (Kenya Broadcasting Corporation)

Canada

Al Qaeda Recruiting Canadian Converts To Islam: Reports

Canadian converts to Islam have become a major source of al Qaeda combatants, posing a risk to the country's security, according to an intelligence report. (AFP)

West Africa

Quiet on Terror's 'New Front'

Seven men alleged to be members of a militant Islamist group were charged earlier this week by a court in Mauritania for plotting acts of terror in a region that U.S. military officials have called the new front in the global war on terror. But as Washington decides whether it will beef up its counter-terrorism efforts in West Africa, some experts contend a heavy-handed strategy that that empowers authoritarian regimes could backfire. (UPI)

Oil-for-Food Investigation

Russia Named in Iraqi Oil Scandal

Iraq's ex-vice president said Hussein's regime gave Moscow millions in fuel vouchers in hopes of ending U.N. sanctions, a Senate panel reports. (LA Times)

Algeria

Twelve Die In Islamist Rebel Ambush In Algeria

Twelve Algerian troops were killed and a number wounded in a weekend ambush by armed Islamist rebels, Algerian media reported on Monday, indicating that despite official statements the unrest is far from over. (Mail & Guardian)

LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS

U.S.

Aqeel Sues U.S. Officials

The former director of Al-Haramain Charitable Foundation has filed lawsuits against four top U.S. officials including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for listing him among terrorists. (Arab News)

Germany

U.S. Supplies New Evidence For Terror Suspect's Retrial

U.S. authorities have sent a German court new evidence for the retrial of the first Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack suspect ever convicted, a court official said yesterday. (AP)

Saudi Arabia

Reformists Jailed by Saudi Court

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