New Taliban Group Named After Tora Bora Setup


New Taliban Group Named After Tora Bora Setup

A new Taliban group named after Tora Bora has been set up by the son of late Afghan mujahedeen leader Maulvi Yunis Khalis to organize resistance to U.S.-led foreign forces primarily in eastern Afghanistan. (ABC News)


Woman Bomber Kills 41 at Baghdad College

A female suicide bomber triggered a ball bearing-packed charge Sunday, killing at least 41 people at a mostly Shiite college whose main gate was left littered with blood-soaked student notebooks and papers amid the bodies. (AP)

Fuel Tanker Bomb Kills 40 in Iraq

A fuel tanker rigged with explosives killed 40 people when it blew up near a Sunni mosque in western Iraq on Saturday, a day after the mosque's imam had criticized Al- Qaeda militants, police and residents said. (Reuters)

Iraqi Vice President Escapes Bomb Blast

Iraq's vice president escaped an apparent assassination attempt Monday after a bomb exploded in municipal offices where he was making a speech, knocking him down with the force of the blast that left at least 10 people dead. (AP)

U.S. Forces in Iraq Say Found More Iran-Made Weapons

The U.S. military showed on Monday what it said was further evidence of Iranian-made weapons being used by Iraqi militants fighting American troops, including components to build sophisticated roadside bombs. (Reuters)

Al Sadr: Baghdad Security Plan Is Doomed

The leader of Iraq's biggest Shiite militia complained Sunday that bombs "continue to explode" in Baghdad and that U.S.-led security crackdown is doomed to fail, issuing a statement the same day a suicide attacker struck outside a college campus, killing at least 41 people. (AP)


Cleric Loses Deportation Appeal

Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada has lost his appeal against a Home Office move to deport him to Jordan. (BBC)


Jury Slaps Defense Giant for Neglecting National Security

A jury awarded nearly $5 million to a worker at a top secret research laboratory who was fired after trying to catch foreign hackers stealing sensitive information from U.S. computers. (ABC News)

Firebombs Used in India Rail Attack Have U.S. Officials Worried

The kerosene bombs that killed nearly 70 aboard a highly symbolic India-Pakistan train Feb. 18 have sparked new worries among U.S. law enforcement authorities, who noted the success of the cheap, lethal, easy-to-make-and-deploy terror device, ABC News has learned. (ABC News)

Making Money: New England Town Prints Up Its Own Currency

It might sound like some kind of criminal scheme, but it's actually a perfectly legal tactic in one small town's battle against the big forces of globalization. (ABC News)


US Warship Tackles Somali Pirates

A US warship is heading towards the Somali coast where a United Nations-chartered cargo ship was hijacked by pirates, say aid officials. (BBC)


Serbia Failed To Prevent Genocide, UN Court Rules

The United Nations' highest court ruled Monday that Serbia failed to use its influence with Bosnian Serbs to prevent the genocide of Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica, but exonerated Serbia of direct responsibility for genocide or complicity in genocide during the 1992-1995 war. (AP)


Report: U.S., Sunnis Combat Iranian 'Shiite Crescent'

The United States government has shifted its Middle East policy in an increasing alliance on Sunni governments to counter the threat from Iran and a developing "Shiite crescent," journalist Seymour Hersh writes in the March 5 edition of "The New Yorker." (AP)


Thais Struggle with Violent Insurgency

Some are already calling it war, a brutal Muslim separatist insurgency in southern Thailand that has taken as many as 2,000 lives in three years with almost daily bombings, drive-by shootings, arson and beheadings. (NY Times)


6 Cited in Deaths at Nuke Power Plant

Prosecutors on Monday took over the criminal investigation into six maintenance officials suspected of professional negligence resulting in bodily injury and death in Japan's deadliest accident at a nuclear plant. (Asahi)


The Redirection

By Seymour M. Hersh

In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, has significantly shifted its Middle East strategy. The "redirection," as some inside the White House have called the new strategy, has brought the United States closer to an open confrontation with Iran and, in parts of the region, propelled it into a widening sectarian conflict between Shiite and Sunni Muslims. (The New Yorker)

Jihadi Vs. Jihadi

By Christopher Isham and Hoda Osman

Although the killing continues, the jihad in Iraq is showing signs of stress. (ABC News)

Padilla Case Opens Old Questions on CIA 'Truth Serums'

By Jeff Stein

Why won't the government just deny that U.S. interrogators administered a "truth serum" to Jose Padilla? (Congressional Quarterly)

Three U.S. Reasons to Attack Iran

By Michael T. Klare

Some time this spring or summer, barring an unexpected turnaround by Tehran, US President George W Bush is likely to go on national television and announce that he has ordered US ships and aircraft to strike at military targets inside Iran. (Asia Times)

When Murder Should Simply Be Called Murder, Not 'Jihad'

By Laura McAleer and Hala Ali

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, many in the Western world have struggled to correctly identify acts of terrorism and their perpetrators. Often, people reading newspapers and watching TV news conclude that such acts were committed in the name of jihad, the Islamic concept commonly, and incorrectly, defined as "holy war." (The Daily Star)

Al Qaeda Resurgent

Almost five and a half years ago, America, united by the shock of 9/11, understood exactly what it needed to do. It had to find, thwart and take down the command structure of Al Qaeda, which was responsible for the deaths of 3,000 innocent people on American soil. (International Herald Tribune)

Why Our Enemies -- And Friends -- Hate Us

By Niall Ferguson

Provoking dislike throughout the world is part of being an empire. (L.A. Times)

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