Exclusive: Iran Nuclear Bomb Could Be Possible by 2009


Exclusive: Iran Nuclear Bomb Could Be Possible by 2009

Iran has more than tripled its ability to produce enriched uranium in the last three months, adding some 1,000 centrifuges which are used to separate radioactive particles from the raw material. (ABC News)


Qaeda Is Seen As Restoring Leadership

As Al Qaeda rebuilds in Pakistan's tribal areas, a new generation of leaders has emerged under Osama bin Laden to cement control over the network's operations, according to American intelligence and counterterrorism officials. (NY Times)

Battle Brews Over Rule By Military In Pakistan

For weeks, lawyers in black suits have paraded through the streets of Pakistan's cities, demanding that Gen. Pervez Musharraf step down as president. But it is Musharraf's other job -- as head of the army -- that rankles the protesters most. (Washington Post)


All UK Captives Say Entered Illegally: Iran Media

All 15 British navy personnel held by Iran have admitted entering Iranian waters illegally, a Tehran news agency said on Monday, but Iran indicated a softer line by saying it would not air film of their "confessions." (Reuters)

All UK Captives Say Entered Illegally: Iran Media

All 15 British navy personnel held by Iran have admitted entering Iranian waters illegally, a Tehran news agency said on Monday, but Iran indicated a softer line by saying it would not air film of their "confessions." (Reuters)


Bodies of 19 Kidnapped Men Found in Iraq

The bodies of 19 civilians kidnapped by gunmen at a fake checkpoint north of Baghdad were found on Monday, Iraqi police and hospital sources said. (Reuters)

Bomber Kills 13 in Kirkuk, Wounds Dozens

A suicide truck bomber targeted a police station in the oil-rich northern city of Kirkuk on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding dozens, including many children from a nearby school, police said. (AP)

3 Dead As Car Explodes in Baghdad

A car parked in a garage exploded Monday in Baghdad, killing at least three people and wounding 10, police said. (AP)

Death Penalty Sought For Iraq's "Chemical Ali"

Iraqi prosecutors sought the death penalty for Saddam Hussein's cousin, widely known as Chemical Ali, when they presented closing arguments on Monday in a trial for genocide against ethnic Kurds in the late 1980s. (Reuters)


Taliban Deploys 'Thousands' of Suicide Bombers

Thousands of Taliban suicide bombers have been deployed across Afghanistan to attack Western troops and the government, the group's military chief said on Monday. (Reuters)

Children Killed In Afghan Attack

Four children have been killed and six injured in a suicide car bomb attack on an Afghan army convoy in eastern Afghanistan, police say. (BBC)


Results of the ABC News '20/20' Undercover Pharmacy Investigation

For the last two months, a team of "20/20" producers fanned out across four states to conduct an undercover field test of prescription dispensing at the country's best known chain drug stores. (ABC News)

ABC Story Leads to Deluge of Pharmacy Error Reports

Hundreds of readers and viewers have reported pharmacy errors in the wake of an ABC News investigative report on what some fear is an unreported epidemic of such errors at large chain drugstores. (ABC News)


Saudis Claim 80% Success in Re-Educating Al-Qaida Militants

Saudi Arabia claims to be winning its domestic "war on terror" with the help of a programme of re-education and rehabilitation for hundreds of repentant al-Qaida militants once led by Osama bin Laden. (The Guardian)


Hundreds More Ethiopian Troops Enter Somali Capital

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops were seen entering the Somali capital Monday after four days of heavy fighting sparked by an Ethiopian offensive against Islamist rebels and clan gunmen. (AFP)


Australian Leader Accused Of Playing Politics In Hicks Deal

In Australia, Prime Minister John Howard is facing accusations that the relatively brief sentence and yearlong order of silence on the Guantánamo detainee David Hicks resulted from governmental pressure, charges he dismissed as "absurd." (International Herald Tribune)


A Deal with the Devil

By Kathleen McGowan

President Hamid Karzai's decision two weeks ago to swap five Taliban captives for a kidnapped Italian reporter should make perfectly clear the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan. (NY Times)

Us Terror Center Lacks Mil Intel

By Shaun Waterman

For more than four months there have been no representatives of military intelligence in the 24-hour operations room at the heart of the U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center, or NCTC -- the hub of federal efforts to share real-time terrorist threat information between U.S. agencies. (UPI)

FBI Chief Mueller Gets Some High Heat From Congress

By Jeff Stein

Appropriately enough for start of a new baseball season, Bob Mueller got a little "chin music" last week from the Senate Judiciary Committee, which wanted to send him a message over who's really in charge of his FBI. (Congressioanl Quarterly)

Darfur on Their Radar

By Jackson Diehl

For months it's looked like the genocide in Darfur has fallen off the agenda of a White House desperately fighting fires in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. Yet last Monday President Bush's anger rocked the Oval Office when aides presented him with a plan for sanctions against the Sudanese government. (Washington Post)

Some Bumps at Start of War Tribunals at Guantánamo

By William Glaberson

As the first of the war crimes cases under a new law began here a few days ago, a military law specialist said it was a test run "to show that this plane will fly." (NY Times)

Euphemisms In Troubled Times

Pritish Nandy

The truth is that worldwide, Muslims appear to be firming up in their belief that their faith is more important than their nationality. (Times of India)

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