Captured Taylor to Stand Trial in Sierra Leone


Nigeria Returns Ex-Liberia Leader

Exiled former Liberian president and war crimes suspect Charles Taylor is being removed from Nigeria after being caught trying to escape custody. (BBC)

Analysis: The Least Surprising Jailbreak Ever

Charles Taylor, the Liberian warlord and former president, has disappeared from his Nigerian haven, just days after President Olusegun Obasanjo agreed to turn him over to a war crimes tribunal. (NY Times)


Thousands of Iraqis Flee to Avoid Spread Of Violence

Shelters, tent cities spring up to house thousands displaced by sectarian strife. (Washington Post)

Gunmen Kill 8 Workers at Iraqi Shop

Gunmen in police uniforms burst into an electronics shop in one of Baghdad's ritziest neighborhoods today, rounded up all the employees and riddled them with machine gun fire, Iraqi officials said. (NY Times)

Bush Opposes Iraq's Premier, Shiites Report

Shiite officials said they have been told that President Bush does not want Ibrahim al-Jaafari to remain the leader of Iraq. (NY Times)

Iraq Wants Control Over Security

Iraq's ruling parties have demanded US forces cede control of security. (Reuters)

Analysis: Iraq Raid Dispute Threatens To Draw US Into Sectarian Conflict

Differing accounts of raid come a few days after Pentagon announces investigation into other US attacks. (CS Monitor)


Attack at Afghan Military Base Kills 14

Battle at Military Base in Afghanistan Kills American and Canadian Soldiers, 12 Rebels (AP)

Afghan Convert 'Leaves For Italy'

An Afghan man who escaped a possible death sentence for becoming a Christian has left for Italy where he has been granted asylum, Italian officials say. (BBC)

Analysis: Afghan Christian's Trial Is a Trial for Islam Too

Insistence on Trial for Christian Convert Puts Islam in the Court of Public Opinion (ABC News)


U.S. and Europeans Consider Sanctions Against 40 Belarus Aides

The European Union and the United States are considering personal sanctions against more than 40 officials and state journalists in Belarus for their roles in election rigging and crackdowns on civil society there, according to Western diplomats and government officials. (NY Times)


Can It Be? UN Close to a Deal on Iran Nuclear Showdown

Diplomats Say UN Security Council 'Very Close' to Deal on Iranian Nuclear Standoff (AP)


Report: Halliburton Overcharged

Oil services company Halliburton repeatedly overcharged taxpayers and provided substandard cost reports under a $1.2 billion contract to restore Iraq's southern oil fields, a new report says. (Reuters)


Embedded Bugs

Could Robotic Roaches Be the Next Thing to Swarm the Battlefield? (ABC News)



Moussaoui Offered to Implicate Himself

In Trade, 9/11 Figure Sought Better Jail Conditions Until Execution, Jury Is Told (Washington Post)

Al-Qaida Men Debunk Moussaoui Tale

Two more high-ranking al-Qaida operatives have cast doubt on whether Zacarias Moussaoui was involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks. (AP)


Algerian Jailed For Paris Metro Blasts

A French court has convicted an Algerian man for his role in a series of deadly terror attacks in Paris in 1995, sentencing him to the maximum 10 years in prison. (Al Jazeera)


Saudi Arabia: Al Qaeda and the Boomerang Effect

As the homegrown jihadist movement has declined in Saudi Arabia, cooperation between the Saudi and Iraqi branches of al Qaeda has grown. (Strategic Forecasting)

A Dangerous Deal With India

During the past five years the United States has abandoned many of the nuclear arms control agreements negotiated since the administration of Dwight Eisenhower. (Washington Post)

Cheap Furniture Endangering Forests

Increasing global demand for cheap Chinese furniture is affecting tropical forests as much of the timber comes from countries where illegal logging is rampant. (Al Jazeera)

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