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Criminal inquiry over CIA Al Qaeda tapes

 

The US justice department is to launch a criminal investigation into the CIA’s erasing of videotapes of interrogations of two al-Qaeda suspects.
It follows last month’s preliminary joint inquiry with the CIA into whether a full investigation was necessary.

‘End multicultural coddling’

 

Berlin – German Muslim groups on Wednesday accused a senior politician in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party of stirring up hostility against foreigners in a bid to win a regional election.

Stranded pilgrims return to Gaza

Rafah – Egypt allowed more than 2 000 Palestinian pilgrims stranded for five days along the border to enter the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing a fierce rebuke from Israel, which had tried to prevent top members of the militant Islamic Hamas from returning home.

Explosion hits Serb bank in breakaway Kosovo

Learn to Trade with a FREE Guide.PRISTINA, Serbia, Jan 2 (Reuters) – A bomb exploded at the offices of a Serb bank in the south of Serbia’s breakaway province of Kosovo late on Tuesday, causing considerable damage but no injuries, police said.

UK to assist Bhutto investigation; US given back seat role

Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf has said UK investigators are to assist in the inquiry into the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto.

U.S. forces said they had accidentally killed a woman [!!]

MOSUL – U.S. forces said they had accidentally killed a woman when they fired a missile from a helicopter at a group planting a bomb on Tuesday evening in the northern city of Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad. The missile missed its target and struck a nearby building, the U.S. military said.

Female suicide bomber kills 10

aghdad – A female suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest struck a checkpoint of neighbourhood patrol volunteers in Baquba, capital of Iraq’s restive Diyala province, killing 10 people and wounding eight, police said.

 Yesterday’s Stale News

Tuesday: 45 Iraqis Killed, 56 Wounded

At least 45 Iraqis were killed and 56 wounded in the latest attacks, which include a significant suicide bombing at a funeral in Baghdad. No Coalition deaths were reported. Also, the Iraqi government released their official casualty figures for 2007; the number of Iraqi deaths is up from last year.

 

BBC Censored Benazir Bhutto’s Reports that Bin Laden Had Been Murdered

CLINTON, Iowa – Hillary Rodham Clinton waded into Pakistan’s volatile internal political situation yesterday, raising the possibility the country’s military might have assassinated Benazir Bhutto because the killing took place in the garrison city of Rawalpindi.

Cops killed in New Year attacks

 

Rostov-On-Don – Unidentified assailants fatally shot two police officers in separate attacks on New Year’s Eve in the capital of Russia’s war-scarred Chechnya region, law enforcement authorities said on Tuesday.

PPP: Vote delay will aid rigging

Islamabad – Slain Benazir Bhutto’s opposition party on Tuesday rejected any delay in Pakistan’s January 8 elections, accusing President Pervez Musharraf’s allies of trying to buy time to rig the polls.

US official killed in Sudan

Khartoum – A US diplomat died on Tuesday after a pre-dawn shooting attack in the Sudanese capital Khartoum which also killed an embassy driver, officials said.

 

13 killed in militant attack

Port Harcourt – Armed militants attacked targets in Nigeria’s main oil industry centre of Port Harcourt on Tuesday, leaving 13 people dead, a military spokesperson said.

 

Pilgrims threaten hunger strike

 

Cairo- A senior Hamas official among thousands of Palestinian pilgrims stranded in Egypt threatened on Tuesday the group would begin a hunger strike unless they be allowed to return to the Gaza Strip through a border crossing not controlled by Israel.

Gaddafi, Mubarak in Darfur talks

Cairo – Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi met Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Sudan’s war-torn western region of Darfur, the official Mena news agency reported.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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