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February 15, 2007

Official: Al-Qaida in Iraq leader wounded - MSNBC

General Abdul Karim Khalaf says Abu Ayyub al-Masri was wounded and an aide, Abu Abdullah al-Majemaai, was killed.

February 9, 2007

3rd Generation Terrorists Learning From Mistakes - McClatchy

The third generation has learned its hatred from television and its tactics from the Web, according to the experts.

Meet Abu Omar al-Baghdadi - NY Sun

Commentary: “Abu Omar al-Baghdadi is al-Qaeda’s guy in Iraq, and nowadays, the Sunni insurgency is being whittled down to al-Qaeda’s activity in Iraq.”

Hizballah Demands Return of Arms Seized by Lebanese - Haaretz

A “truck carrying munitions to the resistance” was taken while traveling from the Bekaa Valley to southern Lebanon.

Clashes at Temple Mount / al-Aqsa - Boston Globe

Stone-throwers clashed with police outside on the compound known to Jews as Temple Mount and to Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif.

Palestinians Reach Deal on Power-Sharing - ABC

Looking to renew foreign aid, yet recognizing Israel is ‘not an option’, and peace accords are still ignored. “We, in the Hamas movement, will not abide by anything.” Peace between Hamas and Fatah will not end aid boycott.

Headway in Islamabad Airport Attack Probe - AKI

The investigation team has also obtained footage of the armed attack captured by close circuit cameras of the airport.

Marines ‘Hit the Jackpot’ Near Fallujah - Military.com

Sheik ‘X’ said that he wanted to use [Ramadi] as a model for Marine assistance to drive AQI and the others from his city [Saqliwiah].

February 1, 2007

Two Iraqi Generals Suspected in Karbala Attack - FoxNews

Pentagon says the investigation into the attack is ongoing and several Iraqis have been detained for questioning.

January 31, 2007

Bin Laden Relative Killed in Madagascar - AP

Jamal Khalifa, who was married to a sister of the al-Qaida leader, was killed when gunmen broke into his house.

British police arrest 9 suspected of terrorism - IHT

“conspired to kidnap, torture and behead a British Muslim soldier before broadcasting video images of his execution on the Internet.”

January 22, 2007

Iran Denies Entry to 38 IAEA Inspectors - IHT

Appeared to be retaliation for the UN sanctions imposed last month.

Taming Iraq’s ‘Wild West’ - LA Times

“Do you want the Americans to go home?” the captain asked. “Someday, but not yet — too many Ali Babas [thieves] are still here,” Ali said.

US Intel Sparks Iraqi Shift on Militia - ABC

Intel convinced al-Maliki that his protection of al-Sadr’s militia was isolating him in the Arab world and among moderates at home.

January 21, 2007

Sudanese Planes ‘Bombing Darfur’ - BBC

Sudan denied the rebel reports, which come days after President Omar al-Bashir vowed to adhere to a UN peace plan.

DNA Confirms Abu Sayyaf Leader’s Death - Newsday

Killed in September in fighting with U.S.-backed Philippine troops, who also killed his possible successor in fighting on Tuesday.

NoKor Nuke Talks Set To Resume - USA Today

South Korean media reported that North Korea has agreed to discuss the disarmament of its nuclear weapons when talks resume.

How Arafat Got Away with Murder - Weekly Standard

The [State] department’s Office of the Historian quietly posted an authoritative summary of the events dated June 1973.

Chavez Tells Washington to ‘Go To Hell’ - Reuters

Called the U.S. Secretary of State “my little girl” and told Washington to “go to hell” after it questioned his plan to seek special powers.

US Urges Iran to Resume Nuke Talks - NDTV

Nicholas Burns: “Iran is going to have to suffer the consequences of being an international pariah.”

Iraq

February 9, 2007

Meet Abu Omar al-Baghdadi - NY Sun

Commentary: “Abu Omar al-Baghdadi is al-Qaeda’s guy in Iraq, and nowadays, the Sunni insurgency is being whittled down to al-Qaeda’s activity in Iraq.”

Marines ‘Hit the Jackpot’ Near Fallujah - Military.com

Sheik ‘X’ said that he wanted to use [Ramadi] as a model for Marine assistance to drive AQI and the others from his city [Saqliwiah].

February 1, 2007

Two Iraqi Generals Suspected in Karbala Attack - FoxNews

Pentagon says the investigation into the attack is ongoing and several Iraqis have been detained for questioning.

January 22, 2007

Taming Iraq’s ‘Wild West’ - LA Times

“Do you want the Americans to go home?” the captain asked. “Someday, but not yet — too many Ali Babas [thieves] are still here,” Ali said.

US Intel Sparks Iraqi Shift on Militia - ABC

Intel convinced al-Maliki that his protection of al-Sadr’s militia was isolating him in the Arab world and among moderates at home.

War on Terror

February 9, 2007

3rd Generation Terrorists Learning From Mistakes - McClatchy

The third generation has learned its hatred from television and its tactics from the Web, according to the experts.

January 21, 2007

DNA Confirms Abu Sayyaf Leader’s Death - Newsday

Killed in September in fighting with U.S.-backed Philippine troops, who also killed his possible successor in fighting on Tuesday.

January 20, 2007

Islamists Attack Somali President - Telegraph

“Many Islamists have started infiltrating Mogadishu again,” one Islamist fighter said. [TW Note: The insugency is ‘on.’]

January 16, 2007

Yemen Says al-Qaeda Fugitive Killed In Clash - Reuters

Homeiqani was among a group of 23 militants who tunnelled out of a Sanaa jail in February 2006.

January 15, 2007

Al-Qaeda Squeezed in Somalia Vice - Sunday Times

Trapped between Ethiopian and US forces in the north and the Kenyan army and British SAS troops to the south.

Syria

January 21, 2007

No Fatah-Hamas Agreement, But Progress - IHT

“There are still points of disagreement, but we will try to resolve them through a national dialogue…”

January 11, 2007

Hamas’ Meshal: ‘Israel exists - and that’s a fact.’ - Haaretz

“There was no change in our stance that Hamas does not recognize Israel,” said a Hamas spokesman.

Rice Opposes Outreach to Iran, Syria Over Iraq - VOA

“If they intend to offer a stabilizing role because they believe that in our current situation in Iraq, we are willing to pay a price, that’s not diplomacy, that’s extortion.”

January 2, 2007

Israeli Warplanes Monitor Lebanon-Syria Border - an-Nahar

Witnesses said six jets flew over the western Bekka Valley while a drone monitored the eastern border.

December 29, 2006

Olmert Gestures to Syria - Jerusalem Post

“If our enemies genuinely want peace, they will find in us a fair partner, determined to establish relations of peace, friendship and reciprocity.”

Iran

January 22, 2007

Iran Denies Entry to 38 IAEA Inspectors - IHT

Appeared to be retaliation for the UN sanctions imposed last month.

January 21, 2007

US Urges Iran to Resume Nuke Talks - NDTV

Nicholas Burns: “Iran is going to have to suffer the consequences of being an international pariah.”

January 20, 2007

Iran Masses Troops On Iraq Border - KUNA

A Peshmerga source said that Iran has beefed up its troops stationed along the main border crossing (Pashmakh) and elsewhere.

January 18, 2007

Countdown To Ahmadinejad’s Dismissal? - Ya Libnan

Ayatollah Khameini gave an apparent green light for parliamentarians to attack his economic policies.

January 16, 2007

Iraqi Leaders Continue To Work With Iran - Forbes

Iraqi authorities also were demanding the release of five Iranians arrested by US troops in Iraq recently for allegedly supporting Iraqi insurgents.

North Korea

January 21, 2007

NoKor Nuke Talks Set To Resume - USA Today

South Korean media reported that North Korea has agreed to discuss the disarmament of its nuclear weapons when talks resume.

January 4, 2007

DPRK Prepping Nuclear Weapons Test - ABC

“We think they’ve put everything in place to conduct a test without any notice or warning,” said a senior U.S. defense official.

November 22, 2006

North Korea Rejects UN Resolution - UPI

Denounced a UN resolution condemning its human rights violations as a politically motivated action.

November 18, 2006

Russia Warns Against Pushing NKorea, Iran - New Straits Times

“But if we push this or that situation into a corner, then the threat of proliferation significantly heightens.”

November 16, 2006

Bush Warns North Korea on Proliferating Nukes - Times

“[W]e would hold North Korea fully accountable for the consequences of such action.”

China

January 21, 2007

NoKor Nuke Talks Set To Resume - USA Today

South Korean media reported that North Korea has agreed to discuss the disarmament of its nuclear weapons when talks resume.

January 20, 2007

US Concerned Over China Satellite Shoot-Down - BBC

The test, if confirmed, would be the first known satellite intercept for more than 20 years.

January 11, 2007

Olmert Praises China for Iran Stance - Pak Daily Times

Meanwhile, the Iran-China gas deal is on the Fast Track.

December 31, 2006

Congress to Review China-Iran Gasfield Deal - Forbes

To “examine whether this agreement activates United States law requiring sanctions against companies involved in Iranian energy development.”

November 26, 2006

China , Pakistan Reaffirm Terror Stance - The Hindu

“The two sides shared the view that terrorism, separatism and extremism pose great threats…”