NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.S. Has Spent at Least $6 Billion in Iraq on Private Security Contractors

The United States has spent at least $6 billion on private security contractors, like Blackwater USA, in Iraq since the war began in April 2003, according to a report released today by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction.

Saudi Arabia Indicts Nearly 1,000 Suspected Terrorists

Prince Nayef said the 991 suspects were responsible for more than 30 attacks since 2003 that have killed 164 people.

Spain Arrests 13 for Harboring Jihadists

Media reports say some of the suspects arrested yesterday helped suspects in the Madrid train bombing attack of 2004 elude police.

House of Lords Drops 42-Day Detention from Counterterrorism Bill

Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said that she will bring the 42-day precharge detention provision back in a separate bill if a terrorist emergency emerges.

U.N. Staffers' Security Failures Blamed for Algiers Terrorist Attack

An independent panel also blamed the security failure on the U.N.'s security management system which was poorly resourced, designed, and implemented.

U.S. Embassy in London May Move to the Suburbs

The U.S. Embassy in London may move from its current, storied location for a more secure location in a suburb near the River Thames.

British Police, Prison Officials Fear the WASP Knife

The U.S.-manufactured knife is designed to kill bears and sharks and can freeze a target's organs when it's plunged into the body.

Suicide Bombers Kill Over 20 in Baghdad

The attacks targeted Shiites' celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The Unintended Benefit of Piracy

Robert Kaplan explains the one upside to the scourge of modern-day piracy.

U.S. Fears Ukrainian Ship's Weapons Will Fall Into Somali Jihadist Hands

Somali pirates took a Ukrainian ship hostage last Thursday they say without any knowledge it was packed with Russian arms.
 




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