NEWS & ANALYSIS

U.K.: Counterterrorism Bill Criticized by Human Rights Group

Human Rights Watch rebukes the United Kingdom's new counterterrorism legislation which, among many things, seeks to extend precharge detention to 42 days.

U.S. Predator Drones in Pakistan Free to Hunt Osama Bin Laden

Early in the war on terror, Pakistan's Pervez Musharraf gave the U.S. carte blanche to use Predator drones to hunt down and kill the al Qaeda leader.

Hostages Freed in Colombia

Colombian forces raid jungle camp to free hostages after five years' captivity.

U.K.: A Year After Glasgow, Aviation Security Risks Persist

A new report warns that cargo planes could be used in acts of terrorism and a security consultant says airports are still vulnerable to terrorism after the attack on Glasgow International Airport last year.

Saudi Arabia Cracks Down on Suspected Terrorists

The Saudi regime says it arrested 701 suspected terrorists so far this year. More than 500 still remain in prison.

Royal Dutch Shell Offshore Oil Facility Attacked

Nigerian militants say the incident shows no oil installation is safe from their attacks.

China Ratchets Up Security Before Olympic Games

The Chinese government has deployed a counterterrorism force of 100,000 to protect the Olympic Games from terrorist attack and public unrest.

Sexual Assaults on Cruise Liners May Be More Frequent Than Previously Reported

Victims' rights advocates allege the cruise industry minimizes the amount of sexual assaults that take place on their ships.

U.K.: Third Data Breach in One Week

Prime Minister Gordon Brown tells his cabinet to make sure top civil servants follow proper data protection policies.

Poor Pandemic Advice for European Companies

A British expert says EU governments need to improve the quality of the information given to corporations preparing for a flu pandemic.
 




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