NEWS & ANALYSIS

Al Qaeda Plot to Kill Queen of England Foiled

During a state visit to Uganda two months ago, an al Qaeda plot to assassinate the Queen of England was foiled by the state's security service.

Mines Should Increase Security, Filipino Government Advises

Government officials from the Philippines have advised mine owners to increase security after communist guerrillas attacked a major copper project on New Year's Day.

UK: Man Jailed for Terrorist Planning

Sohail Qureshi is the first person jailed for the crime of acts preparatory to terrorism under the Terrorism Act of 2006.

U.S. Destroyer Almost Fires on Iranian Vessel

The U.S. Navy almost fired on one of five Iranian vessels this weekend in the Strait of Hormuz after the Iranian vessels made hostile maneuvers toward three American ships.

Al Qaeda Threatens President Bush in Videotaped Address

Al Qaeda's American spokesman, Adam Gadahn, urged jihadists to attack President Bush during his Middle East trip this week.

Surveillance Grows Worldwide in 2007

A new survey from two privacy organizations says state surveillance is increasing, even in the world's strongest democracies.

Dual-Use Technology Sales to Chinese Companies Criticized

A nonprofit nonproliferation group worries that dual-use technology sales to select China companies by U.S. manufacturers will lead to weapons proliferation.

U.S. Military Killed or Captured 51 Terrorist Leaders in Iraq

Some captured terrorists claim that the Islamic State of Iraq insurgent group is a front group for al Qaeda and that its leader is fictional.

Jihadi Jailbreak Fails in Belgium

Fourteen suspects have been arrested for plotting to break out of jail an al Qaeda member convicted of planning a terrorist attack against U.S. soldiers in Belgium.

Labour Rises up Against Precharge Detention Extension

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown faces his first insurrection from his Labour Party on the issue of extending precharge detention to 42 days.
 




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