Daily Read Board - 07JUL05
Forces in Iraq detain 5 men thought to be Americans - The U.S.-led coalition has detained five men thought to be American citizens on suspicion of insurgent activities in Iraq and is determining whether they will come under the Iraqi or American justice system, or be released.
Four Blasts Hit London, Killing at Least 2 - LONDON (AP) - Three explosions rocked the London subway and one tore open a packed double-decker bus during the morning rush hour Thursday. The blasts killed at least two people and reportedly injured more than 90 in what a shaken Prime Minister Tony Blair called a series of "barbaric" terrorist attacks.
Blair Calls Subway and Bus Blasts a Terror Attack; at Least 2 Killed - The explosions ripped apart a double decker bus and caused officials to close and evacuate the entire subway system.
Report: Islamic Group Claims London Blasts - CAIRO, Egypt (AP) - A group calling itself "The Secret Organization of al-Qaida in Europe" has posted a claim of responsibility for the series of blasts in London, saying they were in retaliation for Britain's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Israeli Official Denies Pre-Attack Warning - JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel was not warned about possible terror attacks in London before a series of blasts ripped through the city, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Thursday.
Rebels in Iraq Threaten to Kill Diplomat - Al Qaeda in Iraq says that it will execute an Egyptian diplomat who was kidnapped in Baghdad four days ago, calling him a traitor to Islam.
Iraqi diplomat slams U.N. for misuse of funds - NEW YORK -- Charging that the United Nations is treating various Iraqi accounts as a source of "easy money," Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie said his country is trying to recover money deposited in various U.N.-administered accounts and reduce payments to others.
Shiite Morality Is Taking Hold in Iraq Oil Port - The once libertine oil port of Basra is steadily being transformed into a mini-theocracy under Shiite rule.
Taliban Threatens to Kill U.S. Commando - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A purported Taliban spokesman reiterated a claim Thursday that his group is holding a missing U.S. Navy SEAL and said insurgent leaders had decided to kill him.
Syria may have its own terrorists - Syria's recent clashes with militants have raised the prospect that the country -- under U.S. pressure to keep terrorists out of Iraq -- might be facing a resurgence of Islamic extremists within its own borders.