Splits open in UK-US alliance
There is concern in Britain on both the military and diplomatic fronts
over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; the bombing strategy; perceived
lack of US consultation with its allies; and insufficient US focus on
the humanitarian crisis.
'Anthrax mailer male, non-Muslim'
Some investigators believe the suspect is a "mature male," "likely born in
the United States" who is "somewhat educated" and "not a Muslim".
Al Qaeda's End Game
A strategic scenario analysis concludes that the network has successfully
laid a trap for the United States. Al Qaeda retains the initiative and the
US is operating 'inside the intentions and plans' of Al Qaeda.
Visions of Hell
No windows, no lavatory - and a bout of dysentery. These extracts from a
correspondent's diary, describes the hidden dangers of war reporting.
Separating the military from the mullahs
The arrests of some leaders of Islamic parties by the Pakistan military
government is a sign of the growing rift between the Army and the clerics.
US will monitor lawyer-client calls
Ashcroft says the new eavesdropping rule is necessary to prevent terrorism; civil libertarians call it unconstitutional.
Gearing up for smallpox
Twenty-three years after the last case of smallpox, many of the specialists who helped eradicate the disease met privately yesterday to grapple with how they would fight a new outbreak, unleashed by a terrorist.
Pakistanis swelling Taleban ranks
Thousands of Pakistani Taleban volunteers are pouring into Jalalabad against a tide of refugees. The youngest and most fervent have already been sent to the front lines.
American spy agencies set for huge overhaul
CIA may be given more power at the expense of the Pentagon.
Osama planned 'hundreds of attacks'
The attacks on US targets culminating in the September 11 suicide hijackings were only a fraction of the onslaught planned by Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, it emerged yesterday.
US sees boon in Afghan winter
The US intends to fight through Afghanistan's harsh winter and turn the
bitter cold into a tactical weapon for American and opposition forces.
Gunmen murdering fleeing Afghans
Refugees who have made it to Pakistan report of having seen the Taleban
gunning down masses of people who were fleeing the country.
Defectors cite Iraqi training for terrorism
Two defectors from Iraqi intelligence said yesterday that they had worked
for several years at a secret Iraqi government camp that had trained Islamic
terrorists in rotations of five or six months since 1995.
Support for Taleban widens
Afghan refugees report US bombing errors have fueled sympathy.
Trek through mountains to Taleban front is a chilling experience.
War waged from skies and on horseback
One month after the first US bombs fell on Afghanistan, the war on terrorism
is proving to be a clash of the medieval and the modern, of precision guided
bombs clearing the way for rag-tag cavalry charges.
Taleban suicide squads to take on US ground troops
The Taliban are preparing to confront Allied ground troops in Afghanistan
with a kamikaze-style suicide squad, according to sources in the Pakistani
city of Peshawar, close to the Afghan border.
UN fears 'disaster' over strikes near huge dam
The United Nations is warning of a "disaster of tremendous proportions"
after US planes bombed a hydro-electric power station close to a vast dam in southern Afghanistan.
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