News headlines for “War on Terror”, page 53

  1. RIGHTS-US: CIA Probe Should Go Farther, Groups Say

    - Inter Press Service

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    Attorney General Eric Holder's decision Monday to investigate whether interrogators from the Central Intelligence Agency or its contractors violated any federal laws in applying 'enhanced interrogation techniques' to detainees in U.S. custody overseas triggered immediate criticism from human rights advocates and appeared to widen the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats.

  2. RIGHTS-US: Justice to Probe Detainee Abuses

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    The issue of detainee interrogation and abuse – lately eclipsed by the debate over U.S. health care reform – bubbled back to the surface Monday in a number of headline-making developments.

  3. RIGHTS-US: Teenage Terror Plot or Wild Imagination?

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Following a seven-day trial, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, 23, was convicted in a U.S. federal court earlier this month on several counts of providing material support to terrorists and the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LET), a designated foreign terrorist organisation.

  4. POLITICS: 'Cautious Optimism' In U.S. About Afghan Elections

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Security and diplomacy experts here are calling Thursday's polls in Afghanistan relatively successful, though they caution that the ultimate success of the elections in terms of security and legitimacy is yet to be seen.

  5. POLITICS-US: Court Reins in Terror Finance Policy

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    A federal court this week ruled for the first time that the U.S. government cannot freeze an organisation's assets under a terror financing law without a warrant based upon probable cause and without telling the organisation the basis for its action and a meaningful opportunity to defend itself.

  6. GERMANY: Terror Plot Emerges as Secret Service Game

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    It was announced as a terror plot busted. German police had captured three young Muslim men in the small village Medebach-Oberschledor, some 450 km southwest of Berlin Sep. 4 in 2007. The police declared they had seized 730 kilograms of hydrogen peroxide, enough to make 550 kg of explosives.

  7. AFGHANISTAN: Karzai and Warlords Mount Massive Vote Fraud Scheme

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Afghanistan's presidential election has long been viewed by U.S. officials as a key to conferring legitimacy on the Afghan government, but the evidence that Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his powerful warlord allies have planned to commit large-scale electoral fraud that could have the opposite effect.

  8. DISARMAMENT: U.S. Says No to Nukes, Yes to Conventional Arms

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s pledge to take concrete steps towards 'a world without nuclear weapons' has garnered overwhelming support from peace activists worldwide.

  9. AFGHANISTAN-US: Military Translators Risk Low Pay, Death

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    Murtaza 'Jimmy' Farukhi was killed while on patrol with the U.S. Marine Corps on Sep. 9, 2008, at the age of 23. He was not a soldier, but a local translator employed by Columbus, Ohio-based Mission Essential Personnel (MEP).

  10. AFGHANISTAN-US: Govt Withholds Information About Bagram Detainees

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    The U.S. government continues to withhold even the most basic information about prisoners in the Bagram detention facility in Afghanistan, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a New York-based legal rights organisation.

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