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April 2005 Security News

  • Mauritanian Government Says It has Arrested Terrorist Group Members VOA 30 Apr 2005 -- The Mauritanian government says it has arrested seven leaders of a terrorist cell, which the US military has linked to al-Qaida. But, one analyst says that Mauritanian President Maaouiya Ould Taya is using the threat of terrorism to crack down on his political rivals.
  • Two Attacks in Egypt Near Tourist Attractions VOA 30 Apr 2005 -- Militants carried out two attacks in Cairo on Saturday, both near major tourist attractions. Authorities say the three attackers were killed and several people were injured. The attacks appear to be related to another bombing that took place three weeks ago.
  • Government To Work With Private Sector On Homeland Security VOA 29 Apr 2005 -- The top U.S. official on homeland security says he will work with the business sector on finding ways to safeguard the country without impeding commerce.
  • UN counter-terrorism experts to visit Kenya UN News Centre 29 Apr 2005 -- United Nations counter-terrorism experts are set to travel next week to Kenya for the second in a series of country visits to take stock of the worldwide fight against the menace.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 29 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • U.S. Says Iran 'Most Active' State Sponsor Of Terrorism RFE/RL 28 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. State Department says in a new report that Iran was the "most active" state sponsor of terrorism last year, putting the Tehran government atop a group of six countries cited in the department's annual report on terrorism that remain subject to U.S. sanctions.
  • U.S.: Senators Question Uses Of 'USA Patriot Act' VOA 28 Apr 2005 -- The USA Patriot Act is a controversial law that was enacted after the attacks of 11 September 2001 with the aim of helping to improve law enforcement and intelligence gathering. However, the Patriot Act has come under criticism by civil rights advocates who say it gives the government greater authority to spy on U.S. citizens. The law, set to expire this year unless renewed by Congress, is again in the spotlight this week as the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence debates its merits.
  • MAURITANIA: Terrorist cell said linked to Al Qaeda dismantled, police IRIN 28 Apr 2005 -- The government of Mauritania claims to have arrested the leaders of a terrorist cell that the US military has linked to Al Qaeda.
  • Shanghai Joins Container Security Initiative Washington File 28 Apr 2005 -- The Chinese government has begun to pre-screen cargo containers destined for U.S. ports before they leave Shanghai, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), an agency of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 28 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • US Officials Urge Congress Not To Amend Anti-Terror Law VOA 27 Apr 2005 -- Top Bush administration officials are urging Congress to renew provisions of a sweeping anti-terrorism law set to expire at the end of the year, and are warning lawmakers against making significant changes to the measure.
  • India Sentences Seven to Death US Cultural Center Attack VOA 27 Apr 2005 -- An Indian Court has sentenced seven people to death in connection with an attack three-years ago on a U.S. cultural center in the eastern city of Calcutta.
  • US Group Gives New Terror Figures VOA 27 Apr 2005 -- In the United States, a newly created agency, the National Counterterrorism Center, issued its first incident report Wednesday on terrorism around the world. The report shows 651 serious international terrorist attacks occurred last year. That number suggests a threefold jump in attacks from a government report for 2003, but officials warn against comparing the figures. One Democratic lawmaker is raising concern that the incident numbers are no longer being tallied by the State Department.
  • Experts Testify on Islamist Terrorism Threats In, From Europe VOA 27 Apr 2005 -- Experts testifying before a congressional committee say the threat of terrorism may be greatest at present from Islamist terror cells in European countries.
  • Experts Say US Chemical Plants Vulnerable to Attack VOA 27 Apr 2005 -- Security experts warned members of Congress that the United States must do more to protect chemical plants from terrorist attack.
  • Rice in Colombia to Boost Struggle Against Insurgents, Drug Gangs VOA 27 Apr 2005 -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Colombia for talks with President Alvaro Uribe and other senior officials on the Bogota government's U.S. supported efforts against insurgents and drug cartels. Ms. Rice said in Brazil Wednesday the Uribe government is making dramatic progress in the struggle.
  • Report Calls Struggle Against International Terrorism "Formidable" Washington File 27 Apr 2005 -- The battle against international terrorism remains formidable despite improved domestic security measures, military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, and deepening international counterterrorism cooperation, according to the State Department's latest annual terrorism report.
  • State Sponsors of Terrorism Block Efforts to Reduce Threats Washington File 27 Apr 2005 -- Cuba, Iran, North Korea and Syria continue to maintain their ties to terrorism, while Libya and Sudan have shown significant cooperation against it, according to the State Department's annual international terrorism report.
  • State Department Identifies 40 Foreign Terrorist Organizations Washington File 27 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. State Department has identified 40 Foreign Terrorist Organizations in its annual terrorism report.
  • Detainee Transfer Announced 26 Apr 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred two detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the control of the Belgian government. This transfer increases the number of detainees who have departed Guantanamo to 234.
  • Al-Qaida Suspect on Trial in Spain Denies Supporting Bin Laden VOA News 26 Apr 2005 -- Police photo of suspected terrorist Imad Eddin Barakat Yarkas A suspect on trial in Spain for allegedly helping al-Qaida plan the September 11 attacks on the United States has denied being a follower of Osama bin Laden.
  • Canada Urges US to Reconsider Passport Rule VOA News 26 Apr 2005 -- The 9000 kilometer U.S.-Canadian border is one of the most open in the world, and citizens of both countries can cross freely without passports, but a new U.S. law would change that. Those who make a living from cross-border travel are concerned.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 26 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • Homeland Security Demands Long-Term Commitment AFPS 25 Apr 2005 -- Zacarias Moussaoui's guilty plea last week in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and his admission that he was training for a separate, post-9/11 attack on the White House, reveal a chilling truth about al Qaeda, the new secretary of homeland security said today.
  • Any acts of terrorism are 'criminal, unjustifiable,' Security Council reaffirms UN News Centre 25 Apr 2005 -- Reaffirming that terrorism is one of the most serious threats to global peace and security, members of the United Nations Security Council today emphasized that "any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed."
  • Alleged Afghan Heroin Kingpin Arrested in New York VOA News 25 Apr 2005 -- Federal officials in New York have announced the arrest Monday of an alleged Afghan heroin trafficker, whom the White House has previously identified as one of the world's most wanted drug kingpins.
  • US Security Chief Says Security Funding Should Be Based on Terror Risk VOA News 25 Apr 2005 -- U.S. Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff toured a major New York transportation hub Monday as part of a bid by New York officials for increased federal anti-terror funding.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 25 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • Terror Plotter Moussaoui Pleads Guilty In United States RFE/RL 23 Apr 2005 -- Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man charged in the United States in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks, has pleaded guilty on terrorism charges.
  • GOVERNMENT OF CANADA ANNOUNCES NEW MARINE SECURITY INITIATIVES Government of Canada 22 Apr 2005 -- The Government of Canada today announced details of a $300-million, five-year package of initiatives designed to further enhance the security of Canada's marine transportation system and maritime borders.
  • Lone 9/11 Conspirator in US Pleads Guilty VOA News 22 Apr 2005 -- A U.S. court has accepted a guilty plea from French terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui, the only person charged in the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States killing nearly 3,000 people. Moussaoui told the court he was also involved in a planned attack on the White House.
  • Congressional Panel Chair Urges Biometric Passport Deadline Be Met VOA News 22 Apr 2005 -- Requiring Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers with passports issued on or after October 26 to present biometric passports for visa-free entry to the United States is critical to border security and protection against terrorist attacks, U.S. lawmakers say.
  • Accused Terrorist Zacarias Moussaoui to Plead Guilty VOA News 22 Apr 2005 -- Zacarias Moussaoui is the only person indicted in the United States in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York and Washington. His decision to plead guilty to the charges against him is the latest twist in a bizarre three-year legal drama.
  • Spain Begins Trial for Terror Suspects VOA News 22 Apr 2005 -- Spain has begun a trial for 24 suspected al-Qaida members, including three accused of helping plan the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States.
  • British Court Sentences Muslim to 13-Year Prison Term for 'Shoe-Bomb' Conspiracy VOA News 22 Apr 2005 -- A British court has given a 13-year prison term to a Muslim who pleaded guilty to conspiring with the so-called "shoe-bomber" Richard Reid to blow up an airliner in December 2001.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 22 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • Saudi Police, Militants Clash Near Mecca VOA News 21 Apr 2005 -- Two militants and two members of the Saudi security forces were killed Thursday in a clash near the holy city of Mecca.
  • UN Rights Panel Rejects Cuban Call for Guantanamo Probe VOA News 21 Apr 2005 -- The United Nations Human Rights Commission has rejected a Cuban resolution that would have forced a U.N. investigation into alleged human rights violations of detainees in U.S. custody in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
  • Colombian Drug Traffickers Extradited to United States Washington File 21 Apr 2005 -- Three accused Colombian drug traffickers have been extradited from Colombia to the United States, according to U.S. authorities.
  • U.S. Authorities Break Online Drug-Trafficking Ring Washington File 21 Apr 2005 -- U.S. law enforcement agencies are announcing arrests in connection with an online drug-trafficking ring peddling pharmaceuticals such as steroids, narcotics and amphetamines, according to an April 20 press release from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 21 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • BAE SYSTEMS Awarded Port Security Contract BAE Systems 20 Apr 2005 -- HOUSTON -- The Port of Houston Authority (PHA) has awarded BAE Systems a contract of up to $3 million to provide security infrastructure enhancements for its facility in Houston, Texas.
  • $5 Million Rewards Offered for Two Canadian Islamic Extremists Washington File 20 Apr 2005 -- The following statement offering up to $5 million each for information on two men with ties to extremist groups was released April 20 by the Department of State's Rewards for Justice program
  • U.S.: Ten Years After Oklahoma Bombing, Is Homegrown Terrorism Ignored? RFE/RL 19 Apr 2005 -- Ten years ago today, Timothy McVeigh parked a rental truck laden with an improvised bomb in front of the federal government building in Oklahoma City. The bomb tore the face off the building and killed 168 people. McVeigh, a militant right-winger, was soon caught, tried, and later put to death. A co-conspirator, Terry Nichols, is serving a life prison term. Law-enforcement observers agree that the membership of militant right-wing groups has decreased since the Oklahoma City bombing, but one prominent author says that has made them all the more dangerous.
  • Uzbekistan: Trial Begins Of Muslims Accused Of 2004 Attacks RFE/RL 19 Apr 2005 -- The trial of 20 men began yesterday at the Tashkent City Court on charges of extremism and terrorism. The charges are related to the 2004 attacks in Tashkent and Bukhara that left 47 people dead. They also relate to explosions in Tashkent in February 1999. Rights activists say the trial is the latest move in the Uzbek government's campaign against peaceful Muslims.
  • Official: US Seeks Education Reform in Fight Against Terrorism VOA News 19 Apr 2005 -- U.S. officials are concerned that growing populations in the Middle East, where they say 50 percent of the people are under age 20, do not have adequate educational and job training opportunities and thus may be lured to join extremist groups.
  • Singapore Warns Asian Terror Group May Strike VOA News 19 Apr 2005 -- Singapore has warned a regional terrorist group is planning more attacks similar to the 2002 bombings on the Indonesian island of Bali.
  • Guantanamo Bay Prisoners Return to Afghanistan VOA News 19 Apr 2005 -- The United States has returned 17 men from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba to Afghanistan.
  • Detainee Transfer Announced 19 Apr 2005 -- The Department of Defense announced today that it transferred 17 detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Afghanistan for release and one detainee to Turkey for release. This transfer increases the number of detainees who have departed Guantanamo to 232.
  • State's Annual Terrorism Report To Be Released by April 30 Washington File 19 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. State Department will release its annual terrorism report by April 30, but responsibility for compilation and release of terrorist incident statistics has been shifted to the National Counterterrorism Center created in the fall of 2004, says department spokesman Richard Boucher.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 19 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • Reserve ROC Learns On-the-Job During TOPOFF 3 Exercise Navy NewsStand 18 Apr 2005 -- Reserve component Commander, Navy Region Northeast Regional Operations Center participated in the Top Officials (TOPOFF) 3 exercise April 4-8.
  • Aircraft Lighter Ban Also Applies to Servicemembers AFPS 18 Apr 2005 -- Anyone -- including servicemembers -- carrying lighters will be required to surrender them at U.S. airport security checkpoints before boarding aircraft under a new federal law that became effective April 14, Transportation Security Administration officials said.
  • Colombian Terrorists Condemned for Using Gas Cylinder Bombs Washington File 18 Apr 2005 -- The use of gas cylinder bombs and other indiscriminate weapons by Colombia's largest guerrilla army shows its "flagrant disregard" for the lives of the Colombian civilian population, says Human Rights Watch, an independent nongovernmental group based in New York.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 18 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 15 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • UN GA TO CONSIDER RUSSIAN DRAFT CONVENTION ON NUCLEAR TERRORISM PREVENTION RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2005 -- The United Nations General Assembly will approve a Russian draft convention on the prevention of nuclear terrorism as it gathers in New York this next fall, MP Konstantin Kosachev says.
  • UN ADOPTS ANTI- TERRORISM CONVENTION ON RUSSIAN INITIATIVE RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2005 -- The convention against nuclear terrorism, adopted at Russia's initiative by the UN General Assembly, is an important element of the global strategy of opposing the new challenges and threats, Russian first deputy foreign minister Yuri Fedetov told RIA Novosti in the interview.
  • ILLEGAL CHANNEL OF SENDING TERRORISTS TO WEST CHECKED IN RUSSIA RIA Novosti 14 Apr 2005 -- As a result of special operation, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Moscow Main Interior Department (GUVD) have put an end the activity of a criminal group, which had organized an illegal channel for sending foreigners to France, Spain and the USA.
  • BRITAIN / TERRORISM VOA 14 Apr 2005 -- The conviction of an Algerian man for plotting poison attacks in London has focused new attention on Britain's asylum policy just three weeks before a general election.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 14 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • BOMBING / RUDOLPH VOA 13 Apr 2005 -- Eric Rudolph pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to a series of bombings that occurred in the southern United States during the 1990s. Rudolph admitted setting off four explosions, including one during the 1996 Olympics.
  • UN/NUCLEAR TERRORISM VOA 13 Apr 2005 -- The United Nations has approved a treaty aimed at preventing nuclear terrorism. Passage of the measure ends seven years of negotiations.
  • U.N. General Assembly Adopts Nuclear Terrorism Treaty Wasghington File 13 Apr 2005 -- The General Assembly April 13 adopted by consensus the text of the International Treaty for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism, which makes it a crime for terrorists to possess or threaten to use nuclear weapons.
  • General Assembly adopts treaty on nuclear terrorism; Annan hails it as 'vital step' UN News Centre 13 Apr 2005 -- The United Nations General Assembly today adopted by consensus an international treaty against nuclear terrorism which Secretary-General Kofi Annan hailed as "a vital step forward" in multilateral efforts to prevent terrorists from gaining access to "the most lethal weapons known to humanity."
  • BRITAIN / TERRORISM VOA 13 Apr 2005 -- Britain has convicted an Algerian man, and cleared eight other suspects in the country's biggest terrorist case since the September 11th, 2001 attacks in the United States.
  • CONVENTION ON FIGHTING NUCLEAR TERROR TO BE A MIGHTY WEAPON OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY RIA Novosti 13 Apr 2005 -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hopes that all the countries will join the convention of fighting nuclear terror. RIA Novosti cites him as saying this in Moscow on Wednesday.
  • United States Designates Jordanian as Terror Financier Wasghington File 13 Apr 2005 -- The U.S. Treasury Department has designated Jordanian national Bilal Mansur al-Hiyari as a financial supporter of Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi's terrorist network in Iraq.
  • U-S / TERROR CHARGES VOA 12 Apr 2005 -- U.S. officials announced Tuesday that three men arrested by authorities in Britain last August have now been charged with plotting to attack financial institutions in the United States.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 13 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • MAN ACCUSED OF INVOLVEMENT IN TERRORIST ACTS IN SUMMER OF 2004 PLEADS GUILTY RIA Novosti 12 Apr 2005 -- One of the suspects in the cases of the terrorist acts on board Tu-134 and Tu-154 liners last summer has partially admitted his guilt. Armen Arutyunyan, profiteering in air tickets, helped the women terrorists to get tickets to the airliner.
  • U.S., Colombia Will Continue Pressure on Narcoterrorists AFPS 12 Apr 2005 -- The United States will continue to stand by Colombia as it battles the forces of terrorism and extremism, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here April 11.
  • Cooperation a Must to Counter Narcoterrorist Threat AFPS 12 Apr 2005 -- At every stop in South America, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has stressed the need for regional and global cooperation in the war on terror.
  • PAKISTAN/ US SECURITY VOA 12 Apr 2005 -- Security concerns forced the U.S. consulate in Karachi to close Tuesday. Roads around the building have been closed and additional police are standing guard.
  • PRESS BRIEFING ON NUCLEAR TERRORISM CONVENTION United Nations 12 Apr 2005
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 12 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • PHILIPPINE-US / SECURITY VOA 11 Apr 2005 -- Manila has downplayed warnings by a top U.S. official that the southern Philippines is becoming a haven for Muslim extremists, and says progress is being made against terrorism there.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 11 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • Asefi rules out claims alleging Iran's involvement in Cairo blast IRNA 10 Apr 2005 -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid- Reza Asefi Sunday ruled out claims that Tehran had been involved in recent Cairo market blast.
  • US seeks access to bank records as part of antiterror campaign IRNA 10 Apr 2005 -- The United States is drawing up a plan to give the government access to numerous international banking records to trace and deter terrorist financing, the New York Times reported in its Sunday online edition.
  • Egyptian Official Says Individual Carried Out Cairo Attack VOA 09 Apr 2005 -- Egypt's public prosecutor says the bomber who killed two tourists and injured 19 other people in a Cairo bazaar Thursday acted alone.
  • Security Tightened Around Egyptian Tourist Sites VOA 08 Apr 2005 -- Security was tighter and tourists scarce Friday around Egypt's main tourist sites, following a blast in a Cairo bazaar Thursday that killed at least two foreigners and wounded 18 other people.
  • EGYPT / BOMB VOA 08 Apr 2005 -- Investigations are under way after an explosion (Thursday) in a crowded tourist neighborhood in Egypt's capital. At least three people have died and 18 were wounded. A previously unknown Islamist group has claimed responsibility for the blast.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 08 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 07 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • NUCLEAR FUEL / TERRORISM VOA 06 Apr 2005 -- A panel of experts has recommended that U.S. government nuclear power plant regulators take measures to better secure spent nuclear fuel from terrorists.
  • U.S.: Top Law Enforcers Urge Renewal Of Controversial Antiterror 'Patriot Act' RFE/RL 06 Apr 2005 -- Shortly after the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States, Congress passed the USA PATRIOT Act, giving federal law-enforcement officials greater scope in investigating threats by suspected militants. In an effort to prevent a threat to civil liberties, lawmakers built into the legislation something known as a "sunset provision," under which certain parts of the law would expire by the end of 2005 unless Congress renewed them. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez and Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), went before Congress yesterday to urge renewal.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 06 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • Modernized JAYHAWK In Revised USCG Deepwater Plan Sikorsky 05 Apr 2005 -- The United States Coast Guard will upgrade and modernize its current Sikorsky HH-60J JAYHAWK helicopter fleet to meet its expanded Homeland Defense responsibilities, according to the revised Deepwater Implementation Plan recently presented to Congress. Deepwater outlines the USCG's long-range acquisition strategy across its entire inventory of cutters and aircraft to provide improved systems for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (C4ISR) and innovative logistics support. An earlier version of Deepwater called for the purchase of a new and smaller aircraft to replace the JAYHAWK as the Coast Guard's Medium Range Recovery (MMR) Helicopter. In light of the USCG's post 9-11 requirements, Deepwater now forgoes the new aircraft and calls for upgrading the current HH-60J JAYHAWK.
  • CONGRESS / PATRIOT ACT VOA 05 Apr 2005 -- Two U.S. Senators are proposing changes to a sweeping anti-terrorism law. The legislation would affect controversial provisions that are set to expire at the end of the year, and which top Bush administration officials are urging Congress to renew.
  • Mideast: Saudi Security Forces Gain Ground on Terrorists, But Fight Not Over RFE/RL 05 Apr 2005 -- Saudi Arabian authorities have reportedly killed two key Islamic militants -- a Saudi, and a Moroccan suspected of involvement in major terrorist attacks in Europe and North Africa. They were among at least seven militants killed in fierce gun battles in northern Saudi Arabia. Does this latest clash indicate the authorities are gaining the upper hand over the terrorists -- or the reverse?
  • ARMED POLICE TO PROTECT FLIGHTS RIA Novosti 05 Apr 2005 -- A new federal law under which plain clothes police will fly on domestic and international flights came into force yesterday. Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev said these policemen "will be armed," Izvestia reports.
  • U.S. Outlines Counternarcotics Assistance to Bolivia Washington File 05 Apr 2005 -- The United States is providing counternarcotics assistance to Bolivia in order to help stem what the U.S. State Department describes as "the unconstrained expansion of coca cultivation" within Bolivia's Yungas region and surrounding areas, according to a State Department fact sheet issued April 5.
  • U.S. Outlines Narcotics Law Enforcement Assistance to Brazil Washington File 05 Apr 2005 -- The United States is providing assistance to Brazil in improving its capability to reduce the flow of illicit drugs passing through its territory, as well as to curb illegal arms shipments and money laundering, according to a State Department fact sheet issued April 5.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 05 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • WEST AFRICA/SECURITY VOA 04 Apr 2005 -- As the U.S. government plans a possible expansion of its anti-terrorism training program in Africa, an international research group is raising concerns about how money should be spent on these programs. The Brussels-based International Crisis Group says unless military aid is balanced with development money, America risks making matters worse.
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 04 Apr 2005 [PDF]
  • 6 Al-Qaeda suspects held in Pakistan IRNA 01 Apr 2005 -- The authorities in Pakistan have arrested as many as six Al-Qaeda (foreigners) suspects in Pakistan's Peshawar city.
  • UN committee adopts draft treaty against nuclear terrorism UN News Centree 01 Apr 2005 -- After seven years of negotiations, a United Nations committee today adopted a draft international treaty to fight nuclear terrorism, with Secretary-General Kofi Annan calling on all states to sign on to pre-empt what he called "one of the most urgent threats of our time" that with one attack could change the world forever.
  • Arrest Made in Case Involving Colombian, Mexican Drug Rings Washington File 01 Apr 2005 -- U.S. agents have arrested a long-time fugitive for his alleged role in a money-laundering scheme that involved Mexican and Colombian drug cartels.
  • AIR MARSHALS TO APPEAR ON INTERNATIONAL ROUTES? RIA Novosti 01 Apr 2005 -- Russian Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliev is in for Russia's having armed air marshals at international routes. He said so in the interview to Channel One of Russian television on Friday.
  • PRESS BRIEFING ON NUCLEAR TERRORISM CONVENTION United Nations 01 Apr 2005
  • DHS-IAIP Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report 01 Apr 2005 [PDF]



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