- The Washington Times - Sunday, September 30, 2001

Police arrest man en route to U.S.
LONDON British police said today they had arrested a man headed for the United States at a London airport on Friday on terrorism charges.
"Sussex police can confirm a 36-year-old man was arrested at Gatwick Airport in transit to the United States on September 28 under the Prevention of Terrorism Act," a spokesman for Sussex police told Reuters news agency.
He gave no further details.
The man is the latest suspect to have been arrested under Britain's anti-terrorism laws since the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and on the Pentagon.

Violence flares in troubled Kashmir
SRINAGAR, India Twenty six persons were killed in fresh battles in India's revolt-racked Kashmir region in the past 24 hours despite what officials said was a decline in separatist violence since the attacks in the United States.
The dead included 18 rebels, seven Indian security force personnel and one civilian.
Police said the Indian army killed four separatist guerrillas yesterday near the Pakistan border in the restive region's Baramulla district north of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir state.
The army killed seven militants in another clash on Saturday evening in Poonch district southwest of Srinagar, police said.
Suspected separatist guerrillas killed seven Indian security force personnel and wounded four in separate attacks in north Kashmir, police said.

Sudan welcomes lifting of sanctions
KHARTOUM, Sudan Sudan has welcomed the lifting of largely symbolic U.N. sanctions against it, saying it proved the Sudanese people were against terrorism, newspapers reported yesterday.
"The decision returns to Sudan its honor and its real face, which was distorted by charges of terrorism that had nothing in common with Sudan and its people," al-Ayam daily quoted Information Minister Mahdi Ibrahim as saying.
The U.N. Security Council voted on Friday to lift the sanctions imposed in 1996 after the United States dropped its opposition.
The vote was 14-0 in favour with Washington abstaining rather than using its veto power. The sanctions were imposed after a 1995 attempt to assassinate Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia.

Muslim body to meet on attacks
DOHA, Qatar Representatives of the world's 1.2 billion Muslims will hold an emergency meeting in Qatar next month to forge a united stand on possible U.S. military action against Muslim Afghanistan, Qatari officials said yesterday.
The officials said that Qatar, current head of the 56-nation Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), was awaiting confirmation that member states would attend, but preparations for the meeting had already begun.
One senior official said Arab ministers from the Jeddah-based organization would meet on Oct. 8 and a full OIC foreign ministers' meeting would follow on Oct. 9.

U.S. envoy talks terrorism in Moscow
MOSCOW A top U.S. envoy pressed American efforts to build a strong global anti-terrorism coalition yesterday, holding talks in Moscow amid Russian diplomatic preparations for possible U.S. attacks on Afghanistan.
U.S. Undersecretary of State John Bolton and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Georgy Mamedov discussed "the critical military-political issues of the formation of the international coalition to fight global terrorism," a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

Britain to speed extradition efforts
LONDON Britain is looking to overhaul its extradition procedures following the U.S. suicide hijack attacks in order to speed up the handover of suspects wanted by foreign countries, a government spokeswoman said yesterday.
The present extradition system, described by British ministers as antiquated, can take years to deliver suspects wanted in connection with guerrilla attacks to other countries.

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