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China, ASEAN working on sea code
MANILA, Philippines | China has started talks with the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to formalize a code of conduct in disputed territories in the South China Sea, Beijing’s ambassador to Manila said Thursday.
The move coincides with a major spat between China and Japan over a chain of uninhabited islets that both claim in the East China Sea, in what analysts say is a sign of growing Chinese assertiveness at sea that has worried other Asian nations.
Six parties are involved in a complex set of territorial disputes in the South China Sea — Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. All except Brunei have military forces on territories claimed in the sea.
Judge frees American al Qaeda suspect
MADRID | A Spanish judge has ordered the release of a U.S. citizen of Algerian origin who was detained on suspicion of financing al Qaeda’s North Africa affiliate, citing lack of evidence, but the investigation is continuing.
Mr. Dehbi was arrested Tuesday in a Barcelona suburb. Judge Pedraz said there was insufficient evidence to back up police allegations that Mr. Dehbi financed al Qaeda by sending money to an associate in Algeria who is wanted in Spain on terrorism-related charges.
Government worker held in NYC plot
ISLAMABAD | An employee at Pakistan’s state-run Islamic advisory body has been detained for reputedly playing a key role in assisting the failed New York Times Square car bomber, an intelligence officer said Thursday.
The suspect accompanied Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistan-American would-be bomber, to Pakistan’s northwest to meet militant leaders, said the officer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the intelligence agency does not permit its operatives to be named in the media.
The suspect, identified as Faisal Abbasi, was with Shahzad throughout his time in Pakistan, the officer said, adding that Mr. Abbasi worked for the government’s Council of Islamic Ideology, which advises on Islamic affairs.
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