- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Bin Laden comrade arrested in Jordan
AMMAN, Jordan Eleven persons, including a Palestinian-Jordanian who fled the American bombing on Osama bin Laden's stronghold in Afghanistan, have been detained in connection with a plot to attack American targets, a defense lawyer said yesterday.
Waiel Shalabi was arrested in Jordan in April after fleeing U.S. forces in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in December, his lawyer, Mohammed Duwaik, told the Associated Press.
Mr. Duwaik said Jordanian authorities were also holding 10 others on suspicion of "conspiring to carry out attacks in Jordan" against U.S. and other foreign targets.

Musharraf thinks bin Laden is dead
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf said yesterday he thought al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was probably not alive, but if he was, he could not be in Pakistan.
"If he was alive, he obviously would be moving with a large entourage of local people, and therefore they would like to have a safe haven, a large area for themselves," Gen. Musharraf said at a news conference.
"Therefore, I think Osama bin Laden cannot possibly be in Pakistan if he is alive," he said. "I still doubt if he is alive, but if he is alive he cannot be in Pakistan."

India's Vajpayee revamps Cabinet
NEW DELHI India's Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee shook up his Cabinet yesterday in a move expected to give his government a tougher approach to rival Pakistan and try to revamp its image following a string of electoral losses.
The key change was a swap of the foreign and finance minister posts. Jaswant Singh, the foreign minister since India carried out nuclear tests in 1998, traded places with Yashwant Sinha, who as finance minister carried out reforms to unshackle the socialist-era economy.

Chile's former president freed of legal hearings
SANTIAGO, Chile The nation's highest court ruled yesterday that Augusto Pinochet was mentally unfit to stand trial, halting prosecution of the 86-year-old former president for dozens of political killings during his rule.
The decision marks the official end to Gen. Pinochet's criminal prosecution, but hundreds of relatives of those killed during Pinochet's 1973-90 dictatorship are expected to continue pursuing legal action against him.
Gen. Pinochet suffers from dementia, an irreversible brain condition.
The 4-1 ruling, reaffirming a lower court's decision, suspends the criminal case by Judge Juan Guzman, begun in March 2000 when Gen. Pinochet returned from Britain.

U.S. food company to show in Havana
HAVANA American food companies will be able to showcase their products in communist Cuba during a Sept. 26-30 trade fair as the island makes new deals to buy apples, dried lentils and peas even brand-name packaged food directly from the United States.
PWN Exhibicon International LLC of Westport, Conn., announced the dates, about a month after receiving Cuba's final approval to organize the U.S. Food & Agribusiness Exhibition in Havana.

Retired U.S. doctor killed in Zimbabwe
HARARE, Zimbabwe A retired doctor from West Virginia has been killed in an apparent carjacking in Zimbabwe, police said.
The body of Dr. Roy "Tom" Raub, 79, was found late Saturday on the side of a road about 100 miles northeast of the city of Bulawayo, police spokesman Inspector Andrew Phiri said.
After retiring about 10 years ago, Dr. Raub bought a home in Bulawayo and a 30,000-acre game-hunting ranch near Hwange National Park.

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