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Resolution (S.Amdt.2934) sponsored by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) condemns the ad by radical liberal group attacking General David Petraeus.

The 72-25 vote condemned the full-page ad that appeared in The New York Times last week as Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, testified on Capitol Hill. The ad was headlined: "General Petraeus or General Betray Us? Cooking the books for the White House."

Lars Vilks

Qaeda leader offers $100,000 for cartoonist death
DUBAI (Reuters) - The head of an al Qaeda-led group in Iraq offered $100,000 for the killing of Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks over his drawing depicting the Prophet Mohammad.

"The award will be increased to $150,000 if he were to be slaughtered like a lamb."

Artist says Prophet picture meant to stir debate
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish artist threatened with death over his drawing of a dog with the head of Islam's Prophet Mohammad said on Tuesday he drew the picture to spark debate about freedom of expression in the art world.

Showing the original picture at a debate in the Swedish capital, Lars Vilks said he had wanted to test the boundaries of freedom in art.
"It was a project for the art world," Vilks said.

Holy Land Foundation

The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development used charity as a cover to finance international terrorism.

Five Holy Land members stand accused of secretly sending money to the Middle East terror group Hamas.

Muslim charity trial wraps up in Texas


3 Terror Suspects Arrested in Germany

3 Terror Suspects Arrested in Germany

BERLIN (AP) - Three suspected Islamic militants were arrested for allegedly plotting "imminent" and "massive" attacks on a major U.S. Air Force base in Germany and Frankfurt International Airport, one of Europe's busiest, German authorities said Wednesday.

wars in cyberspace

US Air Force sets up Cyber Command

The US Air Force established a provisional Cyber Command Tuesday as part of an expanding mission to prepare for wars in cyberspace, officials said.


surge plan

US surge plan in Iraq 'working'
The military objectives of the US troop surge in Iraq "are largely being met", the top US military commander in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, has said.

Petraeus talks of troop withdrawal
In long-awaited testimony, the commanding general of the war said last winter's buildup in U.S. troops had met its military objectives "in large measure."

Iran fighting 'proxy war in Iraq'
Washington - Iran is fighting a "proxy war" through Shi'a militias against the Iraqi state and United States-led forces in the war-torn nation, US war commander General David Petraeus said on Monday.

US plans base on Iraq-Iran border
The US military is planning to build its first base near Iraq's border with Iran in order to curb the alleged flow of weapons to Shia militants in Iraq.

Iraq chides 'meddling' neighbours
Iraqi leaders have criticised neighbouring countries for interfering in the country's internal affairs.


U.S. workers most productive in the world

U.S. workers: World's most productive
According to a U.N. report, workers in the United States lead the world in labor productivity.

Report: U.S. workers are most productive

Americans Are World's Most Productive Workers, U.N. Report Finds

Islamist bomb plot in Germany

U.S., German cooperation key to foiling bomb plot
BERLIN (Reuters) - Close work between German and U.S. authorities was key to uncovering what German police say would have been "massive" bomb attacks by militant Islamists, German media and a diplomat said on Friday [Sept. 7].

Germany hunting 10 more suspects in Islamist bomb plot
BERLIN (AFP) - German police have launched an international hunt for 10 accomplices of the three men held over a foiled Islamist plot to blow up airports and US installations in Germany, a top official said Thursday.

Some other foiled attacks

German hostage Rudolf B.

German hostage pleads for his release on Afghan TV