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World 21 Jun 2013 | 12:30 AM

Secrecy squabbles disrupt U.S. Guantanamo hearing in 9/11 case

GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Secrecy disputes disrupted a pre-trial hearing on Thursday in the Guantanamo U.S. war crimes tribunal for five prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 hijacked plane attacks in 2001.

World 21 Jun 2013 | 4:40 AM

Pakistan, Afghanistan trade accusations at U.N. over extremist havens

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Afghanistan and Pakistan traded accusations in the U.N. Security Council on Thursday over the whereabouts of Islamist extremists on their porous border as the United Nations described increased tensions between the neighbours as "unfortunate and dangerous."

World 22 Jun 2013 | 9:46 PM

U.S. files espionage charges against Snowden over leaks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has filed espionage charges against Edward Snowden, a former U.S. National Security Agency contractor who admitted revealing secret surveillance programs to media outlets, according to a court document made public on Friday.

World 23 Jun 2013 | 3:59 AM

Virginia court, home to spying and cyber cases, to hear Snowden case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federal court in Virginia where the Justice Department has decided to charge Edward Snowden with leaking secrets about U.S. surveillance programs has a long track record of hearing cases related not only to national security cases but also to cyber crime.

World 23 Jun 2013 | 6:39 AM

U.S. seeks Snowden's extradition, urges Hong Kong to act quickly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Saturday it wants Hong Kong to extradite Edward Snowden and urged it to act quickly, paving the way for what could be a lengthy legal battle to prosecute the former National Security Agency contractor on espionage charges.

World 24 Jun 2013 | 8:26 AM

Timeline - U.S. and Hong Kong communication about Snowden

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Sunday it was disappointed with Hong Kong's decision not to arrest former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who is accused of divulging secrets about U.S. surveillance programs. The Hong Kong government said the U.S. extradition requests were insufficient.

World 24 Jun 2013 | 8:07 PM

Suicide bomber kills Iraqi counter - terrorism official

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - A suicide bomber wearing a vest packed with explosives killed an Iraqi counter-terrorism official on Monday as he left university in the city of Tikrit after sitting an exam, police said.

World 24 Jun 2013 | 8:31 PM

Syria says rebels would take years to match army's strength

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's foreign minister said on Monday that a decision by Western and Arab countries to arm the rebels posed a danger to peace talks and would prolong the two-year conflict.

World 24 Jun 2013 | 10:23 PM

Syria says rebels will take years to match army's strength

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A decision by Western and Arab countries to arm rebels fighting to topple Syria's President Bashar al-Assad poses a danger to peace talks, the Syrian foreign minister said on Monday.

World 24 Jun 2013 | 10:53 PM

World worried about nuclear terrorism, but little action at talks

VIENNA (Reuters) - More than 100 states meeting next week will warn of the threat of nuclear terrorism but without deciding on any concrete new steps to counter the danger, a draft ministerial statement showed on Monday.