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February 1, 2008

1. Israeli embassy attacked by 6 terrorists firing weapons, six believed injured including one terrorist, all of which escaped.

2. A US missile strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan has killed a Libyan al-Qaeda leader, Abu Laith al-Libi.

3. Canadian Prime Minister reiterates to President Bush Canada's intent to withdraw from Afghanistan if European NATO allies do not share deployment burden.

4. China has developed a significant advance in amphibious assault capabilities, a serious challenge to Taiwan's coastal artillery defense systems.

AFGHANISTAN
Canada PM Says Ready to Quit Afghanistan Unless NATO Steps Up - DefenseNews

AL-QAEDA
Al-Qaeda: How Jihad Went Freelance - The Economist
Accused terrorist waged campaign online, RCMP says - Toronto Star

CHINA
China Significantly Boosts Amphibious Landing Assault Capabilities - UPI

IRAN
US diplomat calls UN resolution on Iran sanctions 'long overdue,' 'wanted tougher' - IHT
Turkey cold to U.S. warning on Iranian bank - Turkish Daily News

IRAQ
Rockets Strike British Base in Iraq - New York Sun
Improved Security Allows More Capacity Building in Iraq - Multi-National Force-Iraq

KENYA
Second Newly Elected Solon Murdered, Fresh Riots in Kenya - New York Sun

MAURITANIA
Terrorist attack on Israeli embassy in Mauritania capital - Radio Netherlands
6 gunmen hit Israeli Embassy in Mauritania, at least one injured - MSNBC

PAKISTAN
U.S. officials: CIA kills top al-Qaeda terrorist in Pakistan - CNN
Senior al-Qaeda operative al-Libi killed - Daily Times
Changes in NWFP, FATA likely in order to create links between local people, Islamabad gov't - DAWN
US election observer group pulls out over violence concerns - Daily Times

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