IRAQ: American charged over video
An American soldier suspected of leaking a military video of an attack on unarmed men in Iraq was charged with multiple counts of mishandling and leaking classified data and putting national security at risk, the U.S. Army said Tuesday in Baghdad. Army Spc. Bradley Manning is suspected of leaking a classified video that shows Apache helicopters shooting repeatedly at men walking down a street. The American gunners can be heard laughing. If convicted, Manning could be sentenced to a maximum 52 years in prison. The video was taken from the cockpit during a 2007 firefight and posted last April on the website Wikileaks.org. Among those believed to have been killed were Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his driver, Saeed Chmagh, 40. Hours after the military announcement, Wikileaks sent out a tweet complaining that while Manning was charged, the "trigger-happy Apache crew remain uncharged." Manning, 22, from Potomac, Md., was detained in Baghdad in early June and is now being held in Kuwait.
ISRAEL: Soldier indicted in Gaza deaths
The Israeli military indicted a soldier Tuesday for manslaughter during last year's war in the Gaza Strip, the most serious criminal charge to come out of an internal investigation into the devastating offensive in the Hamas-ruled territory. The soldier was among three men, including a field commander, to face disciplinary action stemming from their conduct during the offensive, which drew international condemnation for its civilian death toll. Around 1,400 Gazans, many of them civilians, were killed in three weeks of fierce urban fighting and aerial bombardments. Thirteen Israelis were killed.
BRITAIN: Probe into torture after 9/11
Prime Minister David Cameron announced an inquiry Tuesday into allegations that British intelligence officers colluded with other security services, including the CIA, in the torture of terrorism suspects. He said Britain might compensate detainees who were rendered to other nations and mistreated. Cameron had promised the inquiry during his election campaign, saying it was needed to end the uncertainty around the alleged torture of British nationals since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks