U.S. seeks to interview detained Egyptian jihadist in Benghazi probe
A vehicle sits in flames after the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11.
December 8th, 2012
05:11 PM ET

U.S. seeks to interview detained Egyptian jihadist in Benghazi probe

By Susan Candiotti, Ross Levitt and Mohamed Fadel Fahmy

American authorities are examining whether the leader of a post-revolution terror network in Egypt played a role in the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, according to a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the investigation.

Muhamed Jamal Abu Ahmed has been detained by Egyptian authorities; however, the FBI has not yet had access to him, the official said.

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Report: North Korea considers delaying rocket launch
A DigitalGlobe satellite image obtained March 30, 2012 of North Korea's launch site at Tongch’ang-ri.
December 8th, 2012
01:41 PM ET

Report: North Korea considers delaying rocket launch

From KJ Kwon

An announced rocket launch by North Korea this month may be delayed, officials there said Saturday, but did not give a reason for the change

North Korean scientists and technicians are "seriously examining the issue of readjusting the launching time" of a second long-range rocket this year, the state-run Korean Central News Agency reported, citing a spokesman for the Korean Committee of Space Technology.

Despite the potential delay, preparations for a launch continue, the spokesman said.

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Britain joins chorus of concerns over Syria's chemical weapons
A Free Syria Army fighter runs to take cover in the city of Aleppo
December 8th, 2012
08:19 AM ET

Britain joins chorus of concerns over Syria's chemical weapons

By Elise Labott reporting from Manama, Bahrain

British Foreign Secretary William Hague cited evidence that the Syrian regime could use its stockpile of chemical weapons against rebels battling government forces.

"We are extremely concerned," Hague told reporters on the sidelines of a regional security conference Saturday.

Hague said that there was no simple "red line" which could trigger international military action, but that Britain and its allies had "contingency plans concerning chemical weapons" which he declined to disclose.

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