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February 8, 2002 | PAUL WATSON and SIDHARTHA BARUA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dingy, overcrowded cellblock in the bowels of New Delhi's Tihar jail was the perfect spot for a merger between militant Islam and the Indian mafia. Ahmad Omar Sayed Sheikh, a chess-playing Islamic radical, made common cause with Aftab Ansari, an ambitious Calcutta gangster, when they did time together behind Tihar's high walls in the late 1990s, according to Indian police investigators.
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February 7, 2002 | MICHAEL SLACKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Majid Korni is sipping a cup of Dunkin' Donuts coffee, his mobile phone resting beside a makeshift ashtray where a Marlboro slowly burns. His eyes casually take inventory of the Faisaliah mall, looking past the food court and the storefronts as he searches for love. All around are women, veiled from head to toe in the traditional Islamic black gown. But a few yards away are the brown-robed religious police who enforce Saudi society's strict moral codes.
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February 7, 2002 | BOB DROGIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly five months after deadly attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, the nation's top intelligence officials said Wednesday that Osama bin Laden's terrorist network has been badly damaged around the world but still plans further attacks against America and its allies. "We know they'll hurt us again," George J. Tenet, head of the CIA and the national intelligence community, warned the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in his first public appearance before Congress since Sept.
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February 6, 2002 | PETER H. KING and GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
On the floor of Montana's Bitterroot Valley, so far, far away from lower Manhattan, Jane Ellis finds herself on the front lines of a war she never contemplated, trying to prepare for attacks she can barely imagine. Ellis directs the county Office of Emergency Management in Missoula. On a fine, crisp day, she showed a visitor around her piece of the American homeland, pointing out possible terrorist targets: the shopping mall and public waterworks, government buildings and chemical storehouses.
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February 1, 2002 | ERIC LICHTBLAU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A confidential intelligence report issued Thursday indicates that Osama bin Laden's operatives displayed a keen interest in exploiting vulnerabilities in security at sensitive U.S. facilities, and FBI Director Robert Mueller said he believes that Al Qaeda-trained agents are still at large in the United States. The intelligence report, reviewed by The Times, revealed that U.S.
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February 1, 2002 | NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF, TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
The developer who holds the lease to the World Trade Center property is completing the first comprehensive master plan for the 16-acre site that sources say would consist of a number of office buildings clustered around a single soaring tower, a memorial park and two cultural venues. Designed by David Childs of Skidmore Owings & Merrill, one of New York City's most established firms, the plan will be presented by developer Larry Silverstein to the Lower Manhattan Development Corp.
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February 1, 2002 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CNN aired excerpts of an October interview with Osama bin Laden on Thursday in which he makes ambiguous statements about responsibility for the Sept. 11 terror attacks and dodges a question about whether he was behind anthrax-laced letters sent to U.S. targets. The cable network's use of the video prompted a rift between CNN and Al Jazeera, the pan-Arab satellite network with which CNN has had a video-sharing agreement.
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January 30, 2002 | DOYLE McMANUS and JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
President Bush, calling on the nation to embrace a wartime spirit of resolve and responsibility, vowed Tuesday to extend the campaign against terrorism to Iraq, Iran and North Korea and proposed to enlist hundreds of thousands of Americans in programs of voluntary national service.
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January 30, 2002 | JOSH MEYER and AARON ZITNER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
American forces searching Al Qaeda hide-outs in Afghanistan have discovered diagrams of American nuclear facilities, water treatment plants and landmarks, President Bush said Tuesday, shedding new light on the types of terrorist threats facing the United States. The disclosures, made during Bush's first State of the Union address, provided the most detailed glimpse to date of the intelligence gathered in Afghanistan since the collapse of the Taliban regime.
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January 28, 2002 | RONALD BROWNSTEIN
At a conference last week on America's relations with the Muslim world, Bill Clinton vividly displayed his analytical brilliance. But he also demonstrated why George W. Bush may have been better suited to respond to the crisis of Sept. 11. The long day of discussions with diplomats and academics at a seminar sponsored by his post-presidential foundation provided a perfect stage for Clinton's intellectual strengths.
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