International officials in several countries doubt the veracity of a French claim that one of the bombs involved in the Yemen bomb plot was defused only 17 minutes before it was set to explode.
France riots: Riot officers in the Paris suburb of Nanterre and the southeastern city of Lyon sprayed tear gas but appeared unable to stop the violence. Outside the capital, hooded youths smashed store windows amid clouds of tear gas.
The Saudis have gleaned significant intelligence over 10 years of pursuing Al Qaeda affiliates in the Arabian Peninsula. But AQAP hasn't yet shown it can attack the West.
CNN cites an unnamed NATO official who charges that members of Pakistan's intelligence service are giving shelter to Osama bin Laden in the country's northwest.
France arrested 12 suspects in three cities. Western governments are focusing on 'homegrown' terrorism amid concerns that Al Qaeda is tapping sympathizers with citizenship in Western countries.
In France, a movement from within the Gypsy community could temper what have been bad relations with European governments amid a hot immigration debate.
Members of Romania's ethnic Roma minority arrive at Bucharest airport August 9, 2012. Roma people arrived in Romania after French police raided a makeshift Roma camp, evicting about 200 people as the Socialist government quietly follows the former conservative administration's policy of repatriating illegal immigrants.
Gypsies deemed to be illegally in France boarded planes for Romania today. Since late July, authorities have been shutting down gypsy camps and rounding up illegals in a high-profile initiative.
Gypsies, or Roma, will be deported by France to their native Romania as part of an effort by President Sarkozy to dismantle Roma camps and sweep them out of the country.