UN allows antipiracy forces to chase them onto land, attack them by air. But Security Council seems unprepared to address the instability that makes Somalia a 'failed state.'
The note announcing the explosives lacked references to Islam, jihad, or the Taliban.
Former President Jimmy Carter urged new focus on Israeli-Palestinian peace last week. But other accords may be more feasible.
With Bush set to leave, the administration tries to nudge forward the process it started in 2007.
A yearlong investigation led to the arrests and charges, which come amid an EU summit in Brussels. One suspect is believed to have been preparing for a suicide attack.