13 Dec '11, 2am

US lawmakers target Pakistan aid, Iran central bank: WASHINGTON: US House and Senate negotiators unveiled a comp...

US lawmakers target Pakistan aid, Iran central bank: WASHINGTON: US House and Senate negotiators unveiled a comp...

WASHINGTON: US House and Senate negotiators unveiled a compromise military spending bill Monday that ties strings to aid to Pakistan, targets Iran's central bank, and sets high hurdles for closing Guantanamo Bay. The legislation, which was expected to face votes in both chambers this week, requires that Al-Qaeda fighters who plot or carry out attacks on US targets be held in military, not civilian, custody, subject to a presidential waiver. The measure exempts US citizens from that fate, but leaves it to the US Supreme Court or future presidents to decide whether US nationals who sign on with al-Qaeda or affiliated groups may be held indefinitely without trial. The negotiators, working to blend rival House of Representatives and Senate versions of a sweeping annual $662 billion defense bill, expressed hopes of having modified the detainee rules enough to avert a White Hous...

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channelnewsasia.com 17 Dec '11, 6am

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