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AL-QAIDA ARREST: A member of al-Qaida who was involved in plans to blow up the U.S. Embassy in Singapore is providing authorities with important details about that plot and other aspects of the group's operations, law enforcement officials said. The operative, Mohamed Mansur Jabarah, is being questioned by FBI agents and New York City detectives at a military base in the northeastern United States. The officials said Jabarah has been one of the most cooperative of the al-Qaida members detained since Sept. 11.

TELEPHONED THREAT: A flurry of telephone calls threatening the destruction of all U.S. embassies in Islamic nations within a week has prompted the State Department to alert all overseas diplomatic posts. The caller identified himself as the spokesman or interpreter for Osama bin Laden.

GUANTANAMO: A subsidiary of a company once run by Vice President Dick Cheney has won a $9.7-million contract to build more cells for terrorist suspects at a naval base in Cuba. Brown & Root Services, a subsidiary of Halliburton Co., will build 204 new cells by the end of October.

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