Fifty-seven members of the terrorist organisation Al-Qaeda, headed by Osama bin Laden, who fled Afghanistan, have found refuge in Somali. This was reported by the Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail with reference to one of the Somali leaders in opposition to the country's transitional government, Hussein Aidida. According to him, the Al-Qaeda militants, who have sufficient sums of money, "buy" protection and good attitude on the part of the local authorities and the poor population, as they did earlier in Afghanistan. In the opinion of a number of the American mass media, Somali is the next most possible target, after Afghanistan, of the US anti-terrorist operation.
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation put the head of the contractor company of Russia's space corporation Roskosmos, Sergei Slastikhin, on international wanted list
"Washington operators of the sanctions machine ought to get acquainted with the history of Russia, to stop the unnecessary fussing," spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry said