One out of 85 wanted men surrenders to Saudi authorities

Kuwait investigates Iran spy network as Tehran denies involvement

Serious bombing attempt in New York foiled

Yemen security agencies say killed 35 Al-Qaeda members

Terrorist operations in Pakistan, U.S. warns of similar plans in India

The Security Spokesman of the Ministry of Interior said that Aqeel Umaish Aqeel Al-Aqeeli Al-Mutairi (whose name was listed among the 85 wanted persons) has expressed desire to be assisted in returning home and to surrender himself. Therefore, his return was arranged and facilitated, and will be reunited with his family upon his arrival in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Wednesday 14/05/1431 H.

'He will be treated in accordance with the procedures applicable in such cases. His initiative will be taken into account when considering his case', the Security Spokesman said.

The Security Spokesman reiterated that the Ministry of Interior is urging all wanted persons by the security authorities to renounce the misleading ideas and to surrender themselves.

Meanwhile, Kuwait's Communications Minister Mohammed Al-Baseeri said Monday that investigations are ongoing into the reported espionage cell working for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

Al-Baseeri was referring to Saturday's report by local daily Al-Qabas that security agencies in Kuwait had busted a cell that stealthily gathered information for Iran's IRGC.

He told a press conference that several suspects are being questioned by the country's security agencies.

Al-Baseeri's remarks were the first from a Kuwaiti government official over the issue.

The Al-Qabas, in an exclusive report, said members of the cell had taken pictures of Kuwaiti military and U.S. military camps and they have confessed on their deeds. At least seven Kuwaiti men were arrested, and the security authority has launched a manhunt for several others.

The daily said its sources were from high-ranking security officials, but did not specify.

But an official from the IRGC on Sunday denied any involvement by the Islamic Republic's elite forces in espionage operations in Kuwait. In another development, Kuwait's Parliament Speaker Jassem Al- Kharafi said Sunday it was premature to comment on the report and the government would "issue an explicit statement to reveal results of the investigations."

Kuwait, the fourth largest exporter of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries(OPEC), houses a U.S. military camp and remains a transit point for the Pentagon to support its troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Kuwait and its oil-rich Gulf peers have reiterated their stance on a peaceful solution to Iran's controversial nuclear issue.

A spy network Kuwait busted for allegedly working for Iran's Revolutionary Guards is operating in other Gulf Arab states, a hard-line Islamist lawmaker said on Tuesday.

"Investigations have indicated that the network is active and present in most other Gulf states," MP Mohammad Hayef told reporters outside the parliament.

"High-level (security) meetings are taking place between Gulf Arab states to follow up on the latest developments of the spy cell. Gulf states must take a united decisive position toward Iran," Hayef said.

The lawmaker, who did not elaborate on the source of the information, called on Gulf states to review their relations with Iran to force it to halt such practices.

Hayef urged the Kuwaiti government to reveal the identity of the spy cell members and those backing it inside and outside Kuwait. He also reiterated calls for Kuwait to expel the Iranian ambassador.

Hayef, who is from the ultra-conservative Salafi sect of Islam, is well known for his anti-Iranian stance.

A government spokesman said on Monday that Kuwaiti security agencies have been questioning a number of suspects in connection with the spy cell.

But Mohammed al-Baseeri declined to give details on the number of suspects, their nationalities or the charges against them. He also declined to say if the spy cell was linked to Iran.

Newspapers reported on Tuesday that the number of people detained rose to 11 after security forces arrested four new suspects.

The reports said members of the network were asked to monitor and take pictures of Kuwaiti and US military sites for the Revolutionary Guards.

Iran has categorically denied any link to the Kuwaiti cell.

Meanwhile, the White House called the car bomb found in New York City over the weekend an act of terrorism for the first time Monday as investigators zeroed in on two people who were seen on security cameras near the explosives-laden sport utility vehicle, though law enforcement officials said they were not suspects.

U.S Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. told reporters that authorities "have some good leads" into the incident, in which a Nissan Pathfinder packed with fireworks, gasoline and propane was spotted in the city's bustling Times Square with keys in the ignition.

He and other government officials publicly said it was too early to determine whether terrorist organizations were involved, but speculation mounted throughout the day after a Taliban affiliate claimed responsibility for the botched attack and The Washington Post quoted anonymous administration sources who said preliminary investigations suggest a global plot.

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said police are looking for a man seen changing his shirt near the SUV and another person who was spotted running down Broadway. Commissioner Kelly, in an appearance on CNN's "American Morning," also said authorities had interviewed the registered owner of the Pathfinder, but added that he was not a suspect and that his car had not been reported stolen.

With the investigation still in its early phase, information was flowing in from all areas.

Reports surfaced late Monday of a manhunt for a missing Connecticut man who is said to have bought the vehicle on Craigslist two weeks ago for more than $1,000 in cash.

The New York Daily News said the man has not been seen by his girlfriend or shown up at his home or job since the car was found Saturday night. According to CBS News, the car's vehicle identification number had been removed from the dashboard and its license plates came from a Connecticut repair shop.

Asked whether he would describe the incident as an act of terrorism, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Monday, "I think anybody that has the type of material that they had in a car in Times Square, I would say that that was intended to terrorize, absolutely. And I would say that whoever did that would be categorized as a terrorist, yes."

But government officials were cautious about how far to draw the connection. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano earlier Monday shied away from characterizing the bomb as the result of a global terrorism plot.

"I caution that the last thing we want to do is to draw premature conclusions, which may actually obscure the actual lead that we need to be following. So all leads need to be followed," she said on "American Morning."

The senior Republican on the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Peter T. King of New York, said there doesn't appear to be a foreign link.

"There was no intelligence chatter before; there's been no conversation since indicating that this was coordinated from overseas. That doesn't mean that it's not al Qaeda-affiliated here. So I think everything has to be left on the table, but as far as the foreign connection, there does not appear to be one right now," he said in an interview on "Fox and Friends."

Authorities said there is no evidence to support a claim by the Pakistani Taliban that it was responsible for the incident, which an Internet video described as retaliation for a U.S. drone attack that killed its leader.

The bomb found in the SUV Saturday night has been described as an amateurish device, containing M-88 firecrackers, cans filled with gasoline, propane tanks and a type of fertilizer that authorities say is not explosive. But had it blown up, the car could have produced mass casualties, officials said.

Police are sifting through footage from 82 security cameras in the Broadway area that may provide further clues for the investigation.

Duane Jackson, a street vendor who spotted smoke coming out of the vehicle and alerted police, told the news media Monday that he received a call from President Obama thanking him for his vigilance. New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg hosted the police officer who responded and his wife for dinner.

The incident is the latest in a string of would-be attacks facing the Obama administration in the past several months. A young Nigerian man with reported ties to al Qaeda in Yemen was arrested and charged with trying to blow himself up aboard a flight to Detroit on Christmas Day. Najibullah Zazi recently pleaded guilty in a September al Qaeda plot to bomb the New York City subway system.

In Yemen, Security sources revealed the deaths of more than 35 members of Al-Qaeda in separate pre-emptive strikes in Yemen during the recent past period, and dozens others were arrested of the elements of the terrorist organization in Yemen’s Capital, Hodeidah, Sana'a, Marib, Shabwa and Abyan.

An official at the Ministry of Interior told Almotamar website that the security services had managed to cripple the terrorist organization and surround it in various regions where the presence of these elements is possible. He hinted at the killing of a number of its leaders, who described them as dangerous leaders.

The security official stressed that terror would remain target strikes of the security services until it become eliminated. The source noted out in this regard that by the successive victories, achieved by the security services, terrorism has become powerless and surrounded with failure and loss everywhere, according to the same source.

He added “now, the terrorist elements have only to avoid the painful strikes against them every day, and search for ways to escape these strikes”.

On the other hand, the U.S., Australia and Canada have warned travelers that t terror groups were likely planning "imminent attacks" in India's capital and foreigners there should be vigilant.

The U.S. Embassy's alert, issued Saturday, adding the word "imminent," appeared to be more urgent than an advisory last month that cited increased indications of attacks in New Delhi.

The warnings noted that markets and other areas frequented by Westerners in New Delhi have been targeted in past attacks.

Militants linked to Pakistan-based Islamic groups have been blamed for previous attacks in the Indian capital.

The U.S. alert said American tourists and residents in India should maintain "a high level of vigilance," remain aware of their surroundings and watch out for unattended packages.

The Canadian travel warning said that "credible and specific reporting indicates that a terrorist attack could be carried out in the following days or weeks, in market areas of Delhi frequented by foreigners." It echoed a warning for Australian travelers to "exercise a high degree of caution" in India in general and to avoid crowded shopping areas in the capital.

Local police said they were aware of the warnings of possible attacks.

"The Delhi Police is taking appropriate measures in this regard," police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said, according to Press Trust of India news agency. He did not elaborate.