U.S. told to avoid 'wrong messages'
KARACHI, Pakistan, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Pakistan's Prime Minister warned the United States Friday against sending messages that could damage relations between the two countries.
Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani's comment followed charges by U.S. Adm. Mike Mullen Thursday that the Taliban-linked Haqqani network is a "veritable arm" of Pakistan's ISI intelligence agency.
Gilani said Pakistan wants good relations with the United States but U.S. officials should "avoid sending wrong messages, which could affect bilateral ties," the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.
U.S. officials blamed the Haqqani group for a Sept. 10 truck-bomb attack at an American military base in Afghanistan's Wardak province that injured 77 U.S. soldiers.
Pakistan's army chief is accused of ignoring a warning that could have prevented the incident, Britain's Guardian reported Friday.
Gen. John Allen, the American commander of NATO in Afghanistan, told Gen. Ashaf Kayani at a meeting in Islamabad two days before the explosion that a truck bomb was headed for the troops, military officials said.
Kayani apparently failed to use the intelligence he received from Allen about the planned attack, officials said.
Saleh returns to Yemen
SANAA, Yemen, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, wounded in an attack three months ago, returned to Yemen from Saudi Arabia where he was treated, officials said Friday.
The Yemen Post reported Saleh's return was marked by celebratory firing of heavy artillery throughout the country, which has been racked by violence since the June 3 attempt to assassinate the 69-year-old leader. Opposition activists have been calling for him to relinquish the power he has held since 1978.
The Post said his arrival was announced by Yemeni state TV, the Interior Ministry and the state-run Saba News Agency.
"Ali Abdullah Saleh, president of the republic, returned this morning to the land of the nation safely after a trip for treatment in Riyadh that lasted more than three months," the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph reported Yemen Television said.
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton called on Saleh to "maintain the course towards a swift political agreement in accordance with the Gulf Cooperation Council Initiative," the Kuwait News Agency reported.
Ashton's spokesperson Michael Mann said: "The interests of the nation and of the Yemeni people must come first. A turnaround in Yemen's fortunes on many fronts -- economic, political and humanitarian -- is essential for the security and livelihoods of millions of Yemenis."
Stones thrown, but West Bank mostly quiet
RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- Israeli soldiers used tear gas Friday to disperse stone-throwing West Bank Palestinians rallying to support their U.N. bid for statehood, officials said.
Authorities prepared for the possibility of more violence, but the West Bank and East Jerusalem remained mostly quiet hours before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was to speak at the United Nations, The Jerusalem Post reported.
Six youths were arrested in three different locations, the Post said.
Israeli security forces deployed across the country, with heavy emphasis on Jerusalem and the border around the city, police Inspector General Yochanan Danino said.
"Our goal is awareness, trying to be aware of situations before we need to use force," Public Security Minister Yitzhak Ahronovitch said after an Israeli security strategy session.
At the Al Aqsa Mosque, 5,000 worshipers attended prayer services without incident, the Post said.
Cameron: Eurozone problems threaten world
OTTAWA, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron said the problems in the eurozone are so big they threaten the economic stability of the entire world.
Cameron told the Canadian House of Commons in Ottawa Thursday the time has come to "stop kicking the can down the road," Britain's The Guardian reported.
"Eurozone countries must act swiftly to solve the crisis," he said. "One way or another, they have to find a fundamental and lasting solution to the heart of the problem -- the high level of indebtedness in many euro countries."
Cameron said households and government have sunk themselves in debt and the solution is not to borrow more or to spend their way out of a crisis.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper introduced Cameron in the House of Commons, the CBC reported.
"Neither of us will be accused of exaggeration if we acknowledge that the most immediate test confronting us all is to avoid the devastating consequences of a return to global recession," Harper said.
The two leaders signed a letter to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who serves as president of the Group of 20 -- ministers who represent the economies of 19 countries plus the European Union.
Hacker arrested for Sony Pictures attack
PHOENIX, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- FBI agents arrested a member of the hacker group LulzSec in a massive attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment during the summer.
Cody Kretsinger, 23, of Phoenix was indicted Thursday for conspiracy and unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, the Los Angeles Times reported.
The FBI said in a statement Kretsinger allegedly hacked the Sony Pictures Web site with others, stole confidential information and later posted the swiped info on the LulzSec Web site and other online forums.
Kretsinger tried to hide his online identity by using a proxy server and later permanently deleted the hard drive on the computer he used, the FBI said.
LulzSec is a group of "elite computer hackers" that has attacked various government agencies and businesses, including taking responsibility for the Sony Pictures hacks in May and June, the FBI said.