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Yemen Court Orders Arrest Of Awlaqi

A Yemeni court has ordered radical Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi to appear before it on charges of links to Al-Qaeda and incitement to kill foreigners, or face arrest by any means.

Judge Mohsen Alwan ordered the representative of the public prosecutor to request authorities to "forcibly arrest" Anwar al-Awlaqi and a relative, Othman al-Awlaqi, if they do not present themselves to the court.

U.S.-born Awlaqi has long been accused of U.S. officials of instigating "terrorism" from Yemen, where he is believed to be hiding in a remote area of Shabwa.

compiled from agency reports