"Al-Libi ought to be an intelligence gold mine if the Obama administration is willing to extract it. U.S. officials are saying he is likely to be tried eventually in U.S. criminal court. But for now he is probably on a U.S. Navy vessel, where he can be interrogated safe from American civilian due process," the Wall Street Journal writes in an editorial.
President Obama's absence from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Indonesia, due to the U.S. government shutdown, has left China's leader Xi Jinping as the dominant force at the gathering, which aims for greater economic integration in the region (NYT).
Two people, including a police officer, were killed by a bomb that went off near a Peshawar hospital that administers polio vaccinations (BBC). Pakistan is one of three countries where polio remains endemic, and militants have attacked immunization teams in the past.
EU governments are making progress on healing a split over the recognition of Kosovo's independence in an effort that would bring the former Serbian province closer to the bloc. Cyprus, Greece, and Slovakia, three of five EU states that refused recognition, met with Kosovo officials (FT).