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Pakistani Terrorist Sentenced in Chicago

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani-born Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana has been sentenced to 14 years in jail for helping a terrorist group plot an attack on a Danish newspaper that printed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The defense says Rana was unwittingly lured into the plot by his lifelong friend, David Coleman Headley, an American of Pakistani origin who […]

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Pakistani Terrorist to be Sentenced in Chicago

Posted January 17th, 2013 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani-born Tahawwur Rana, convicted in the United States of supporting terrorist plots, is to be sentenced Thursday in a Chicago federal courtroom. Rana was convicted in 2011 of providing support to the Pakistani group responsible for a 2008 attack in Mumbai, India that killed more than 160 people. He also was convicted of backing a […]

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Pakistani Suspect Pleads Innocent in British and US Terror Plots

Posted January 7th, 2013 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani man pled not guilty Monday in an alleged al-Qaida plot to set off terrorist bombs in New York and Manchester, England. Abid Naseer entered his plea in a U.S. federal court in Brooklyn, New York — where he was extradited from Britain last week. The judge ordered him to remain in jail at […]

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UAE Says Terror Cell Arrested

Posted December 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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UAE authorities said Wednesday that several arrests have been made in connection with a terrorist cell that was planning attacks in the Gulf kingdom, Saudi Arabia and nearby states. The official WAM news agency said a “deviant group was planning to carry out actions against the national security of both countries and some sisterly states.” […]

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US Military Judge Orders 9/11 Suspects’ Torture Testimony to Remain Secret

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. military judge in charge of the future trial of five September 11 terror suspects has ordered that testimony about their capture, imprisonment and alleged torture must remain secret. Judge James Pohl ruled Wednesday that making this information public could endanger U.S. national security. Pohl also ruled in favor of the so-called 40-second rule […]

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Bosnian Islamist Gets 18 Years For US Embassy Attack

Posted December 6th, 2012 at 5:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Bosnia-Herzegovina has sentenced an Islamist radical to 18 years in prison for last year’s gun attack on the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo. The state court in Sarajevo Thursday found Mevlid Jasarevic guilty of a terrorist attack by shooting at the U.S. embassy from an automatic weapon in October 2011. Jasarevic’s alleged accomplices […]

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US Charges 4 Men in Alleged Terror Plot

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have charged four men, including one who served in the U.S. military, with plotting to kill Americans overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban,. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said late Monday the group was planning to engage in “violent jihad” with bombings of military bases and other government facilities. The FBI says […]

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US Charges 4 Men in Alleged Terror Plot

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have charged four men with plotting to kill Americans overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban. The Federal Bureau of Investigation said late Monday the group was planning to engage in “violent jihad” with bombings of military bases and other government facilities. The FBI says that in 2010, Sohiel Omar Kabir, a naturalized […]

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Life in Prison for Failed New York Subway Bomber

Posted November 16th, 2012 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A federal court in New York City Friday sentenced an al-Qaida member to life in prison for a failed plot to carry out suicide bombings in the city’s subway in 2009. Prosecutors say Adis Medunjanin and his accomplices were just days away from carrying out their plans before federal agents foiled the plot. Authorities also […]

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Britain Releases Radical Cleric on Bail

Posted November 13th, 2012 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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British authorities have released radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada from prison on bail, a day after he won his appeal against deportation to Jordan to face terrorism charges. Qatada was transported Tuesday from a high-security prison in central Britain to his family home in London. A few protesters had gathered near his home, calling for […]

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