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Terrorist Sentenced to 37-Year prison Term in ‘Millennium’ Bomb Plot

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal court has sentenced convicted Algerian terrorist Ahmed Ressam to a 37-year-prison term for the 1999 New Year’s Eve plot to bomb Los Angeles International Airport. The court in Seattle, Washington imposed the sentence Wednesday, after prosecutors appealed an earlier 22-year sentence as too lenient. Prosecutors pushed for stiffer penalties, arguing Ressam continues […]

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‘Millennium Bomber’ To Be Resentenced

Posted March 12th, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A federal appeals court in California has overturned the prison term for the so-called “Millennium Bomber,” calling his 22-year sentence too lenient. In an opinion released with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal’s decision Monday, Judge Richard Clifton said the lower court that sentenced Ahmed Ressam “committed a clear error of judgment.” He said the […]

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Dying Lockerbie Bomber Says New Evidence Will Clear His Name

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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British newspapers have published an interview with convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, in which he claims his innocence and says he has new evidence that will clear his name. The interview, which al-Megrahi says will be his last, was conducted by a friend, George Thomson, and was reported in British papers Thursday. In the […]

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Dying Lockerbie Bomber Says New Evidence Will Clear His Name

Posted December 22nd, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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British newspapers have published an interview with convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, in which he claims his innocence and says he has new evidence that will clear his name. The interview, which al-Megrahi says will be his last, was conducted by a friend, George Thomson, and was reported in British papers Thursday. In the […]

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Wife of Stockholm Suicide Bomber Arrested in Britain

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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British police have revealed that the wife of a suicide bomber who targeted Christmas shoppers in Sweden last year has been arrested on suspicion of making preparations for a terrorist attack. Police confirmed Wednesday that 28-year-old Mona Thwany was taken into custody on Tuesday. London police said officers detained the woman at her home in […]

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US: Accused Underwear Bomber Admits Ties With Al-Qaida

Posted August 27th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. prosecutors say a Nigerian man charged with trying to blow up a plane bound for Detroit in late 2009 admitted his association with al-Qaida during his arrest. In Detroit Friday, prosecutors sought a judge’s permission to use Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s comments during his arrest as evidence in his terrorism trial in October. The government […]

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Suicide Bomber Kills Pakistani Soldier, Wounds Several Others

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani officials say a suicide bomber blew himself up after getting shot at an army checkpoint in northwestern Pakistan Sunday, killing one soldier and wounding several others. Officials say a guard shot the suspect as he approached the checkpoint in the Chag Malai area of South Waziristan, near the Afghan border. The Pakistani military launched […]

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