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Suspected Bali Bomber Apologizes to Victims

Posted May 7th, 2012 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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An Islamic militant accused of making the bombs used in the 2002 Bali nightclub attacks has apologized to victims and their families. During emotional testimony at his trial Monday, Umar Patek said he played only a small role in the attacks that killed 202 people, and did not know nightclubs were the target. Patek faces […]

Kenyan Police Issue New Terror Warning

Posted May 4th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenya’s top cop now says a deadly attack on a church in Nairobi appears the be the work of al-Qaida-linked terrorists. Police Commissioner Mathew Iteere Friday released a photo of the main suspect, known only by the alias Amar. Police officials said Amar is a native Kenyan but trained with al-Shabaab, a Somali militant group […]

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European Court Rules Britain Can Extradite Terror Suspects to US

Posted April 10th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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The European Court of Human Rights has ruled Britain can extradite radical Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and four other terror suspects to the United States. The court ruled Tuesday that neither the conditions at a U.S. prison where they might be held nor the length of sentences they face violated European law prohibiting inhuman or […]

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India Arrests Two Suspected Terrorists

Posted February 29th, 2012 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indian officials say they have detained two men who were planning to carry out attacks in New Delhi. Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram told reporters Wednesday that the men were affiliated with the Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba. Lashkar is blamed for the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai that killed 166 people. Chidambaram did not give […]

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New US Guidelines for Civilian Terror Detainees

Posted February 28th, 2012 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has issued new rules on when terrorist suspects can remain in the custody of civilian authorities, instead of being transferred to the military. The new rules, outlined in a memo Tuesday, essentially override a law that requires military detention for terrorists captured when plotting to attack the United States, by elaborating […]

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Trial Starts for Suspected Bali Bomber

Posted February 13th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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An Islamic militant suspected of making the bombs used in the 2002 Bali attack has gone on trial in Indonesia. Umar Patek was charged in West Jakarta district court Monday with premeditated murder and several other counts, including bomb-making and illegal firearms possession. He also faces similar charges for his alleged role in deadly attacks […]

Indonesian Trial Set for Key Bali Bombing Suspect

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesia says one of Asia’s most wanted terrorism suspects will go on trial Monday for his alleged role in the 2002 Bali bombings, which killed more than 200 people on the resort island. Prosecutors are asking a court in West Jakarta to charge suspect Umar Patek with premeditated murder and the assembly of bombs used […]

Chicago Cabbie Pleads Guilty in Terrorism Case

Posted February 6th, 2012 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Pakistani-born cab driver in Chicago, Illinois has pleaded guilty to sending money to an ally of al-Qaida. Raja Lahrasib Khan, who became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1988, admitted in court Monday to one count of attempting to provide material support to a terrorist group. Prosecutors say that in November 2009, Khan wired $950 […]

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Norway Convicts 2 of Terrorist Plot

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A Norwegian court has convicted and sentenced two men for planning to bomb a Danish newspaper that published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The court in Oslo sentenced Norwegian citizen Mikael Davud, a member of China’s Uighur minority and considered the leader of the plot, to seven years in prison. The court also sentenced Shawan […]

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Roadside Bomb Kills 6 in Southern Afghanistan

Posted December 13th, 2011 at 11:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A roadside bomb has killed at least six civilians, including women and children, in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province. Local officials issued a statement Tuesday saying that the victims were killed when their vehicle hit a bomb along a road in Hidar Abad Monday. They were traveling in a minivan in the Greshk district of Helmand […]