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Indonesian Court Sentences Key Figure in Aceh Terror Plot

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 5:10 am (UTC-5)
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One of Indonesia’s most-feared terrorists was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for his part in a plot to attack Western hotels and embassies in Jakarta. Abu Tholut is one of about 120 militants who have been killed or arrested since authorities uncovered a terrorist training camp last year in the westernmost province of […]

Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty to all charges against him. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab faces life in prison for the failed 2009 Christmas Day attack. He pleaded guilty Wednesday to the eight charges against him, including conspiracy to commit terrorism, […]

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Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 12:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner in 2009 with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab admitted Wednesday to the eight charges against him for the failed Christmas Day attack. The plea came on the second day of testimony in his trial in the U.S. […]

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Nigerian Accused of Failed US Plane Attack Pleads Guilty

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner in 2009 with a bomb in his underwear has pleaded guilty. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab admitted Wednesday to the eight charges against him for the failed Christmas Day attack. The plea came one day after opening statements in his trial in the U.S. city […]

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Prosecutor: Nigerian in Failed US Airliner Attack Sought ‘Martyrdom’

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up an American airliner with a bomb hidden in his underwear has opened with a U.S. federal prosecutor saying the defendant wanted to achieve martyrdom. In his opening statement Tuesday, prosecutor Jonathan Tukel told the jury Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on the December 25, […]

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Trial of Nigerian in Failed US Airliner Attack Begins Tuesday

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner with a bomb hidden in his underwear begins with opening statements in a U.S. court on Tuesday. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is representing himself in the trial in the U.S. city of Detroit, but he agreed to allow a court-appointed standby […]

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Kyrgyzstan Detains 10 in Security Sweeps Ahead of Presidential Elections

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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Security forces in Kyrgyzstan have detained at least 10 people suspected of planning terrorist attacks in the run-up to presidential elections. Kyrgyz authorities said Monday the arrests were carried out in security sweeps across several towns in the volatile south of the Central Asian republic in recent days. During the operation, police reported killing a […]

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US Judge Dismisses Juror After Jury Selected in Abdulmutallab Trial

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has dismissed a juror in the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner using a bomb hidden in his underwear in 2009. Detroit District Judge Nancy Edmunds dismissed the woman, a native of Nigeria, from the jury on Thursday, minutes after the prosecutors and defense […]

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US Judge Dismisses Juror After Jury Selected in Abdulmutallab Trial

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. judge has dismissed a juror in the trial of a Nigerian man accused of trying to blow up a U.S. airliner using a bomb hidden in his underwear in 2009. Detroit district judge Nancy Edmunds dismissed the Nigerian woman from the jury on Thursday, minutes after the prosecutors and defense attorneys agreed on […]

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Trial Underway for Defiant Alleged “Underwear Bomber”

Posted October 5th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Nigerian man accused of attempting to blow up a U.S. airliner by detonating chemicals in his underwear appeared in a federal court Tuesday, defiantly proclaiming allegiance to al-Qaida as his trial opened in of Detroit. In an outburst before the judge entered the courtroom, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who has become known as “the underwear […]

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