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Indonesian Cleric Accuses US as Terrorism Trial Winds Down

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
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Radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir issued a final statement at his Indonesian terrorism trial Monday, once more charging that the case against him was orchestrated by the United States and Australia. The cleric, who faces a possible life sentence, charged that the foreign powers were working through “devils” in Indonesia to carry out a crusade […]

Egypt Sentences Former Finance Minister

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s former finance minister has become the latest high-ranking official who served in former President Hosni Mubarak’s government to be convicted of corruption. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Youssef Boutros Ghali to 30 years in prison on charges that include misusing public funds. Investigators say Ghali used cars waiting in customs for his personal […]

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Egypt’s Former Finance Minister Sentenced

Posted June 4th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s former finance minister has become the latest high-ranking official who served in former President Hosni Mubarak’s government to be convicted of corruption. An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced Youssef Boutros Ghali to 30 years in prison on charges that include misusing public funds. Investigators say Ghali used cars waiting in customs for his personal […]

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