May 21, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday unanimously ruled to uphold a $413 million judgment against Syria for assisting in the the murders of two US contractors. In 2004, two military contractors assisting the US in Iraq, Olin Armstrong and Jack Hensley, were ...[read more]
May 21, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Eight alleged al-Qaeda operatives were given life sentences by a Jordan military court Wednesday as punishment for their roles in a 2004 failed chemical weapons attack on the US Embassy and other sites in Jordan. The plot was allegedly funded by al-Qaeda's top leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqa... ...[read more]
February 10, 2007
by Natalie Hrubos
A US Justice Department spokesman said late Friday that the federal appeals court decision giving suspected Iraq terrorist Shawqi Omar the right to argue his case before a US court will inappropriately interfere with the executive branch's prerogative to prosecute a war. Omar, who th... ...[read more]
October 2, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
King Abdullah II of Jordan issued a special amnesty on Saturday for two opposition party lawmakers who were convicted of incitement in August for expressing sympathy after the death of al Qaeda Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi when they visited Zarqawi's relatives in his native Jorda... ...[read more]
October 2, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
King Abdullah II of Jordan issued a special amnesty on Saturday for two opposition party lawmakers who were convicted of incitement in August for expressing sympathy after the death of al Qaeda Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi when they visited Zarqawi's relatives in his native Jorda... ...[read more]
September 21, 2006
by Katerina Ossenova
An Iraqi woman who attempted to detonate a suicide bomb as part of the 2005 deadly hotel bombings in Amman was sentenced to death Thursday by a Jordanian military court. Sajida al-Rishawi was convicted along with six others who were tried in absentia of conspiracy to carry out a terrorist act ...[read more]
September 11, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Lawyers for the US Department of Justice told a panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Monday that the court lacked the power to prevent the case of an American held in Iraq from being transferred to the Iraqi courts. The American, Shawqi Omar, has dual US and ...[read more]
August 7, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
A Jordan military court Sunday convicted two lawmakers from the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, for expressing sympathy after the death of al Qaeda Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi when they visited Zarqawi's relatives in his native Jordan. The court se... ...[read more]
June 12, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
Jordanian authorities have detained four lawmakers from the Islamic Action Front (IAF), the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood, who allegedly expressed sympathy after the death of al Qaeda Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi by visiting Zarqawi's relatives in his native Jordan, according to... ...[read more]
June 8, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced Thursday that Iraq's parliament has approved his nominee for the country's controversial Interior Ministry, ending a three-week stalemate between Shiite and Sunni political blocs. Nominees for the defense and national security ministries were al... ...[read more]

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