The Sudan government announced Wednesday that it has signed an agreement with the US in a move to normalize relations. The agreement is part of steps being taken by Sudan to normalize relations with the US and Israel. As part of the agreement, Sudan will be able to borrow over USD $1 billion annually from [...]
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Supreme Court allows punitive damages award against Sudan for 1998 embassy bombings
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Opati v. Republic of Sudan that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) permits a punitive damages award against Sudan for the role it played in 1998 al Qaeda bombings that occurred outside of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Following the 1998 bombings, victims and family members sued [...]
Supreme Court hears arguments in Appalachian Trail pipeline, Sudan bombing cases
The US Supreme Court heard two oral arguments on Monday: US Forest Service v. Cowpasture River Preservation Association, in which the court will consider a case concerning a pipeline on federal forest land; and Opati v. Sudan, which asks whether the current version of the terrorism exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act allows punitive [...]
Sudan agrees to compensate victims of USS Cole bombing in Yemen
Sudan’s transitional government agreed Thursday to compensate victims of a suicide bombing on the USS Cole, while at a port in Yemen in 2000, that resulted in the death of 17 US sailors. This move is an essential requirement before Sudan can be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism. The bombing [...]
Supreme Court denies Sudan's petition for review in 1998 embassy bombing case
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied a petition for review filed by the Republic of Sudan concerning the 1998 embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. In 2017 the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit awarded several billion dollars to family members of victims of the embassy bombings. A 2001 lawsuit [...]
Supreme Court takes up DACA case, rejects Alabama abortion appeal
The US Supreme Court added 13 cases to its docket for the October 2019 term Friday, including three cases challenging the Trump administration’s decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that protected undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children from deportation. The court also denied review of an Alabama [...]
JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane, Syracuse University College of Law, discusses the necessity of use of force in the Syrian conflict... The cornerstone to the UN paradigm is to settle disputes peacefully, using force only as a last resort....
A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the...
5 Kenyans, 1 Tanzanian detained over Kenya university massacre
A court in Nairobi on Tuesday ordered five Kenyan citizens and a Tanzanian to be detained for 30 days while authorities investigate possible connections to last week's university massacre. The court granted state lawyers' request for the...
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty on Thursday of plotting the 1998 al-Qaeda bombings of US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people. Extradited from the UK to the US...