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Bin Laden aide sentenced for 1998 US embassy bombings
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 Southern District of New York rejected Khaled (More)
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 extended d (More)
Bin Laden aide found guilty of US embassy bombings
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 in 2012, Saudi national Khalid Al-Fawwaz was co (More)
ACLU settles lawsuit challenging post-9/11 detentions
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) reached a settlement Thursday in a case against the US government challenging the constitutionality of detaining Muslim men as material witnesses without sufficient cause. The case alleged that following t (More)
US embassy bombing suspect dies in hospital
Alleged al Qaeda operative Abu Anas al Libi, accused of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in Africa, died in a US hospital Friday. Al Libi was captured by US military special forces in Libya in 2013 and brought to the US to stand trial. T (More)
HRW: FBI stings pushed people to terrorism
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive sting operations based on ethnic and religious identity, pushing people into terrorism, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Columbia Law (More)
Holder revives domestic terrorism task force
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice will revive a formerly defunct task force to combat domestic terrorism. The task force, called the Domestic Terrorism Executive Committee, was originally formed foll (More)
Military judge halts 9/11 trial following accusations of FBI spying
Army Col. James Pohl , the military judge presiding over the trials of those accused of involvement with the 9/11 terrorist attacks, halted a hearing on Monday following accusations that the FBI was spying on attorneys for one of the accused. Defen (More)
Bin Laden's son-in-law found guilty of conspiring to kill Americans
Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden , was found guilty on Wednesday of both conspiring to kill Americans and providing terrorists with material support, following a jury trial in the US District Court for the Southern District of (More)
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed defends bin Laden's son-in-law
The admitted mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohamed [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], on Sunday gave a statement in defense of Sulaiman abu Ghaith, claiming that Osama bin Laden's son-in-law had no involvement in al Q (More)