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Tropical storm forces delay of 9/11 trial


August 24th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 23 (IANS) A military commission hearing of suspects of 9/11 terrorist attacks, including alleged mastermind Khaled Sheikh Mohammad, that was set to begin Thursday has been postponed because ... Read more...

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Bali bomb-maker jailed for 20 years


June 21st, 2012 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Jakarta, June 21 (IANS) An Indonesian court Thursday sentenced the chief explosives maker for the 2002 Bali bombings - that killed 202 people - to 20 years in prison, BBC ... Read more...

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9/11 attack mastermind on trial in Guantanamo


May 6th, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 6 (IANS) Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind behind the 9/11 terror attack, and four other suspects Saturday appeared at a US military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay.The arraignment ... Read more...

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9/11 Pakistani mastermind, 4 others sent for trial


April 5th, 2012 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) The United States has formally sent to trial Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, alleged Pakistani mastermind of 9/11 terror attacks, along with four other suspected Al Qaeda militants ... Read more...

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Taliban suspends peace talks with US


March 15th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, March 15 (IANS) The Afghan Taliban has suspended preliminary peace talks with the US, according to a statement released Thursday by the outfit."Islamic Emirate (the name of the ... Read more...

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Pakistani-American pleads guilty to terror charges


March 1st, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 1 (IANS) A Pakistani-American suspect, who is a legal US resident being held at Guantanamo Bay, has pleaded guilty to all charges as part of a deal ... Read more...

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Pakistani mastermind of 9/11 charged again


June 1st, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) For the second time, US prosecutors have filed charges with a military commission against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the Pakistani mastermind of Sep 11, 2001, terror attacks ... Read more...

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US prosecutors file fresh charges against 9/11 suspects


June 1st, 2011 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS) US prosecutors have filed new charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001, and four alleged co-conspirators detained at ... Read more...

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Guantanamo Bay prisoner commits suicide


May 20th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Guantanamo Bay, May 20 (IANS/AKI) An Afghan inmate at the Guantanamo Bay military prison has died in an apparent suicide, the US army has said.The prisoner, identified by the US ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda planned ‘nuclear hell storm’ after 9/11: WikiLeaks


May 13th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 13 (IANS) Al Qaeda had planned attacks on US nuclear power plants, airports and even the Brooklyn Bridge after 9/11, Pakistani terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told his interrogators, ... Read more...

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Killing of Osama bin Laden has rehabilitated reputation of US Government, officials


May 4th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
By Dhruva JaishankarWashington, May 4 (ANI): The dust has already started to settle after President Barack Obama's dramatic announcement on Sunday evening that U.S. special forces had killed al Qaeda leader ... Read more...

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Rumsfeld: Death of Bin Laden a victory in the fight against Islamist terrorism


May 4th, 2011 - 4:22 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has hailed the U.S. operation that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Sunday as an 'important victory in the fight ... Read more...

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‘Bin Laden death won’t stop war’: Ex Guantanamo Bay detainee Habib


May 2nd, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 2 (ANI): The death of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will not end the war on terror and there is no evidence he masterminded the September 11 attacks, said ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda man made himself impotent to focus on jihad


April 29th, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) An Al Qaeda terrorist with strong links to chief Osama bin Laden used impotency injections so that he could focus on carrying out jihad and not ... Read more...

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Publication of ‘ISI-damning’ Gitmo dossiers has ‘put cat among pigeons’: Pak Editorial


April 27th, 2011 - 5:21 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 27(ANI): The publication of classified Guantanamo dossiers that were shown bracketing Pakistan's premier spy agency- the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)- with al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah and other international militant networks, has ... Read more...

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ISI operations have full support of Pak Govt: Gilani


April 27th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 27(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has defended the Inter-Services Intelligence in the backdrop of the spy agency's recent criticism by US Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Admiral ... Read more...

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Evidence of medical complicity in torture at Guantanamo Bay


April 27th, 2011 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 27(ANI): An inspection of medical records, case files, and legal affidavits reveals compelling evidence of medical personnel who treated detainees at Guantanamo Bay (GITMO) failed to inquire and/or document causes ... Read more...

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35 Guantanamo detainees trained as terrorists in London


April 26th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) At least 35 Muslim men were trained at mosques in London for committing acts of terror, according to documents written by US military officials at the ... Read more...

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Brit taxpayers’ money was used to fund al-Qaeda’ in Afghanistan


April 26th, 2011 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): British taxpayers' money meant for destroying Afghanistan's poppy crop was instead used to fund al-Qaeda.The Daily Mail quoted documents leaks by Wikileaks as saying that over ... Read more...

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Obama will have to sign 9/11 suspect Sheikh’s death warrant if military court says so


April 6th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 6 (ANI): US President Barack Obama will have to personally sign the death warrant for 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed if the military tribunal he's going to face sentences ... Read more...

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Most Americans approve of Obama’s decision to resume military tribunals in Gitmo


March 25th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): Most American voters, by a 51-25 percent margin, approve of President Barack Obama's recent decision to resume U.S. military tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees, a Fox News ... Read more...

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Dialogue better way to win “War on terror” against al-Qaeda: Former MI5 Chief Buller


March 21st, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 21 (ANI): Former MI5 Chief Baroness Eliza Manningham-Buller has said that Britain should hold 'talks' with the al-Qaeda, insisting that the "war on terror" cannot be won without dialogue."It's ... Read more...

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Tibetan jails are like Guantanamo, says ex-political prisoner (With Image)


March 13th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, March 13 (IANS) Lukar Jam was only 20 when he was forcibly jailed in Tibet by the Chinese police for raising his voice against rights violations. The memories of ... Read more...

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Osama bin Laden would have been sent to Gitmo if captured: Rumsfeld


February 21st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Former US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, has said that if America could have managed to capture Osama bin Laden, an FBI most-wanted terrorist for more than a decade, ... Read more...

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Obama did nothing to deserve 2009 Nobel Peace Prize: Rumsfeld


February 21st, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Former US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, has criticised President Barack Obama's foreign policy saying that he should stop apologising for America, and added that he had received ... Read more...

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Assange may be executed in US under Espionage Act if extradited to Sweden: Lawyers


February 8th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): The legal team of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has expressed fears that he could be forcefully taken to the United States and executed under the Espionage Act if ... Read more...

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Assange’s lawyers set to publish entire extradition defence online


February 7th, 2011 - 6:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange begins his court battle against extradition to Sweden, his lawyers are all set to take the unprecedented step of publishing its entire defence ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda’s 9/11 mastermind killed Daniel Pearl: Report


January 20th, 2011 - 7:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS) Khalid Sheik Mohammed, a top Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 attack mastermind, killed US journalist Daniel Pearl and even re-staged the killing by decapitating his victim so that ... Read more...

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Satirical WikiLeaks rap featuring Assange’s cameo takes Internet by storm


December 25th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): A footage of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange making a cameo appearance on a satirical rap show has become an Internet hit.Australian internet hit 'Rap News' features Assange on ... Read more...

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Ex-Guantanamo inmate says Assange will never receive a fair trial in US


December 15th, 2010 - 7:17 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 15(ANI): Former Guantanamo Bay inmate, David Hicks, has come out in support of Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange, saying that he feared for Assange's safety should he end up in ... Read more...

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Next WikiLeaks May Put USA In Trouble


November 27th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 27, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Despite its repeated attempts the US government just can not stop the activities of whistle blowing website WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange. It is expected ... Read more...

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UK PM Cameron challenges Bush’s water boarding saved lives claim


November 11th, 2010 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): Prime Minister David Cameron has challenged former US President George Bush's claim that the use of water-boarding saved British lives.In his book Decision Point, published this week, Bush ... Read more...

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Ink bomb was primed to explode once aircraft reached US eastern seaboard


November 11th, 2010 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.11 (ANI): At least one of the parcel bombs planted on cargo planes heading for Chicago last month was primed to explode once the aircraft reached the eastern coast of the ... Read more...

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Milestones in the life and presidency of Obama


November 4th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Milestones in the life and presidency of US President Barack Obama who will be in India Nov 6-9:Aug 4, 1961: Barack Obama is born to Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Youngest Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr to serve only 8 of his 40-yr sentence


November 1st, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 1 (ANI): A US military tribunal has sentenced the self-confessed Islamist militant, Omar Khadr, to 40 years in jail on charges that include murdering a US soldier and conspiring to ... Read more...

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