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Kuwait appeals court upholds acquittal of eight accused of planning attack on US base

Jurist reports in an October 28 article entitled "Kuwait appeals court upholds acquittal of eight accused of planning attack on US base," that a Kuwaiti appeals court last Thursday (10.28.10), upheld the acquittal of eight men accused of attempting to form an al Qaeda cell and planning to attack a US base 70 miles south […]

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Would-be Dallas bomber appealing 24-year sentence

The Miami Herald reports on Friday, October 29, 2010, in an article entitled "Would-be Dallas bomber appealing 24-year sentence," that Hosam Smadi, a Jordanian man, sentenced to 24 years in prison for pleading guilty to blowing up a Dallas skyscraper, is appealing his sentence. Smadi was convicted of attempted use of a weapon of mass […]

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Ghailani Cousin Says He Spoke of Yemen Before Attacks

Business Week reports on October 27, 2010, in an article entitled "Ghailani Cousin Says He Spoke of Yemen Before Attacks," that a cousin of Ahmed Ghailani, a Tanzanian on trial in New York for the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Africa, testified that Ghailani visited his family before the attacks and told him he […]

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Candid Talks by Detainee Were Caught on U.S. Tapes

The New York Times reports in an article entitled "Candid Talks by Detainee Were Caught on U.S. Tapes," that the Government has been listening to him not only during interrogations conducted by the CIA, the FBI, and the Department of Defense, but also during his time engaged in candid conversation in military prison at Guantanamo […]

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Canadian sentenced for leading terrorism plot

In an article entitled "Canadian sentenced for leading terrorism plot," The Miami Herald reports on Monday, October 25, that the ringleader of a homegrown terrorist group, Fahim Ahmad, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for leading a terror cell plotting to attack Canada's Parliament buildings, electrical grids and nuclear stations. Ahmad had pleaded guilty in […]

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Oct 26th, 2010 foreign courts

Canadian at Gitmo Faces Trial or Possible Plea

The New York Times reports, in an article entitled "Canadian at Gitmo Pleads Guilty to All Charges," that Omar Khadr, a Canadian accused of killing an American soldier as a teenage al-Qaeda militant, pleaded guilty Monday as part of a deal that avoids a war crimes trial for someone labeled a "child soldier" by his […]

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Youngest Guantanamo Detainee Pleads Guilty (CNN) — Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr pleaded guilty to charges against him Monday, the Pentagon said, in the first military commission trial there since Barack Obama became president. http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/10/25/khadr.plea/index.html?hpt=T2

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Oct 25th, 2010 Uncategorized

New video messages from militant cleric, U.S.-born al Qaeda spokesman

CNN reports Sunday October 24, 2010 in an article entitled, "New video message from militant cleric, U.S.-born al Qaeda spokesman," that Yemeni-American Anwar al-Awlaki appeared in a new video message Saturday, saying that Islam is in "severe need for guidance in these dark situations" and that the religion is "exposed to fateful dangers." CNN could […]

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Oct 24th, 2010 al-Awalki

Federal judge denies Afghan Guantanamo detainee habeas petition

Jurist reports on October 20, 2010, in an article entitled "Federal judge denies Afghan Guantanamo detainee habeas petition," that a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied the habeas corpus petition of Afghan Guantanamo Bay detainee Obaidullah. The court concluded that Obaydullah is more likely than not a […]

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Judge sets 2 hours to argue on Al-Awlaki

Politico reports on October 20, 2010, in an article entitled "Judge sets 2 hours to argue on Al-Awlaki," that a federal judge has set an unusual two-hour oral argument next month on a lawsuit challenging the US Government right to use drones or other mechanisms to target American citizens for death outside of combat zones.  […]

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