July 15, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
Italian prosecutors on Saturday questioned Nicolo Pollari, chief of the Italian Intelligence and Security Services, regarding his role in the alleged CIA extraordinary rendition of Egyptian cleric Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar. Italian police arrested two intelligence ...[read more]
July 15, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
Politicians, civil rights advocates and privacy advocates have criticized the recent White House agreement allowing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to determine the constitutionality of the NSA's controversial domestic spying program. In reaction to the plan US Rep. Adam Schi... ...[read more]
July 15, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
Former NatWest bankers David Bermingham, Giles Darby and Gary Mulgrew, pleaded not guilty Friday to a total of seven counts of wire fraud for an allegedly fraudulent sale of Enron stock. The bankers were extradited to the US Thursday following a three year court battle to prevent the extradition. ...[read more]
April 25, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has refused to conduct a full court rehearing of a three-judge panel's ruling that a Mercer County, Kentucky courthouse display containing the Ten Commandments is constitutional. In the decision last December, the judges distinguished the Mercer Coun... ...[read more]
April 25, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
Yemeni al Qaeda member Khaled Mohammed Abdullah al-Batati, one of the 23 prisoners who escaped from prison in February, has turned himself in to authorities. Al-Batati, the eighth escapee to turn himself in, was serving a three-year sentence for plotting an attack upon the British and Italian ...[read more]
April 25, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
DC sniper suspect John Allen Muhammad agreed Monday to allow three attorneys to stand by and provide advice upon request when he begins representing himself at his trial, set to begin May 1. Maryland Judge James L. Ryan granted the defendant's request to represent himself last month despite pro... ...[read more]
April 24, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
Forty-nine leftist Philippines politicians, including six current lawmakers and former Senator Gregorio Honasan, face charges of rebellion for allegedly conspiring with the Communist Party of the Philippines to kill and replace President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, officials announced Monday. ...[read more]
April 24, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
Iraqi prosecutors Monday played in court a taped phone conversation allegedly between Saddam Hussein and co-defendant Taha Yassin Ramadan, a former vice president, where the two discussed the situation in Dujail. The voice attributed to Ramadan reported the destruction of farmland and palm groves ...[read more]
April 21, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
The appointment of Jamal Abu Samhadana, fugitive leader of the militant Popular Resistance Committees, as director general of the Palestinian Authority's Interior Ministry and head of a new Palestinian security force raised concerns Friday that the entire Palestinian cabinet could face assassi... ...[read more]
April 21, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
John Negroponte, director of US national intelligence, has said that the US has no immediate plans to put detained suspected senior al Qaeda members on trial. In a speech Thursday commemorating the first anniversary of the creation of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, ...[read more]

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