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  • Malaysia orders terror suspect held, says he has more to tell about al-Qaeda

    01/28/2004 10:30:59 AM PST · by knighthawk · 15 replies · 992+ views
    AP Wire | January 28 2004 | Associated Press
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has extended for two more years the imprisonment of a terror suspect linked to al-Qaeda's attempts to produce chemical and biological weapons, saying he has more information about terrorist operations. Yazid Sufaat, a U.S.-trained biochemist and former Malaysian army captain, was arrested in late 2001 as he returned home from Afghanistan, where officials say he was working on a biological and chemical weapons program for al-Qaeda that was ended by the U.S.-led war. Since then, he has been held without trial under Malaysia's Internal Security Act on accusations of being a member of Jemaah...
  • Man Pleads Innocent to Possessing Cyanide

    05/21/2003 9:19:31 AM PDT · by kattracks · 7 replies · 188+ views
    AP | 5/21/03
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A naturalized citizen from Iran who has a history of mental illness pleaded innocent to possessing enough cyanide to harm hundreds of people, authorities said. Hessam S. Ghane, 53, was undergoing a court-ordered mental evaluation and remained in custody pending the results.Ghane has no ties to any terrorist organization, an FBI agent testified Tuesday before a federal magistrate. Psychiatrist Howard Houghton testified that Ghane suffered suicidal depression and paranoia.Houghton said he called police in February after Ghane threatened government groups and unnamed individuals. After making the threats, Houghton said, Ghane said: "You know I...
  • Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts

    12/03/2005 10:08:47 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 8 replies · 759+ views
    Obscure al-Qaida Chemist Worries Experts By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent 7 minutes ago He's a mystery in a red beard, with a strange alias and a degree in chemical engineering. In the hands of this alleged al-Qaida operative, it's a specialty that summons visions of poison gas and mass terror. Al-Qaida is "wedded to the spectacular," notes U.S. counterterrorism analyst Donald Van Duyn, and elusive Egyptian chemist Midhat Mursi was said to be exploring such possibilities when last seen, brewing up deadly compounds and gassing dogs in Afghanistan. Van Duyn's FBI and other U.S. agencies are interested enough...
  • Carlstadt chemist accused of poisoning coworker

    11/12/2012 8:28:14 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies ^ | November 12, 2012 | MEGHAN GRANT
    CARLSTADT- A former employee at a Carlstadt chemical plant allegedly attempted to poison a coworker's coffee with an antifreeze ingredient and sprayed acid on her coat, Carlstadt Police said.
  • Streep as Margaret Thatcher (vanity)

    02/08/2011 7:51:32 AM PST · by Borges · 52 replies
  • Terrorists Planned Car Bomb Attacks

    08/09/2010 1:48:49 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    THE JAKARTA ^ | Mon, 08/09/2010 10:26 AM | Dicky Christanto and Bagus BT Saragih, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta
    SNIPPET: "The police arrested two terrorist suspects at the house: Fahri Tanjung, also known as Hilmi, and Hamzah. The police also found chemicals they believed were to be used to make explosives and an activated hand-made high-explosive bomb inside the house. West Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Sutarman said the police detonated the high-explosive bomb on location after failing to defuse it. Books and VCDs on jihad, as well as an air rifle were seized as evidence. One of the VCDs was titled Afghanistan jihad: The journey of the oppressed. Sutarman said the suspects had been involved in acts of...
  • Local Man Charged With Possession Of Chemical Weapon -Chemist Is Former U.S. Army Employee

    05/17/2003 3:03:02 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 462+ views
    Local Man Charged With Possession Of Chemical Weapon Chemist Is Former U.S. Army Employee KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- An Independence man has been charged with possessing a chemical weapon, but prosecutors won't say what he allegedly may have planned to do with the potassium cyanide. The chemical was discovered in his apartment in February, authorities said. A federal grand jury in Kansas City indicted Hessam Ghane, 53. He's a naturalized U.S. citizen from Iran who holds a doctorate in chemistry, KMBC's Peggy Breit reported. The indictment was unsealed Friday, when Ghane was arrested and made his first appearance in...

    06/07/2010 3:04:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 9 replies · 37+ views
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  • Officials: Al Qaeda's Mad Scientist Killed

    07/29/2008 3:09:09 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 30 replies · 204+ views
    CBS news ^ | 07/29/08 | Farhan Bokhari
    Officials: Al Qaeda's Mad Scientist Killed One of al Qaeda's top chemical and biological weapons experts was killed in an air strike by a CIA pilotless drone in a remote Pakistani border region, senior Pakistani intelligence officials told CBS News Tuesday morning. Intelligence officials investigating the Sunday night missile attack confirmed that Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri was one of six men killed and his remains had been positively identified. "We now have a positive ID on the body. I can confirm to you that Al-Masri has been killed,"
  • Al Qaeda chemist likely target of U.S. missile strike

    07/28/2008 3:02:47 PM PDT · by Joiseydude · 11 replies · 97+ views
    ReutersUK ^ | Mon Jul 28, 2008
    WANA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. missile strike on a Pakistani madrasa near the Afghan border killed six people on Monday, possibly including an al Qaeda chemical and biological weapons expert, Pakistani security officials said. A senior Pakistani security official said Abu Khabab al-Masri, an Egyptian chemist regarded as one of al Qaeda's top bomb makers, could have been the target. Monday's pre-dawn attack blitzed a house close to a madrasa used by militants near Azam Warsak village, about 20 km (12 miles) west of Wana, the main town of the South Waziristan tribal region, a known hotbed of...
  • Hebrew Univ. to Readmit Convicted Terrorist to Chemistry Lab

    07/14/2008 3:38:31 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies · 83+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7-14-08 | Gil Ronen
    Hebrew Univ. to Readmit Convicted Terrorist to Chemistry Lab by Gil Ronen 14 July 2007 [For Channel 2 TV report: ] ( A professor at Hebrew University wants to allow a convicted Arab terrorist who stole bomb-making materials from his chemistry lab to be allowed back to the lab, Channel 2 TV reported Sunday. Six years ago, 160 liters of acetone - a chemical which is used for making the common explosive acetone peroxide - disappeared from the Laboratory for Medicinal Chemistry at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The theft led to an investigation by the Israel Security Agency...
  • TV crime show ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit") shot scene similar to NJ chemist's death

    02/19/2005 6:19:17 PM PST · by Coleus · 15 replies · 1,262+ views
    TV crime show shot scene similar to chemist's death Saturday, February 19, 2005 TOTOWA - A popular television crime show filmed a scene inside the Passaic Valley Water Commission plant last year that included a body floating in a tank of water, commission officials said Friday.The officials lamented the nature of the scene from "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" in light of last week's drowning of a senior chemist in one of the plant's underground water storage tanks."This is certainly an unfortunate coincidence," commission spokesman Ernie Landante said.Investigators have labeled chemist Geetha Angara's death a homicide and have interviewed...
  • Death of N.J. chemist ruled a homicide

    02/14/2005 7:10:21 PM PST · by Selkie · 71 replies · 1,853+ views
    Death of worker at treatment plant ruled a homicide The Associated Press PATERSON, N.J. - A woman whose body was found in a tank at a water treatment plant drowned and her death has been ruled a homicide, the Passaic County prosecutor said Monday. Geetha Angara had been doing water quality tests Wednesday when she disappeared. A search found her body about 100 feet from where she was working, but her two-way radio and clipboard were found directly below the work area, which had a protective grate to prevent falls, Prosecutor James F. Avigliano said. "That was where we think...
  • Squad seeks tips in death of researcher

    01/10/2005 2:06:42 PM PST · by FourtySeven · 15 replies · 483+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | MIKE WELLS
    A retired research assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia died of multiple stab wounds before firefighters found in his body in the trunk of a burning car Friday. Boone County Medical Examiner Valerie Rao said after an autopsy that Jeong H. Im, 72, of Columbia was stabbed several times, but she declined to elaborate. MU police yesterday named Im as the victim. His body was found in the trunk of his burning white, 1995 Honda inside the Maryland Avenue parking garage, MU police Capt. Brian Weimer said. The case was under investigation by the Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad. No...
  • Reward offered in hit-and-run (another dead chemist)

    01/09/2004 1:19:58 PM PST · by mykdsmom · 23 replies · 268+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 9, 2004
    A reward of up to $20,000 was announced Thursday for tips leading to the arrest and charges of a hit-and-run motorist who killed a chemist walking in the Texas Medical Center. Robert Leslie Burghoff, 45, a postdoctoral fellow at Baylor College of Medicine's molecular virology and microbiology department, was walking to his car Nov. 20 when he was hit from behind by a white or light-colored cargo van that jumped the sidewalk in the 1600 block of South Braeswood. Burghoff, a father of three who lived in The Woodlands, had been studying the Norwalk virus plaguing cruise ships. Broken glass...

    12/27/2002 9:06:30 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 103 replies · 593+ views
    The Washington Post. ^ | 12-27-02 | Reuters
    HOLLYWOOD, Florida (Reuters) - A company associated with a group that believes extraterrestrials created mankind claimed Friday that it had produced the first clone of a human being. The company, Clonaid, announced it had created a healthy baby girl who was a clone of the 31-year-old American woman who gave birth to her. No proof was provided for the claim. "I'm very very pleased to announce that the first baby clone is born," Clonaid director Brigitte Boisselier, a former research chemist in France, said at a news conference in Hollywood, north of Miami.
  • Chemist held for possessing radioactive material { earned a doctorate in from the University

    04/06/2002 5:12:56 PM PST · by freespeech1 · 20 replies · 272+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2002 | By CHELSEA J. CARTER
    By CHELSEA J. CARTER, Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. (April 6, 2002 3:20 p.m. EST) - Officials said that a chemist arrested after radioactive materials were found in his home is not suspected of any terrorist activities. Riad Mohamad Ahmed, 62, was just a sloppy commercial chemist with a record of run-ins with regulators dating to the 1980s, officials said Friday. Ahmed, who pleaded no contest last year to illegal possession of radioactive material that resulted in a lab explosion, was arrested Thursday for allegedly possessing such material again. He was released Friday on $50,000 bail. "I have great concerns...
  • California Chemist Ahmed Arrested(possession of radioactive material)

    04/04/2002 7:36:15 PM PST · by LarryLied · 30 replies · 224+ views
    Guardian/AP ^ | 04/05/02 | AP Staff
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A chemist involved in a 1997 laboratory explosion was arrested Thursday after investigators found radioactive materials at his home. Riad Mohamad Ahmed, 62, was charged with illegal possession of radioactive material after investigators seized three briefcases, a suit and a desk all contaminated with radioactive carbon 14 at his home, said Tori Richards, a spokeswoman for the Orange County district attorney. The radiation exceeded allowable levels outside a laboratory, but did not pose any danger, authorities said. It's unclear how the items were contaminated. Ahmed could also face charges of violating probation stemming from the...