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  • British 'terror suspect' arrested by police in Tanzania

    07/06/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    BBC ^ | BBC
    A British man suspected of terror offences in the UK has been arrested in Tanzania, police in the east African country have said. Police said Assan Ali Iqbal was held after he was found to be holding two passports - a crime in Tanzania. Tanzanian authorities said they had verified that a British passport Mr Iqbal was carrying was genuine. The Foreign Office confirmed the arrest of a British national and said it was offering consular assistance. It subsequently confirmed his name, but did not release further details. Police said Mr Iqbal was arrested in the Mbeya region for possession...
  • Breaking : SHOOTOUTS IN MUMBAI [A lot of people killed and injured]

    11/26/2008 9:39:53 AM PST · by Indian_Fighter_Kite · 2,960 replies · 102,348+ views
    CNN IBN ^ | Wed, Nov 26, 2008
    Mumbai: At least 15 people have been injured in gunfights between two groups in at least three places in Mumbai on Thursday night. Details are sketchy but it is believed that two gangs fired at each other at outside CST Railway Terminus, Hotel Oberoi and the popular Café Leopold restaurant in Mumbai. The first shooting took place near the CST police station
  • FBI raid at meat processor believed tied to immigration irregularities [UPDATE:TERROR PLOT -ARRESTS]

    10/21/2009 12:39:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 162 replies · 5,266+ views
    CHICAGO TRIBUNE.com ^ | October 20, 2009 | Tribune staff report
    SNIPPET: "Search at Grundy County plant called part of ongoing probe" SNIPPET: "But a source said the owner of the plant, which processes lamb and goat, was taken into custody at his home in Chicago. Documents and records were taken from the plant and from a Chicago travel agency on West Devon Avenue, also owned by the same person, the source said."
  • Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley

    06/11/2010 3:35:06 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 313+ views
    US DOJ.gov - justice.gov ^ | June 10, 2010 | n/a
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, June 10, 2010 Indian Government Officials Provided Access to Terror Defendant David Headley As part of the cooperation and partnership between the United States and India in the fight against international terrorism, Indian law enforcement officials were provided direct access to interview David Coleman Headley, the Justice Department announced today. Mr. Headley and his counsel agreed to the meetings and Headley answered the Indian investigators’ questions over the course of seven days of interviews. There were no restrictions on the questions posed by Indian investigators. To protect the confidentiality of the investigations being conducted by both...
  • Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare [Pathfinder Had "Propane Tanks, Gasoline and Timing Device"]

    05/01/2010 9:09:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 159 replies · 2,869+ views
    NYTimes ^ | May 01st 2010 | RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY
    Times Square Is Evacuated in Bomb Scare The scene at Times Square on Saturday night after police found a suspicious package inside a Pathfinder on West 45th Street. RAY RIVERA and KARIN HENRY May 1, 2010 A bomb in Times Square led to the evacuation of thousands of tourists and theatergoers from the area on a warm and busy Saturday evening, the police said. There was no explosion. “It appears to be a car bomb left in a Pathfinder between Seventh and Eighth,” said Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief spokesman. The device, he said, contained “explosive...
  • SEVEN INDICTED FOR PLANNING, AIDING MUMBAI ATTACK

    11/25/2009 11:37:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 636+ views
    DAWN.com ^ | November 25, 2009 | n/a
    DAWN.com: Rawalpindi - "SEVEN INDICTED FOR PLANNING, AIDING MUMBAI ATTACK" SNIPPET: "Anti-terrorism court judge Malik Mohammad Akram Awan charged Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid alias Zarar Shah, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu Al-Qama, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum with planning, arranging weapons and providing training to the attackers." SNIPPET: "The court decided to take up the case of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving 'terrorist' being tried in India, separately under section 540-A of the criminal procedure code..."
  • Mumbai Terror Carnage: Now Breakthrough from Italy as well

    11/22/2009 1:44:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 589+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG.org ^ | November 22, 2009 | By Animesh Roul
    SNIPPET: “In about less than a week, India will mark the first anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks. After the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Chicago breakthrough, now Italy has achieved some headway in the investigations relating to last year’s terror events(26/11). The Italian police have arrested, after almost a year long monitoring and surveillance, two Pakistani nationals (Father and Son duo) from Brescia city who are accused of sending funds from their money transfer agency and providing the logistical support to Pakistani terrorists. The suspects Mohammad Yaqub Janjua and Aamer Yaqub Janjua, owners of the Madina Trading telephone...
  • International Telephone Hacking Conspiracy Busted (NJ)

    06/12/2009 2:52:24 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 588+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 12, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of New Jersey
    NEWARK, N.J.—An Indictment was unsealed today against three individuals who allegedly hacked into the telephone systems of large corporations and entities in the United States and abroad and sold information about the compromised telephone systems to Pakistani nationals residing in Italy, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced. In conjunction with the unsealing of the Indictment, Italian law enforcement conducted searches of approximately 10 locations in four regions of Italy and arrested the financiers of the hacking activity. Those financiers allegedly used the information to transmit over 12 million minutes of telephone calls valued at more than $55 million...
  • Staten Island Man Sentenced To 69 Months In Prison For Providing Material Support And Resources...

    04/24/2009 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 440+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Staten Island Man Sentenced To 69 Months In Prison For Providing Material Support And Resources To Hizballah LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JAVED IQBAL, a/k/a "John Iqbal," 45, of Staten Island, New York was sentenced today to 69 months in prison for providing material support to Hizballah, a Foreign Terrorist Organization. The sentence was imposed by United States District Judge RICHARD M. BERMAN in Manhattan federal court. According to the criminal Complaint, Count Two of the Superseding Indictment, to which IQBAL...
  • Pakistani admits to helping air Hezbollah broadcasts

    12/23/2008 9:21:52 PM PST · by milestogo · 1 replies · 245+ views
    Pakistani admits to helping air Hezbollah broadcasts NEW YORK, Dec 23: The Pakistan-born owner of a satellite television company has pleaded guilty to providing material aid to Hezbollah by letting customers receive broadcasts from its television station. Javed Iqbal entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday. He declined comments afterwards. As part of the plea, Iqbal agreed to serve a prison term of up to six and a half years. Sentencing was set for March 24. Prosecutors say Iqbal used satellite dishes on his Staten Island home to distribute broadcasts of Al Manar, the television station of...
  • STATEN ISLAND SATELLITE TV OPERATOR PLEADS GUILTY TO PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT TO HIZBALLAH...

    12/23/2008 10:49:10 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 679+ views
    FBI.GOV ^ | December 23, 2008 | n/a
    December 23, 2008 Note: The following text is a quote: http://newyork.fbi.gov/dojpressrel/pressrel08/nyfo122308a.htm STATEN ISLAND SATELLITE TV OPERATOR PLEADS GUILTY TO PROVIDING MATERIAL SUPPORT TO HIZBALLAH TV STATION LEV L. DASSIN, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that JAVED IQBAL, a/k/a "John Iqbal," 45, of Staten Island, New York, pleaded guilty today in Manhattan federal court to providing material support to Hizballah, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. According to the criminal Complaint, the count (Count Two) of the Superseding Indictment to which IQBAL pleaded guilty, and statements during the guilty plea proceeding before United States...
  • Pakistan's Governing Coalition Is on the Brink of Collapse

    08/24/2008 8:20:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 14 replies · 178+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 24, 2008 | Peter Wonacott
    Pakistan's governing coalition is on the verge of collapse less than a week after the partners successfully forced out the country's former army chief and president, Pervez Musharraf. The Pakistan Muslim League (N) will meet Monday to decide whether to abandon support for the Pakistan People's Party, the coalition's senior partner, according to a spokesman for the Pakistan Muslim League, Ahsan Iqbal. Mr. Iqbal says the Pakistan People's Party has "unilaterally" taken recent decisions, casting a pall over a political partnership formed after February's parliamentary elections. The coalition's two main parties have split sharply over the restoration of judges that...
  • US charges Hezbollah TV provider

    08/26/2006 7:05:21 AM PDT · by Brit_Guy · 13 replies · 457+ views
    BBC ^ | 26 Aug 2006 | BBC
    A US businessman has been charged with offering broadcasts of Hezbollah's al-Manar satellite television station to customers in the New York-area. Javed Iqbal, originally from Pakistan, is accused by prosecutors of doing business with a terrorist entity. The Hezbollah Shia militia has been involved in a month-long conflict with Israeli forces in Lebanon and is seen as a terrorist group by the US. Mr Iqbal's lawyers say his arrest violates his right to free speech. "It's like the government of Iran saying we are going to ban the New York Times because we think of it as a terrorist outfit,...
  • Annan blasted for keeping his ex-adviser (document shredder guy)

    10/07/2005 9:38:29 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 366+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/7/05 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. employees union has criticized Secretary-General Kofi Annan for retaining his former chief-of-staff as an adviser despite accusations the aide authorized shredding three years of files on the corrupt oil-for-food program for Iraq. The Independent Inquiry Committee led by former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker criticized Iqbal Riza for giving approval to shred the documents on April 22, 2004 — a day after the U.N. Security Council authorized an investigation into the oil-for-food program. A resolution adopted by the Staff Council, the union's executive, and obtained Thursday by The Associated Press, said keeping Riza as a...
  • Afghanistan moves toward partition

    10/31/2001 10:54:29 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 418+ views
    United Press International ^ | Thursday, November 1, 2001 | By ANWAR IQBAL
    WASHINGTON, Nov 01, 2001 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Already divided between north and south, war-ravaged Afghanistan appears to be moving toward a more permanent partition.The process of partition began long before the extremist Taliban militia was formed in 1994. According to some analysts it started with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.Created as a buffer zone between British India and the former Russian empire, Afghanistan survived the departure of the British from the subcontinent in 1947 because the fear of Soviet communism kept its various factions together.The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and its disgraceful ...
  • Rumsfeld attacked over Cuba prisoners

    02/24/2002 7:20:32 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 42 replies · 852+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 02/25/2002 | Richard Norton-Taylor
    British lawyers accuse US defence secretary of 'horsetrading with human beings' Lawyers acting for British detainees at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba yesterday stepped up pressure for their release and attacked Donald Rumsfeld, the US defence secretary, for saying that they could be repatriated only on condition that they were prosecuted here. Gareth Peirce, who is acting for the families of Shafiq Rasul and Asif Iqbal, both from Tipton in the West Midlands, accused Mr Rumsfeld of "horsetrading with human beings". She said the prisoners were being unlawfully detained and there was growing evidence that they ...
  • Sixth Briton held at Camp X-Ray

    05/12/2002 5:32:43 AM PDT · by stiga bey · 1 replies · 310+ views
    BBC ^ | May 12, 2002
    More than 250 suspects are being held in Cuba A sixth Briton is being held by the US at Camp X-Ray, the Foreign Office has confirmed. Martin Mubanga was arrested in Zambia and then transferred to the maximum security base at Guantanamo Base in Cuba. The 29-year-old, who has dual British-Zambian nationality, is believed to be from north London. Briton Feroz Abbasi is also being held Mr Mubanga was understood to have had fled to Zambia after fighting in Afghanistan alongside al-Qaeda and the Taleban, according to The Sunday Times. It is thought Mr Mubanga was held by the Zambian...