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Guantanamo prosecutor: 'No comment' on whether he’ll pursue Hambali death-penalty case

The Pentagon’s chief prosecutor refused to acknowledge that his office had sworn out war crimes charges against Hambali, four days after the Miami Herald disclosed the case against the alleged architect of two al-Qaida affiliate bombings in southeast Asia that killed more than 200 people.
13 hours 39 min ago

How a 91-year-old imam came to symbolize feud between Qatar and its neighbors

The Qatar-based cleric and TV star has never been charged in a terrorist attack, but he was labeled a terrorist earlier this month in a formal declaration by Saudi Arabia and three of its allies. Since then, Gulf Arabs have banned Qaradawi's books, blocked his broadcasts and even sought to remove his name from public buildings.
13 hours 48 min ago

Saudis shrug off arms sale freeze, convinced Qatar will bend

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir has a plan for U.S.-Saudi relations if Qatar does not give into the other Gulf states' strong demands: Hope that Qatar gives in anyway.
13 hours 56 min ago

Pennsylvania township to honor veterans through banner program

The military banner program has been operating for a number of years in several western Pennsylvania communities.
14 hours 1 min ago

Stabbed London Bridge officer tells of fighting attackers

A British Transport Police officer who fought off three extremists in London's Borough Market with only a baton thought he was going to die after being stabbed multiple times.
14 hours 4 min ago

UK charges 6 in 1989 stadium tragedy that killed 96

Prosecutors charged a former senior police commander with manslaughter on Wednesday in the 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that left 96 people dead — long-awaited vindication for the families of the victims after authorities spent years blaming fans for the catastrophe.
14 hours 14 min ago