October 20, 1989 |
A court in Athens refused to release on bail a Palestinian guerrilla wanted by the United States in the bombing of a Pan American airliner. A three-member appeals court said that Mohammed Rashid, 34, should remain in prison until the Justice Ministry rules on a U.S. extradition request. A ruling is expected after a new government emerges from elections on Nov. 5.
April 11, 1989 |
The Greek Supreme Court, guarded by 1,000 police after threats by leftist guerrillas, today postponed its hearing on a U.S. extradition request for a suspected Palestinian bomber. Five judges, reviewing a U.S. demand that Mohammed Rashid be handed over, opened the hearing after months of delay but quickly announced a one-week postponement until April 18. Court President Vassilios Lambridis said the delay was needed because one of the judges became ill. The United States wants Rashid to stand trial for a bomb blast on a Pan American airliner bound for Honolulu in 1982.
January 8, 1989 |
From his prison cell, Palestinian Mohammed Rashid is emerging as a key international symbol of American resolve--and Greek ambivalence--in the fight against terrorism. Rashid, a tall and spare 39-year-old, says he is a freedom fighter, but the United States says he is an airplane bomber. It wants to make him the first alleged international terrorist successfully extradited to face American justice. The Greek Supreme Court is deciding whether to ratify a lower court decision granting the U.S.
March 31, 2012 |
Monterosso won the $10-million Dubai World Cup, the world's richest horse race, handing the ruler of Dubai an emotional victory after one of his horses was euthanized earlier Saturday. Monterosso, who finished third last year, also gave a much-needed confidence boost to Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's stables, which had not won the race since 2006. All four of their horses were longshots. Capponi grabbed the lead coming into the straight only to see Monterosso bolt past and beat his stablemate by three lengths.
July 2, 2004 |
A senior Saudi official denied that a militant killed in a shootout with police was a cleric believed to be the chief ideologist for Al Qaeda in the region. A security official, speaking on condition of anonymity, had said that the man slain Wednesday during a car chase and shootout with police was Abdullah Mohammed Rashid Roshoud, one of the most wanted terrorism suspects in Saudi Arabia. But Prince Sattam bin Abdul Aziz, deputy governor of Riyadh, said Roshoud was not killed.