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October 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
In a surprise announcement, Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia said Saturday that it is willing to engage the United States in wide-ranging talks that could include the status of suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. The U.S. government maintains that Bin Laden masterminded the twin bombings of its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania last year and that it wants him deported to the United States to stand trial.
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November 14, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
The United Nations ignored last-minute pleas from Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia and imposed sanctions to demand the arrest of suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. The U.N. is insisting that Bin Laden be handed over to the United States or a third country to stand trial on charges of masterminding the August 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, which killed 224 people. The economic sanctions took effect at 9 p.m. Saturday PST. The U.N.
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October 31, 1999 | From Associated Press
Osama bin Laden, wanted by the United States for the bombing of two American embassies last year, has asked for permission to leave Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban religious army said Saturday. Bin Laden's departure could lift the threat of U.N. sanctions on Afghanistan, where he has been living for years. The Taliban has resisted pressure from the United States to hand him over to be tried on charges of planning the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
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October 31, 1999 | From Associated Press
Osama bin Laden, wanted by the United States for the bombing of two American embassies last year, has asked for permission to leave Afghanistan, the ruling Taliban religious army said Saturday. Bin Laden's departure could lift the threat of U.N. sanctions on Afghanistan, where he has been living for years. The Taliban has resisted pressure from the United States to hand him over to be tried on charges of planning the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.
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August 23, 1998 | ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, widening the U.S. campaign against the terrorist network linked to Osama bin Laden, warned Saturday that Americans must be prepared for "a long battle" that he hinted might include more military strikes. In his weekly radio address, Clinton said that while U.S. missiles appeared to have hit their targets in Thursday's attacks on alleged terrorist operations in Afghanistan and Sudan, Americans "should have realistic expectations about what a single [military] action can do."
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September 4, 1998 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
FBI Director Louis J. Freeh warned Thursday that retaliation by Saudi millionaire Osama bin Laden for U.S. missile strikes against suspected terrorist sites in Afghanistan and Sudan "is about as serious and imminent a threat as I can imagine." This grim assessment came as Freeh offered the Senate Judiciary Committee a broad panorama of the terrorist threat in the United States and the capacity of the FBI and other agencies to counter it. He said U.S.
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September 12, 1998 | Religion News Service
A group of Baptist ethicists and church leaders has called for an investigation of the U.S. missile attack on a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan to determine if the Sudanese facility was being used to make chemical weapons for terrorists. The plant was destroyed Aug. 20 as part of the U.S. response to the terrorist attack on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. U.S.
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December 25, 1998 | Associated Press
Osama bin Laden, the Saudi exile accused of masterminding the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, says he's innocent of the attacks but not sorry they occurred, a Pakistani news agency reported Thursday. The comments were his first public denial of involvement in the August bombings, which killed a total of 224 people in Tanzania and Kenya. "I was not involved in the bomb blasts . . .
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October 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
A federal grand jury here returned a massive indictment Wednesday charging four disciples of Islamic militant Osama bin Laden with participating in a terrorist plot to kill Americans. The plot allegedly included the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania on Aug. 7 and the training of militias that attacked American soldiers in Somalia in 1993. The 238-count indictment represents the most comprehensive account so far in the U.S.
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August 22, 1998 | JACK NELSON, CHIEF WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT
The Clinton administration has launched a concerted effort to track down and freeze the financial resources of Saudi multimillionaire Osama bin Laden, whose name did not appear on a Treasury Department list of terrorists targeted for asset seizure until after the Aug. 7 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa.
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October 24, 1999 | From Associated Press
In a surprise announcement, Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia said Saturday that it is willing to engage the United States in wide-ranging talks that could include the status of suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. The U.S. government maintains that Bin Laden masterminded the twin bombings of its embassies in Kenya and Tanzania last year and that it wants him deported to the United States to stand trial.
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October 16, 1999 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to impose financial and aviation sanctions in 30 days against Afghanistan's Taliban rulers unless Saudi militant Osama bin Laden is turned over for trial on terrorism charges. The measure deplored the fact that the Taliban, a strict Islamic movement that controls most of Afghanistan, provides a haven for Bin Laden. The Saudi millionaire was charged in New York last year in the August 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
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August 8, 1999 | WILLIAM C. REMPEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan's Taliban militia reached a secret deal to send Osama bin Laden to a Saudi prison last summer, nearly two months before deadly bombs devastated two American embassies and put the suspected terror mastermind on the FBI's 10 most wanted list. But the deal crumbled as the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed a year ago Saturday and was dead by the time U.S.
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July 12, 1999 | From Associated Press
Police arrested two men Sunday for allegedly conspiring with Osama bin Laden in last summer's deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, Scotland Yard authorities said. The men were arrested in London on warrants following a request from the United States. They are charged with conspiring with Bin Laden and his network to murder American citizens on or prior to Aug. 8, 1998, police said.
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February 11, 1999 | Reuters
Afghanistan's ruling Taliban militia said Wednesday that it imposed severe restrictions on terrorism suspect Osama bin Laden after refusing U.S. demands that he be extradited. A Taliban statement, quoted by a Pakistan-based Afghan news service, said the Saudi-born millionaire had been deprived of all facilities to communicate with the outside world and that restrictions had been placed on his visitors.
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February 6, 1999 | Associated Press
A Saudi businessman who claims to own the pharmaceutical plant in Sudan destroyed in a missile attack last August is preparing to sue the United States for damages, his American lawyer said Friday. Salah Idris, whose lawyer says he owned the Shifa factory near Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, will sue in a U.S. court unless the Clinton administration agrees to compensate him and unfreeze his assets in American banks, attorney John Scanlon said.
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October 16, 1999 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to impose financial and aviation sanctions in 30 days against Afghanistan's Taliban rulers unless Saudi militant Osama bin Laden is turned over for trial on terrorism charges. The measure deplored the fact that the Taliban, a strict Islamic movement that controls most of Afghanistan, provides a haven for Bin Laden. The Saudi millionaire was charged in New York last year in the August 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
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August 25, 1998 | CRAIG TURNER and DOYLE McMANUS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Sudan generated little support in the Security Council on Monday for its demand that the United Nations investigate the U.S. missile attack last week that destroyed an alleged chemical weapons factory in the Sudanese capital. The council put off a request by the Sudanese government, backed by the Arab League and the Group of Islamic States at the United Nations, for an urgent meeting to condemn the attack and launch an inquiry into U.S.
NEWS
December 26, 1998 | From Associated Press
Osama bin Laden, the Saudi exile accused of masterminding the U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa in August, is calling on Muslims to kill Americans and Britons for the military strikes their countries carried out against Iraq. "The British and the American people loudly declared their support for their leaders' decision to attack Iraq," Bin Laden said in Friday's edition of the pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al Awsat.
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December 25, 1998 | Associated Press
Osama bin Laden, the Saudi exile accused of masterminding the U.S. embassy bombings in Africa, says he's innocent of the attacks but not sorry they occurred, a Pakistani news agency reported Thursday. The comments were his first public denial of involvement in the August bombings, which killed a total of 224 people in Tanzania and Kenya. "I was not involved in the bomb blasts . . .
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