February 20, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who was a relative of one of the Sept. 11 hijackers pleaded guilty Thursday in the bombing attack of a French oil tanker off the coast of Yemen. Top military officials pointed to the plea as an example of the efficiency of the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. military prison in Cuba, though critics noted that the majority of terrorism suspects held there are still in legal limbo awaiting trial. Ahmed Darbi pleaded guilty during a court arraignment in what would have been the start of his military trial.
February 16, 2014
TRAVEL Workshop Angel Castellanos will present "Travel Smart," offering up-to-date info on sightseeing and travel planning, airport do's and don'ts, and packing tips and tricks. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Saturday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. MT. WHITNEY Workshop Interested in discovering what the highest peak in the lower 48 has to offer? Come to this class and learn the details of the permit process and how to get ready for your trip.
January 21, 2014 |
SANA, Yemen -- In the latest in a spate of assassinations in Yemen, gunmen on Tuesday shot and killed a leading member of a Shiite Muslim group on his way to reconciliation talks and a senior advisor to a provincial governor was slain by a bomb planted in his car, security officials said. A third political figure, the son of the secretary-general of an Islamic party, survived an attempt on his life, officials said. The attacks came against a backdrop of unrest that has torn Yemen in the wake of the 2011 ouster of longtime President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who stepped down after popular protests erupted across the Arab world, including in Yemen.
January 18, 2014 |
SANA, Yemen - Gunmen shot and killed an Iranian diplomat in Yemen's capital in a brazen midday strike on Saturday, an attack that called attention to anger over Iran's role in a bitter sectarian conflict. The slain diplomat was identified by Iranian officials as an attache at the Iranian embassy, which confirmed the death. It was the second serious incident involving an Iranian envoy in Yemen in seven months; another diplomat was kidnapped in July and remains missing. Security officials said the killing might have been a botched attempt to abduct the diplomat, who was apparently shot several times when he resisted gunmen who had stopped his vehicle and tried to snatch him away.
January 9, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - A former bodyguard for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been cleared for release from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the first in a series of review hearings that the Obama administration is holding to speed up the eventual closure of the U.S. military prison for terrorist detainees, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Mahmoud Abd Al Aziz Al Mujahid, who allegedly underwent militant training at a secret camp in Afghanistan, is no longer a "significant threat" to the United States and is eligible for transfer from the prison at some point, the review board members decided.
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December 19, 2013
Bernard L. Shaw Bodyguard married Patricia Hearst Bernard L. Shaw, 68, a San Francisco police officer who served as Patty Hearst's bodyguard and later married her, died Tuesday in Garrison, N.Y. His death after a long illness was announced by the Hearst Corp., where he was employed as vice president for corporate security. Shaw was best known for his relationship with William Randolph Hearst's granddaughter. She made headlines in the 1970s for her kidnapping by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a paramilitary band of urban terrorists, and her later imprisonment for bank robbery.