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Bin Laden relative on trial was right-hand man: U.S. prosecutor

By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, agreed to proclaim the September 11, 2001 attacks as al Qaeda's doing and to call on others to fight for the Islamist militants, a prosecutor told jurors in opening Abu Ghaith's trial on Wednesday.

Bin Laden son-in-law terror trial opens in New York

The terror trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman opened in New York on Monday amid razor-tight security at the Manhattan court house. Suleiman Abu Ghaith is accused of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 people. The 48-year-old suspect from Kuwait faces life behind bars if convicted and is one of the most senior alleged Al-Qaeda members to face a US trial.

Bin Laden son-in-law on trial in New York

A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and former Al-Qaeda spokesman goes on trial in New York Monday, accused of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who spent time with bin Laden in Afghanistan, is best known for making incendiary threats in the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 people. The 48-year-old suspect from Kuwait is one of the most senior alleged Al-Qaeda members to face trial in the United States and faces life behind bars in an American prison if convicted.

Bin Laden son-in-law's lawyers may question accused 9/11 mastermind

By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday briefly delayed the upcoming trial of a son in law of Osama bin Laden on terrorism-related charges so his lawyers could submit written questions to accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

NYC terror trial of bin Laden son-in-law delayed

A US judge on Wednesday delayed by one week until March 3 the New York terror trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former Al-Qaeda spokesman, Suleiman Abu Ghaith. The delay is to allow the defense time to collect testimony from the self-declared mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who is held at Guantanamo Bay. Abu Ghaith's lawyer Stanley Cohen requested a 45-day delay but federal judge Lewis Kaplan sided with government prosecutors who argued that an extra week would be enough.

Video shows US capture of Al-Qaeda suspect

The Washington Post posted a video on Monday purportedly showing US commandos capturing a Libyan Al-Qaeda operative in Tripoli last year, yanking him out of his car before dawn. In grainy black-and-white footage obtained by the Post, Anas al-Libi drives up in front of his walled house at 6:38 a.m. in the early morning darkness. A white van trailing Libi's car stops alongside his vehicle and at least three men jump out with guns drawn. A second car blocks Libi's car from the front while a third car idles down the street.

US hits bin Laden son-in-law with new charges

US prosecutors on Monday linked Osama bin Laden's son-in-law to the 2001 Al-Qaeda shoe bomber plot after adding two extra charges against the Kuwaiti, who faces life behind bars if convicted. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, whose trial in New York is scheduled to begin on February 3, was initially charged with one count of conspiracy to kill Americans after his arrest last February. But a superceding indictment Friday added charges of conspiracy to provide material support and resources to terrorists, and providing material support and resources to terrorists.

Alleged 9/11 conspirator kicked out of Guantanamo hearing again

By Lacey Johnson FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - An accused conspirator in the September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington was for the second day in a row expelled from a courtroom at the Guantanamo Bay war crimes tribunal on Wednesday for being disruptive. "I have to leave. I want to leave," Ramzi Binalshibh, one of five defendants in the death-penalty case, exclaimed at the start of the pretrial hearing.

U.S. court refuses to dismiss plot case against Bin Laden's son-in-law

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who once served as a spokesman for al Qaeda, on Tuesday failed to win the dismissal of a U.S. indictment accusing him of conspiring to kill Americans. The defendant, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, also failed to win the suppression of statements he made while being interrogated by FBI agents nearly nine months ago, as he was being flown to the United States from Jordan to face the U.S. conspiracy charge.

New video of kidnapped Czech women appears in Pakistan

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Two young Czech women kidnapped in southwest Pakistan in March said in a new video released by the Czech government on Wednesday they feared they would soon be killed. The Czech embassy in Islamabad received the footage, which shows Antonie Chrastecka, 25, and Hana Humpalova, 24, who were seized while heading for India by microbus through the province of Baluchistan, neighboring Afghanistan.
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