An Islamic cleric who preached at London’s Finsbury Park Mosque deployed followers for terrorist activities including a deadly hostage-taking and an attempt to set up training camp in Oregon, a prosecutor said.
The U.S. can use at trial inflammatory statements made by an Islamic cleric accused of aiding a deadly attack in Yemen and trying to start a terrorist camp in Oregon, because they show his beliefs, a judge ruled.
Abu Hamza al-Masri, the Islamic cleric accused of aiding an al-Qaeda affiliate’s deadly attack in Yemen and trying to start a terrorist training camp in Oregon, said he plans to testify in his own defense at a trial almost a decade after the U.S. sought his extradition.
U.S. officials can’t be held liable for the death of an American al-Qaeda leader killed by a drone strike in Yemen in 2011, a federal judge ruled, saying the courts have to stay out of military decision making.
An Iraq veteran who fatally shot three soldiers and himself at Fort Hood in Texas had been prescribed medications for depression, anxiety and sleeping and wasn’t prone to violence, said Army Secretary John McHugh.
U.S. President Barack Obama met with Saudi King Abdullah seeking to reassure a key regional partner that negotiations over the Iranian nuclear program won’t undercut Saudi Arabia’s strategic interests.