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Abdel Baset Al Megrahi

Scotland Asks New Libyan Rulers For Help In Lockerbie Investigation

AP | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

zv knod ,v LONDON — Scotland has asked Libya's new authorities to help track down those responsible for the 1988 Lockerbie airplane bombing, but...

U.S. Says No Plans To Tie Libya Aid To Lockerbie Bomber Case

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.31.2011 | World

By MATTHEW LEE, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration said Wednesday it will continue to press Libyan rebels to review t...

Abdel Baset Al Megrahi, Lockerbie Bomber, Is Near Death

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing is close to death and slipping in and out ...

Lockerbie Bomber Still Living In Tripoli: Scotland

AP | By DAVID STRINGER | Posted 10.29.2011 | World

By BEN MCCONVILLE, Associated Press LONDON -- The Lockerbie bomber is believed to still be in Tripoli where he is dying of prostate cancer, Scotlan...

Lockerbie Bomber's Family Remaining In Libya: Neighbor

AP | Posted 10.27.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — No one answered the door Saturday at the Lockerbie bomber's Tripoli villa, hidden behind tall walls in an upscale neighborhood ...

Doctor Says Lockerbie Bomber May Live For Years

AP | BEN McCONVILLE and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland — A Libyan man convicted of murdering 270 people by blowing up a passenger jet could live for several more years, a leading ...

Lockerbie Bomber Appears At Pro-Gaddafi Rally In Libya

AP | Posted 09.26.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The Libyan man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing attended a pro-Gadhafi rally, and Libyan state TV images showing the bom...

UK Government Reportedly Did 'All It Could' To Help Free Lockerbie Bomber

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Britain's previous government did "all it could" to help Libya win the release of the only man convicted of the Pan Am bombing in Scotl...

Congress Investigating BP's Role In Lockerbie Bomber Case

AP | FREDERIC J. FROMMER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Scotland's prognosis that the Lockerbie bomber had three months to live was not justified, medical experts told Congress on Wednesd...

Relatives Of Lockerbie Victims Marry

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MONTVALE, N.J. — Hundreds gathered in New Jersey to share a special day for a couple united by the tragedy of a terrorist bombing. Sonia Strati...

Cancer Expert Regrets Testimony That Freed Lockerbie Bomber

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The regrets of a cancer expert who assessed the only man ever convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie jetliner bombing have intensified the ang...

Lockerbie Bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi Not Dead, Says Lawyer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — The British lawyer for Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi said Wednesday that his client was alive, contradicting a Sky News repor...

The Scots and the Terrorist: He That Pities the Brute

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

It seems pity is all too often reserved for people who commit acts of absolute, irrevocable evil. The worse the offense, the more automatic must be the mercy towards the perpetrator.

My Lai and Lockerbie Reconsidered

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

A week ago, two convicted mass murderers leaped back into public consciousness as news coverage of their stories briefly intersected. One was freed from prison, the other expressed his contrition.

Gordon Brown Breaks Silence On Lockerbie Bomber: "Repulsed" By Libya Welcome

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — British Prime Minister Gordon Brown broke his silence on the Lockerbie bomber Tuesday, saying he was repulsed by the hero's welcome Lib...

Lockerbie Release Threatens Scottish Relations With U.S.

AP | BEN McCONVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Scotland's justice minister on Monday defended his much-criticized decision to free the Lockerbie bomber, as the U.S. Stat...

Another Reason for a Truth Commission

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Don't the families of the victims of Iraq and the war on terror, and the nation as a whole, deserve a collective truth for the worst foreign policy blunder in our history?

Scottish leader defends Lockerbie bomber release

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Scotland's government defended itself Sunday against unrelenting criticism from the U.S. over the decision to free the Pan Am Flight 10...

FBI Director Outraged By Lockerbie Bomber Release

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — FBI Director Robert Mueller sharply criticized Scotland's justice minister for releasing the Lockerbie bomber, an act that "gives c...

Lockerbie Bomber Receives Hero's Welcome In Libya

AP/Al Jazeera English | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing returned home Thursday to a cheering crowd after his release from a Scottish pr...

Salt in Their Wounds

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Snow

I can't imagine what it must have been like for the families of the 35 Syracuse University students to get the news that Pan Am Flight 103 had exploded over the tiny Scottish town of Lockerbie.

Lockerbie Victims' Families: Terrorist Release Sickening

AP | GEOFF MULVIHILL | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

HADDONFIELD, N.J. — Some stared at their televisions in disbelief. Others were too furious to process the news. More than two decades after a t...

Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, Lockerbie Bomber, Freed By Scotland On Compassionate Grounds

AP | BEN McCONVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds Thursday, letting the Libyan go home to d...

Lockerbie Bomber To Be Released, Say Reports

AP | BEN McCONVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EDINBURGH, Scotland — A decision has been reached in the case of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi and will be announced Thursday, the Sco...