Two hostages held by al Qaeda and two Americans working with the terror group were killed in U.S. counterterrorism operations earlier this year, the White House said Thursday.
Warren Weinstein was an American humanitarian aid worker and contractor who was abducted from his home in Lahore, Pakistan on August 13, 2011.
Marcos Alonso Zea, 26, of Brentwood, pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, also known as Ansar al-Sharia, and obstruction of justice.
The verdict was reached Wednesday in federal court in Brooklyn where Abid Naseer acted as his own lawyer. No date was set for sentencing.
Minh Quang Pham pleaded not guilty to charges that include providing material support to al Qaeda, receiving military training from the terrorist organization in Yemen and possession of a firearm intended for use in crimes of violence.
A Vietnamese man extradited from the United Kingdom will be arraigned Wednesday on charges he provided material support to al-Qaida in Yemen after telling his wife he was going to Ireland, authorities said.
Declassified al-Qaida documents obtained after the 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan compound have been presented at the U.S. trial of a suspect charged in a British terrorism plot.
U.S. authorities said there was “no credible” evidence suggesting a mall attack was in the works after a video purported to be from Somalia’s al Qaeda-linked rebel group al-Shabab urged Muslims to attack malls in Western countries.
A prosecutor told jurors in closing arguments at a New York terrorism trial that the defendant was a top aide to Osama bin Laden nearly a decade before deadly bombings at two U.S. embassies in Africa.
Abid Naseer questioned Najibulla Zazi for about an hour. Naseer is acting as his own attorney at his trial in federal court in Brooklyn.
Security organizations from major companies gathered at police headquarters Tuesday for a briefing on the present-day terror threat.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Celia Cohen told jurors in federal court in Brooklyn that the failed conspiracy in 2009 called for attacks in New York City, England and Denmark.
Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah has died at the age of 90, according to Saudi state TV.
Khaled al-Fawwaz “worked for years, directly and personally for Osama bin Laden. The defendant helped Osama bin Laden declare his bloody war on Americans,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Lewin said.
The terrorists believed to be behind the attack on a satirical newspaper in Paris traveled to Yemen for training. Now, the government in that country is on the verge of collapse and ISIS is again threatening to kill hostages.