WASHINGTON (AP) — Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Would the spy agency allow Mohammed, who had earned his bachelor's
WASHINGTON — Confined to the basement of a CIA secret prison in Romania about a decade ago, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the admitted mastermind of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Would the spy agency allow Mohammed, who had earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering, to design a vacuum cleaner?
The agency officer in charge of the prison called CIA headquarters and a manager approved the request, a former senior CIA official told The Associated Press.
The United States on Wednesday announced charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the accused mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and four others accused of involvement in the plot.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland man accused of holding three women captive in his home for more than a decade pleaded not guilty Wednesday on an expanded indictment charging him with 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape, among other crimes.
AP ImagesPARIS (Reuters) - The man prosecutors believe is the sole survivor of the Islamist group that attacked Paris in November appeared in a French court for the first time on Friday, but refused to speak.
Salah Abdeslam was brought to court in central Paris from his cell in a high-security prison outside the city, but the hearing was cut short after it became clear he would not talk.
Saudi billionaire Mohammed Al Amoudi is growing his businesses in both Saudi Arabia where he got his start and where his father is from, as well as Ethiopia, birthplace of his mother. Indeed, Sheikh Al Amoudi is the biggest individual investor in Ethiopia with a portfolio of interests from hotels and gold mines to agriculture and cement. He is also the country's most prolific philanthropist. "I have been fortunate in my business career and I believe in giving back to the community," says Sheikh Al Amoudi.
The April 2nd attack in Garissa, Kenya was the deadliest and most heinous atrocity the Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab has ever committed. Gunmen from Al Qaeda's affiliate in the Horn of Africa stormed a university campus in the city, killing 147 people after an hours-long siege. It's the deadliest terrorist attack in Kenya since the 1998 Al Qaeda bombing of the US embassy in Nairobi in which 224 people were killed.