Lockerbie Bomber May Be Released

Lockerbie bomber may be released

A Scottish court is expected to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdelbeset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi on compassionate grounds, senior State Department officials tell CNN.

  • Spain education sector hit by strike against cuts
    Thousands of students and teachers staged a strike across Spain on Thursday to protest government austerity measures and a planned new education reforms. More
  • Widow of bombing suspect hires criminal lawyer
    The widow of dead Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has hired a criminal lawyer with experience defending terrorism cases as she continues to face questions from federal authorities. More
  • In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion
    Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in as part of a new surge of German interest in American brewing, upending a centuries-old relationship in which German beer defined the golden standard for brewing and Americans emulated it. More
  • Russia had elder Boston suspect under surveillance
    Russian agents placed the elder Boston bombing suspect under surveillance during a six-month visit to southern Russia last year, then scrambled to find him when he suddenly disappeared after police killed a Canadian jihadist, a security official told The Associated Press.... More
  • Cyprus parliament approves bailoutCyprus parliament approves bailout
    Cyprus' lawmakers approved on Tuesday a multi-billion bailout agreement with international creditors aimed at preventing the crisis-hit country from going bankrupt. More
  • The Lockerbie petition
    It reads in part:] More than 1,200 people have backed an independent inquiry into the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber, campaigners have revealed. A petition was lodged at the Scottish Parliament urging ministers to look again at the 2001 trial ...
    10/18/2016 - 6:42 pm | View Link
  • Lockerbie bomber al-Megrahi’s son moving to Scotland to clear father’s name
    In a bid to overturn his late father’s 2001 conviction for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie in 1988, Khalid al-Megrahi, 31, is planning to move to Scotland. He says he hopes to launch a fresh legal appeal to clear his father’s name after ...
    09/13/2016 - 6:36 am | View Link
  • Lockerbie bomber 'was released by Britain because of £400million arms deal with Libya'
    The Lockerbie bomber’s release was linked to a £400million arms deal with Libya, secret documents reveal. They show ‘reprehensible’ connections between the Labour government boosting business and freeing the man convicted of Britain’s worst ...
    07/27/2013 - 10:20 pm | View Link
  • Lockerbie bomber dies more than two years after release
    But he said, ultimately, the bomber was released for a different reason. It was "not because of business deals," Saif al-Islam Gadhafi told CNN in early September, two months before he himself was captured in Libya. "The guy is sick, seriously sick.
    05/20/2012 - 10:32 pm | View Link
  • Lockerbie bomber: new drugs helped Abdelbaset Ali al Megrahi live longer
    When the Lockerbie bomber was released from HMP Greenock on August 20, 2009, he had been given just three months to live. Prostate cancer, said doctors, had spread so extensively through his body that he could not possibly fight it for much longer.
    05/20/2012 - 4:22 am | View Link
  • More
  • Why did Scotland really release Libyan Lockerbie bomber ...
    Why did Scotland really release Libyan Lockerbie bomber? By Michael Wilkerson

    Michael Wilkerson, a journalist and former Fulbright researcher in Uganda, is a ...

    10/16/2016 - 10:45 am | View Website
  • The Lockerbie Case
    A commentary on the case of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, convicted of the murder of 270 people in the Pan Am 103 disaster.
    10/16/2016 - 10:17 am | View Website
  • Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
    Abdelbaset al-Megrahi; FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives; Charges: Murder (bombing of Pan Am Flight 103) Conspiracy to murder Breach of the Aviation Security Act 1982
    10/14/2016 - 4:46 pm | View Website
  • Lockerbie bomber's son plans move to Scotland to 'clear ...
    T he eldest son of the Lockerbie bomber claims he is planning to move to Scotland in a bid to clear his father’s name. Khalid al-Megrahi, 31, insists a fresh court ...
    10/14/2016 - 4:57 am | View Website
  • Pan Am Flight 103
    Pan Am Flight 103 was a regularly scheduled Pan Am transatlantic flight from Frankfurt to Detroit via London and New York. On 21 December 1988, N739PA, the aircraft ...
    10/13/2016 - 6:20 pm | View Website
  • More

Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More World News