Middle East

175 ABA Journal Middle East articles.

Unusual suit says banks are linked to Iraq attacks, seeks damages under terrorism-support law

An unusual federal lawsuit filed Monday says some members of the U.S. military injured and killed in Iraq weren’t casualties of war.

They were victims of a terror campaign, for…

Arab Bank is held liable in first civil trial victory under anti-terrorism law

Federal jurors in Brooklyn on Monday ruled in favor of about 300 terrorism victims and their relatives in a civil suit that accused Arab Bank of supporting terrorism by handling…

TSA bans uncharged cellphones and laptops on some international flights

Those planning international travel should take note of a new TSA rule.

Concerned about potential terrorism, the federal agency is requiring airline passengers headed to the U.S. from the Middle…

9-month-old Pakistani baby is charged with plotting murder

A 9-month-old baby was among those charged with planning murder for throwing stones at police and gas-company employees in Pakistan.

Muhammad Mosa Khan was charged in February, report the

Gunmen attack Pakistani court complex, killing at least 11 people

Terrorists armed with guns and hand grenades stormed Pakistan’s main court complex in Islamabad on Monday, killing at least 11 people and wounding dozens.

Among those killed in the attack…

Adolf Eichmann is convicted for his role in the ‘Final Solution’
Saudi Arabia licenses its first women lawyers

In a historic move, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia this month granted law licenses to four women.

The move follows a recent announcement by the Ministry of Justice that women…

Mubarak released and flown to hospital

Deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was released from prison Thursday, then flown to a military hospital in Cairo.

The transfer from prison to house arrest comes a day after a…

Former Pakistan president is accused in Bhutto assassination

Former Pakistani president and military leader Pervez Musharraf has been indicted on charges of murder and conspiracy in the 2007 assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

The basis for…

Mubarak may soon be freed, his lawyer says

Former Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak could be released from prison this week, according to his lawyer.

News stories differ on the reasons for the release, its timing and whether it…

Woman jailed for extramarital sex after complaining of rape is pardoned, along with alleged attacker

A Norwegian woman who was stunned to be jailed for 16 months for having extramarital sex after complaining to authorities in Dubai that she had been raped has received a…

Egypt’s military suspends constitution, installs top judge as temporary president

In an effort to resolve a political crisis, the Egyptian military on Wednesday suspended the country’s constitution, ousted President Mohamed Morsi and put a top judge in his place as…

Stunned by $45M cyberheist, banks have limited options for trying to recover money

It isn’t just bank customers who can see their funds vanish in a short time, with little or no recourse, when hackers take over their accounts.

As a $45 million…

Bin Laden spokesman who talked of 9/11 attacks on video extradited to US

A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who is accused of playing a major role in al-Qaida as a spokesman and propagandist, has reportedly been captured abroad and extradited to the…

Video shows car was towed after city workers painted it into a handicapped parking space

Hila Ben-Baruch knew she had parked her car legally on a Tel Aviv street on Sunday. But when she returned to get it the vehicle was gone and a new…

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