Insider 12/23/04: Married to Al Qaeda

When she married Hisham Diab 13 years ago, Saraah Olson had no idea what she was getting into. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Olson talks about how her former husband helped set up an al Qaeda sleeper cell in the U.S. "I married a terrorist," she says. Olson also remembers how together with his group, her husband transformed local teen Adam Gadahn into a fanatic. Gadahn, who is wanted by the FBI, is believed to be "Azzam the American" —the masked man who threatens the U.S. in a video released late October.

Watch Brian Ross' interview on "Primetime Live" tonight at 10 p.m. ET.


ABCNEWS Exclusive

An American Married to Al Qaeda

Woman says her husband helped set up sleeper al Qaeda cell. (ABCNEWS)


AP: Indonesia Insurgents Planning Attacks

Terrorists are plotting attacks next year at tourist resorts across Thailand, according to documents found in the house of a fugitive leader of the country's Islamic insurgency, a senior security official said. (AP)


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Pakistani authorities have rejected a surrender offer by a former Guantanamo detainee who is wanted for masterminding the kidnapping of two Chinese engineers in October, a top official said. (


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The corpse that was buried on the evening of Nov. 19 at a village in the southern Philippine province of Maguindanao was not of Abu Sayyaf leader Khadaffy Janjalani but of a local resident. (Arab News)


Iran Has Detained 10 on Spying Charges

Iran has arrested 10 people on charges of revealing its nuclear secrets to Israeli and US intelligence agencies, Intelligence Minister Ali Yunesi said. (AP)


Ukraine Agents Deny Poison Plot

Ukraine's security service (SBU) has insisted it had nothing to do with the poisoning of presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko. (BBC)


Libya Indignant Over Saudi Rebuke

Libya has indignantly denied it backed a plot to kill Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah, after Saudi Arabia said it was recalling its envoy to Libya. (BBC)


Revealed: Haiti Bloodbath That Left Dozens Dead In Jail

Reed Lindsay is the only journalist to get into the Port-au-Prince prison since a riot three weeks ago when, it is said, guards executed inmates. (The Observer)

Saudi Arabia

Riyadh: Street Cameras to Help Fight Terrorism

As part of a new security plan to counter terrorism, the Riyadh police force installed cameras on the capital's main streets. The 89 cameras use the latest technology and are connected to a main control room. (Al Hayat)



Ban On Terror-Group Training Upheld

A federal appeals court reversed course Tuesday and allowed the Bush administration to enforce a law that makes it a crime to provide personnel or training to organizations that the United States classifies as terrorist. (San Francisco Chronicle)


Another Man Charged Over Madrid Attacks

A Spanish judge charged a Moroccan suspect with terrorism and mass killings for allegedly helping plan the March 11 Madrid train bombings, court officials said. (AP)


Iraq Bombing Represents Security Breach

The suspected suicide attack inside an Army mess hall in Iraq represents a breach of the most basic principles of military security and points to significant weaknesses in the screening of Iraqis who are allowed onto the base, experts say. (AP)

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