Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi News
Lockerbie Bombing Remembered at Arlington Cemetery
ARLINGTON, Va. — Memorial services were held today at Arlington National Cemetery in remembrance of the 270 people killed in the 1988 Pan Am flight 103 bombing, one of several occurring simultaneously in the U.S. and United Kingdom this weekend to observe the 25th anniversary...
The Global News Quiz
QUESTIONS 1) How many suicide bombers were involved in the Monday attack that killed 112 in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a? 2) What food product’s stocks were decimated by the 6.0 earthquake that struck Finale Emilia, Italy? 3) What does Iraq say it plans to do...
The Global Note: Yemen - At The Scene of the Horror…NATO & the War…Italy's Quake…Lemurs & the Eclipse
YEMEN ATTACK: SOLDIERS SLAUGHTERED -90 DEAD, MORE THAN 100 WOUNDED…They were soldiers in a war which Yemen and the U.S. are fighting against Al Qaeda – soldiers trained to fight terrorism. And they were killed by a suicide bomber – who blew himself up in a tightly-packed...
Abdelbaset Al Megrahi Dead: Was Justice Served in Lockerbie Bombing?
Libyan intelligence officer Abdel-baset Ali Mohamed Al Megrahi, the only man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing died at home in Libya today, according to his brother. He was 60. Yet doubts have persisted about Al Megrahi's conviction, and it's never been established who ordered the Dec. 21,
Jan. 31: Moscow's First McDonald's 1990
1990 Soviet Union’s First McDonald’s In 1990, the American fast food icon opened its first restaurant in the Soviet Union. Thirty thousand people visited Moscow’s first McDonald’s on opening day. 2000 Alaska Airlines Plane Crash Alaska Airlines Flight 261 was bound from Puerto Vallarta,...
Dec. 21: Apollo 8 Lunar Mission 1968; Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing 1988
1968 Apollo 8 Launch NASA’s Apollo 8 launched from Cape Canaveral on America’s first manned lunar mission, with a crew of three astronauts. The space mission sent back pictures of the moon, as well as of Earth, from space. Apollo 8 returned home and landed...
Gadhafi’s Death: Lockerbie Families React
Bert Ammerman answerd the phone and proclaimed, “It’s a great day. Gadhafi is dead. I couldn’t ask for anything more.” Ammerman’s brother, Tom, died at the age of 36 when Pan Am Flight 103 exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988, leaving behind a wife and two...
Where Is Mitt Romney on Libya?
Have you had any difficulty discerning Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney’s precise position on the US involvement in the NATO mission in Libya? The one consistency has been criticism of President Obama. But beyond that, he’s seemed a bit all over the Libyan map. To...
Moammar Gadhafi's Life From 'King of Kings' to Dead Dictator
He was one of the world's most ruthless heads of state. He also was one of the most outlandish. Rarely has the leader of such a small nation played such a large role on the international stage. Moammar Gadhafi, who had weathered assassination attempts, U.S. air strikes, and years of international
Clinton ‘Encouraged’ by Libyan Rebel Leaders, Presses Lockerbie Bomber Case
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met in Paris today with leaders of the Libyan rebels’ Transitional National Council and said she came away feeling “encouraged” by what she heard. “What we heard today was very promising,” she told reporters at a press conference at the...