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U.S. hits bin Laden’s son-in-law with new conspiracy charges

US prosecutors on Monday linked Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law to the 2001 Al-Qaeda shoe bomber plot after adding two extra charges against the Kuwaiti, who faces life behind bars if convicted. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, whose trial in New York is scheduled to begin on February 3, was initially charged…

New York judge sets bin Ladin’s son-in-law trial for January

A New York federal judge has set the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law for January after defense lawyers said US budget cuts would make it hard to prepare by an earlier date. Judge Lewis Kaplan issued an order signed Tuesday fixing a January 7 start date for the…

Bin Laden son-in-law court appearance reignites debate over handling of terrorism cases

NEW YORK — With the surprise appearance in a New York courtroom of Osama bin Laden’s son in law on Friday, the US justice system’s handling of terrorism cases itself went back on trial. Until now, alleged Al-Qaeda figures have been more likely to be blown apart by a missile…

CIA seizes bin Laden son-in-law: report

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was seized by CIA agents and taken to the United States after Turkey deported him to Jordan this month, a Turkish newspaper reported on Thursday. Abu Ghaith, the former spokesman of the Al-Qaeda network, was seized last month at a luxury hotel in…

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