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  • ** FILE ** Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (Associated Press)

    EDITORIAL: A trade with terrorists

    The British government traded a notorious terrorist for money five years ago, and newly released diplomatic emails confirm what everyone knew then.


  • **FILE** Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (Associated Press)

    Libyan convicted in Lockerbie bombing is dead

    Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, died Sunday, nearly three years after he was released from a Scottish prison to the outrage of the relatives of the attack's 270 victims. He was 60.


  • ** FILE ** Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (Associated Press)

    Previously undisclosed Lockerbie files published

    A Scottish newspaper on Sunday published previously undisclosed files on the 1988 Pan Am bombing that killed hundreds over Lockerbie, Scotland, arguing that it is in the public interest to ignore data protection laws that have kept the documents from the public.


  • ** FILE ** Abdel Baset al-Megrahi (Associated Press)

    Libyan Lockerbie bomber near death, family says

    The former Libyan intelligence officer convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing is close to death and slipping in and out of consciousness, his family said Monday, a week after the regime that protected him was ousted from power.


  • World Scene

    The Libyan man convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing attended a pro-Gadhafi rally, and Libyan state TV images showing the bomber in a wheelchair in a crowd in Tripoli revived criticism in Britain on Wednesday of the decision to grant him early release on medical grounds.


  • ** FILE ** Police and investigators examine what remains of the flight deck of Pan Am Flight 103 on a field in Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 22, 1988. (AP Photo/File)

    Report: Ex-minister says Gadhafi ordered Lockerbie bombing

    The Swedish tabloid Expressen on Wednesday said Libya's ex-justice minister claims that Moammar Gadhafi personally ordered the Lockerbie bombing that killed 270 people in 1988.


  • Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi gives a warm welcome in Tripoli in August 2009 to Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

    U.S. has no records on BP and Lockerbie bomber

    A State Department official said Wednesday that a review of government records found no evidence that oil giant BP sought to secure the early release of the Lockerbie bomber from a Scottish prison.


  • In this Aug. 20, 2009, file photo, hundreds of Libyans welcome Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who found guilty of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, top left, as he is accompanied by Seif al-Islam el- Gadhafi, son of Libyan leader Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi upon his arrival at airport in Tripoli, Libya, after Scotland freed the terminally ill Lockerbie bomber on compassionate grounds. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

    Britain warns Libya against Lockerbie bomber anniversary

    Britain's government says it has warned Libya that any celebration of Friday's anniversary of the release from jail of the Lockerbie bomber would be deeply offensive to the families of the mainly U.S. victims of the attack.


  • ** FILE ** This Thursday, March 14, 2002, file photo shows convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, who was due to learn Thursday, Aug. 20. 2009, whether he will be freed on compassionate grounds and allowed to return to Libya or die in a British prison. (AP Photo/Via APTN)

    Lockerbie families raise new questions over bomber

    The regrets of a cancer expert who assessed the only man ever convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie jetliner bombing have intensified the anger felt by victims' relatives over Scotland's decision to release the Libyan on compassionate grounds.


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