January 3rd, 2013
11:51 AM ET

Britain extradites terror suspect to United States

Britain extradited a man wanted by U.S. authorities for alleged terrorism offenses Thursday, police in London said, more than two years after he was detained.

Abid Naseer, 26, was put on a plane bound for the United States at Luton Airport, north of London, after having been handed over to U.S. officials.

Naseer, a Pakistani national, was arrested in northern England in July 2010 by British police officers acting on a provisional extradition arrest warrant issued at the request of the U.S. government.

He had been held at London's high-security Belmarsh prison since his arrest, London's Metropolitan Police said.

U.S. authorities want him to stand trial on charges of providing material support to a foreign terrorist organization, conspiracy to provide material support to such an organization, and conspiracy to use a destructive device.

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Filed under: Terrorism • United Kingdom
August 3rd, 2012
08:46 AM ET

British court convicts parents of murder in 'honor' killing

A British court Friday convicted the parents of a 17-year-old girl, saying she was killed because of her Westernized lifestyle, a spokeswoman for the Chester Crown court said.

Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed were found guilty of murder in the death of Shafilea Ahmed, whose dismembered body was found on a riverbank months after she disappeared in 2003.

The conviction came after the girl's mother changed her long-standing denials and testified Monday that she had seen her husband attack their daughter on the night Shafilea died. Iftikhar Ahmed has denied killing her.

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Filed under: Crime • Justice • United Kingdom
July 21st, 2012
05:36 AM ET

Possible 2nd suspect in Bulgaria bus blast, source says

[Updated 7:20 a.m. ET] Bulgarian police have been alerted to the possibility of a second suspect in a bomb attack that killed five Israeli tourists in Burgas, a high-level source within Bulgaria's Interior Ministry told CNN.

Investigators have determined that the bomb was detonated by a man caught on airport security videos about an hour before Wednesday's attack at Burgas International Airport. But they are now looking at the possibility that he had help.

According to the source, investigators have spoken to several eyewitnesses in attempt to identify the bomber.

They describe a man with short hair who spoke English with a "distinct" accent.

This is different from the man seen on the security video who has long hair, however, leading investigators to look into the possibility that a second person may be involved, a source said.

Police in Burgas have been given an identikit photo of the man and told to look out for anyone matching this description.

Earlier, a lower-level source at the Interior Ministry told CNN that police were looking for a second suspect, possibly an American.

That was later corrected by a higher-level source, who said a second suspect was a possibility, but had not been confirmed.

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