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Tribune staff reportersAmerican tax dollars and the wartime needs of the U.S. military are fueling an illicit pipeline of cheap foreign labor, mainly impoverished Asians who often are deceived, exploited and put in harm's way in Iraq with little protection. The U.S. has long...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe two men stand uncomfortably side by side in the makeshift prison yard, unwarmed by the autumn sun. Both have longish hair, matted behind the ears, and bushy, untrimmed beards. Until they wound up as prisoners, they were among the most feared fighters...
Washington BureauU.S. authorities began a worldwide crackdown Wednesday on two shadowy financial organizations, a banking group and a money-transfer network, that they say help Saudi exile Osama bin Laden finance terrorist activities. The strikes against al-Taqwa and al-...
Tribune staff reporterWherever he went during his eight years in Germany, Mohamed Atta seemed to do one thing well--escape notice. He followed German laws by registering every time he moved. He paid his bills. And he was a diligent student. His two Hamburg roommates, Marwan...
Tags: Crimes, National Security, Rentals, Lawyers, Lebanon
Washington BureauGeography and the incendiary politics of the Middle East are drawing Saudi Arabia into a role it does not relish: that of ally in a U.S. military campaign. With U.S. troops, planes and command facilities already on its soil, Saudi Arabia is positioned to...
The man suspected of flying the second plane into the World Trade Center in New York received $100,000 in cash through a money-changer in the United Arab Emirates last year, the head of the country's Central Bank said Wednesday. Four payments totaling...
Of The Morning CallSamar Aldaghma, a Palestinian college student who's studying to be a journalist, sits in a taxi on a dusty field amid a chaotic collection of waiting cars and trucks, hoping to arrive home safely for the post-Ramadan holiday. But an Israeli soldier,...
Tags: Firearms, Teen-agers, Gaza Strip, Suicide, Gaza Crisis (2008)
Sun National StaffWASHINGTON - Amid strains in American ties with Saudi Arabia, the United States has significantly expanded its strategic relationship with the smaller emirates and monarchies of the oil-rich Persian Gulf, which could play a key role as bases for U.S....
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersUntil Sept. 11, Osama bin Laden's terrorists in Afghanistan used the Persian Gulf crossroads of the United Arab Emirates as their lifeline to the outside world. Poor oversight in the loose federation of seven tiny sheikdoms allowed Bin Laden's al-Qaida...
Times Staff WritersThe indictment of Zacarias Moussaoui suggests the FBI has made significant progress tracing the Sept. 11 conspiracy. The 31-page indictment paints Moussaoui as one of the intended hijackers. It also outlines for the first time in detail how the federal...
Tags: National Security, Crimes, Lawyers, Transportation, Boeing Co.
Times Staff WriterThe Pentagon is drawing up plans to helicopter thousands of U.S. soldiers into Iraq from Turkey in the early days of an invasion, establishing a northern front that war planners increasingly see as a key part of any U.S. military action against Saddam...
Times Staff WritersJOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Authorities pursuing traffickers in nuclear weapons technology recently uncovered an audacious scheme to deliver a complete uranium enrichment plant to Libya, documents and interviews show. The discovery provides...
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