THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. LOU WATERS, CNN ANCHOR: A half-dozen hijackers, a band of negotiators, truckloads of heavily armed soldiers, and 160 exhausted yet terrified captives: Those are the players in a hijack ordeal that’s now well into its fourth day. An Indian Airlines airbus commandeered Friday sits on a tarmac in Afghanistan while direct negotiations with Indian officials gets underway for the first time. Watching events unfold is journalist Peter Bergen, who filed this report just minutes ago.
WASHINGTON (CNN) — Suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden has offered to leave Afghanistan if it will prevent the United Nations from imposing sanctions against the country’s de facto rulers, Taliban officials said Friday.
The United Nations two weeks ago voted to impose sanctions on the Taliban, which controls most of Afghanistan, if it did not turn over bin Laden by November 14.
A year ago today, bombs ripped through the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, where 224 people were killed and more than 5,000 were injured. The attacks have prompted a massive campaign to apprehend suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden. U.S. authorities say that bin Laden and his organization could be planning further attacks against the U.S.
Colleagues, friends and family of more than 200 people killed in the twin bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania a year ago came together on two continents Saturday to mark the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. .. ——————————————————————————– August 7, 1999Web posted at: 9:19 p.m. EDT (0119 GMT) NAIROBI, Kenya (CNN) — Colleagues, friends […]
In an official announcement expected on Monday, the FBI plans to name suspected terrorist Osama bin Laden to its 10 Most Wanted list. He is accused of being behind two embassy bombings in east Africa last August that left more than 200 people dead. SHOW: CNN THE WORLD TODAY 20:00 pm ET June 5, 1999; […]
February 24, 1999Web posted at: 2:30 p.m. EST (1930 GMT) WASHINGTON (CNN) — Threatened attacks linked to accused terrorist Osama bin Laden were thwarted at U.S. embassies in Albania and Uganda in the weeks after a pair of deadly embassy bombings in Africa last summer, CNN was told on Wednesday. The source, a U.S. counterterrorism […]
February 16, 1999Web posted at: 12:01 a.m. EST (0501 GMT) WASHINGTON (CNN) — Islamic militant Osama bin Laden is widely believed still to be hiding in Afghanistan, although his relations with the ruling Taliban are reportedly strained. The exiled Saudi billionaire is accused of masterminding the bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa last August. […]
The war of words between Iran and Afghanistan’s militant Taliban escalated into more serious threats Tuesday, as the Taliban warned its military would retaliate if Iran attacked Afghanistan. Iranian military on alert September 15, 1998Web posted at: 1:28 p.m. EDT (1728 GMT) TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — The war of words between Iran and Afghanistan’s militant […]
The bodies of seven of the nine Iranian diplomats killed last month in Afghanistan were returned to Iran on Monday, while tensions at the border between the two countries flared to new levels. .. September 14, 1998 Web posted at: 8:26 p.m. EDT (0026 GMT) PESHAWAR, Pakistan (CNN) — The bodies of seven of the […]
Osama Bin Ladin is not an easy man to find, and he plans on keeping it that way. A multimillionaire from Saudi Arabia, he is considered by the U.S. government to be “one of the most significant financial sponsors of Islamic extremist activities in the world.” By Peter Bergen and Frank Smyth Only at TNR […]
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