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The Lockerbie bombing is alleged to be a retaliation for the downing of an Iranian passenger jet by a US Navy missile in July 1988 that killed 290 people.

The family of Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, a former Libyan intelligence officer, have battled for years to bring the case and clear his name.

Iran dithering on crash probe, says Ukraine airline

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Iran dithering on crash probe, says Ukraine airline

Those in the Iranian investigation into the downing of a passenger plane ago are deliberately dragging their feet, Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) said

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 <em>Lockerbie</em> flight attack

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US charges Libyan 'bombmaker' over 1988 Lockerbie flight attack

The attack killed 259 who were on the aircraft, including 190 Americans, as well as 11 people on the ground.

US to unseal charges against <em>Lockerbie</em> bombing suspect: reports

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

US to unseal charges against Lockerbie bombing suspect: reports

Abu Agila Mohammad Masud, reportedly held by Libyan authorities, is set to be charged by the US, according to local media.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lockerbie bombing appeal ends, judges mull ruling

Scotland's most senior judge said the panel would issue a written opinion 'as soon as it possibly can'.

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Lockerbie bomber appeal set to start in Scotland

Megrahi was the only person convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103, which was blown up over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

The New Arab Staff

Scottish judge rules Lockerbie bombing documents to stay secret

Lawyers believe the intelligence documents are central to appealing the conviction of Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi.

The New Arab

Syrian refugee is first confirmed victim of London fire

The local Syrian community held a vigil for the 24 year old student, who was granted asylum in the UK after fleeing Daraa three years ago.

Tony Blair defends his 'special relationship' with Libya's Gaddafi

Paul McLoughlin

Tony Blair defends his 'special relationship' with Libya's Gaddafi

Blog: Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair gave evidence to politicians on Friday, where he defended his relationship with the former Libyan ...

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Legacy of a dictator: Gaddafi's long shadow over Libya

Feature: Four years after his death, the legacy of Libya's former dictator continues to haunt his country, wracked by civil war and torn apart ...

Gaddafi and the IRA's explosive relationship

Nick Rodrigo

Gaddafi and the IRA's explosive relationship

Comment: Libya supplied Semtex and other weaponry and training to those Gaddafi believed were his 'anti-imperialist' brethren in Northern ...

A web of complicity in CIA operations

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

A web of complicity in CIA operations

Countries across the Middle East, Europe and North Africa are listed in a report showing how the CIA was aided in its abduction and torture ...

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