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Ex-East German 'Stasi' agents questioned over Lockerbie links

Berlin - More than 30 years after the Lockerbie bombing, German prosecutors confirmed Thursday they have interviewed ex-East German secret police agents, at the request of Scottish investigators, over the attack.

Scotland to review conviction of Lockerbie bomber

Edinburgh - A Scottish commission responsible for investigating miscarriages of justice on Thursday said it will review the conviction of a man jailed for bombing a plane over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988.

Family of late Lockerbie bombing convict launch appeal bid

London - The family of the only person ever convicted of the bombing of an airliner over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988 lodged a new bid Tuesday to appeal against his conviction posthumously.

Two new Libyan suspects identified in Lockerbie bombing

London - Scottish prosecutors said Thursday they had identified two new Libyan suspects in the bombing of a Pan Am jet over the Scottish town of Lockerbie in 1988, which killed 270 people.Scottish and US officials agree "there is a proper basis in law...

25 years on a mother learns son died in Lockerbie plane tragedy

Lockerbie - On December 21, 1998, Pan Am Flight 103 from Heathrow to New York exploded over the small Scottish town of Lockerbie killing 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground. 25 years on, one mother learns that her son died in the tragedy.

Lockerbie bomb plane returns to Scotland

Lockerbie - Parts of Pan Am 103, which was blown up over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 have been returned to Scotland nearly 25 years after the disaster.

Deputy Prime Minister says al Megrahi should be returned to jail

Edinburgh - Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today said that he thought that the only person convicted over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing should be back behind bars.

No immunity for Kusa, Scotland requests interview over Lockerbie

The UK Foreign Secretary confirms that defected Libyan Foreign Minister Musa Kusa will not receive immunity from British or international justice.

Did BP lobby to free Lockerbie bomber to save oil deal?

British Petroleum executives are to go before the US Senate Foreign Affairs Commission on July 29 amid rumours that BP lobbied the British government in 2007 to free Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Megrahi.

The Lockerbie Bombing, a Never-Ending Story

New doubts have been cast about whether or not Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi was the actual Lockerbie bomber - or just a scape-goat set up as a fall guy

Barack Obama Tells British PM of Disappointment at Bomber Release

U.S. President Barack Obama has told British Prime Minister Gordon Brown of his disappointment at the decision to release Abdul Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over the skies of Southern Scotland in December 1988.

Majority oppose Lockerbie bomber release

In a poll commissioned by the BBC, nearly three quarters of Scotland citizens oppose the release of Lockerbie bomber Ali al-Megrahi.

Schumer asks for U.N. condemnation of Libya

New York Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer has asked the United Nations to condemn Libya for joyfully welcoming the Lockerbie bomber to their nation.

Dissent in Scotland over Decision to Release Lockerbie Bomber

The Scottish government, already facing criticism from FBI Director Robert Mueller over its decision to release convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdul Basset Ali al-Megrahi, is now under fire from opposition politicians.

Libyan Welcome For Lockerbie Bomber Heavily Criticized

Officials on both sides of the Atlantic have criticized the hero's welcome afforded to the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing when he returned to Libya.

Lockerbie Bomber Release Agreed on Compassionate Grounds

Scottish Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill has confirmed that Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the man convicted of bombing Pan Am Flight 103 over the town of Lockerbie in Southern Scotland in December 1988, is to be released and returned to Libya.

Lockerbie bomber halts appeal

Lawyers for Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi , the man convicted in the Lockerbie bombing, said their client will not continue with his appeal. This was his second appeal challenging the conviction.

Rumors Circulate that Lockerbie Bomber is to be Released

There is increasing speculation that Abdel Baset Ali al-Megrahi, the Libyan convicted of involvement in the 1988 bombing of Pan-AM Flight 103 and sentenced to life imprisonment, is soon to be released by the Scottish Government.

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