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THREE BRITISH Muslims convicted of an alleged bombing plot in Yemen have been released and told they are free to return home.

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RASHID BUTT has an unenviable task. On his return to Birmingham he has to explain to his brother's children where their father, Shahid, is - and why.

Defiant shouts end a strange saga of international intrigue and conspiracy

UNDER DIFFERENT circumstances, Samad Ahmed could have been in his local pub yesterday afternoon, enjoying his usual lager and lime. His friend Mohsin Ghailan would have been equally at ease in sharp designer clothing and trendy dyed red hair. Just a couple of lads with Brummie accents, arguing about football, or cars or the music scene .

We Muslims must root out the terrorism of the mosque

The case in Yemen is the wake-up call we need to confront what has become a blight on our name

Britons await verdict in Yemen terrorism trial

THE DRAB colonial courtroom near the old port in Aden will be packed and sweltering as the verdicts are read in Arabic. Simple tourists or agents of terror? When the judge has pronounced, the eight young Britons in their blue prison smocks are likely to make their views known loudly from dock - whatever the outcome.

Envelopes `prove Abu Hamza bombing plot'

YEMENI STATE prosecutors on Wednesday produced two envelopes they say are from Abu Hamza, the London-based Islamic extremist, and help prove he was involved in a planned terrorist campaign in Yemen.

Online Outrage

In the first case filed under a new cyber-stalking law in California, Gary Dellapenta was arrested last month for allegedly impersonating a woman on the Internet and saying she fantasised about being raped. Six men arrived at her apartment.

Insults fly at trial of Britons in Aden

PRISONERS AND guards exchanged curses at the trial in Aden of five Britons and an Algerian accused of planning a bombing campaign. The defendants repeated claims of torture and beatings.

Court restricts reporting of trial `to guarantee justice'

A YEMENI court yesterday imposed restrictions on reporting of the trial of five Britons and an Algerian in Aden. The judge said he had taken the decision to "guarantee the course of justice", writes Patrick Cockburn.

They chant of bitterness and hell

Patrick Cockburn in Yemen on a country paralysed by tribal conflict and weak government

Three Britons have confessed to terror charges, say Yemenis

THREE BRITONS arrested by Yemeni security forces this week in connection with alleged terrorist offences have confessed, it was reported last night.
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