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Carol King-Eckersley tells of her 'double tragedy' after deciding to track down her only child, put up for adoption 45 years ago

Letter: Lockerbie trial

Sir: The British government, to its credit, guarantees the two Libyans accused of complicity in the Lockerbie bombing justice and a fair trial, without a jury and outside Scotland (report, 24 August).

Lockerbie relatives welcome trial progress

BRITISH relatives of those killed in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing yesterday welcomed a ruling which could lead the way to the trial of the two Libyans accused of the murders.

Lockerbie families accept trial in The Hague

Relatives of Americans killed in the Lockerbie bombing are now prepared to see the two Libyan suspects tried at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, a spokesman for the families of the British victims said yesterday.

Chance missed to wipe out IRA

MI5 revelations: Ex-agent says red tape stymied anti-terror move

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A feast of Dover sole, Chablis and a politician lightly grilled

How a quiet briefing in a Blackpool restaurant turned into a political storm

SA struggles to please the big bad world

Rafsanjani's visit poses a foreign policy dilemma for the ANC, reports Mary Braid

Lockerbie evidence 'planted by CIA'

Crucial evidence against two Libyans for the Lockerbie bombing was planted by the CIA, it was claimed in the Commons yesterday.

Losing count

Losing count

Call for Lockerbie trial overseas

Britain's refusal to approve a trial of the two Libyans accused of the Lockerbie bombing in a neutral country suffered a severe set-back yesterday when a former government minister called for a change to the law so the suspects could appear before an overseas court.

The Iranian clergyman who could help the police with their inquiries

Ali Akbar Mohtashemi, the man named in connection with the Lockerbie bombing, was a confidant of the late Ayatollah Khomeini and one of the key Iranian clergymen responsible for a decade of anti-Western violence in the Middle East. Fallen from pow er, henow lives quietly in a Tehran suburb.

Lockerbie: an unsolved case of murder

The suggestion that Iran, not Libya, bombed Pan Am 103 adds another twi st to the tale of the Lockerbie disaster. John Arlidge explains

Iran blamed for Lockerbie

Doubt cast on `official version' of Pan Am bomb attack. John Arlidge reports

Bock plans to sell off Lonrho's hotel interests

Dieter Bock took a further step towards a possible break-up of Lonrho yesterday as he confirmed that the mining and agriculture conglomerate planned to float off its wide-ranging hotel interests, possibly this year.
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