News Digest August 22-28


Bringing in the Sheik

Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman has finally been indicted for conspiring with 14 of his followers to wage what prosecutors last week called a "war of urban terrorism." The group allegedly orchestrated February's World Trade Center bombing and plotted to attack other New York City landmarks. Though at first the radical cleric could not be directly linked to the acts, a federal grand jury indicted him under a seldom-used sedition law.

Sanctions Against China

The U.S. prohibited the sale of nearly $1 billion in high-technology goods by American firms to China over the next two years as...

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