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China Backs Sovereign Immunity after U.S. Sept.11 Bill Becomes Law

BEIJING, Oct 10 – A country’s domestic law should not supersede international law on anti-terrorism cooperation, China said on Monday, after the U.S. Congress last month approved a bill that allows relatives of the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. Congress on Sept. 28 overwhelmingly rejected President Barack Obama’s veto of

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Sudan Condemns U.S. Sept. 11 Law

KHARTOUM, Oct 4 – Sudan condemned on Tuesday a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue governments for damages, saying it undermined state sovereignty and could provoke reciprocal legislation. Sudan hosted Osama bin Laden, the al Qaeda leader behind the attacks, from 1991-1996, although it has

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U.S. Sept. 11 Law Weakens International Relations, Saudi Cabinet Says

DUBAI, Oct 3 – Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a U.S. law allowing citizens to sue the kingdom over the Sept. 11 2001 attacks represented a threat to international relations and urged Congress to act to prevent any dangerous consequences from the new legislation. The cabinet, at its weekly meeting in the capital Riyadh,

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U.S. September 11 Law Exasperates Saudis, Government Silent

By Katie Paul and Hadeel Al Sayegh RIYADH/DUBAI- A U.S. law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks met a stony silence from Riyadh on Thursday but some Saudis bristled, saying the kingdom could curb business and security ties in response to an ally’s perceived affront. The Senate and House of Representatives

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Obama Vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi Bill, Sets Up Showdown with Congress

By Patricia Zengerle and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 25 – President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency. Obama said the Justice Against Sponsors of

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Dial 9-11 For JASTA

Fifteen years on, 9/11 victims’ families demand justice. By Roshanak Taghavi Justice and security are on the minds of many Americans commemorating September 11 this week, as newly de-classified documents re-ignite the debate over Saudi Arabia’s alleged involvement in the deadliest attacks in contemporary U.S. history — and congressional legislation is proposing to hold the Kingdom

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The Jasta Controversy: Is There a Longer-Term Agenda?

  BY Dr. Habib Al Mulla It was an event future historians may well regard as something of a watershed—but not solely for the obvious issues now being discussed by the media, argued over by lawyers, and scrutinized by national security experts. On May 17, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism

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