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Filipino on trial in California for terrorist plot

Suspect Ralph de Leon

Jurors must weigh whether two Inland Empire men, including a Filipino, posed a true threat with their plans to travel overseas and join Al Qaeda or if investigators exaggerated, as their trial resumed in federal court here.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino indicted in California for terror plot

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Members of the media gather outside the home of 21-year-old Miguel Alejandro Santana Vidriales of Upland, Calif. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. Vidriales is one of four Southern California men who have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday. In one online conversation, Santana told an FBI undercover agent that he wanted to commit jihad and expressed interest in a jihadist training camp in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. AP/Damian Dovarganes

A 23-year-old Filipino-American and two other Southern California residents have been indicted on terrorism-related charges in federal court.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH envoys visit Filipino held in US terror plot

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Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia Jr. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Philippine consular officials were able to visit the 23-year-old Filipino immigrant detained in California for his alleged involvement in a plot to mount terrorist attacks that reportedly included targets in the Philippines.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Embassies in Afghan capital attacked; 2 die

The Taliban launched coordinated attacks on at least seven sites across the Afghan capital on Sunday, targeting North Atlantic Treaty Organization (Nato) headquarters, the parliament and diplomatic residences. Militants also launched near-simultaneous assaults in three other eastern cities.

Posted: April 16th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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