A judge in Yemen sentenced six al Qaeda terrorists to death and sent 10 others to prison for up to 15 years, the state-run Saba news agency reported. The ring, known as the Tarim cell, belonged to the Yemen wing of the al Qaeda terrorist organization, the agency said. The group, which included four Syrians and a Saudi, had been convicted of bombing oil and military facilities and foreign diplomatic missions, including the U.S.
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New Orleans mayor quarantined in China for possible flu exposure
The mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, has been quarantined in China after possible exposure to the H1N1 virus, his office said Sunday. Mayor Ray Nagin, who traveled to China on an economic development trip, flew on a plane that carried a passenger being treated for symptoms suspected to be from the virus, commonly known as the swine flu virus, the mayor’s office said in a statement. Nagin, his wife and a member of his security detail have been quarantined in Shanghai, China, though all three are symptom free, the statement said.