US Supreme Court Turns Away Families of Dead USS Cole Sailors in Sudan Suit

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday turned away a bid by family members of 17 U.S. sailors killed in the 2000 al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole to collect some $35 million in damages from Sudan for its alleged role in the attack, six days after also ruling against Americans injured in the attack. The justices declined to … [Read more...]

U.S. Supreme Court Backs Sudan in USS Cole Bombing Lawsuit

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, March 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday prevented American sailors injured in the deadly 2000 al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole from collecting $314.7 million in damages from the government of Sudan for its alleged role in the attack. In a 8-1 decision, the justices overturned a lower court's decision that had allowed … [Read more...]

U.S. Kills Terrorist Behind 2000 USS Cole Bombing

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Sunday it has killed a militant in Yemen believed to be one of the planners of a deadly bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole in 2000. Jamal al-Badawi was killed in a precision strike in Yemen's Marib governate on Jan. 1, U.S. Central Command said on Twitter two days after saying U.S. forces had targeted Badawi in the … [Read more...]

Supreme Court Divided Over USS Cole Bombing Lawsuit Against Sudan

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared divided on Wednesday as they weighed an effort by Sudan, backed by the U.S. government, to avoid paying $314.7 million in damages to American sailors injured in a 2000 deadly bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole by the al Qaeda militant group. The justices heard oral arguments in … [Read more...]

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Sudan’s Appeal in USS Cole Bombing Case

By Andrew Chung WASHINGTON, June 25 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Monday to hear Sudan's appeal of $314.7 million in damages awarded in a lawsuit seeking compensation for American sailors injured in 2000 in the deadly al Qaeda bombing of the Navy destroyer USS Cole in Yemen. The damages were levied by default because Sudan did not appear before a lower court … [Read more...]