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American Held in Ethiopia Gets Hearing

An American detained in Ethiopia under a program to interrogate alleged al-Qaida loyalists has appeared before a military tribunal there, more than three months after he was captured trying to escape the war in Somalia, a U.S. official said Saturday. Amir Mohammed Meshal, 24, and dozens of other foreigners have been jailed in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on suspicion of having ties to the Islamic militia that Ethiopia’s army helped defeat in neighboring Somalia. Extremists linked to al-Qaida fought on behalf of the Islamists. Full Story

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