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New York (AFP) – A Libyan Al-Qaeda suspect who was snatched from Tripoli by U.S. commandos and interrogated on an American warship, has been brought to New York to face trial, a prosecutor said Monday.

Anas al-Libi arrived in the United States at the weekend and was brought directly to New York, where he has been under indictment for more than a decade.

Libi, a computer expert captured in the Libyan capital Tripoli on October 5, faces trial for the twin 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

“The government expects that he will be presented before a judicial officer tomorrow,” Southern District of New York Attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement.

Libi was believed to have been held and interrogated on a US warship in the Mediterranean after his capture in an operation denounced by Libya.

U.S. President Barack Obama said last week that Libi “planned and helped to execute a plot that killed hundreds of people, a whole lot of Americans.”

“We have strong evidence of that. And he will be brought to justice,” Obama added.

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US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wants her Democrats to push through trillions of dollars worth of investments in infrastructure and social service programs before a self-imposed deadline of September 30, 2021

Washington (AFP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed confidence a massive infrastructure bill will pass this week but acknowledged it would not get a Monday vote as planned, with fellow Democrats warning critical work remains to meet the party's deadlines.

Democrats have been scrambling to hammer out a landmark plan to upgrade the nation's roads and bridges, but are also under immense pressure to finalize a $3.5 trillion public investment package and fund the government to avert a looming shutdown -- all by September 30.

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