Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

Good Reads: A roundup of Lockerbie, Boko Haram, and Monterrey

(Read article summary)

Libya State TV/AP

(Read caption) In this image taken from Libya's state TV, convicted Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi is seen attending a pro-government rally in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on July 26. The TV said the man in a wheelchair attending Tuesday's rally is Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted in the 1988 bombing of a Pan Am plane over the Scottish town of Lockerbie, which killed 270 people.

About these ads

The weekend is done, Manchester United destroyed Arsenal, and a storm named Irene thankfully disappeared faster than expected.

Let’s turn to the papers, shall we, and find some good reads that help us make sense of some of the other stories from the past few days.

● First up, if you haven’t already seen the video, is a well reported piece by Nic Robertson of CNN. For the past decade, Mr. Robertson has been one of the hardest working correspondents on TV, and having covered the investigation of the bombing of the Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, on Dec. 21, 1988, he returns to the story years later in Tripoli, Libya, to Abdel Basset al-Megrahi, the man convicted of organizing the bombing of the airliner by a Scottish court, and later released on compassionate medical grounds due to failing health.


Page 1 of 4

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.