Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Two friends of alleged Boston bomber in court

Robel Phillipos leaves a federal court in Boston. Photo: AP

Two college friends of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges that they helped cover his tracks when the FBI was trying to find the people responsible for the April 15 attack.

Saturday, 14 September, 2013, 3:09am

Friend of Boston bombing suspect’s friend accused of lying

A sketch of Robel Phillipos in the Boston courtroom. Photo: AP

A friend of the surviving Boston marathon bombing suspect faces up to 16 years in jail after being charged with two counts of lying to terrorism investigators.

31 Aug 2013 - 3:06am

Boston bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev able to walk; talks to mother

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother said.

Meanwhile, the father of a Chechen immigrant killed in Florida while being interrogated by the FBI about his ties to the slain brother maintained that US agents "executed" his son.

1 Jun 2013 - 5:34am

Talking points

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Boston bombing accused in court

30 May 2013 - 2:56am

Boston bombing suspects' mother says Tamerlan shot 'needlessly'

The mother of the Tsarnaev brothers, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, speaks press conference in Makhachkala, Daghestan. Photo: EPA

The mother of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the Boston bombings launched an impassioned attack yesterday on US authorities over the death of one of her sons, as her husband planned to return to the United States to find out what happened.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:38am

Dead Boston bomber in terror database

Tamerlan Tsarnaev (left) and brother Dzhokhar. Photo: AP

The CIA asked the top US counterterrorism agency to add the deceased Boston bombing suspect to a terror watchlist more than a year before the attacks, officials said on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Beware the overzealous response to acts of terrorism

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev.

To follow the drama of the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers online through Twitter, Reddit, television news, police scanners and newspaper updates was to be inundated with an abundance of almost real-time information. Anyone with a computer and internet access could get a virtual view of events, blow by blow, and connect the dots, rightly or wrongly, along the way. To follow the tweets of Watertown eyewitnesses, in particular, was to be thrust into a front-row seat of a real-life movie of guns popping in the dark and bodies falling, police cars racing and bystanders mistakenly apprehended.

25 Apr 2013 - 3:03am

Boat where Boston suspect hid becomes macabre tourist attraction

FBI investigators study the boat in Dave Henneberry's garden in Franklin Street, Watertown, where the suspect was found. Photo: Reuters

Freed from a police order to stay in their homes, people from Watertown and further away went to see where marathon bomb suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hid and was caught.

22 Apr 2013 - 5:06am

After Boston, lessons from a legacy of terror

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and Timothy McVeigh. Photos: AP, Reuters

As prosecutors consider charges following the Boston Marathon bombings, the same laws used successfully in deadly terrorist acts such as the Oklahoma City outrage and the first World Trade Centre attack may be at the top of their list.

22 Apr 2013 - 8:04am

Boston bomb suspect hospitalised in 'serious condition', under heavy guard

Fans hold up a US flag before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Kansas City Royals in Boston. Photo: AP

People across the Boston area breathed easier the morning after Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was pulled, wounded and bloody, from a tarp-covered boat in a Watertown backyard.

21 Apr 2013 - 10:25am