GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
August 7, 1998: U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, are bombed simultaneously.

Four men are tried on charges related to the simultaneous bombings in Africa, which killed 224 people and wounded thousands. Charges include conspiring in the bombing and other acts of terrorism as part of Osama bin Laden's international organization, al-Qaeda. All four are convicted in May 2001 and sentenced to life in prison without parole on October 18, 2001.

PBS Terrorism on Trial /jan-june01/terrorism_2-5.html

After a background report on the embassy bombing trial, a panel discusses the role of the courts in the fight against terrorism.

PBS Hunting Bin Laden: Interview with Bin Laden /shows/binladen/who/interview.html

Osama bin Laden answers questions posed to him by some of his followers at his mountaintop camp in southern Afghanistan. Later, ABC reporter John Miller is asking the questions.