Taliban ready to try Bin Laden


Manama - The Afghan Taliban was reported yesterday to have told Saudi Arabia it is ready to put the Saudi dissident, Mr Osama Bin Laden, on trial for a 1996 bomb attack on US airmen in the kingdom if the victims' families request it.

The London-based, Saudi-owned Al-Hayat reported that the trial was part of a three-point proposal submitted to Saudi Arabia by the Islamic fundamentalist militia in an attempt to restore their fractured diplomatic ties.