Daniel Pearl

  • Omar Sheikh attempts suicide in Pakistan jail February 16, 2014

    Karachi: Omar Saeed Sheikh, the terrorist freed by India in exchange for the hostages of a hijacked plane in 2000, has attempted suicide in a Pakistani jail, an official said. The BritishPakistani national, sentenced to death for killing Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, attempted to take his life in Hyderabad...
  • Pak: Top LeJ commander involved in US journalist's murder arrested March 18, 2013

    Karachi: A top commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, who was allegedly involved in the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, was arrested on Sunday in this Pakistani city. Paramilitary Rangers arrested Qari Abdul Hayee, the former president of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi's (LeJ) Sindh chapter, during a raid in the city. A source in...
  • The Meadow: A hostage situation in Kashmir June 27, 2012

    The Meadow is a book that details a kidnapping of six foreign tourists in Kashmir in the mid90s, the coverup, the complicity of Pakistani intelligence, as well as a ploy for world attention, and subsequent strategising by Indian intelligence. One of the authors, the awardwinning journalist Adrian Levy speaks to...
  • AlQaeda was against killing Pearl: WikiLeaks April 27, 2011

    Boston: 9/11 attacks mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed was warned by a senior AlQaeda military commander not to kill Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002 and that he should be "freed" but the American was killed anyway, according to leaked WikiLeaks documents. 38yearold Pearl, who was the South Asia...
  • 9/11 mastermind killed Daniel Pearl: Report January 20, 2011

    Washington: Khalid Sheik Mohammed, a top Al Qaeda leader and 9/11 attack mastermind, killed US journalist Daniel Pearl and even restaged the killing by decapitating his victim so that it could be filmed for propaganda, a new report says. Sheik Mohammed, who is being held at the US detention centre at...
  • Entwrap: Is it splitsville for the Spice Girls again? February 4, 2008

    Los Angeles: Hollywood's biggest producers and film stars hit the red carpet on Saturday night for the 2008 Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton. The Santa Barbara International Film Festival honoured Oscarwinning actress Angelina Jolie for her portrayal of Marianne Pearl, wife of slain journalist Daniel Pearl, in the film,...
  • Jolie in Cannes to promote Pearl film May 22, 2007

    Cannes (France): Angelina Jolie, who plays the widow of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in A Mighty Heart, said she was overwhelmed by Mariane Pearl's inner strength and her ability to let go of hatred. "For me, so much of why this film was important to do is because...
  • First Look: Jolie in A Mighty Heart June 20, 2007

    Heres an exclusive first look at Angelina Jolie's A Mighty Heart. Produced by Brad Pitt, the film is based on the memoir of Marianne Pearl, whose husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, was abducted and eventually murdered by terrorists in 2002. ...
  • Pearl film to open at Karachi film fest June 21, 2007

    Karachi: The film based on the murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl will premiere at a film festival in the city from where he was abducted nearly five years ago. Infinite Justice by BritishPakistani filmmaker Jamil Dehlavi, is the star attraction at the Sixth KaraFilm Festival that kicked...
  • Film on Pearl's brutal slaying debuts November 23, 2006

    New Delhi: A moving documentary on the brutal slaying in Pakistan of American journalist Daniel Pearl has made its Indian debut, even as Hollywood film The Mighty Heart which features the complete story of slain journalist is still under production. Ramesh Sharma's The Journalist and the Jihadi, that was screened at...
  • PittJolie land in trouble in Jodhpur October 26, 2006

    Jodhpur: Authorities at the Jodhpur airport are contemplating an inquiry against Hollywood's star couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt for landing their helicopter in a hotel compound without permission. While the air traffic controller (ATC) remained tightlipped over the entire issue, airport officials said a probe would be instituted. The couple,...
  • Suspect in custody not Pearls killer October 14, 2006

    Washington: Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl was killed in 2002 by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and not by Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was sentenced to death for the killing a year later and now awaits the outcome of his appeal to the Sindh High Court. Time magazine quoted President General Pervez...
  • Jolie, Pitt shoot Pearls film in Pune October 5, 2006

    Pune: Hollywood's hottest stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrived in Pune on Thursday for the shooting of a film on American journalist Daniel Pearl who was slain by the Talibans in Afghanistan. Jolie, Pitt and a few members of their families arrived at Pune International Airport at about 1500 hours...
  • Lawyer may use Mush book in Pearl case September 26, 2006

    Karachi: The lawyer of Britishborn terrorist Saeed Sheikh Umar, who was awarded the death penalty for the murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, has said he could use President Pervez Musharraf's book to defend his client in the court. "Musharraf's book apparently contains a chapter which indicates that my...