Osama

  • Bin Laden's son-in-law Abu Ghaith sentenced to life in US prison September 23, 2014

    Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing...
  • Pakistan: Tribunal seeks record of Dr Afridi who tipped CIA on Osama September 18, 2014

    Peshawar: A tribunal in Pakistan's tribal area on Thursday directed authorities to produce records of the case of Dr Shakil Afridi who tipped the CIA to trace Osama bin Laden in the country in 2011. Afridi, who helped the American spy agency in tracing the then alQaeda chief bin Laden through...
  • US marks 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks September 11, 2014

    New York: Americans on Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, with somber ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden observed a moment of silence on the White House south lawn, along with about...
  • Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks' August 2, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the September 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques." "We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured some...
  • US court issues partial win to Osama Bin Laden assistant July 15, 2014

    Washington: A US appeals court has set aside two of three convictions against a former personal assistant to Osama Bin Laden. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued the ruling in the case of Ali Hamza alBahlul, a Yemeni, who produced propaganda videos for alQaida...
  • Kerala: College magazine with antiModi remarks withdrawn June 16, 2014

    Guruvayur: Faced with legal action and protests from BJP, the Sree Krishna College here on Monday withdrew its campus magazine which contained unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A meeting of the College Staff Council, which took the decision, also decided to recall the copies of the magazine already...
  • Kerala: 9 students arrested for antiModi remarks in campus magazine June 15, 2014

    Guruvayur: Nine students of the Sree Krishna college were on Sunday arrested in the case pertaining to their campus magazine containing unsavoury remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, police said. Those arrested, and let off on bail soon, included Student Editor of the magazine, its subeditors and editorial advisory...
  • 'Osama' to contest against Narendra Modi in Varanasi April 20, 2014

    BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi now has another contender for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat --"Osama bin Laden". Meraj Khalid Noor, lookalike of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has announced his decision to enter the fray from the temple town to what he claims, is to check "communal forces"...
  • Bihar's 'Osama' to contest against Modi from Varanasi April 18, 2014

    Meraj Khalid Noor, popularly known as Bihar's Osama bin Laden due to his uncanny resemblance to the late Al Qaeda leader, on Friday announced he would contest the Lok Sabha poll against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. "I have decided to contest polls against Modi from Varanasi," said...
  • British journalist's book claims Musharraf knew where Osama was hiding March 31, 2014

    Washington: Former Pakistani military dictator Pervez Musharraf possibly knew about slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and his place of hiding, an eminent British journalist who reported for years from Afghanistan and Pakistan for the New York Times has claimed. In her latest book, "The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2004",...
  • Bihar's 'Osama bin Laden' is now an untouchable March 28, 2014

    A Muslim man whose uncanny resemblance to Osama bin Laden made him actively woo Muslim votes for Lalu Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan years ago now feels shunned by everyone in Bihar. The times have changed, and Meraj Khalid Noor admits that no one wants him any more in their campaign...
  • US court convicts Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on terrorism charges March 26, 2014

    New York: Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaeda propaganda videotapes after the September 11 attacks, was convicted on Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. The verdict came after about five hours of deliberation in the case against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith,...
  • Pakistani tribunal upholds conviction of doctor who tracked Osama March 15, 2014

    A Pakistani tribunal on Saturday upheld the conviction of Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the CIA track down al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, but reduced his 33 years sentence by 10 years. The Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) Tribunal had sentenced Afridi to 33 years in jail and also levied...
  • Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by Osama Bin Laden, says NIA February 24, 2014

    Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was inspired by al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden and used to motivate youngsters for sacrificing their lives in the name of 'jihad' through the videos of the slain terrorist, NIA has said in its charge sheet filed in a Delhi court. The National Investigation Agency (NIA)...
  • Despite fear of Taliban's rise, India starts projects in Afghanistan February 19, 2014

    Kandhar: In an attempt to root out terror, India and Afghanistan inaugurated a new agricultural university in the Taliban stronghold of Kandahar. The project which is part of India's 2 billion dollar development commitment to Aghanistan was inaugurated by External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and will cost nearly 8 million...
  • US panel seeks declassification review of Abbottabad documents November 22, 2013

    Washington: A key US Congressional panel has sought a declassification review of documents collected by Navy SEALs in Abbottabad, Pakistan where al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed in a daring raid in 2011. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Thursday passed the Fiscal Year 2014 Intelligence Authorisation...
  • US: Group of men call Sikh professor Osama, attack him near New York September 23, 2013

    A Sikh professor at Columbia University has been allegedly attacked by a group of men who called him "Osama" and "terrorist" in an assault which the police is investigating as a hate crime. School of International and Public Affairs professor Prabhjot Singh was assaulted on Saturday night while walking in the...
  • 12 years of 9/11 terror attacks September 11, 2013

    On September 11, 2001 the world witnessed one of the most shocking terror attacks ever witnessed. The terror attack on mainland America made al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden one of the most wanted. ...
  • Petition seeks ban on Asif Ali Zardari from leaving Pakistan August 31, 2013

    Pakistan's Supreme Court on Friday sought explanation from the government over a petition seeking a ban on President Asif Ali Zardari from leaving the country after his tenure ends September 8, court officials said. The petitioner said Zardari knew of the US military operation that killed Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden...
  • Pakistan overturns jail term of doctor who helped find bin Laden August 30, 2013

    Pakistan on Thursday overturned a 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped CIA agents find al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, a decision which may result in a new trial. Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after US special forces killed bin Laden...
  • Shakeel Afridi to face fresh trial for aiding CIA, Lashkar-e-Islam August 29, 2013

    The 33-year jail term given to Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track Osama Bin Laden, was overturned by a official who ordered a fresh trial on Thursday. Frontier Crimes Regulation Commissioner Sahibzada Mohammad Anees ruled that a judge in the tribal belt had exceeded his authority when...
  • Obama played cards in White House on Osama raid day: Exaide August 15, 2013

    Barack Obama spent a large chunk of time playing cards on the day of the Navy SEALs raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan in which the alQaeda chief was killed, a former aide of the US President has said. The iconic photo of the raid on Osama bin Laden's...
  • Digvijaya Singh should stop respecting Osama bin Laden: Goa BJP August 10, 2013

    All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary Digvijaya Singh should stop sympathising with terror activities and according respect to slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Goa BJP Vice President Wilfred Mesquita said on Friday. Mesquita was responding to Singh's comments on corruption in Goa on Thursday during his twoday visit...
  • US drone strikes kill eight suspected alQaeda personnel in Yemen August 9, 2013

    US drone strikes killed at least eight suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen on Thursday, bringing the number of people killed by drones in less than two weeks to at least 25. The strikes follow Yemen's announcement on Wednesday that it had foiled a plot by al Qaeda to seize two...
  • US Secretary of State John Kerry hopes Pakistan drone strikes to end 'very soon' August 2, 2013

    US Secretary of State John Kerry told Pakistanis on Thursday he hoped US drone strikes in their nation would end "very, very soon," a message meant to ease antiAmerican resentment in the strategic country. After meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Kerry said they had agreed to reestablish a "full partnership", hoping...
  • World View: Controversy over ISI's role in Osama raid July 15, 2013

    Osama bin Laden was able to avoid detection and live in plain sight for almost a decade due to the incompetence and negligence of Pakistan's intelligence and security services, Pakistan's official report into his killing concluded on Monday. ...
  • Mohamed Morsi was the legitimate leader of Egypt, says son July 12, 2013

    It's been a week since protests began that lead to Mohamed Morsi's removal. His son says Morsi was the country's legitimate leader. Giving out a message to his father, Osama Morsi says, "Dad you are the legitimate leader you are the elected leader elected president we back any decision you...
  • Pak's obsession with India led to Osama raid: Report July 10, 2013

    Islamabad: US Navy SEALs were able to sneak into Pakistan covertly to kill Osama bin Laden because of advanced American stealth technology and the Pakistani military's obsession with India. The leaked report of the Abbottabad Commission said India remained the focus of Pakistan's military "despite a growing American threat including...
  • ISI had nothing to do with Osama's stay in Pakistan, claims report July 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The Abbottabad Commission in Pakistan has concluded that former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's nineyearlong stay in Pakistan and the May 2011 secret US raid were because of 'gross incompetence' of the state institutions. But they say that the ISI didn't know Laden was there. Pakistan's commission...
  • Osama bin Laden report accuses Pakistan of incompetence July 9, 2013

    Islamabad: Osama bin Laden was able to avoid detection and live in plain sight for almost a decade due to the incompetence and negligence of Pakistan's intelligence and security services, Pakistan's official report into his killing concluded on Monday. Following a decadelong hunt, the CIA tracked down the al Qaeda leader...