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  • Osama bin Laden's photos must stay secret: US September 28, 2011

    Washington: Public disclosure of graphic photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden after US commandos killed him would damage national security and lead to attacks on American property and personnel, the Obama administration contends in a court documents. In a response late on Monday to a Freedom of Information Act...
  • 9/11 lawsuit blames airline for security lapse September 17, 2011

    New York: A lawsuit filed in a federal court in New York has pointed figures at United Airlines for security failures during the 9/11 attacks, saying the five terrorists who boarded the flight from Boston were cleared by a staff who could not speak or understand English and did not...
  • Top al Qaeda leader killed in Pakistan September 16, 2011

    New Delhi: Al Qaeda's top leadership continues to crumble with US officials saying that the organisations chief of operations in Pakistan Abu Hafs al-Shahri was killed in the country's north-west on Thursday. Al-Shahri was killed in the Waziristan region. The militant collaborated closely with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, a report said quoting an...
  • Al Qaeda's chief of operations in Pak killed: US September 15, 2011

    Washington: In another significant blow to al-Qaeda's top leadership, a senior US official said on Thursday that the terrorist outfit's chief of operations in Pakistan Abu Hafs al-Shahri has been killed in the country's northwest tribal region. The official, who did not want to be named, said on Thursday that...
  • ISI helped bin Laden to escape US dragnet September 13, 2011

    New York: Pakistan's military-run ISI could have provided protection to slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden for a period of time, suggests the latest issue of 'The New Yorker' magazine. Former Afghan intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh told the magazine' writer Dexter Filkins, a Pulitzer prize winner, that an ISI operative Syed...
  • Al Qaeda posts Sept 11 video: Monitoring group September 13, 2011

    Washington: A private intelligence monitoring service says al Qaeda is marking the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with an hour-long video, just released on Jihadist websites. Site Monitoring Services says the video features an audio speech by the new leader, Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahri, as well as previously unreleased footage...
  • Pak has been unreliable ally: US Vice President September 12, 2011

    Washington: US Vice President Joe Biden has said Pakistan has been an "unreliable ally" of the US in the war against terror and asserted that it was in their interest to cooperate more. Biden, who spoke to CNN on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, said...
  • Pak pledges cooperation in eliminating terrorism September 11, 2011

    Islamabad: As the world observed the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US, Pakistan on Sunday pledged to strengthen international cooperation to eliminate terrorism and asked the world community to uphold ideals like tolerance. In a special message issued on the occasion, Pakistan's Foreign Office reiterated its resolve...
  • 9/11 conspirators: Where are they now? September 11, 2011

    Washington: It took 19 men to hijack four airliners and crash them in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 people. But a much larger network of conspirators was involved in planning, funding and carrying out the attacks, and governments around the world have been...
  • US stronger 10 years after 9/11 attacks: Obama September 10, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Saturday the United States was stronger 10 years after the September 11, 2001, attacks and Americans would "carry on" despite continued threats against their safety. Marking Sunday's 10th anniversary of the "9/11" attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, Obama noted that al Qaeda's...
  • Is Pakistan a safe haven for terrorists? September 10, 2011

    Pakistan only saw one suicide bombing before 9/11 and now it's both the harbor and victim of the terrorists. ...
  • Captain Jihad: Ex-terrorist is now comic book hero September 9, 2011

    Jakarta: The real life adventures of former al-Qaeda-linked terrorist Nasir Abas have become a new comic book in Indonesia, chronicling his transformation from militant to invaluable ally in the fight against terrorism. The story of the soft-spoken, seemingly mild-mannered 42-year-old recognised by strangers on the streets and even asked for the...
  • 9/11 anniversary: new terror alert in US September 9, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a redoubling of US counter-terrorism efforts in the face of a "credible but unconfirmed" threat ahead of the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the threat involved Washington DC and New York City,...
  • 'Osama was to use 9/11 anniversary to strike US' September 8, 2011

    Washington: Slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was looking to use the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as another opportunity to strike the US, a top White House counter-terrorism official has said. "We know from the material recovered from the bin Laden compound that he was looking at...
  • 9/11 Exclusive: 102 minutes that changed America September 8, 2011

    CNN-IBN in association with History channel presents an exclusive documentary on ten years of the attack that changed the world forever. ...
  • Pak restricts travel of people linked to Osama September 6, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistani commission probing the US military raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his presence in the garrison city of Abbottabad on Tuesday slapped travel restrictions on all people related to the incident, officials said. The ban came just few days after reports said that the US has sought...
  • US issues travel alert ahead of 9/11 anniversary September 3, 2011

    Washington: The US has issued a worldwide travel alert for American nationals ahead of the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. The warning issued by the State Department said no specific threats had been identified, but terrorist groups had a tendency to launch attacks on significant dates in the past,...
  • US wouldn't relent till Qaeda is defeated: Obama August 31, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has said that the killing of Osama bin Laden is the greatest victory yet in the war against terrorism, but vowed not to relent till the time Al Qaeda is defeated. "A few months ago, our troops achieved our greatest...
  • Al Qaeda's No 2 reported killed by US in Pak August 28, 2011

    Washington: US and Pakistani officials said on Saturday that al Qaeda's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the US believes to be on the verge of defeat. Al-Rahman was killed on Monday in the lawless Pakistani tribal region of...
  • Osama vengeance: Qaeda vows 100 attacks in Iraq August 21, 2011

    Baghdad: An Al Qaeda-linked group has vowed to launch 100 attacks in Iraq to avenge the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden, a media report said. The Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) - the terror outfit's front in the country - said Saturday the attacks would begin from the middle...
  • 'Pak let China see crashed US stealth copter' August 15, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan gave China access to the previously unknown US 'stealth' helicopter that crashed during the commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May despite explicit requests from the CIA not to, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The disclosure, if confirmed, is likely to further shake the US-Pakistan relationship,...
  • Pak wants long-term ties with US: Zardari August 13, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Saturday reiterated its demand for institutionalising intelligence and security cooperation with the US in the war on terror to address the mistrust that has characterised relations since the covert American raid that killed Osama bin Laden in May. President Asif Ali Zardari raised the issue of institutionalising...
  • Bigelow given confidential access for Osama film August 11, 2011

    Washington: Famed Hollywood filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow has been given confidential access by the Obama Administration to make a film on the sensational raid that killed Osama bin Laden, prompting a US lawmaker to question the reported move jeopardising national security. Drawing attention of the administration to a media report that Sony...
  • Airstrike kills insurgents who downed helicopter August 11, 2011

    Kabul: An airstrike by international forces has killed the Taliban insurgents responsible for the downing of a US helicopter this weekend in which 38 US and Afghan troops died, including the militant who launched the fatal rocket-propelled grenade, the military claimed on Wednesday. The claim of success comes amid fears that...
  • Obama honours return of fallen troops from Afghan August 10, 2011

    Dover Air Base: President Barack Obama flew to a Delaware air force base on Tuesday to honour the return of the remains of 30 US troops killed when Taliban insurgents shot down their helicopter in Afghanistan. Obama, after vowing he would be undeterred in his war strategy, led a delegation of...
  • The manual of counter-terrorism August 9, 2011

    Mumbai and Oslo are two very different cities. Apart from being the financial centre and the international face of their respective countries, they have little in common. Mumbai is a city of nearly 20 million people, where billionaires vie with some of the world's poorest people for potholed road space....
  • NATO investigates deadly Afghan copter crash August 7, 2011

    Kabul: Foreign forces in Afghanistan were investigating on Sunday the crash of a helicopter believed to have been shot down, killing 30 US soldiers, seven Afghans and an interpreter in the deadliest single incident for foreign troops in a decade of war. The Taliban quickly claimed to have shot down the...
  • Kingdom Tower to displace Burj Khalifa as tallest August 3, 2011

    Saudi Arabia: The newest tower to come up in Saudi Arabia will rise over the Burj Khalifa to become the tallest in the world. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai, standing at 828 meters has been the tallest standing tower in the world till date. It has been dethroned by...
  • Pak, US try to narrow differences, officials meet August 3, 2011

    Islamabad: The United States and Pakistan are working to smooth over travel curbs which Islamabad has imposed on US diplomats, a senior US official said on Tuesday, the latest strain in ties that have worsened since the killing of Osama bin Laden. Pakistan says it has introduced the restrictions on US...
  • New details emerge on Osama's sea burial August 1, 2011

    New York: New details have emerged on how US navy SEALs gave Osama bin Laden a 'blunt' sea burial to end his myth, after they killed the al Qaeda chief during a raid in Pakistan's garrison town of Abbottabad. The SEALs planned disposal of bin Laden's body on the basis...