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  • Pak ambassador to US caught in controversy November 18, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistani government said on Thursday that it has not decided whether to accept a resignation offer from its ambassador to the US over a reported attempt to enlist Washington's help to rein in the country's military after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The government has summoned Ambassador...
  • Pakistan's envoy to US to be recalled? November 17, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan's political circles were abuzz on day with speculation about the recall of Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani in the wake of media reports on secret communications between President Asif Ali Zardari and the American administration to avert a possible military takeover. Haqqani has been at the centre of...
  • Qaeda's Zawahiri praises Laden's loyalty, morals November 16, 2011

    Dubai: Al Qaeda has released a video message in which the group's leader, Egyptian Ayman alZawahiri, heaps praise on his predecessor Osama bin Laden for his "superior morals" and loyalty to his comrades. In the halfhour tape titled "Days with the imam, Part One" a bespectacled Zawahiri, who became the leader...
  • Zawahiri set up Osama bin Laden: Book November 8, 2011

    Washington: Eager to become the leader of al Qaeda, the then number two Aymen Zawahiri set up Osama bin Laden by repeatedly sending a courier to his hiding place in Abbottabad who had been interrogated by the CIA, a new book by a former SEAL has claimed. "Despite knowing that this...
  • Obama tops Forbes powerful list, Sonia no. 11 November 3, 2011

    New York: Barack Obama topped Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people in 2011, as the US leader's clout rose after the deaths of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Obama bumped Chinese President Hu Jintao from the Number 1 spot on the magazine's annual...
  • US seeks military communication along Pak border October 28, 2011

    Washington: The US is attempting to reestablish military communications along the AfghanistanPakistan border, which has not been "open" following the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden. "A year ago, it was common, and has been for some time, we would have radio communications crossborder between coalition, Afghan and Pakistani forces...
  • 'Tere Bin Laden' director's next a graphic novel October 18, 2011

    Mumbai: Director Abhishek Sharma, whose comic take on terrorism 'Tere Bin Laden' evoked a tremor of titters, is back this time with a graphic novel titled 'Munkeeman' which he intends to turn into a feature film. The 'Monkey Man' refers to the halfmonkey, halfhuman creature which allegedly attacked and petrified...
  • 10 years later: Is India the US' next option in Afghanistan? October 15, 2011

    With PakistanUS relations hitting a new low, does India remain the next best option before the US? ...
  • 'Underwear bomber' pleads guilty in US court October 13, 2011

    Detroit: A Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US airliner on Christmas Day 2009 with a bomb in his underwear pleaded guilty on Wednesday and said he wanted to avenge the killing of innocent Muslims by the United States. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 24, entered the guilty pleas a day...
  • 10 years later: Is India the US' next option in Afghanistan? October 12, 2011

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to this weeks edition of Worldview with me Suhasini Haidar. Tonight the IndiaAfghanistan strategic partnership just signed. Does it mean India is actually ready for a leadership role in Afghan Security and more importantly is India becoming the US next option in Afghanistan? In fact...
  • Zardari feared army coup after Osama killing October 12, 2011

    Islamabad: A week after the covert US raid in Pakistan that killed Osama bin Laden, President Asif Ali Zardari sought to reach out to the Obama administration to ask it to stop army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani from staging a coup, a PakistanAmerican businessman has said. In an opinion piece...
  • Pakistan to repatriate Osama's family: Report October 7, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan has contacted the governments of Saudi Arabia and Yemen to arrange the repatriation of Osama bin Laden's three widows and their children, Pakistani officials said on Friday. The development came after a judicial commission probing the Al Qaeda leader's presence in Pakistan announced on Thursday that it had withdrawn...
  • Pak judicial panel interviews Osama's widows October 5, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistani judicial commission investigating the killing of Osama bin Laden has interviewed the al Qaeda leader's widows and daughters for the first time, the panel said Wednesday. The "exhaustive interview" of bin Laden's three widows and two daughters was conducted on Tuesday, said a brief statement issued by the...
  • US puts $10 million bounty on Iraq al Qaeda leader October 5, 2011

    Washington: The United States has put the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq on a terrorism blacklist and is offering a $ 10 million reward for information on his whereabouts. The State Department said on Tuesday it has added Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali alBadri, also known as Abu Du'a, to its...
  • With al Awlaki dead, al Qaeda lacks Western voice October 1, 2011

    Sanaa: The killings of USborn cleric Anwar al Awlaki and another American al Qaeda propagandist in a US airstrike on Friday wipe out the decisive factor that made the terrorist group's Yemen branch the most dangerous threat to the United States its reach into the West. Issuing Englishlanguage sermons on...
  • Osama killing hit USPak relations: Obama October 1, 2011

    Washington: The USPak ties have strained following the detention of American diplomat Raymond Davis in Lahore and the Abbottabad raid which killed Osama bin Laden, affecting the bilateral military cooperation, President Barack Obama has told the Congress. "Bilaterally, the fallout of the raid resulting in the death of Osama bin Laden...
  • Osama's bodyguard freed by Pakistan: Report September 30, 2011

    London: Pakistan has freed a senior al Qaeda commander who served as a bodyguard to Osama bin Laden, a media report said. Amin alHaq was detained in Lahore three years ago by the InterServices Intelligence (ISI) agency. He had escaped from Afghanistan with the al Qaeda leader in 2001 and went...
  • US govt yet to release pictures of slain Osama September 29, 2011

    US government is still deliberating whether it can be compelled to release the photographs and video showing the dead al Qaeda leader, Osama bin Laden. ...
  • Al Qaeda isn't near defeat, it's winning: Author September 28, 2011

    Rome: Even after the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the terror outfit is not going away, in fact it is winning, says Daveed GartensteinRoss, the author of 'Bin Laden's Legacy'. "al Qaeda isn't anywhere near defeat. For all our triumphalism, it appears to be winning," the author writes...
  • Pak will retaliate to any US misadventure: Report September 28, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan has informed the US that it will be forced to retaliate if American forces attempt to launch a unilateral strike on the country's tribal belt that the US has said is a safe haven for Taliban elements, according to a media report on Wednesday. The message was personally delivered...
  • 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 alShahri was killed in the country's northwest on Thursday. AlShahri was killed in the Waziristan region. The militant collaborated closely with TehrikeTaliban 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 alQaeda's top leadership, a senior US official said on Thursday that the terrorist outfit's chief of operations in Pakistan Abu Hafs alShahri 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 militaryrun ISI could have provided protection to slain alQaeda 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 hourlong video, just released on Jihadist websites. Site Monitoring Services says the video features an audio speech by the new leader, Egyptian Ayman alZawahri, 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...