LADEN

  • 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...
  • Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb: Who is Anil Kapoor's heroine in the film? October 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Abhishek Sharma hasn't yet decided on the lead actress for his upcoming film 'Sharmaji Ka Atom Bomb', which stars Anil Kapoor. There were reports suggesting that Tabu had been finalised for the project, but Sharma denied this. "Tabu has not been finalised as yet. I have not decided on...
  • Want Sikander to be popular as his contemporaries: Anupam September 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Anupam Kher's son Sikander may not have had a successful run at the box office so far, but the father hopes the young actor becomes as popular as his contemporaries. So far, Sikander's journey in B-town has not been smooth. His films -- 'Summer 2007', 'Woodstock Villa'...
  • 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 13, 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Ali Zafar to shoot for 'Tere Bin Laden' sequel in August June 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, who debuted in Bollywood with 2010 film 'Tere Bin Laden', will be seen doing a cameo in the comic satire's sequel. Directed by Abhishek Sharma, 'Tere Bin Laden', a spoof on the 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden, featured Ali in the lead. Tentatively titled 'Tere Bin Laden...
  • Ali Zafar: I want to balance myself between work and family June 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Pakistani actor Ali Zafar doesn't believe in being overworked as he loves to spend quality time with family. "I am very happy with the kind of scripts that I am getting right now, but more than that I am happy that I am distributing a lot of time to my...
  • Al Qaeda's letter to their most difficult employee May 31, 2013

    Dakar: After years of trying to discipline him, the leaders of al Qaida's North African branch sent one final letter to their most difficult employee. In page after scathing page, they described how he didn't answer his phone when they called, failed to turn in his expense reports, ignored meetings...
  • US can keep Osama's photos under wraps: Court May 21, 2013

    Washington: A federal appeals court on Tuesday backed the US government's decision not to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by US commandos. The threejudge panel of the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District...
  • Can't ignore Pakistan's cooperation over a few things: Kerry April 19, 2013

    Washington: Expressing concern over the imprisonment of the Pakistani doctor who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, US Secretary of State John Kerry said it is wrong and angers all, but USPak relationship can't be determined by few things. "Dr Afridi's in jail, he shouldn't be, et cetera. We have said...
  • Pakistani Taliban willing to back polio vaccination April 13, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban has said they will back the government's polio vaccination program if they are guaranteed it will not be used to mask a US espionage campaign. "We're not opposed to any vaccination if we are convinced that the dose for polio is allowed by Islam and that espionage...
  • US: Osama's soninlaw to face trial in January 2014 April 10, 2013

    New York: Osama bin Laden's soninlaw, charged in New York last month with conspiring to kill American nationals, will face trial in January next year, a US judge has ruled. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith had appeared with bin Laden and his thendeputy Ayman alZawahiri after the 9/11 attacks and spoke on...
  • Trial of bin Laden's soninlaw set for January 2014 April 10, 2013

    New York: A federal trial for a soninlaw of Osama bin Laden accused of conspiring to kill Americans will begin in January 2014 in Manhattan, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who acted as an al Qaeda spokesman in videos, is one of the highestranking al Qaeda figures to...
  • US: Bin Laden relative pleads not guilty in terrorism case March 9, 2013

    New York: A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden pleaded not guilty in a New York court on Friday to conspiring to kill Americans, becoming one of the highest-ranking al Qaeda figures to face trial in the United States for crimes connected to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a...
  • Osama bin Laden's son-in-law captured: US March 7, 2013

    Washington: A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden who served as al Qaeda's spokesman has been arrested and detained in Jordan in an operation led by Jordanian authorities and the FBI, US government sources said on Thursday. The sources said Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a militant who had appeared in videos representing...
  • UN deletes Osama's name from sanctions list February 27, 2013

    United Nations: Nearly two years after the killing of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the UN Security Council has deleted his name from its sanctions list. The powerful 15-member council, however, will continue a freeze on bin Laden's assets to prevent them from being used by others...
  • BJP calls Chuck Hagel's remarks against India 'bizarre' February 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming as "outlandish and bizarre" the statement of Chuck Hagel, the new US Defence Secretary, that India has financed problems for Pakistan in Afghanistan, BJP today asked the government to exert diplomatic pressure on Washington for unconditional withdrawal of his statement. The statement given by Hagel that India has...
  • UN removes Osama bin Laden from sanctions list February 26, 2013

    United Nations: Almost two years after his death at the hands of US special forces in Pakistan, a UN Security Council committee has removed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden from its sanctions list, although an order freezing any assets of the Islamist extremist remains in place. Bin Laden had been subjected...
  • Zero Dark Thirty: Too controversial for Oscars? February 23, 2013

    Los Angeles: Just three months ago, 'Zero Dark Thirty' looked like a strong contender for the movie industry's biggest prize. But when the Oscar for Best Picture is handed out on Sunday, the thriller about the decade-long U.S. hunt for, and 2011 killing of, Osama bin Laden is unlikely to...
  • Friday Release 'Zero Dark Thirty': What to expect February 14, 2013

    Even after a relentless, decadelong pursuit that leads to the daring midnight raid of Osama bin Laden's compound, even as she unzips the body bag to verify that the bloody corpse inside is indeed that of the slain alQaida leader, Jessica Chastain's CIA officer character is defined primarily by her...