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  • Bin Laden raid film opens in US, viewed by millions November 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Just in nick of the time for US Presidential elections, the first film on US commando raid that killed AlQaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in May 2011 was premiered on the US cable channel. Titled SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden, the 90 minute film...
  • Satellite phone recovered from doc who helped trace Osama October 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have seized a satellite phone from a jailed doctor, who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, and also arrested four police commandos guarding his cell, a media report has said. The law enforcement agencies yesterday evening seized a 'Thoraya' satellite phone from Shakeel Afridi in Central Jail...
  • Did US choppers on Osama mission flew over India? September 13, 2012

    Washington/New Delhi: The flight path taken by two American MH47 Chinook helicopters to Abbottabad in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden in May 2011 has triggered a controversy with questions being raised as to whether they flew over the Indian air space. A justpublished book, containing a firsthand account of the...
  • Modi takes a dig at Nitish during his poll rally September 13, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has once again taken a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Modi said that nobody complains when political parties use Osama bin Laden lookalikes during Bihar election campaigns, but have problems if he takes out a rally. The battle lines between Modi and Nitish...
  • Al Qaeda releases 9/11 anniversary video September 13, 2012

    Cairo: Al Qaeda's leader claims in a video posted on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks that his warriors "defeated America in Iraq". Ayman AlZawahri's message was posted on militant websites late Tuesday, to coincide with the anniversary. The 57minute video, titled "Truth has Come and Falsehood has Perished", included...
  • US choppers on Osama mission crossed Indian airspace? September 13, 2012

    Washington: The flight path taken by two American MH47 Chinook helicopters to Abbottabad in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden in May, 2011 has triggered a controversy with questions being raised as to whether they flew over the Indian air space. A justpublished book, containing a firsthand account of the raid...
  • Bush received multiple warnings before 9/11: NYT September 12, 2012

    New York: Months before the 9/11 attacks, former US president George Bush had received multiple briefings by intelligence agencies warning of an "imminent" attack on US soil by al Qaeda but he did not take prompt action that could have prevented the tragedy, an oped in 'The New York Times'...
  • Obama had shown resolve as President: Joe Biden September 7, 2012

    Charlotte: Lauding the US President's decisive role in taking out al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, Vice President Joe Biden said that Barack Obama has shown resolve in his role as CommanderinChief. "In 2008, before he was president Barack Obama made a promise to the American people. He said, if...
  • 'Bad blood' led US exSEAL to write Osama book September 3, 2012

    New York: A former Navy Seals commando, against whom the Pentagon has threatened legal action for writing a firstperson account of the Osama bin Laden raid, breached the military's nondisclosure agreements because of "bad blood" with his unit from which he had been "ostracised." A new ebook written by other Special...
  • Osama's body was identified by young girl: Book September 1, 2012

    Washington: The dead body of Osama bin Laden was identified by a young girl who was in the room where he was killed after his wives refused to name the elusive al Qaeda chief, a new book by an exUS Navy Seal has claimed. Matt Bissonnette, 36, in his tellall...
  • Navy SEAL author worried about leaks after Osama raid September 1, 2012

    Washington: A former Navy SEAL at the center of a brewing battle with the US government over his book worried about security after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to the point that he questioned signing his real name on a framed flag from the mission which was being...
  • Osama's body was identified by a young girl: Book August 31, 2012

    Washington: The dead body of Osama bin Laden was identified by a young girl who was in the room where he was killed after his wives refused to name the elusive alQaeda chief, a new book by an exUS Navy Seal has claimed. Matt Bissonnette, 36, in his tellall account of...
  • Author of book on Osama raid faces death threats August 25, 2012

    New York: A former Navy SEAL, who has written a tellall insider account of the raid that killed alQaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, faces threats to his life as well as legal action after his identity was disclosed by media reports. The book, "No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account...
  • US: Navy SEAL who penned Osama book identified August 25, 2012

    Washington: The author who has ruffled feathers of many in the Pentagon and CIA by writing a tellall insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has been identified as a 36yearold former Navy SEAL from Alaska. The book, 'No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the...
  • Bin Laden raid book brings US warning to troops August 25, 2012

    Washington: The US special operations chief has warned his troops, current and former, that he would take legal action against anyone found to have exposed sensitive information that could cause fellow forces harm. The threat comes as a new book with a firsthand account of the deadly raid on Osama...
  • US troops warned not to disclose info on Osama August 24, 2012

    Washington: The US special operations chief has warned his troops, current and former, that he would take legal action against anyone found to have exposed sensitive information that could cause fellow forces harm. The threat comes as a new book with a firsthand account of the deadly raid on Osama...
  • Navy SEAL commando pens book on Osama killing August 23, 2012

    Washington: A US Navy SEAL commando, involved in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, has written an inside account of the May 2011 mission, raising hackles in the Pentagon and CIA. The author, who uses a pseudonym, "was one of the first men through the door on...
  • Obama called off 3 'kill Osama' operations: Book August 22, 2012

    London: US President Barack Obama put off three times operations to kill world's most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a new book has claimed. Citing unnamed sources within the joint operations command, Rich Miniter, a...
  • Obama cancelled 3 kill Laden missions, claims book August 21, 2012

    London: US President Barack Obama put off three times operations to kill world's most dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden before finally going ahead with the mission at the insistence of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, a new book has claimed. Citing unnamed sources within the joint operations command, Rich Miniter, a...
  • Indian Army to get US rifles that killed Osama August 5, 2012

    New Delhi: American M4 assault rifles used by the US Navy SEALS to eliminate Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden are being inducted into the Indian Army's Special Forces battalions for use in counter terrorists operations here. India had recently signed a deal with the US worth several crore Rupees...
  • US sends first war reimbursement since 2010 to Pak August 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Cashstrapped Pakistan has received $1.118 billion from the United States as reimbursement for its expenses on the war on terrorism, the first payment from the Coalition Support Fund since December 2010. The State Bank of Pakistan received the payment from the US on Thursday morning, SBP chief spokesman Syed...
  • Pak continues to remain terrorist safe haven: US August 1, 2012

    Washington: Terror groups like Haqqani network and LeT continue to enjoy safe havens in Pakistan due to the country's inability to control its own territory though killings of bigwigs like Osama bin Laden and Ilyas Kashmiri have put al Qaeda on path of decline, a US report said on Tuesday. The...
  • Osama's Abbottabad mansion to be public property July 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have taken steps to declare as government property the plot of land where AlQaeda chief Osama bin Laden spent his final years before he was killed by American commandos. The government of northwestern KhyberPakhtunkhwa province has published notices in newspapers asking for objections to the land in the...
  • US Senator threatens to end aid to Pakistan July 18, 2012

    Washington: A key American Senator on Tuesday threatened to force a vote on ending US aid to Pakistan unless a Pakistani doctor, who helped CIA trace Osama bin Laden, is released from prison. Senator Rand Paul took to the Senate floor this morning announcing his intention to force a Senate vote...
  • Pak asks US not to 'lionise' doctor who helped find Osama July 10, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan has asked the US not to "lionise" the doctor who helped in tracking down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad as he had no knowledge about his mission to aid the American spy agency in hunt for the elusive alQeada chief. "(Shakeel) Afridi was, number one, he had no...
  • 'Musharraf knew Pak officer was helping Osama' July 9, 2012

    Melbourne: A Pakistani Brigadier harboured Osama bin Laden for years with the full knowledge of Pervez Musharraf at a time when the US was hunting for the elusive al Qaeda chief, former ISI head Gen Ziauddin Butt has claimed. Brigadier Ijaz Shah, a longterm close associate of former military ruler Gen...
  • US mulls new covert raids in Pakistan: AP sources June 22, 2012

    Washington: US military and intelligence officials are so frustrated with Pakistan's failure to stop local militant groups from attacking Americans in neighbouring Afghanistan that they have considered launching secret joint USAfghan commando raids into Pakistan to hunt them down, officials told The Associated Press. But the idea, which US officials say...
  • Pak a hired gun to kill US enemies: Imran Khan June 20, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan TehreekeInsaf chief (PTI) Imran Khan, in an interview to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, said the relationship between the US and Pakistan is that of a master and client. He said Pakistan is "a hired gun, being paid to kill America's enemies". Talking about Osama bin Laden's assassination, Khan said...
  • Osama's son pitches for football World Cup deals June 14, 2012

    Doha: A Qatari constructor, founded by a son of former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has bolstered its bid to win contracts ahead of the 2022 soccer World Cup by forming a joint venture with Spain's Coprosa. Qatar Bin Laden Group will hold 51 per cent of the new company,...
  • Memogate report political and one sided: Haqqani June 12, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan's former ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, on Tuesday dismissed the memo commission's report and launched a veiled attack on the judiciary claiming the findings were made public to divert the attention from from "more embarrassing developments". The commission had concluded that Haqqani was behind a mysterious memo that...