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  • Author of book on Osama raid faces death threats August 25, 2012

    New York: A former Navy SEAL, who has written a tell-all insider account of the raid that killed al-Qaeda 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 tell-all insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan has been identified as a 36-year-old 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 M-4 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: Cash-strapped 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 big-wigs 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 Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden spent his final years before he was killed by American commandos. The government of northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 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 al-Qeada 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 long-term 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 US-Afghan 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 Tehreek-e-Insaf 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...
  • Memogate panel claims Haqqani authored memo June 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A report submitted in Pakistan's Supreme Court by the judicial commission probing the Memogate scandal has claimed that former envoy to the United States Husain Haqqani had authored the confidential memo. Pakistan Supreme Court has directed Haqqani to appear before it in two weeks. The Supreme Court has issued the...
  • Al Qaeda no 2 killed in US drone strike in Pak? June 5, 2012

    Washington/Islamabad: Al Qaeda's second-in-command Abu Yahya al-Libi, on whose head the US had put a bounty of $ 1 million, may have been killed in the latest CIA drone strike in Pakistan's lawless northwestern tribal region in which 15 militants had perished. Libi, considered the most-prominent figure in al Qaeda after...
  • Al-Qaeda strategist likely killed in Pakistan June 5, 2012

    Peshawar/Dera Ismail Khan: Abu Yahya al-Libi, one of al-Qaeda's top strategists and seen as the most prominent figure in the network after leader Ayman al Zawahri, may have been killed in a drone strike in northwest Pakistan, the Pakistani intelligence officials said on June 5. If his death is confirmed it...
  • Osama spent wealth on attacks, guests: Qaeda June 4, 2012

    Dubai: Osama bin Laden led a frugal life, spending all his personal wealth on attacks against the West and serving his guests good food, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri said in a video posted online on Sunday. In the half-hour tape titled "Days with the imam, Part Two" a bespectacled Zawahiri,...
  • Al Qaeda leader recalls bin Laden's 'generosity' June 3, 2012

    Cairo: Osama bin Laden spent all his personal wealth on jihad, considering meat and electricity as luxuries so he could save his money to help fund terror attacks, according to recollections from his deputy and successor posted online late on Saturday. Al-Qaeda's new leader Ayman al-Zawahri, in the second of his...
  • Osama case: Pak doctor refuses to eat prison meals June 3, 2012

    Islamabad: Shakeel Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, has refused to eat meals provided by the jail authorities in Peshawar fearing he may be poisoned. Sources told Geo News, Afridi has refused to eat prison food, and that on his demand, prison...
  • Osama case: Pakistan doctor being made a scapegoat? May 29, 2012

    The brother of the Pakistani doctor who has been jailed for helping the US trace Osama Bin Laden, claims he is being made a scapegoat and now wants Pakistan's apex court to intervene. ...
  • Pak doctor in Osama case called corrupt, womaniser May 29, 2012

    Islamabad: The Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama bin Laden faced accusations of corruption and other wrongdoing long before he was captured by Pakistani intelligence agents and then jailed for 33 years for treason. In interviews over the weekend, several current and former Pakistani officials described the doctor, Shakil...
  • Osama's wives gave little away: Pak interrogator May 26, 2012

    Islamabad: Osama bin Laden's three wives were fiercely loyal to him and gave little away when they were interrogated after the al Qaeda chief was killed in a US raid over a year ago, a Pakistani intelligence agent who questioned them said. The three women were arrested by Pakistani security forces...
  • Amnesty calls US raid to kill Osama bin Laden illegal May 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The US special operation in Pakistan's Abbottabad town in May last year that killed Osama bin Laden in his hideout appears to have been "unlawful" in the absence of clarification from the US, human rights group Amnesty International has said. "The US administration made clear that the operation had...
  • US cuts Pak aid as doctor who helped find Osama jailed May 25, 2012

    Washington: US senators scandalized by Pakistan's jailing of a doctor for helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden voted on Thursday to cut aid to Islamabad by $33 million -- one million for each year in the doctor's sentence. "It's arbitrary, but the hope is that Pakistan will realize we are...
  • Osama killing: Pak doc gets 33-yr jail for helping US May 23, 2012

    Peshawar: A Pakistani doctor who helped the US track down Osama bin Laden was convicted of high treason on Wednesday and sentenced to 33 years in prison, officials said, a verdict that is likely to further strain the country's relationship with Washington. Shakil Afridi ran a vaccination program for the CIA...