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  • 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 secondincommand Abu Yahya alLibi, 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 mostprominent figure in al Qaeda after...
  • AlQaeda strategist likely killed in Pakistan June 5, 2012

    Peshawar/Dera Ismail Khan: Abu Yahya alLibi, one of alQaeda'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 alZawahri said in a video posted online on Sunday. In the halfhour 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. AlQaeda's new leader Ayman alZawahri, 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 33yr 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...
  • US prepared for Osama with detailed model May 17, 2012

    London: No effort was spared by the US military before its Navy Seals raided al Qaeda's former chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan last May, shows a detailed scale model of his Abbottabad citylocated compound. Every tree and bush was mapped out identical to those surrounding his home and even the...
  • We want better ties with US: Pakistan PM May 12, 2012

    London: Admitting that there had been "ups and downs" in the relationship with the US, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani nonetheless hopes to improve relations given the "importance of the United States". Gilani, who was in London on a fiveday visit, said in an interview that he wanted to improve...
  • Pak operating on trust deficit with US: Gilani May 10, 2012

    London: Weeks into new dialogue with the US on resetting relations, Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said his nation was still operating on a trust deficit with Washington. "There's a trust deficit between both the countries, between both the governments," Gilani, who is in London on a fiveday visit,...
  • No role in Osama's stay in Pak: Gilani May 10, 2012

    London: Insisting that Pakistan had no role in providing shelter to Osama bin Laden, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has attributed presence of the slain al Qaeda leader in his country to universal intelligence failure. Gilani, who is on a fiveday visit to Britain, denied in an interview to 'The Guardian'...
  • AlQaeda chief alZawahiri is in Pakistan: Hillary May 7, 2012

    Kolkata: AlQaeda's new chief Ayman alZawahiri is in Pakistan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in Kolkata on Monday. Egyptian cleric alZawahri, took over the organisation after Osama bin Laden's killing on May 2 last year by US Navy SEALs in Pakistan's Abbottabad town. Clinton said: "We want to disable Al...
  • 9/11: Long legal battle ahead for US prosecutors May 7, 2012

    Cuba: US prosecutors and defense attorneys for five defendants in the September 11 attacks dug in on Sunday for a long legal battle that one lawyer said may never be resolved. The military tribunal is not expected to start for almost another year and if Saturday's 13hour arraignment was an accurate...
  • TWTW: Cyrus's take on Aamir's 'Satyamev Jayate' May 6, 2012

    Cyrus Broacha also talks about Rekha's Rajya Sabha nomination and Osama bin Laden's killing. ...
  • US treasure hunter 'finds' Osama's body off Surat May 5, 2012

    London: American treasure hunter Bill Warren has claimed to have located Osama bin Laden's body bag deep under the Arabian Sea, 320 km west of Surat in Gujarat, and hopes to start his mission on June 1. "I've located where they threw him away," Daily Mail quoted him as telling Spanish...
  • 'Osama wanted Illyas Kashmiri to target Obama' May 4, 2012

    Washington: Osama bin Laden had planned to kill US President Barack Obama and General David Petraeus, who then was the top US commander in Afghanistan, and had issued instructions to Illyas Kashmiri to set up two units to target planes carrying them. According to the documents seized from the Abbottabad safehouse...
  • Read: documents seized from Osama's compound May 3, 2012

    Some of the documents seized from the Abbottabad safehouse of al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden were released by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTS) on Thursday. Osama was killed by the US forces a year ago in Pakistan. The earliest letter is dated September 2006 and the latest April 2011. Following...
  • Osama wanted Illyas Kashmiri to target Obama May 3, 2012

    Washington: Osama bin Laden had planned to kill US President Barack Obama and General David Petraeus, who then was the top US commander in Afghanistan, and had issued instructions to Illyas Kashmiri to set up two units to target planes carrying them. According to the documents seized from the Abbottabad safehouse...
  • 'Osama was frustrated with local jihadi groups' May 3, 2012

    Washington: Osama bin Laden seemed frustrated with the local jihadi groups that caused sufferings on the Muslims and urged them to abort such attacks and instead focus on the US, documents seized by US forces from his Abbottabad safe house in Pakistan a year ago reveal. "He (bin Laden) is at...
  • Ali Zafar to get Dadasaheb Phalke academy award May 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Pakistani singerturnedactor Ali Zafar will receive the Dadasaheb Phalke academy award here on May 3. The 31yearold actor made his acting debut in Bollywood in 2010 with a small budget film 'Tere Bin Laden', which was a surprise hit at the box office. His next outing 'Mere Brother Ki...
  • 'Osama went out not with a bang but with a whimper' May 3, 2012

    Washington: Slain alQaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who all his life boasted that he would go down fighting and would ask his bodyguards to shoot him if ever he came near Americans, offered no resistance when US commandos cornered him in his Abbottabad hideout a year ago, claims a new...
  • 'Osama offered no resistance to US commandos' May 3, 2012

    Washington: Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who all his life boasted that he would go down fighting and would ask his bodyguards to shoot him if ever he came near Americans, offered no resistance when US commandos cornered him in his Abbottabad hideout a year ago, claims a new...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 2, 2012

    Watch top stories of the day with CNNIBN's EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Is Pakistan still a safe haven for groups backed by alQaeda? May 2, 2012

    It's been a year to the day when US Navy Seals stormed a secret compound in Pakistan and killed the world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden. ...