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  • One year on from Osama raid, no answers from Pak May 1, 2012

    Abbottabad: One year since US commandos flew into this Pakistani army town and killed Osama bin Laden, Islamabad has failed to answer tough questions over whether its security forces were protecting the world's most wanted terrorist. Partly as a result, fallout from the raid still poisons relations between Washington and Pakistan,...
  • 'Osama worried about Qaeda future in final days' May 1, 2012

    Washington: Some of the documents recovered from the Abbottabad hide out of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden will be released by the US later this week, a top Obama advisor has said. John Brennan, Assistant to the US President for Homeland Security and Counter terrorism, told audience at a Washington-based think...
  • US to release some of Osama trove, says official May 1, 2012

    Washington: Some of the documents US Navy commandos had seized from al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout in Pakistan will be released this week, a top Obama administration official said on Monday. "In documents we seized,he (Osama) confessed to 'disaster after disaster'. He even urged his leaders to flee...
  • US won't release photos of Osama bin Laden raid April 30, 2012

    Washington: The US does not plan to release images related to the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan fearing that this might incite emotions, a top counter terrorism official has said ahead of the first death anniversary of the al Qaeda chief. "There's no need to release the...
  • Osama pictures not to be released: US April 29, 2012

    Washington: The US does not plan to release images related to the covert raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan fearing that this might incite emotions, a top counter terrorism official said on Sunday ahead of the first death anniversary of the al Qaeda chief. "There's no need to release...
  • Osama had 'natural viagra' to stay young April 29, 2012

    London: Believe it or not, terror mastermind Osama bin Laden desperately tried to cling to his youth during his last days in Pakistan, and resorted to using hair dye and a type of natural aphrodisiac, a media report said. The 54-year-old terrorist was killed by US special forces in a unilateral...
  • ISI claims it tipped off CIA on Osama hideout April 29, 2012

    Washington: Stung by lingering suspicions that it was complicit in sheltering Osama bin Laden, Pakistan's spy agency has claimed credit for helping US intelligence agencies locate the high-walled hideout of the terror mastermind. "The lead and the information actually came from US," a senior official of the Inter-Services Intelligence told...
  • ISI claims it tipped off CIA on Osama hideout April 28, 2012

    Washington: Stung by lingering suspicions that it was complicit in sheltering Osama bin Laden, Pakistan's spy agency has claimed credit for helping US intelligence agencies locate the high-walled hideout of the terror mastermind. "The lead and the information actually came from US," a senior official of the Inter-Services Intelligence told Washington...
  • We helped US locate Osama bin Laden: ISI April 28, 2012

    Washington: Nearly a year after Osama bin Laden was killed in his Abbottabad home, Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) claims it helped US locate the Al Qaeda chief's high-walled hideout. Osama was shot dead on May 2, 2011, at his Abbottabad house by US commandos, straining ties between Washington and Islamabad. "The lead...
  • One year after Osama: Is al-Qaeda finished or has it simply mutated? April 28, 2012

    Suhasini Haidar: Hello and welcome to World View with me Suhasini Haider. Next week marks the first anniversary of a defining moment for the world - the capture and killing of Osama Bin Laden, and we're asking today: Is Al-Qaeda now finished or has it simply mutated? We have in...
  • 'Osama planned attacks in Pak before being killed' April 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden had planned to mount indiscriminate attacks on the Pakistani soil before his killing in a covert US raid in Abbottabad, the documents seized by the Americans from the slain terrorist's compound in the Pakistani garrison city have suggested. The CIA shared intelligence about possible...
  • No terror threat on Osama death anniversary: US April 27, 2012

    Washington: There is no credible terrorist threat to the US by al Qaeda or its affiliated outfits on the eve of the first death anniversary of Osama bin Laden, even as these groups continue to plan attacks against America to revenge his death, the White House said on Thursday. "At this...
  • Osama's family deported from Pakistan to Saudi April 27, 2012

    Islamabad: The family of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, killed almost a year ago by American special forces in a military town in northwest Pakistan, left Pakistan for Saudi Arabia early on Friday morning, the family lawyer told Reuters. The move ends months of speculation about the fate of the...
  • No terrorist threat to US on Osama death anniversary April 27, 2012

    Washington: There is no credible terrorist threat to the US by al Qaeda or its affiliated outfits on the eve of the first death anniversary of Osama bin Laden, even as these groups continue to plan attacks against America to revenge his death, the White House said on Thursday. "At...
  • Iran says it is building copy of captured US drone April 22, 2012

    Tehran: Iran claimed on Sunday that it had recovered data from an American spy drone that went down in Iran in 2011 including that it was used to spy on Osama bin Laden's house weeks before he was killed by US forces. Iran also said it was building a copy...
  • Pak to deport Osama's family to Saudi Arabia April 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan is expected to deport Osama bin Laden's three widows and children to Saudi Arabia next week after the end of their jail term for illegally entering and living in the country, their lawyer claimed on Friday. Lawyer Mohammed Amir Khalil told the media that the 45-day jail term...
  • We never broke our relations with the US: Pak April 12, 2012

    Islamabad: Underlining that it has never broken its relations with US, Pakistan on Thursday said it wants "normal and mutually beneficial" ties with Washington but the shape of future bilateral relationship will be decided by an ongoing parliamentary review ordered by the government. "There is a mutual desire to have normal...
  • FBI replaces Osama on its most wanted list April 11, 2012

    Washington: A child pornography suspect has been placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list to replace al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who was killed by US forces in May 2011. Eric Justin Toth, 30, a former private school teacher, was indicted in 2008 in Maryland on one...
  • ISI had no info on any coup plans in Pak: Pasha April 6, 2012

    Islamabad: Former ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha told a Pakistani judicial commission on Friday that the military had not planned a coup after the US raid in Abottabad that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May last year. "If there was a threat, the ISI would have known...
  • ISI had no info on any coup plans in Pakistan: Pasha April 6, 2012

    Islamabad: Former ISI chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha told a Pakistani judicial commission on Thursday that the military had not planned a coup after the US raid in Abottabad that killed al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in May last year. "If there was a threat, the ISI would have known...
  • US charges 9/11 mastermind, four others April 5, 2012

    Washington: The US on Wednesday charged Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks, along with four alleged plotters, vowing to seek the death penalty in a much-awaited military trial. The other four Guantanamo Bay inmates are Walid Muhammad Salih Mubarak Bin 'Attash, Ramzi Binalshibh, Ali Abdul Aziz...
  • Hafiz Saeed dares US to take him out like Osama April 4, 2012

    Islamabad: A combative Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief, on Wednesday dared the US to carry out a military raid against him like the one that killed Osama bin Laden, saying he was not hiding and would inform the Americans himself about his whereabouts. Saeed made the remarks while addressing a news...
  • US bounty on Hafiz Saeed a bid to pressure Pak? April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: The United States on Tuesday announced a bounty of 10 million dollars on Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed. However, there is more to the development than one can see. Saeed is wanted in India for his involvement in the 26/11 carnage. Soon after the US...
  • Pakistan world view clouded by India threat: US April 3, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan's world view is clouded by a perception that they are threatened by India resulting in very mixed messages from Islamabad on fighting terrorism, according to US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta. "In some ways we share a common concern and a common threat," he told CBC Television in an interview....
  • Pakistan jails Osama's family for illegal stay April 2, 2012

    Islamabad: A Pakistani court charged former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's three widows and two daughters with illegally staying in the country and sentenced them to 45 days in jail, their lawyers said on Monday. In practice, that means 14 days in prison because they have been in detention since...
  • Details emerge about Osama's other residences April 1, 2012

    Haripur: It's an ornate but not lavish two-story house tucked away at the end of a mud clogged street. This is where Pakistan's intelligence agency believes Osama bin Laden lived for nearly a year until he moved into the villa in which he was eventually killed. The residence in the frontier...
  • Osama had not come up with the 9/11 plot: book March 30, 2012

    London: It was not Osama bin Laden who had come up with the 9/11 plot, a new book has claimed which also says that he had initially dismissed the plan. When the strike was first proposed to him in 1996 the al Qaeda leader was 'noncommittal' and refused to give...
  • Osama lived in 5 safe houses in Pak, says wife March 30, 2012

    New York: In one of the most detailed accounts of Osama bin Laden's life on the run, his youngest wife has told Pakistani investigators that the al Qaeda leader lived in five safe houses as he travelled across Pakistan with his family for nine years following the 9/11 attacks. The detailed...
  • Pak agencies detain 20 over Kayani video March 30, 2012

    Lahore: Intelligence agencies detained more than 20 activists of the banned Hizb-ut-Tahrir in Lahore on Thursday on suspicion of involvement in making a video that accused Pakistan Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani of "treachery". Intelligence operatives raided a house in C-Block of the posh Model Town area and detained the...
  • Bollywood: Promising time for small films March 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The time is ripe for small budget movies, but, despite that, the money bags are not willing to loosen their purse strings, says Pradhuman Singh, who faked Osama bin Laden in the critically and commercially successful 'Tere Bin Laden'. "Although these are promising times for small budget films,...