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  • Osama hid terror codes in 2 copies of the Bible March 1, 2012

    London: Slain al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden kept two copies of the Bible where he wrote secret clues to future terror attacks to be conducted across the globe, according to Pakistani intelligence officials. The two copies of the Bible were found hidden at the house in Pakistan's Abbottabad city, close...
  • Friday Release: Angst of twenties in 'LPNY' February 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Ali Zafar is not the first Pakistani actor to try his hands in the Hindi film industry. From Mohsin Khan and Javed Sheikh to Meera and Veena Malik, Bollywood has given many Pakistani actors a chance but none of them capitalized the breaks offered. Ali Zafar is one...
  • Pak: Osama Bin Laden's house demolished February 27, 2012

    Abbottabad: Pakistani authorities have reduced the house where Osama bin Laden lived for years before he was killed by US commandos to rubble, destroying a concrete symbol of the country's association with one of the world's most reviled men. Workers completed the demolition job in the garrison town of Abbottabad in...
  • Teen was 'singing about' Osama in plane disruption: US February 26, 2012

    Portland: A 19yearold from Saudi Arabia who authorities say forced a plane to make an emergency landing when he lit an electronic cigarette, mentioned Osama bin Laden and tried to hit fellow passengers pleaded not guilty to interfering with a plane crew. A lawyer for Yazeed Mohammed A Abunayyan told a...
  • Pakistan demolishes compound where Osama lived February 25, 2012

    Abbottabad: Local residents say Pakistan has started to demolish the compound in the northwest city of Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden lived for years and was killed by US commandos in May 2011. Two residents say the government brought in three mechanized backhoes on Saturday afternoon and began destroying the tall...
  • Pak memogate: Ijaz to depose via video link February 22, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities have finalised arrangements to record via a video link from London the testimony of American businessman Mansoor Ijaz regarding a mysterious memo that had sought US help to stave off a possible coup last year. Zahid Bukhari, the lawyer of Pakistan's former envoy to the US, Husain Haqqani,...
  • ISI hired architect for Osama compound: Report February 19, 2012

    Washington: An architect regularly employed by the ISI worked on the compound in which Osama bin Laden sheltered for years in Abbottabad and the slain al Qaeda chief communicated regularly with LeT from his hideout, a media report said on Saturday. Though the original property records for the compound near the...
  • Did Musharraf know bin Laden's hiding place? February 16, 2012

    Islamabad: Former president Pervez Musharraf knew that Osama bin Laden was hiding in the garrison town of Abbottabad and the Pakistani intelligence itself had made the safe house that sheltered him, a former ISI chief has alleged, according to a media report. Former CIA official Bruce Riedel quoted exISI chief Gen...
  • Live peacefully: Osama told his kids February 14, 2012

    London: Slain al qaeda chief Osama bin Laden reportedly told his children to live peacefully in the West where they would get good education, his brotherinlaw has revealed. Zakaria alSadah, whose sister was Osama's fifth wife, said the al qaeda chief did not want his children and grandchildren to follow the...
  • MHA seeks report on terrorist meeting Osama February 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry on Thursday sought a report from the Maharashtra Police on the claim that an arrested accused of the 13/7 Mumbai blasts case had met former al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2001. "We have taken serious note of the claim. We have...
  • 13/7 accused met Osama in 2001: ATS sources February 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS) sources on Tuesday said that July 13, 2011 Mumbai serial blast accused and Indian Mujahideen member Haroon Naik met slain terrorist Osama bin Laden in August 2001 in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. "Naik was part a group of operatives who were addressed by Osama in Bhawalpur," said...
  • Pak court allows Haqqani to travel abroad January 30, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan's former envoy to the US Husain Haqqani was on Monday permitted to travel abroad by the Supreme Court, which is probing a memo sent to Washington saying President Asif Ali Zardari had feared a military take over in the wake of Osama bin Laden's killing last year. Haqqani's counsel,...
  • 'No chance' of military coup in Pak: Gilani January 29, 2012

    Davos: Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that there was 'no chance' of a military coup in Pakistan ever as all stakeholders including the army, desires democracy and stability in the country. "I don't think there will be a coup in Pakistan ever. There is no threat to democracy," Gilani...
  • Ties with US not normal: Pakistan envoy January 28, 2012

    Washington: The PakistanUS relationship is certainly not going through "normal" times, Islamabad's ambassador to Washington Sherry Rehman has said. Rehman further asked the PakistaniAmerican community for their support to bring the two countries closer. The relationship has never been as important, yet the tensions have never been so grave, Rehman was quoted...
  • Obama's address on terrorism, outsourcing and Iran January 25, 2012

    US President Barack Obama listed out the achievements of his first term, topping that list the improved state of the economy and the end of the America's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden. ...
  • Obama calls for a fair shot economy, more jobs January 25, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama during his last address before the Presidential elections on Tuesday night said for the first time in two decades Osama Bin Laden is not a threat to US. Obama said, "For the first time in last 9 years there is no American fighting in Iraq." While giving...
  • Ijaz to testify before Pak SC in memo scandal January 15, 2012

    Islamabad: Controversial PakistaniAmerican businessman Mansoor Ijaz could fly into a military airbase in Rawalpindi and granted a visa on arrival so that he can testify tomorrow before a judicial commission probing the memo scandal, according to a media report today. Ijaz's lawyer has said he will testify before the Supreme Courtappointed...
  • US, Pak relationship at its lowest ebb: Musharraf January 14, 2012

    Islamabad: Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has said the current bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington was at its lowest ebb, even lower than that after the 9/11 attack. "We're at a very poor level. I don't think they were at this level even before 9/11, when I took over," Musharraf...
  • US, Pak relationship at its lowest ebb: Musharraf January 14, 2012

    Washington: Pakistan's former military ruler General Pervez Musharraf has said that the current bilateral relationship between Islamabad and Washington is at its lowest ebb, lower than those post 9/11 attacks on the US. "We're at a very poor level. I don't think they were at this level even before 9/11, when...
  • Pakistan to demolish Osama hideout January 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistan has decided to demolish Osama Bin Laden's hideout so that it isn't turned into a shrine. The Pakistani Army has been planning to destroy the walled compound in Abbottabad with a series of rocket strikes before rolling in bulldozers. Bin Laden had lived in the squalid threestoried house...
  • Osama killing spawns AlQaeda magazine January 9, 2012

    Islamabad: AlQaeda continues to preach jihad or holy war through an Urdu monthly magazine that is delivered to homes in cities across Pakistan by post, according to a media report on Monday. The 200page magazine, Hiteen, is named after the battlefield where Sultan Salahuddin Ayubi defeated the Crusaders and features articles...
  • Ali Zafar has a tough time with dance steps January 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Pakistani actor Ali Zafar seems to be having a tough time perfecting his dance steps for a Bollywood item number."Most painfully joyous process. Dance rehearsal for an item number! Fully Bollywood! Must sit in a tub full of ice before sleeping!" Ali wrote on his Twitter page. The actorsinger...
  • Musharraf denies he knew Osama was living in Pak January 8, 2012

    Jerusalem: Pakistan's former President General Pervez Musharraf has denied having knowledge about the alQaida chief Osama bin Laden living in his country during his tenure. In his first ever interview to an Israeli daily, Ha'aretz, Musharraf insisted on his innocence and said he was 100 per cent sure about himself that...
  • US delivered justice to bin Laden: Obama January 6, 2012

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Thursday said that the US has delivered justice to alQaeda chief Osama bin Laden and put his terror group on the path of defeat. "We've decimated alQaeda's leadership, delivered justice to Osama bin Laden, and put that terrorist network on the path to defeat," Obama said...
  • Husain Haqqani fears for his life: report January 4, 2012

    London: Pakistan's embattled former ambassador to US, Husain Haqqani, fears he will be murdered if he leaves his sanctuary in the official residence of the Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, a media report on Wednesday said. Haqqani who is at the centre of the memo scandal said the allegations against...
  • Whatever It Takes: the big stories of 2011 December 31, 2011

    On this special episode we look back at all the big stories of the year 2011. ...
  • Memogate: Pakistan panel to summon ISI Chief December 31, 2011

    Islamabad: A Pakistani parliamentary panel investigating the Memogate scandal on Friday decided to summon former envoy Husain Haqqani, businessman Mansoor Ijaz and ISI chief Lt Gen Shuja Ahmed Pasha to appear before it next month. The Parliamentary Committee on National Security has been asked by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani...
  • 'Musharraf knew about Osama's presence in Pak' December 24, 2011

    New Delhi: Former chief of Pakistani Army Gen Ziauddin Butt has told Dawn News that Osama bin Laden was kept in an Intelligence Bureau (IB) safe house in Abbotabad and former president General Pervez Musharraf knew about it. Butt also said that Osama was kept there under instructions from then director...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, slams Pakistan army December 23, 2011

    Gilani also slammed the army for not detecting Osama Bin Laden's presence in Pakistan, asking who issued him the visa to stay. ...
  • Gilani fears coup conspiracy, hits out at army December 23, 2011

    Islamabad: Pakistan Premier Yousuf Raza Gilani on Thursday in an unprecedented tonguelashing against the powerful military said it is "unacceptable" if the army "considers itself a State within State" and warned that "conspiracies" are being hatched to "pack up" his government. Prime Minister Gilani also strongly criticised the army for failing...