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Osama bin Laden


Saudi Arabia, 20 years after 9/11: ‘A country in the making’

September 11, 2021 4:34 pm

The cloud of social restrictions that loomed over generations of Saudis is quickly dissipating and the country is undergoing visible change. Still, for countless numbers of people in the US and beyond, Saudi Arabia will forever be associated with 9/11.

Father of first American killed: Afghanistan end 'shameful'

August 19, 2021 8:40 am

Mike Spann was killed days later, on Nov. 25, 2001, during a prisoner uprising at the fortress where he had been questioning extremists.

Afghanistan accuses Taliban of worst violence in two decades

June 23, 2021 8:29 am

The UN special envoy for Afghanistan, Deborah Lyons, told the council she cannot overstate her concern at the situation, saying every major trend -- politics, security, the peace process, the economy, the humanitarian emergency and tackling COVID-19 -- is either "negative or stagnant."

Certain elements inside Pak military had links to al-Qaeda: Obama on raid that killed Osama

November 17, 2020 3:18 pm

Barack Obama said it was an open secret that certain elements inside Pakistan's military, and especially its intelligence services, maintained links to the Taliban and perhaps even al-Qaeda, sometimes using them as strategic assets to ensure that the Afghan government remained weak and unable to align itself with Pakistan's number one rival, India.

Pakistan Prime Minister needs a recent history lesson on Osama bin Laden

July 04, 2020 9:02 am

Many in Pakistan who thought Bin Laden was a terrorist who had undermined Pakistan’s sovereignty were shocked. Many, however, still believe that Bin Laden didn’t do the 9/11 bombing and that it was actually “an American Neocon-Jewish conspiracy to create an excuse to clobber the Muslims”.

Leeds remove cardboard cutout of bin Laden from stands

June 25, 2020 2:07 pm

With no spectators allowed into stadiums as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, many English clubs are giving fans the chance to send in photos and have cutouts put on the seats instead.

Kolkata Police to get dog breed that tracked bin Laden: Why security forces pick Belgian Malinois

February 14, 2020 7:49 am

Early last year, the Mumbai police too added the Belgian Malinois to its existing dog squad.

New 9/11 exhibit stages hunt for Osama bin Laden

October 23, 2019 12:08 pm

The exhibit presents the hunt for Osama bin Laden as a sort of who-done-it come alive with graphics, videos and the voices of the protagonists, from intelligence agents, former President Barack Obama and members of the US Navy SEALs team that shot and killed him.

The Abbottabad Mystery

September 07, 2019 11:40 am

How did the Americans find Osama bin Laden — is the question

Death of Osama Bin Laden’s son is seen as a blow to al-Qaida

August 02, 2019 7:41 am

Analysts believe that since at least 2010, al-Qaida was secretly grooming Hamza bin Laden to take over the organization, a move that now appears to have been foiled. According to three US officials, the younger bin Laden was killed during the first two years of the Trump administration.


18 years of 9/11: Defining images from the day that shook the world

September 12, 2019 7:28 am

18th anniversary of 9/11 attack: On the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, the entire world watched as two passenger planes ploughed into the World Trade Centre towers. Another plane crashed into the west wing of the Pentagon. A total of 3,000 people had lost their lives.