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Osama bin Laden

Teen jailed for plotting bomb attack at Elton John concert in London

LONDON A British teenager who planned to attack an Elton John concert in London on the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks was jailed for life on Monday.

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Iran's Zarif urges Trump to discuss avoiding another 9/11 with Saudis

DUBAI Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, advised U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss how to avoid another September 11 attack with the Saudi hosts of his first official visit abroad, Zarif wrote in an editorial published on Sunday.

World, 21 May 2017

Exclusive - Trump counterterrorism strategy urges allies to do more

WASHINGTON A draft of President Donald Trump's new counterterrorism strategy demands that U.S. allies shoulder more of the burden in combating Islamist militants, while acknowledging that the threat of terrorism will never be totally eliminated.

World, 06 May 2017

Saudi banks, bin Laden companies face $4.2 billion U.S. lawsuit by 9/11 insurers

NEW YORK/RIYADH More than two dozen U.S. insurers affiliated with Travelers Cos have sued two Saudi banks, companies affiliated with Osama bin Laden's family, and several charities for at least $4.2 billion over the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

World, 14 Apr 2017

U.S. forces killed 11 al Qaeda operatives in two air strikes in Syria - Pentagon

WASHINGTON U.S. forces killed 11 al Qaeda operatives in two air strikes near Idlib, Syria, this month, including a member with links to the late Osama bin Laden and other top leaders of the group, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

World, 09 Feb 2017

Pakistan denies identity papers to family of doctor who helped trace bin Laden

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Pakistan has denied identity cards to the family of Shakeel Afridi, the jailed doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden in 2011, blocking college enrolment for his children, their lawyer said on Friday.

Top News, World, South Asia, 03 Feb 2017

Pakistan will not free doctor who helped U.S. find bin Laden

ISLAMABAD A jailed Pakistani doctor believed to have helped the CIA hunt down al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will be neither released nor handed to the United States, Pakistan's law minister has told legislators, media reported on Wednesday.

World, Top News, South Asia, 18 Jan 2017

Bin Laden son, AQAP leader added to U.S. terror blacklist - State Dept

WASHINGTON A son of late al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden and a leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were added to the U.S. counter-terrorism blacklist on Thursday, a move to keep them from using the U.S. financial system, the State Department said.

World, 05 Jan 2017

Bin Laden's son denied entry to Egypt

CAIRO Osama bin Laden's son Omar was refused entry to Egypt on Saturday, airport sources said, giving no reason why his name was on a list of people banned from the country.

World, 17 Dec 2016

New Yorkers, always on edge, take Manhattan blast in stride

NEW YORK New Yorkers who have endured the September 11 attacks and the devastating superstorm of 2012 were generally unperturbed by a Saturday night blast in Manhattan that injured 29 people.

World, 19 Sep 2016
President Barack Obama (2nd L) and Vice President Joe Biden (L), along with members of the national security team, receive an update on the mission against Osama bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White House, May 1, 2011. Also pictured are Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd R) and Defense Secretary Robert Gates (R). Please note: A classified document seen in this photograph has been obscured at source. REUTERS/White House/Pete Souza/Handout
Special Report:

The bin Laden kill plan

A pivotal moment in the long, tortuous quest to find Osama bin Laden came years before U.S. spy agencies discovered his hermetic compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.  Full Article | Video 

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