Osama bin Laden

U.S. seeks life in prison for bin Laden son-in-law Abu Ghaith

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NEW YORK - The United States on Monday said Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, should spend the rest of his life in prison following his conviction on terrorism-related charges.

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Bin Laden son-in-law should get 15 years in prison - defense lawyer

NEW YORK - A defense lawyer for the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden convicted on terrorism-related charges in New York federal court said on Thursday that his client should serve no more than 15 years in prison.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 15 Aug 2014

U.S. senator: CIA interrogation tactics helped get bin Laden

WASHINGTON - Republicans on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release a report asserting the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques helped bring down Osama bin Laden and disrupt terrorist plots, the panel's top Republican said on Sunday.

World, 04 Aug 2014

U.S. senator: CIA interrogation tactics helped get bin Laden

WASHINGTON - Republicans on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee will soon release a minority report asserting that the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques helped bring down Osama bin Laden and other terrorists, the panel's top Republican said Sunday.

World, 03 Aug 2014

Insight - How Boko Haram is beating U.S. efforts to choke its financing

WASHINGTON - When Washington imposed sanctions in June 2012 on Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, he dismissed it as an empty gesture.

World, 01 Jul 2014

Syrian al Qaeda reach foothills of Israeli-held Golan

AMMAN - Atop the hill of Tel Ahmar just a few kilometres from Israeli forces on the Golan Heights, Syrian Islamist fighters hoist the al Qaeda flag and praise their mentor Osama bin Laden.

World, Syria, Israel 22 May 2014

U.S. prosecutors use London imam's words against him at trial

NEW YORK - U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday showed jurors excerpts from sermons and interviews in which London imam Abu Hamza praised former al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden as a “hero,” called non-Muslims “pigs” and said the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States made “everybody” happy.

World, 14 May 2014

Lawyer for Pakistan doctor jailed over bin Laden hunt quits amid threats

ISLAMABAD - The lawyer defending a Pakistani doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden is quitting the case because of death threats and alleged U.S. interference in the trial, the lawyer said Saturday.

World, South Asia, 10 May 2014

Bin Laden associate's lawyer admits U.S. tax charges, stays on case

NEW YORK - A convicted associate of Osama bin Laden refused to jettison his lawyer on Thursday just minutes after the lawyer pleaded guilty in federal court to tax avoidance crimes.

World, 02 May 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law's fate in hands of U.S. jury

NEW YORK - A federal jury in New York on Tuesday began deliberating whether or not to convict a son-in-law of al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden of conspiring to kill Americans and other terrorism-related charges.

World, 25 Mar 2014
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
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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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