Osama bin Laden

"Unholy alliance" of Islamists threatens Sweden - spy chief


STOCKHOLM - Sweden, once cited by Osama bin Laden as the kind of country al Qaeda did not attack, is facing a rising threat from Islamist militants because of the crises in Iraq and Syria, its spy chief said in an interview on Friday.


Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden shot dead

PESHAWAR - A Pakistani lawyer under death threats for defending a doctor who helped CIA agents hunt al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday, police said, and two militant groups claimed responsibility.

Top News, World, South Asia, 17 Mar 2015

U.S. jury convicts Saudi over Africa embassy bombings

NEW YORK - A Saudi man described by prosecutors as one of Osama bin Laden's most trusted lieutenants was convicted in a federal court in New York on Thursday in connection with the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

World, Top News 27 Feb 2015

Saudi court jails al Qaeda recruiters, bin Laden associate: newspaper

DUBAI - A Saudi court has jailed at least 13 men on counts including the recruitment of al Qaeda militants for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States and sheltering Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, Saudi newspapers said on Tuesday.

World, 24 Feb 2015

Accused aide to bin Laden opposed calls for violence, jury told

NEW YORK - A lawyer for a Saudi man accused by U.S. prosecutors of acting as Osama bin Laden’s lieutenant argued at the close of his trial on Thursday that he was a peaceful dissident who found the al Qaeda leader's violent ideology abhorrent.

World, 20 Feb 2015

U.S. says Saudi was bin Laden's 'man in London'

NEW YORK - A U.S. prosecutor asked a jury on Wednesday to find a Saudi man guilty of conspiring with al Qaeda in the 1990s when he allegedly managed a training camp in Afghanistan and then served as Osama bin Laden's agent in London.

World, 19 Feb 2015

'Trusted lieutenant' of bin Laden on trial for U.S. embassy bombs

NEW YORK - A Saudi man charged in connection with the twin 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Africa was a “trusted lieutenant” of Osama bin Laden from the earliest days of al Qaeda, U.S. prosecutors said at the start of his trial in New York.

World, 23 Jan 2015

Bin Laden's ex-secretary loses appeal of life sentence

NEW YORK - Osama bin Laden’s former personal secretary lost a bid to throw out his life sentence for conspiring to bomb U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998, which killed 224 people and injured thousands.

World, 21 Jan 2015

Accused bin Laden spokesman faces U.S. trial on terror charges

NEW YORK - The man whom U.S. authorities accuse of helping Osama bin Laden disseminate calls for Muslims to wage war on Americans went on trial on Tuesday on terror charges related to the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 224 people.

World, 20 Jan 2015

U.S. seeks to use letters from bin Laden raid at terror trial

NEW YORK - U.S. prosecutors have asked a federal judge to allow them to use documents seized during the 2011 military raid that killed Osama bin Laden at the January trial of suspected al Qaeda figure Abu Anas al-Liby.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 16 Dec 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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