Osama bin Laden

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

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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

U.S. Guantanamo board reviews case of 'Dirty 30' bin Laden bodyguard

ARLINGTON, Virginia - A suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard held at Guantanamo Bay military prison for 12 years on Thursday faced a U.S. national security board weighing whether he should remain in detention there.

World, 20 Mar 2014

U.S. Guantanamo board to review case of 'Dirty 30' bin Laden bodyguard

WASHINGTON - A suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard held at Guantanamo Bay military prison for 12 years is due to face a U.S. national security board on Thursday that will weigh whether he should remain jailed there.

World, 20 Mar 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law unexpectedly testifies at his U.S. trial

NEW YORK - On September 11, 2001, just hours after hijackers deliberately crashed passenger aircraft in attacks on the United States, a Kuwaiti teacher and imam named Suleiman Abu Ghaith met Osama bin Laden inside a cave in Afghanistan.

Bin Laden son-in-law takes stand in New York court in own defense

NEW YORK - Osama bin Laden's son-in-law Suleiman Abu Ghaith took the stand in his own defense Wednesday in New York federal court against charges that he conspired to kill Americans.

World, 19 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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