Osama bin Laden

Bid to reunite Bin Laden and son before deadly raid - documents

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WASHINGTON - Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents released on Wednesday show.

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Bid to reunite Bin Laden and son before deadly raid - documents

WASHINGTON - Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistani hideout by U.S. commandos in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents released on Wednesday show.

World, 21 May 2015

Bin Laden fixated on attacking U.S. interests - documents

WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden was fixated on attacking U.S. targets and pressured al Qaeda groups to heal local rivalries and focus on that cause, according to documents the United States says were seized in his hideout in Pakistan and released on Wednesday. | Video

Top News, World, 21 May 2015

Saudi man gets life in U.S. prison for ties to Africa embassy bombings

NEW YORK - A Saudi man whom U.S. authorities described as a top Osama bin Laden deputy was sentenced to life in prison on Friday in connection with the deadly 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. | Video

World, 16 May 2015

"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.

World, Yemen, Syria, Iraq 28 Mar 2015

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
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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