Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in U.S. prison

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NEW YORK - A seemingly unrepentant Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges.

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China’s Hong Kong chief says remarks to lawmakers were misrepresented in media reports

HONG KONG - China's most senior official in Hong Kong, Zhang Xiaoming, said on Friday that remarks he had made to pro-democracy lawmakers in an August 19 meeting had been misrepresented in media reports.

World, 13 Sep 2014

Items linked to raid that killed bin Laden go on display in New York

REUTERS - Three artifacts linked to the U.S. military raid that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago went on display at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Sunday in advance of the 13th anniversary of the attacks on New York and Washington.

World, Aerospace & Defence, 08 Sep 2014

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

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.

World, 26 Aug 2014

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
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

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