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  • Justice Saeed-uz-Zaman takes oath as Sindh governor in Karachi

    Former Chief Justice Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui was sworn in as the 31st governor of Sindh on Friday, as the outgoing one, Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan, spent a busy last day on farewell meetings with dignitaries and senior government officials...

    Ibad’s removal raised many questions regarding the reasons behind this decision, amid the strong criticism and accusations levelled against him by former Karachi mayor Mustafa Kamal, who recently...

  • Sabika Sheikh's funeral prayers offered at Karachi's Hakeem Saeed ground

    The funeral prayers for Sabika Sheikh, a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student who was killed in a Texas school shooting last week, were offered at Karach's Hakeem Saeed ground at 9am on Wednesday...

    Sabika, a Karachi teenager whose family lives in the Gulshan-i-Iqbal area, was studying at Santa Fe High School in Texas on a US State Department scholarship under the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) programme...

  • Al Qaeda after bin Laden, still 'a dangerous threat'

    DUBAI: The militant group Al Qaeda has survived the death of its founder Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011 and bolstered its notoriety with attacks in Africa, Europe and Yemen despite suffering a series of setbacks...

    By the time US special forces killed bin Laden in Abbottabad, the group he founded in the late 1980s had been badly damaged, with many of its militants and leaders killed or captured in the US "War on Terror"...

  • Bin Roye: A different kind of love

    Bin Roye shows the world that a romantic flick doesn’t need to have steamy love scenes — the same can be emoted through expressions and the right kind of chemistry between the lead pair...

    Priorities yield resultsWhen your priorities are right, things happen and Bin Roye is an example of that...

  • NON-FICTION: TRACKING BIN LADEN

    It has been more than six years since Osama bin Laden was killed in a raid conducted by the United States Navy Seals on his compound in Pakistan’s garrison city of Abbottabad, just a stone’s throw away from the military academy...

    Post-9/11, along with thousands of Al Qaeda members and their families, Bin Laden dodged American forces and their Afghan allies to cross over into Pakistan...

  • CIA releases vast Bin Laden archive

    WASHINGTON: The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Wednesday released a vast archive of documents and video seized in the 2011 US raid on a Pakistani compound that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden...

    Researchers from a Washington think tank who had prior access to the newly declassified dossier say it includes Bin Laden’s son’s wedding video and diaries left by the Saudi-born militant...

  • CIA release of bin Laden files renews interest in Iran links

    The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has again raised questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the September 11 terror attacks...

    However, the report included in the CIA document dump shows how bin Laden, from Iran's arch-rival Saudi Arabia, could look across the sectarian divide to partner with the Mideast's Shia power to target his...

  • Iran denounces CIA 'fake news' in declassified Bin Laden files

    Iran has accused the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of spreading “fake news” about the Islamic Republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed...

    The CIA on Wednesday released 470,000 additional files found in May 2011 when United States (US) Navy SEALs burst into Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad and shot him dead...

  • Chaos, absence of leadership best environment to spread ideology: Bin Laden on Arab Spring

    A journal made public by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and apparently handwritten by one of Osama bin Laden's daughters offers a glimpse into how the Al Qaeda leader viewed the world around him and reveals his deep interest in the 2011 Arab Spring revolutions unfolding in the months before he was killed in a United States raid...

    The 228-page journal meanders among discussions, thoughts and reflections bin Laden shared with...

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