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  • Pakistan was not aware of Osama’s presence: ex-US ambassador

    LOS ANGELES: Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter said on Tuesday that “Pakistan probably didn’t know about Osama bin Laden as there is no evidence to suggest there was a link”...

    Giving a talk at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs on re-envisioning US-Pak relations, the former ambassador presented a prologue to the year 2011 which he says was “a terrible year if you happen to be an ambassador to Pakistan”...

  • Osama sought to destroy Pakistan, says Jilani

    WASHINGTON: The slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden considered Pakistan an enemy and made every effort to harm the country and its people, says Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani...

    Mr Poe, who is known in Washington for his strong anti-Pakistan views, is holding a provocative hearing — “Pakistan: Friend or foe” — on Capitol Hill, which seeks to highlight the country’s alleged support for terrorist groups...

  • Pakistan helped US get Osama, insists Hersh

    WASHINGTON: “More than ever,” says legendary US investigative journalist Seymour Hersh when asked if he still believes Pakistan helped the United States get Osama bin Laden (OBL)...

    But Mr Hersh repeated the claim in his new book, “The Killing of Osama bin Laden,” published this week, insisting that he was right...

  • Pakistan wasn’t aware of Osama’s presence, says ex-US envoy

    KARACHI: Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter on Wednesday revealed that Pakistan did not know about the presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad and the detection of the Al Qaeda leader’s location there created mistrust between Islamabad and Washington...

    “Those who claimed that Pakistan knew about the whereabouts of bin Laden were wrong,” said Mr Munter, who is currently president of the East-West Institute...

  • ‘Osama tried to end differences within jihadist movement’

    WASHINGTON: In a letter to Hakimullah Mehsud, Osama bin Laden advised the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader not to take measures that would further divide an already unwieldy jihadist movement...

    In one of the documents, Bin Laden claims that the jihadi “work in Pakistan is almost self-sufficient”...

  • Ex-intelligence man told US about Osama’s hideout: author

    WASHINGTON: The United States got to Osama bin Laden with Pakistan’s help, but disclosed the operation in a manner that made the country look like a villain, according to Seymour M...

    They helped a great deal,” said Mr Hersh when Dawn asked him if he believed Pakistan helped the US reach the Al Qaeda leader...

  • White House rejects Hersh’s version of Osama killing

    WASHINGTON: The White House rejected on Monday as “baseless” a report, which claimed that the official US version of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound was a cover up...

    The elite commandos flew in under cover of darkness from Afghanistan as the administration decided not to consult or inform Pakistan about the operation...

  • Osama contemplated leaving Abbottabad

    WASHINGTON: Six months before the US raid that killed him, Osama bin Laden contemplated leaving Abbottabad, reveals a letter he wrote...

    ”Also read: ‘Osama tried to end differences within jihadist movement’In the same letter, he asks for her forgiveness for not living with her and the rest of the family...

  • PTI to file petition against PM for receiving funding from Osama bin Laden

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has decided to file yet another petition in the Supreme Court against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to seek an investigation into allegations of receiving money from Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden for the election campaign of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) during the 1990s...

    The charge that Mr Sharif had received money from the Al Qaeda chief had been in the air over the past two...

  • Osama wanted money left by him to be used for ‘jihad’, papers show

    NEW YORK: Documents seized by US special forces personnel during the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan have revealed that Al Qaeda leaders were increasingly worried about spies in their group, drones patrolling the skies and secret devices tracking their movements, according to translations released by intelligence agencies to the ABC television and Reuters news agency...

    In one of the declassified documents, Bin...

  • Osama’s son threatens revenge for father’s assassination

    DUBAI: The son of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online...

    Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies in the 21-minute speech entitled “We Are All Osama,” according to the SITE Intelligence Group...

  • US Navy SEAL had photo of Osama bin Laden's corpse: report

    WASHINGTON: A former United States (US) Navy SEAL kept an unauthorised photo of Osama bin Laden's corpse on a computer that he turned over to investigators, US-based news website The Intercept reported Tuesday...

    The discovery came after Matthew Bissonnette, who shot Osama in the infamous 2011 raid on the Al Qaeda leader's compound in Pakistan, gave investigators a copy of his hard drive...

  • With five-year delay, CIA ‘live-tweets’ Osama raid

    WASHINGTON: The CIA has marked the anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden by live-tweeting — with a five-year delay — the raid by US special forces on the Al Qaeda founder’s compound in Pakistan...

    “1:51 pm EDT - Helicopters depart from Afghanistan for compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan #UBLRaid,” read one tweet...

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