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  • India scrubs Moon mission launch one hour before liftoff

    The spacecraft looked set for launch atop a Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk III — India's most powerful rocket — from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, but countdown was halted 56 minutes and 24 seconds before the planned liftoff at 2:51 am (2121 GMT Sunday)...

    “As a measure of abundant precaution Chandrayaan-2 launch has been called off for today...

  • German spy agency told US of bin Laden's presence in Pakistan: German media

    BERLIN: Germany's foreign intelligence agency helped United States' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, where United States special forces killed the Al Qaeda leader, reported a German newspaper on Sunday...

    The German spy-service BND provided a tip-off that bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, with the knowledge of Pakistani security services, according to the Bild am Sonntag report, which was...

  • Pakistan military officials admit defector's key role in Bin Laden operation

    ISLAMABAD: Two former senior Pakistan military officials told AFP on Tuesday that a ‘defector’ from country’s intelligence agency did assist the US in its hunt for Osama bin Laden but denied the two countries had officially worked together...

    The White House has flatly rejected Hersh's claims that Pakistan was told in advance about the May 2 special forces raid in Abbottabad...

  • Pakistan had no prior knowledge of Bin Laden, US raid: Foreign Office

    ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Thursday issued a strong denial of the claims made by American investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, who wrote that Pakistan had prior knowledge of the US raid that took Osama bin Laden out in Abbottabad...

    "Pakistan also did not know about presence of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad," said Foreign Office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah during a news briefing at FO in Islamabad...

  • 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"...

  • 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...

    But it took almost a decade for the US intelligence agencies to track down the world’s most wanted terrorist after he fled the Afghan city of Kandahar in October 2001...

  • 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...

    For its part, Iran has long denied any involvement with Al Qaeda...

  • 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...

    He talks about Libya becoming a pathway for militants to Europe; of his visit as a youth to...

  • US agents plotted to find bin Laden via meds: report

    WASHINGTON: The United States plotted to find Osama bin Laden by concealing tracking devices in medical supplies, possibly through Red Cross hospitals, a report said Thursday, citing documents leaked by former security contractor Edward Snowden...

    The Intercept news site quoted from a National Security Agency slide presentation dated June 2010 which discussed the possibility of going from “Pharma to Target” by penetrating “the...

  • Italy arrests suspected bin Laden bodyguards, Peshawar bombers

    ROME: Italian police said on Friday they had dismantled a network of militants they suspect of having had ties to Osama bin Laden and being behind one of Pakistan's deadliest bomb attacks — October 2009 bombing in Peshawar’s Meena Bazaar, which left more than 100 dead and over 200 people injured...

    The arrest warrants accuse the suspects of belonging to “an organisation dedicated to transnational criminal activities inspired by...

  • US declassifies documents recovered in Bin Laden raid

    WASHINGTON: United States intelligence officials on Wednesday released documents they said were recovered during the 2011 raid on a compound in Pakistan where US forces killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden...

    The letter was among thousands of files found by US Navy SEALs on May 2, 2011 when they descended on Bin Laden's hideout in the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad and shot him dead...

  • Hamza bin Laden issues new call to arms against Assad

    Hamza bin Laden, son and would-be heir of late Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, has urged Muslims around the world to join arms in Syria against “crusaders” and Shias...

    “In order for the people of Syria to resist the Crusader, Shia and international aggression, Muslims — all Muslims — must stand with them, support them and give them victory,” he said...

  • Hamza bin Laden: the heir to Al-Qaeda?

    A photo montage published by Al-Qaeda to mark the 16th anniversary of 9/11 shows the face of Osama bin Laden in the flames of the Twin Towers...

    In a report published by the Combating Terrorism Center (CTC), former FBI special agent and Al-Qaeda specialist Ali Soufan wrote: “Now in his late 20s, Hamza is being prepared for a leadership role in the organisation his father founded...

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