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#Osama bin Laden

# osama-bin-laden - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Osama Bin Laden may have been betrayed by oldest wife

Independent investigator Shaukut Qadir’s theory also shows bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri as an ambitious second-in-command.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# osama-bin-laden - Friday 2 March, 2012

WikiLeaks emails suggest Bin Laden corpse 'brought to America'

Internet emails at the intelligence company Stratfor suggest Osama bin Laden’s body wasn’t buried at sea, as suggested.

# osama-bin-laden - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Pakistani authorities demolish compound where bin Laden was killed

The leader of Al Qaeda was killed in the three-storey compound by US forces last May.

# osama-bin-laden - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Will the US release photos of Osama bin Laden's death?

The CIA has 52 photos and videos of the al-Qaeda leader’s assassination – and could be forced to make them public.

Spanish judge testifies at his own trial over inquiries into Franco era atrocities

Baltasar Garzon defiantly rejected charges he overstepped his jurisdiction by probing right wing atrocities during and after the Spanish civil war.

# osama-bin-laden - Sunday 29 January, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Praise for Special Forces after Somalia hostage rescue

Two hostages – a man from Denmark and an American woman – were freed after the operation.

# osama-bin-laden - Sunday 15 January, 2012

Explainer: What is/Who are the Taliban?

The Taliban – terrorist group or political entity?

# osama-bin-laden - Saturday 31 December, 2011

RIP: The people who died in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

RIP: The people who died in 2011

From Garret FitzGerald to Steve Jobs, we take a look at some of the people from politics, entertainment and sport who died this year.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Top 10 stories you shared on Facebook in 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

Top 10 stories you shared on Facebook in 2011

Pizza is a vegetable, a pet rescue in the Liffey and the tragedy of one young woman’s lonely death – some of the stories you most wanted to share with your Facebook friends.

# osama-bin-laden - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

14 game-changing moments of 2011

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

# osama-bin-laden - Friday 9 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Do I engage in appeasement? Ask Bin Laden, says Obama Classy This post contains videos

Do I engage in appeasement? Ask Bin Laden, says Obama

Yup, he went there…

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Osama bin Laden was 'tender, gentle family man', says successor Bin Laden This post contains videos

Osama bin Laden was 'tender, gentle family man', says successor

Ayman al-Zawahiri said he wanted to “show the human side” of the man responsible for the 9/11 attacks.

# osama-bin-laden - Monday 7 November, 2011

New book offers more details on Navy SEALs' bin Laden raid

Former Navy SEAL commander Chuck Pfarrer sheds some light on the May raid at Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad compound.

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Obama is the world's most powerful person again

That is according to the list-loving Forbes magazine which has released its new 70 leaders who matter index.

# osama-bin-laden - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

From The42 Huh? Was Muammar Gaddafi a secret Liverpool fan? True Red?

Huh? Was Muammar Gaddafi a secret Liverpool fan?

Evidence recovered from the villa where the Libyan dictator spent his final weeks hints at a link to the Anfield club.

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 6 October, 2011

Doctor who 'helped CIA find bin Laden' accused of treason

The CIA’s fake vaccination programme in the Pakistani town where bin Laden was found and killed in May has caused many problems in its aftermath.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Osama Bin Laden sends message from beyond the grave

Al-Qaeda has issued a video to mark the anniversary of 9/11 in which new leader Ayman al-Zawahri applauds the Arab Spring uprising. It also contains previously unreleased messages from Bin Laden.

# osama-bin-laden - Saturday 27 August, 2011

US says Al Qaeda's number two killed in Pakistan

Atiyah Abd al-Rahman was a close confidante of Osama bin Laden prior to the former leader’s death in May.

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Taliban forces who downed US helicopter 'killed by air strikes'

The US military says the insurgents who killed 38 US and Afghani troops have themselves been killed by F16 fighter jets.

# osama-bin-laden - Sunday 7 August, 2011

Killed US troops 'were from unit which took out Osama bin Laden'

Members of the now-famous Seal Team 6 were among 38 people killed when insurgents shot down a helicopter in Afghanistan yesterday.

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Bin Laden raid ‘was always shoot to kill’ as new details emerge

The most detailed account of the bin Laden raid in May is published in this week’s New Yorker.

# osama-bin-laden - Monday 18 July, 2011

Women's World Cup final becomes the most popular Twitter event yet

Surpassing the royal wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden.

# osama-bin-laden - Friday 15 July, 2011

CIA criticised for using fake vaccinations to trap Bin Laden

Medecins Sans Frontieres has said setting up a fake vaccination programme threatened life-saving immunisation work around the world.

# osama-bin-laden - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

How the CIA tried to find Osama bin Laden

A fake vaccination programme was organised in the town where the Al Qaeda leader was hiding but did it work?

# osama-bin-laden - Monday 11 July, 2011

US suspends aid to Pakistan military over fears of extremist collusion

Some $800million is being withheld as tensions between the ‘war on terror’ allies continue to ratchet up.

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Slideshow: A bad year for 'bad guys' Most Wanted This post contains images

Slideshow: A bad year for 'bad guys'

As Irish-American mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger is captured after 16 years, take a look at other notorious figures who’ve been caught recently…

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Al-Qaeda says al-Zawahri has succeeded bin Laden

Long-time deputy to Osama bin laden, Egypt-born Ayman al-Zawahri has become head of the terror network.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Pakistan arrests CIA informants

Pakistan’s top military spy agency has arrested five people who fed information to the CIA before the killing of Osama bin Laden – including the owner of a safe house rented to the CIA to observe bin Laden’s compound.

# osama-bin-laden - Saturday 4 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In your bank holiday Saturday Fix: Strike looms at Aer Lingus; the high-price of government advice; U2′s controversial Glastonbury appearance; a hair-raising announcement from Wayne Rooney; and the accidental Facebook party.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Militants attack Pakistan checkpoint, killing at least 5

Five security troops were killed on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border when 200 militants attacked a checkpoint earlier today.

# osama-bin-laden - Friday 27 May, 2011

Hillary Clinton arrives in Pakistan to ease tense relations as 32 killed in suicide bombing

Violence has risen in Pakistan since the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden at his compound near the country’s capital. The US Secretary of State made a surprise trip today, aiming to repair frayed relations.

# osama-bin-laden - Thursday 26 May, 2011

CIA will be granted access to bin Laden house

US intelligence forces will be given an opportunity to search for fingerprints and other evidence in Abbottabad.

No evidence of imminent terrorist threat from Bin Laden before death: Officials

US and European intelligence officials have said that, as yet, no evidence that shows Osama bin Laden was involved in plotting specific or imminent terrorist threats have been uncovered.

# osama-bin-laden - Wednesday 25 May, 2011

Suicide bomb kills five at Pakistani police building

Five people have been killed and 30 injured in Peshawar, in the latest suicide bomb attack designed as revenge for the death of Osama bin Laden.

# osama-bin-laden - Monday 23 May, 2011

Pakistani Taliban kill 12 in naval base attack

The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the city of Karachi that killed at least 12 people and destroyed two US-supplied surveillance aircraft, citing revenge for the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

# osama-bin-laden - Sunday 22 May, 2011

Obama: I would repeat Bin Laden raid

Obama has insisted that while he is “very respectful of the sovereignty of Pakistan”, his first duty is to secure the United States.