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U.S. hits bin Laden’s son-in-law with new conspiracy charges

US prosecutors on Monday linked Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law to the 2001 Al-Qaeda shoe bomber plot after adding two extra charges against the Kuwaiti, who faces life behind bars if convicted. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, whose trial in New York is scheduled to begin on February 3, was initially charged…

Pakistan orders retrial of doctor who helped find bin Laden

A Pakistani official on Thursday overturned the 33-year jail term handed down to a doctor who helped the CIA track Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and ordered a retrial, a lawyer and an official said. “The Commissioner of Peshawar has set aside the decision of the Political Agent of Khyber…

Obama played cards ahead of Bin Laden raid: ex-aide

A former aide to Barack Obama has said the US president resorted to playing cards on the day Osama bin Laden was killed, such was the tension over the raid. Reggie Love, a personal assistant to Obama during the president’s first term, said in a video that his boss opted…

Bradley Manning facing possible 154-year jail sentence as trial begins

Three years after his arrest in Iraq for allegedly causing America’s worst ever national security breach, US Army private Bradley Manning finally goes on trial Monday over his disclosures to WikiLeaks. Manning, who faces a possible 154-year jail sentence, has offered to plead guilty to several offenses but he denies…

Pakistan plans $30 million amusement park for town where bin Laden was killed

Pakistan is planning to build a $30 million amusement park with a zoo and adventure sports facilities in the town where Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces, officials said Monday. The 50-acre (20-hectare) riverside development on the edge of Abbottabad, where US Navy SEALs shot the Al-Qaeda…

Bin Laden family’s deportation from Pakistan delayed

The expected deportation of Osama bin Laden’s family fromPakistan to Saudi Arabia has been delayed because their passports are not ready, their lawyer said Wednesday. The 12-member family, including bin Laden’s three widows, eight children and one grandchild, had originally been due to leave overnight Tuesday. Two of the wives are Saudi nationals and the third…

Qaeda battles to create safe haven in Yemen

Al-Qaeda, still smarting from the loss of its iconic leader Osama bin Laden, appears determined to capture the south Yemeni town ofLoder in a bid to build itself a secure base in the Arabian Peninsula. Its location between three provinces gives Loder strategic importance, and it can also provide a safe haven from…

Pakistan orders Osama bin Laden’s widows, childred deported

A Pakistani court on Monday convicted Osama bin Laden’s three widows and two of his grown-up daughters of illegal residency, sentencing them to 45 days’ detention and ordering their deportation. The Al-Qaeda terror chief’s two Saudi and one Yemeni widows, together with their children, have been in Pakistani custody since…

Bin Laden ‘fathered four children while on run’

Osama bin Laden fathered four children as he hid out in Pakistanafter the 9/11 attacks, his youngest wife told interrogators, according to a police report seen by AFP on Friday. Amal Abdulfattah’s account provides rare details of the Al-Qaedaleader’s life from when he fled Afghanistan in late 2001 until his death aged 54 last May…

Pakistan charges bin Laden wives with illegal entry

Pakistan has charged Osama bin Laden’s three widows with illegal entry, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said Thursday, without saying when it had done so or when a trial would begin. Pakistan took the Al-Qaeda terror chief’s wives — two Saudis and a Yemeni — and around 10 of their children…

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