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NPR joins AP in demanding visual proof of Osama bin Laden’s death

Shortly after the White House announced that it had conducted an operation that killed terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, news organizations began clammoring for visual proof. The Associated Press, Politico and Fox News were among them, along with a host of advocacy groups. Yesterday, National Public Radio (NPR) said it…

US general: Osama bin Laden’s death could end Afghan war

WASHINGTON — The death of Osama bin Laden could encourage Afghan insurgents to lay down their weapons and spur a possible peace settlement to end the war, a top US general said Tuesday. “There’s a great potential for many of the insurgents to say, ‘hey, I want to reintegrate’” back…

Osama bin Laden hideout becomes Counter-Strike map

SAN FRANCISCO — Images of the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden made his final stand have been turned into a videogame battleground. A software map named fy_abbottabad in reference to the city where a US military team killed the infamous Al-Qaeda leader in a May 2 raid was available…

Obama on ’60 Minutes’: Osama bin Laden mission was ‘worth the risk’

In a pre-taped interview on CBS News’ “60 Minutes” Sunday night, President Barack Obama said that he didn’t regret the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. “As nervous as I was about this whole process, the one thing I didn’t lose sleep over was the possibility of taking bin…

Obama questions Pakistan over Osama bin Laden

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama pressed Pakistan on Sunday to probe how Osama bin Laden managed to live for years under the noses of its military, saying he must have had some kind of support network. But one week after an elite team of Navy SEALs killed the Al-Qaeda…

Fox News host doesn’t understand why killing bin Laden is OK but torture isn’t

Fox News’ Chris Wallace doesn’t understand the difference between killing the leader of the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization in a military operation and torturing detainees held in U.S. prisons. “We’ll all stipulate that bin Laden was a monster,” Wallace told National Security Advisor Tom Donilon Sunday. “But why is…

Hamas breaks up pro-Osama bin Laden rally in Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas on Saturday broke up a Salafist protest against the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in a U.S. raid in Pakistan this week. Dozens of Salafists — conservative Islamists who have clashed with Hamas — gathered in Gaza City’s main square holding up posters of bin Laden and…

Osama bin Laden a serious student: Taiwan judo coach

TAICHUNG, Taiwan (Reuters) – Osama bin Laden stood out not just because of his height but because of his serious, conservative demeanor, according to a Taiwan man who says the al Qaeda leader, killed by U.S. troops on Monday, was a student in his judo classes in Saudi Arabia. Jimmy…

Osama bin Laden’s death may end Afghanistan war sooner than planned

Word from the Obama administration is that with al Qaeda spiritual leader Osama bin Laden dead, U.S. forces may now have found the fast-track to exit the Afghan occupation. It won’t be easy, and it will require more than just political capital in the U.S., but unnamed officials tell The…

Pakistanis protest over bin Laden killing

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan (AFP) – Hundreds of Pakistanis took to the streets on Friday, cheering Osama bin Laden and shouting “death to America” to condemn a unilateral US raid on their soil that killed the Al-Qaeda chief. In Abbottabad, not far from where bin Laden was found and killed by US…

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