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Osama Bin Laden Pakistan

Being Pakistani, Hearing That Your Government Hid Bin Laden and Believing It

Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Akbar Shahid Ahmed

We Pakistanis are long past faith in our institutions -- often, we're the first to suspect that they've played a hand in ruining our nation. We just don't like it when the West points that out. All this fear and cynicism make for a heavy burden.

Judges Wary Of Osama Bin Laden Photo Release

Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics

BY FREDERIC J. FROMMER, ASSOCIATED PRESS Federal appeals court judges seemed skeptical Thursday about forcing the government to release photos and...

US-Pakistani Relations "Challenging," Says Ex-Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz

Faisal J. Abbas | Posted 05.19.2012 | World
Faisal J. Abbas

Asked if the Pakistani government or the ISI could have possibly been involved in harboring Osama bin Laden, the former PM replies, "This is totally untrue."

Pakistan Begins Demolition Of Bin Laden Compound

AP | AQEEL AHMED and SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 04.26.2012 | World

ABBOTTABAD, Pakistan — Under powerful floodlights and surrounded by rings of soldiers and police, heavy machines began Saturday night to demolis...

Al Qaeda's No. 2 Killed In Pakistan: U.S. Official

AP | MATT APUZZO | Posted 10.27.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Pakistani officials said Saturday that al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, de...

Bin Laden Not Aided By Pakistan Military Or Spies: General

AP | By ZARAR KHAN | Posted 09.18.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- A retired Pakistani general serving on a commission investigating Osama bin Laden's past presence in his country said he does not believe...

Pakistan Panel Wants Bin Laden Family Held

AP | MUNIR AHMED | Posted 09.05.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — An independent Pakistani commission investigating the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden has ordered the government to prevent th...

Cellphone Provides New Bin Laden-Pakistani Leads

AP | Posted 08.23.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A cellphone of Osama bin Laden's trusted courier recovered in the U.S. raid last month that killed both men in Pakistan contained c...

CIA Chief Visits Pakistan For First Time Since Bin Laden Raid

AP | ASIF SHAHZAD | Posted 08.10.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — CIA Director Leon Panetta met over dinner Friday with Pakistan's spy chief and army head for talks on how to repair ties between the...

Laughing Through Tragedy

Wajid Ali Syed | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Wajid Ali Syed

In a country ruled by the military for most of its existence, where the ruling elites are better known for corruption and thievery, where is the little guy supposed to find relief? Humor is what keeps Pakistanis sane.

Bin Laden Burial Ship Visits Hong Kong

Posted 07.23.2011 | World

The aircraft carrier that handled Osama bin Laden's controversial burial at sea visited Hong Kong on Sunday amidst tight security. As the Wall Str...

Militants Storm Pakistan Naval Base, Touch Off Intense Fighting

AP | ADIL JAWAD | Posted 07.22.2011 | World

KARACHI, Pakistan — Islamist militants stormed a naval base in the Pakistani city of Karachi late Sunday, destroying a U.S.-supplied surveillanc...

Potential Juror In Terrorism Trial Wants Out, Has Oprah Tickets

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

Jury selection began Monday in the case against Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana, who is accused of helping a former boarding school friend serve as...

Chicago Trial Raises Questions About Pakistan's Terrorism Ties‎

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.15.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The allegations against Chicago businessman Tahawwur Rana are fairly straightforward: He helped a former boarding school friend serve ...

Elise Foley

John Boehner: U.S. Should ‘Re-Engage’ With Pakistan In Wake Of Osama Bin Laden's Death | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As some lawmakers call for the United States to cut aid to Pakistan following the death of Osama bin Laden there earlier this month, Hou...

Bin Laden In Pakistan: Potent But Past His Prime, 'Pecked Endlessly At A Computer'

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 07.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Surrounded by the din of his multiple families within walls that were both his sanctuary and prison, Osama bin Laden pecked endlessly at...

Osama Bin Laden Conspiracy Theories Abound: Doubters' Defiance

Michael Kugelman | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Michael Kugelman

There is little America can do to disabuse the conspiracy theorists of their delusion that it was all one big lie. This is significant in Pakistan, where the doubters are an emboldened lot with recent history on their side.

Beginning the End of America's Longest War

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.10.2011 | World
Chris Weigant

With Osama bin Laden now dead, it's going to be a lot easier to begin pulling out of Afghanistan. The only question left to ask is how fast this drawdown will be accomplished.

U.S. May Be Able To Question Bin Laden's Wives

Posted 07.10.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Pakistan may let U.S. investigators question the wives of Osama bin Laden, a U.S. official said, a decision tha...

Osama Bin Laden Mission Agreed In Secret 10 Years Ago By U.S. And Pakistan

The Guardian | Declan Walsh in Islamabad | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

The US and Pakistan struck a secret deal almost a decade ago permitting a US operation against Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil similar to last week'...

Pakistani PM: Bin Laden Death Was 'Justice Done'

AP | SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Posted 07.09.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD — Suspicion rose Monday that Pakistan's intelligence service leaked the name of the CIA chief in Islamabad to local media in anger ove...

Obama On Taking Out Bin Laden: 'Justice Was Done'

Posted 07.08.2011 | World

"Justice was done," President Barack Obama said in an interview with Steve Kroft on CBS's "60 Minutes." Regarding the Osama bin Laden mission, Obama s...

Obama: Bin Laden Had Support Network In Pakistan

AP | Posted 07.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden benefited from "some sort of support network" inside Pakistan, President Barack Obama said in a Sunday broadcast in...

U.S. Wants Access To Osama Bin Laden's Wives

AP | By CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 07.08.2011 | World

ISLAMABAD -- The United States wants access to three widows of Osama bin Laden being held by Pakistani authorities, something that could help answer q...

Amanda Terkel

Top Lawmakers Argue Against Suspending Aid To Pakistan | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Top lawmakers on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee defended aid to Pakistan on Sunday despite lingering questions about how much th...