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Osama Bin Laden

Pakistani probe blasts incompetent intelligence service for bin Laden

A demolition crew in 2012 works on the compound in Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden was slain. Photo: AFP

Osama bin Laden lived in plain sight for almost a decade and was once even pulled over for speeding but not apprehended, thanks to the incompetence of Pakistan’s intelligence and security services, an official report into his killing said on Monday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Commando gives conflicting version of Osama bin Laden's death

A new version of the events surrounding the killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has been unveiled, sharply contradicting claims by a US Navy Seal who said he pulled the trigger. Esquire magazine published a long interview in February with a man identified only as "the shooter" who said he had shot bin Laden twice in the head on the night of the May 2, 2011, raid on his hideout in Pakistan.

29 Mar 2013 - 4:17am

'He looked confused': Navy Seal who killed bin Laden breaks his silence

Osama bin Laden. Photo: AP

The Navy Seal who killed Osama bin Laden broke his silence on Monday, recounting the night he shot the al-Qaeda leader three times and the financial anxiety he now faces as an unemployed civilian.

13 Feb 2013 - 7:47am

Zero Dark Thirty torture scenes are fiction, says ex-CIA chief

Bloody interrogations like those depicted in Zero Dark Thirty, the film about the hunt for Osama bin Laden, never happened, said the former CIA official who ran such programmes.

"No one was bloodied or beaten in the enhanced interrogation programme I supervised," Jose Rodriguez said.

8 Jan 2013 - 7:00am

Murad Ebrahim, rebel who found path to peace

Illustration: Brian Wang

As military leader of the largest Muslim rebel group in the Philippines, Murad Ebrahim cut his teeth as a guerilla fighter on the battlefields of Afghanistan, meeting mujahideen hero Osama bin Laden during the war against the Soviets.

21 Oct 2012 - 2:43am

Romney blames President Obama for making Americans less safe

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney goes on the attack. Photo: AP

US President Barack Obama has "failed to lead in Syria" and the strains between his administration and chief regional ally Israel are emboldening Iran, White House hopeful Mitt Romney warned yesterday.

9 Oct 2012 - 4:03am

Talking points

Taiwan's semi-official Straits Exchange Foundation chairman Chiang Pin-kung

New chief for Taiwan's cross-strait forum

27 Sep 2012 - 2:27am

Former Navy SEAL's book contains classified information, Pentagon says

The former US Navy SEAL who penned a book on the raid that killed Osama bin Laden revealed classified information in his first-hand account and could face criminal charges, officials said.

6 Sep 2012 - 3:51am

Letters to the Editor, September 02, 2012

Hong Kong's team at the Games' opening. Photo: Xinhua

Collusion with tycoons keeps prices high

There is a great deal of public concern over high property prices and soaring rents in Hong Kong.

The government, in collusion with the property tycoons, has made these prices possible and has no interest in seeing a downward correction.

2 Sep 2012 - 2:33am

A bad week for ...

Shakil Afridi

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

US justice may come at a crazy price

Back in the day when Osama bin Laden was alive, you may have stumbled, if in the badlands between Afghanistan and Pakistan, upon an American hoping to capture the world's most wanted man.

6 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Golden monkeys make first public appearance

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Fugitives offered official amnesty

Fugitives who turn themselves in to police or other relevant authorities by December 1 will be granted leniency, according to a state media report published on the website of the Supreme People's Court.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

City Digest

Osama bin Laden tops HK Google searches

30 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Finding a voice in art

In response to the arrest of renowned Beijing artist and activist Ai Weiwei last month, graffiti of the artist's face have been popping up around Hong Kong.

The identity of the street artists remains unknown, but a visual art teacher at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity has turned their idea into a class assignment.

30 May 2011 - 12:00am

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