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Osama Bin Laden

Pakistani probe blasts incompetent intelligence service for bin Laden

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

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

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

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

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

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