Osama bin Laden death

    656 days ago

    CIA accused of misleading bin Laden filmmakers with interrogation claims

    Top US politicians have accused the CIA of misleading the makers of the Osama bin Laden raid film 'Zero Dark Thirty' by allegedly telling them that harsh interrogation methods helped track down the terrorist mastermind.

    699 days ago

    No sailors watched bin Laden's burial at sea, emails reveal

    Internal emails among US military officers indicate that no sailors watched Osama bin Laden’s burial at sea from the USS Carl Vinson and traditional Islamic procedures were followed during the ceremony.

    712 days ago

    Bin Laden mission commandos 'leaked Navy secrets to video-game firm'

    Seven members of the secretive US Navy SEAL Team 6, including one involved in the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, have been punished for allegedly disclosing classified information to the maker of 'Medal of Honour: Warfighter', a senior defence source said today.

    781 days ago

    Bin Laden publisher defies Pentagon

    The publisher of an insider account of the US Navy SEAL raid that killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden said it would begin public sales next week despite a Pentagon warning of possible legal action against the author and others.

    790 days ago

    US Navy Seal to publish book about bin Laden killing

    A member of the US Navy Seal team that killed Osama bin Laden has written a first-hand account of the operation, triggering more questions about the possible public release of classified information involving the historic assault of the terror leader's compound in Pakistan.

    908 days ago

    Bin Laden photos will stay secret

    A judge has denied a request to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by US commandos.

    917 days ago

    Delay in bin Laden family deportation

    A lawyer for Osama bin Laden's three widows and their nine children said the family is expected to be deported from Pakistan to Saudi Arabia later today.

    936 days ago

    Bin Laden 'lived in five houses'

    Osama bin Laden lived in five safe houses while on the run in Pakistan and fathered four children – two of them born in government hospitals, according to one his widows.

    958 days ago

    Pakistan charges bin Laden widows

    Osama bin Laden’s three widows have been charged with illegally entering and living in Pakistan, the interior minister says.

    969 days ago

    Bin Laden compound halfway demolished

    Pakistan is more than halfway finished demolishing the three-storey compound where Osama bin Laden was killed by US commandos last May.

    970 days ago

    Bin Laden's compound demolished

    Pakistan has started to demolish the compound in the north-west city of Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden lived for years and was killed by US commandos last May, residents said today.

    1021 days ago

    Obama administration 'may have given filmmaker too much Bin Laden details'

    The Pentagon is looking into concerns that the Obama administration may have given a Hollywood filmmaker too many details about the secret mission last May in which Osama bin Laden was killed.

    1120 days ago

    Bin Laden photos 'must stay secret', Obama argues

    Public disclosure of graphic photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden after US commandos killed him would damage national security and lead to attacks on American property and personnel, the Obama administration has argued.

    1216 days ago

    Bin Laden 'wanted to rename al-Qaida'

    Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was considering renaming the terror group, according to a letter found in the house in Pakistan where he was killed.

    1216 days ago

    Bin Laden courier's phone 'contained contacts of group used by Pakistan intelligence agency'

    A mobile phone of Osama bin Laden's trusted courier recovered in the US raid that killed both men contained contacts for a militant group that is a long-time asset of Pakistan's intelligence agency, it was reported today.

    1235 days ago

    Musharaff: Pakistan was unaware of bin Laden's location

    Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharaff has denied his country knew that Osama bin Laden was there.

    1238 days ago

    Bush 'pleased but not joyous' at bin Laden death

    Former President George W. Bush said he was pleased but not joyous when he learned US forces had killed Osama bin Laden.

    1239 days ago

    Pakistan launches bin Laden inquiry

    Pakistan’s government named the members of a commission tasked with probing the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden, including how it come about that the al Qaida chief was living in a Pakistani garrison city.

    1244 days ago

    Clinton in top-level Pakistan visit

    US secretary of state Hillary Clinton arrived in Pakistan today to repair badly-frayed relations after the killing of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden at a hideout not far from Islamabad.

    1252 days ago

    Bin Laden tape praises protesters

    Shortly before his death, Osama bin Laden recorded a message praising the Middle East protest movements and predicting that revolutions would spread across the region.

    1255 days ago

    Pakistan 'ignored Bin Laden tip'

    Afghanistan’s former intelligence chief said today he knew Osama bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan four years ago, but his claims were rejected by the country’s leaders.

    1259 days ago

    McCain: Torture 'did not lead to Bin Laden'

    Torture was not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, former US presidential candidate John McCain has said.

    1259 days ago

    Bin Laden 'was seeking new targets'

    Osama bin Laden kept pressing followers to find new ways to hit the US and his terror organisation was becoming battered and fragmented, according to his private diary and other documents recovered in the raid on his Pakistan hideout.

    1261 days ago

    Al-Qaida warns Americans that revenge will come

    Al-Qaida has warned that the US has committed a “big mistake” and a “serious sin” in killing Osama bin Laden and is calling on Muslims to avenge his death.

    1261 days ago

    US 'can talk to Bin Laden wives'

    Pakistan has informed the US that it will grant access to Osama bin Laden’s wives, an American official has said.

    1264 days ago

    Bin Laden played 'strong' role in organising attacks, say US investigators

    The wealth of information pulled from Osama bin Laden's compound has reinforced the strong role he played in planning and directing attacks by al-Qaida and its affiliates in Yemen and Somalia, senior US officials have said.

    1265 days ago

    Obama meets bin Laden raid troops

    US President Barack Obama has met the assault forces who carried out the strike on Osama bin Laden and has awarded them a presidential citation.

    1265 days ago

    Al-Qaida vows revenge for bin Laden killing

    Al-Qaida confirmed the killing of Osama bin Laden today and vowed revenge, saying Americans’ “happiness will turn to sadness” in the first statement by the terror network since its leader was killed in a US commando raid against his Pakistani hideout.

    1265 days ago

    Al-Qaida confirms bin Laden death

    Al-Qaida has issued its first confirmation of Osama bin Laden’s death in an internet statement posted on militant websites.

    1265 days ago

    UN investigator calls on US to reveal details of Bin Laden raid

    The UN’s independent investigator on extrajudicial killings has called on the United States to reveal more details of the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Pakistan hideaway to allow experts to assess the legality of his killing.

    1265 days ago

    Bin Laden wife 'hid indoors for six years'

    A Yemeni-born wife of Osama bin Laden said she had been living in the al-Qaida chief’s final hideout for six years without leaving the upper floors of the house, a Pakistani intelligence official has said.

    1265 days ago

    Al-Qaida 'considered attacking US trains'

    Some of the first information gleaned from Osama bin Laden's compound indicates al-Qaida considered attacking US trains on the upcoming anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

    1265 days ago

    Obama to meet bin Laden raid team

    US President Barack Obama is set to meet the Navy Seals who joined the daring raid of Osama bin Laden's Pakistan compound.

    1266 days ago

    Obama pays respects at Ground Zero

    Marking Osama bin Laden’s death where the terrorist inflicted his greatest damage, US President Barack Obama soberly laid a wreath at New York’s Ground Zero today and declared to the city and the world: “When we say we will never forget, we mean what we say.”

    1266 days ago

    Obama to meet bin Laden raid Seals

    US President Barack Obama will meet some of those who were involved in the military operation against Osama bin Laden when he visits Fort Campbell, Kentucky, tomorrow, a White House official said.

    1266 days ago

    'Only one of raid dead was armed'

    Only one of the five people killed in the raid in which Osama bin Laden died was armed and fired any shots, a senior US defence official said today, acknowledging that the new account differs greatly from original administration portrayals of a chaotic, intense and prolonged firefight.

    1266 days ago

    Obama lays wreath at Ground Zero

    US President Barack Obama has laid a wreath at the site of the collapsed Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre, paying tribute to victims of the September 11 2001 terrorist attack.

    1266 days ago

    We will never forget victims, Obama tells New York firefighters

    US President Barack Obama says the killing of Osama bin Laden sends a message to the world and the country that "when we say we will never forget, we mean what we say".

    1266 days ago

    Only one bin Laden ally was armed, says defence official

    Only one of the five people killed in the raid that got Osama bin Laden was armed and fired a shot, a senior defence official said today.

    1266 days ago

    Pakistan: More unilateral action by US will trigger 'disastrous consequences'

    Pakistan has warned America of the "disastrous consequences" if it carries out any other unilateral raids against suspected terrorists in its country.

    1266 days ago

    Clinton: No idea what prompted hand to mouth during bin Laden raid

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she has “no idea” what she and the rest of the US national security team were watching at the precise moment that a photographer snapped what has become a classic image of the operation that killed Osama bin Laden.

    1266 days ago

    Obama to lay wreath at Ground Zero

    US President Barack Obama was today set to visit Ground Zero in New York to pay tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, just days after the death of terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.

    1267 days ago

    Obama: Bin Laden pictures will not be released

    President Barrack Obama has told US television networks that photographs of Osama Bin Laden's body will not be released.

    1267 days ago

    Bin Laden photograph 'shows open gunshot wound'

    The White House has expressed concern that the photos of Osama bin Laden's body could be inflammatory if made public due the graphic nature of the images.

    1267 days ago

    Bin Laden 'captured alive and shot', daughter claims

    Osama Bin Laden's daughter has claimed that her father was captured alive and then shot dead by US special forces in the first few minutes of their 40-minute operation at his compound, it was reported today.

    1267 days ago

    US 'alerted over compound in 2009'

    Pakistan alerted the US to suspicions about Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad as far back as 2009, the country’s Foreign Secretary revealed today.

    1267 days ago

    Bush to miss Ground Zero ceremony

    Former US President George Bush has declined an invitation from Barack Obama to attend an observance at New York’s ground zero.

    1267 days ago

    Bin Laden death boosts Obama rating

    US President Barack Obama said the killing of Osama bin Laden marked a “good day for America”. Polls show it was good day for him, too.

    1267 days ago

    Questions raised over bin Laden mission tactics

    Osama bin Laden was unarmed when commandos burst into his room and shot him dead, the White House has revealed, raising questions about whether the US ever planned to capture the terrorist leader alive.

    1268 days ago

    Bin Laden 'unarmed' during raid

    Osama bin Laden was not armed when a US Navy SEAL raiding party confronted him during the assault on his compound in Pakistan, the White House said today.

    1268 days ago

    Bin Laden raid 'unauthorised', says Pakistan

    Pakistan has criticised the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden as an “unauthorised unilateral action” and warned Washington not to launch similar operations in the future.

    1268 days ago

    Taliban demands proof of bin Laden killing

    The Taliban have cast suspicion on the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death, saying they would not believe the al-Qaida leader was dead until they had seen proof or received confirmation from sources close to him.

    1268 days ago

    US determined to destroy al-Qaida network: White House

    The United States aims to build on its killing of Osama bin Laden to destroy his al-Qaida terrorist organisation, the White House counterterrorism chief said today.

    1268 days ago

    Bigelow 'working on bin Laden project'

    Kathryn Bigelow is working on a movie about the death of Osama bin Laden.

    1268 days ago

    Cameron: Bin Laden death mission 'justified'

    The mission that led to the death of Osama bin Laden was “justified, lawful and right”, David Cameron has said.

    1268 days ago

    How modern media spread bin Laden death news

    A soldier in Afghanistan learned about the death of Osama bin Laden on Facebook. A TV producer got a tip from comedian Kathy Griffin on Twitter. A blues musician received an email alert from The New York Times. And a woman found out as she scrolled through the internet on her smartphone while walking her dog.

    1268 days ago

    Philippines: Bin Laden death 'will crush extremists'

    Philippines security officials said today that they expect Osama bin Laden’s death to weaken local Islamic extremists and eventually lead to their end.

    1268 days ago

    Obama hid bin Laden secret

    In a remarkable 36 hours of his presidency, Barack Obama carried a momentous secret but gave no hint of it as he consoled tornado victims, delivered a college commencement address and cracked jokes at a black-tie dinner.

    1268 days ago

    Pakistan denies shielding bin Laden

    Pakistan’s president has denied suggestions that his country’s security forces may have sheltered Osama bin Laden before he was killed by American forces, and said their co-operation with the United States helped pinpoint the world’s most wanted ma

    1268 days ago

    Trusted aide led US to bin Laden

    American forces were led to Osama bin Laden by his most trusted courier, a Kuwaiti-born man named Sheikh Abu Ahmed, three US officials revealed.