CIA planned line of bin Laden 'demon' dolls

Jun 21, 2014

CIA planned line of bin Laden 'demon' dolls

The CIA once considered producing a toy action figure of Osama bin Laden that would transform into a devil-eyed demon, hoping to persuade children abroad that he was no hero, but a scary villain. The face of the 12-inch (30-cm) doll was painted with ...

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

Apr 19, 2014

Pakistani madrassa names library after bin Laden

A controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, has named the school’s newly built library in honor of Osama bin Laden, his spokesman and a school administrator said Friday. The tribute is an unusual first, though there ...

CIA misled Congress over interrogations: report

Apr 1, 2014

CIA misled Congress over interrogations: report

A damning U.S. Senate report concluded that the CIA misled Congress and the American public by downplaying the severity of its interrogations and overstating intelligence gleaned from the sessions, The Washington Post said Monday. Several officials familiar with the classified 6,300-page document, years in ...

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on U.S. terror charges

Mar 27, 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law found guilty on U.S. terror charges

A New York jury on Wednesday found Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law guilty of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists as an impassioned al-Qaida spokesman in 2001-2002. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, 48, now faces life in a maximum security American prison after a three-week trial, ...

Bin Laden son-in-law tells U.S. trial of 9/11 cave chat

Mar 20, 2014

Bin Laden son-in-law tells U.S. trial of 9/11 cave chat

Osama bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in-law said Wednesday as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terrorism charges. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who married bin Laden’s daughter Fatima, recounted a dramatic ...

Bin Laden's son-in-law knew of 'something big' pre-9/11

Mar 14, 2014

Bin Laden's son-in-law knew of 'something big' pre-9/11

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and al-Qaida spokesman said he heard before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that “something big was going to happen,” but didn’t know what it was, an FBI agent testified Thursday. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith told authorities that when he visited al-Qaida ...

American tells of meeting bin Laden before 9/11

Mar 7, 2014

American tells of meeting bin Laden before 9/11

An American who trained at an al-Qaida camp in Afghanistan in the spring of 2001 before losing his nerve testified Thursday how he encountered Osama bin Laden and the terrorist group’s spokesman at a safe house — and that bin Laden hinted that a ...

Email depicts effort to shield bin Laden photos

Feb 11, 2014

Email depicts effort to shield bin Laden photos

A newly released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military’s top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder’s corpse or turn them over to the CIA. ...