German spy agency helped U.S. find bin Laden, report claims

May 17, 2015

German spy agency helped U.S. find bin Laden, report claims

Germany’s foreign intelligence agency helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, where U.S. commandos killed the al-Qaida leader, according to a German news report published Sunday. The BND spy service provided a tipoff that bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan, with ...

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

May 15, 2015

Canada high court rules Guantanamo ex-inmate a child offender

Canada’s high court Thursday rejected Ottawa’s bid to treat former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was just 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield, as an adult criminal. The government had brought the legal challenge to prevent Khadr’s transfer from a Canadian ...

Pakistani defector key in Bin Laden killing: officials

May 13, 2015

Pakistani defector key in Bin Laden killing: officials

Two former senior Pakistani military officials told AFP Tuesday that a defector from Pakistani intelligence assisted the U.S. in its hunt for Osama bin Laden but denied the two countries had officially worked together. The officials’ accounts come after the publication of a controversial ...

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

May 8, 2015

Omar Khadr, once a Guantanamo inmate, freed on bail in Canada

Omar Khadr, a Canadian who was once the youngest prisoner held on terrorism charges at Guantanamo Bay, was released on bail from an Alberta prison Thursday while he appeals a murder conviction by a U.S. military tribunal. A judge in an Alberta court ruled ...

Hezbollah battles Nusra Front, captures Syrian village on Lebanon border

May 6, 2015

Hezbollah battles Nusra Front, captures Syrian village on Lebanon border

Hezbollah fighters captured a Syrian village Tuesday near the border with Lebanon after intense fighting with Islamic militants, the group’s television station said, while an activist said battles are concentrating near a strategic Syrian hill. The battles come amid reports in Lebanon that Hezbollah ...