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`CIA plotted to make demon Osama toy to counter influence`

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 15:28

The US` top spy agency CIA toyed with idea of popularising an Osama bin Laden doll with an evil-looking face to turn Afghan children away from the then al-Qaeda chief.

Modi`s pictures in "negative faces" list, 4 students among 7 booked

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 19:23

The principal of a government polytechnic in Kerala and four students were among seven people booked by police on Tuesday over putting a photograph of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in their campus magazine under a list of "negative faces" that also included Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden.

College magazine puts PM Modi in list of most cruel people, case filed

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 15:49

The Kerala police have registered a case against the editorial team of a college magazine which placed Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a list of the world`s most cruel people, a police official said Tuesday.

Boko Haram shows changing al Qaeda threat

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 03:30

The kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls last month has sparked global outrage, launched an international manhunt and instantly turned an obscure West African militant group into a household name in the United States. And it has raised a central question: Does the rapidly growing number of al Qaeda splinter groups pose as much of a threat as al Qaeda itself?

Pak treatment of Dr Afridi unjust and unwarranted: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 07:38

Regretting his arrest and severity of sentence, the US has said the treatment meted out to Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani doctor who assisted CIA in tracing Osama bin Laden, is "unjust and unwarranted".

White House vows CIA will not stage fake vaccine programs

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 03:57

The White House has promised the United States will not use vaccination programs as cover for spy operations -- after the move was attempted during the hunt for Osama bin Laden in Pakistan.

Lawyer of Pak doctor who helped CIA track down Laden quits

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 17:15

A Pakistani lawyer representing jailed doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped the CIA track down al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has quit citing threats to his life and the US`s "pressure tactics" for his release.

Lawyer of Pakistani doctor who helped track down Laden quits

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 20:48

A Pakistani lawyer representing jailed doctor Shakil Afridi, who helped track down then al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, today quit citing security threats to his life and indirect interference by the US for his release.

Islamabad mosque pays homage to Osama bin Laden

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 14:17

The Red Mosque, situated in the heart of Islamabad, is once again in the news for paying homage to the world`s once most wanted terrorist and inaugurating a library after his name `Martyr Osama bin Laden Library`, the New York Times reported.

Obama attends annual correspondents` dinner

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 07:03

President Barack Obama had joined journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities at the White House Correspondents` Association dinner for an evening of humor and celebrity gazing that has become an annual tradition in the US capital.

Osama Bin Laden`s look-alike becomes big hit in Sao Paulo bar

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 19:34

Osama Bin Laden`s lookalike has become a huge hit at a bar themed after the founder of Al-Qaeda in Sao Paulo.

Osama Bin Laden relative keeps lawyer despite tax plea

Last Updated: Friday, May 02, 2014, 00:23

Osama bin Laden`s son-in-law says he will be represented at sentencing this summer by the same New York lawyer who handled his case at his terrorism trial despite the lawyer`s recent guilty pleas to tax charges.