Pakistani spy agency ISI having close ties with terror groups is an open secret and this was the reason why the US did not share the intelligence about the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout with Islamabad, former Defense Secretary and ex-CIA Director Leon Panetta has said.
After al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed by US special forces in Pakistan's garrison town of Abbottabad, his body was kept in a heavy black bag of 300 pounds of iron chain and dropped into the sea, former CIA Director and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said.
The US on Tuesday slapped sanctions against a top leader of Pakistan-based terrorist group Harakat ul-Mujahadeen, and two financial conduits of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) that has been involved in a series of attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Al Qaeda dismissed as "lies" a US assessment that it is in decline, but a defiant online message issued by the network on Sunday made no mention of the ultra-hardline Islamic State group widely seen as its rival for the leadership of global jihad.
Al Qaeda`s launch of a new branch in its heartland of South Asia masks the "desperation" of the world`s former terror bogeyman as it finds itself eclipsed by the savagery and slickness of the Islamic State, analysts say.
Two days after the reported creation of a new al Qaeda wing in the Indian subcontinent, Indian Air Force chief Air Marshal Arup Raha on Friday acknowledged threat from al Qaeda-like agencies but said the nation is prepared for it.
New York prosecutors are saying a life prison sentence is the only answer for the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden after he was convicted for his role as al-Qaida's spokesman after the September 11 attacks.
A letter found at slain al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan warned of the rise of a new Islamic extremist group capable of extreme brutality that could damage al Qaeda’s reputation, media reported Monday.
Just days after a Sikh man was hit and dragged by a truck, another Sikh man and his mother were attacked here by a group of teenagers who called them `Osama Bin Laden` in an apparent hate crime, sparking fresh outrage among the community members.