CIA releases 470 000 more files from Osama bin Laden raid

2017-11-02 10:40

The CIA is releasing never-before-seen video of Osama bin Laden's son and potential successor – part of a trove of material recovered during the May 2011 raid that killed the al-Qaeda leader at his compound in Pakistan.

UN hopes for 'positive' US decision on Sudan sanctions

2017-07-10 20:59

The United Nations says it hopes the United States will make a "positive decision" on sanctions against Sudan for allowing more humanitarian aid access across war zones as sought.

US imposes terrorism-related sanctions against Bin Laden son

2017-01-06 08:01

The Obama administration has announced terrorism-related sanctions against the son of September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden's son threatens revenge against US

2016-07-10 15:43

Al-Qaeda's media arm has released an audio in which the purported son of the late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden threatens revenge against the US for assassinating his father.

Bin Laden doctor languishes in Pakistan jail

2016-05-02 13:42

Five years after his fake vaccination programme helped the CIA track and kill Osama bin Laden, Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi is languishing in jail.

Osama Bin Laden 'left $29m inheritance' for al-Qaeda

2016-03-02 12:23

Letter released by US appears to outline how the slain al-Qaeda leader wanted his wealth to be apportioned.

I feel like Osama bin Laden, says SA-based Russian journalist

2015-09-17 17:00

A Russian journalist based in South Africa, who has been banned from entering the Ukraine, says he now feels like Osama bin Laden.

Top Tunisian jihadist killed by US strike in Libya - report

2015-07-03 13:56

A top Tunisian jihadist and associate of late al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed by a US airstrike in Libya last month, a report says.

Bid to reunite bin Laden and son before deadly raid – documents

2015-05-21 08:04

Just one month before Osama bin Laden was killed at his Pakistan hideout in 2011, his aides tried to reunite him with a beloved son, Hamza, who had been held under house arrest in Iran, documents show.

Bin Laden was grooming son as heir to jihadist empire

2015-05-20 16:10

Hamza bin Laden, the favourite son of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, was being groomed to take over as al-Qaeda's leader, according to the CIA.


Sudan hails end of US trade embargo as 'positive decision'

2017-10-07 11:00

Sudan has welcomed the US decision to end its 20-year trade embargo against Khartoum as a "positive decision" but called for Washington to go further and take the country off its blacklist of state terror sponsors.

Sudan says 'secret' talks led to US easing sanctions

2017-01-15 13:01

Sudan's Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour says"secret" talks between American and Sudanese officials led to the easing of US sanctions on his country.

Egypt denies Osama bin Laden's son entry

2016-12-17 19:00

Security officials at Cairo International Airport say Omar bin Laden, son of the former leader of al-Qaeda Osama bin Laden, has been denied entry to the country and was deported to Turkey.

Obama's wish about bin Laden's last moments

2016-05-03 09:44

Five years after US special forces killed Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama shared his wish about bin Laden's final moments.

Gunmen kill 7 police guarding polio team in Pakistan

2016-04-20 17:58

Motorcycle gunmen have shot dead seven policemen guarding a polio vaccination team in Pakistan's southern port city Karachi, officials say, a brazen attack in the country's economic hub.

Bin Laden wanted most of his fortune used 'on jihad'

2016-03-01 20:34

In his last will and testament, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29m in personal wealth - most of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah".

Bin Laden relatives killed in UK plane crash

2015-08-01 10:00

Members of Osama Bin Laden’s family are among the victims in the crash of a private jet in Britain, the Saudi embassy in London says in a message of condolences.

US agents plotted to find bin Laden via meds - report

2015-05-22 09:54

The United States plotted to find Osama bin Laden by concealing tracking devices in medical supplies, possibly through Red Cross hospitals, a report says.

Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end

2015-05-20 22:26

Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the US instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting.

Pakistan was in on bin Laden raid - report

2015-05-11 10:59

The White House version of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden was false, and senior Pakistani military officials were in fact aware of the mission, according to a new article.

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