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U.S. releases over a 100 seized bin Laden documents; loving note to wife, terrorist application

FILE – This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. (AP Photo, File) CONNIE CASS AND... (more...)

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Ismaili entrepreneur was “horrified” with allegations of links to al-Qaida, Mafia and arms dealers

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Ismaili entrepreneur sues US bloggers for linking him to al-Qaida, Mafia and arms dealers

A defamation suit filed by Vancouver entrepreneur and philanthropist Altaf Nazerali went to trial Monday in B.C. Supreme... (more...)

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Pakistan condemns U.S. TV series Homeland for its portrayal of Islamabad as a ‘grimy hellhole’

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Disclosure by Navy SEAL Robert O’Neill who shot bin Laden sparks debate in special ops community about publicity

Robert O’Neill, 38, is a decorated veteran who killed Osama bin Laden KEN DILANIAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON... (more...)

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Colleagues confirm that Robert O Neill fired the fatal shots, but some are angry he is talking

In this photo taken on Dec. 20, 2013, Robert OíNeill a former Navy Seal team member, poses for a photo in Butte, Mont.... (more...)

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Robert O’Neill identified as Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan (w/video)

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This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. According to media reports, the CIA was once planning to make and distribute a bin Laden action figure in an attempt to deter terrorism. AP Photo, File

CIA once planned to make Osama bin Laden action figure to deter terrorism

This undated file photo shows al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. According to media reports, the CIA was once... (more...)

In this May 17, 2014 file photo, then-India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a press conference at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India. AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File

7 people charged in southern India with defaming new prime minister in college magazine

In this May 17, 2014 file photo, then-India’s next Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a press conference at the party... (more...)

Samiullah Afridi (C), lawyer for Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi, who assisted the CIA in their hunt for Osama bin Laden, leaves the building after a hearing in Peshawar on October 30, 2013. A. MAJEED/AFP/Getty Images

After militant threats, lawyer quits case of Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find Bin Laden

Samiullah Afridi (C), lawyer for Pakistani doctor Shakeel Afridi, who assisted the CIA in their hunt for Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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School library named for Osama bin Laden though terror leader’s image slowly fades in Pakistan

Maulana Abdul Aziz, head cleric of a Pakistani seminary, sits in a library named after slain al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden,... (more...)

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Osama Bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith convicted at NYC terror trial

In this courtroom sketch, from left, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith stands next to his attorney, Stanley Cohen, as courtroom deputy... (more...)

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