July 24, 1999 |
When his son came into the world in November, Ghani Jan said he knew in an instant who his namesake would be. "I named him Osama, for Osama bin Laden," Jan, a soft-spoken clerk in the city's electricity department, said as he cradled his smiling son. "Osama bin Laden is such a good person. Everybody likes the name." Bin Laden, the suspected mastermind of the U.S. Embassy bombings in East Africa last year, is a folk hero to the villagers of Pakistan's untamed northwest frontier.
May 26, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Some Republican lawmakers were outraged when federal records released last week showed that the White House, CIA and Defense Department granted high-level access last year to a pair of acclaimed filmmakers researching an action thriller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The documents tell "a damning story of extremely close, unprecedented, and potentially dangerous collaboration" between the filmmakers and the Obama administration, fumed New York Rep. Peter T. King, GOP chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
March 30, 2006 |
Gunmen on Wednesday attacked and seriously injured a longtime ally of Osama bin Laden whom U.S. authorities have linked to an alleged terrorist sleeper cell in California. Fazlur Rehman Khalil, a signatory to Bin Laden's 1998 declaration of war on the United States and its allies, was severely beaten by eight armed men, supporters said.
May 4, 2001 |
The lawyer for a naturalized U.S. citizen charged in the bombing of two American embassies in East Africa told a jury Thursday his client served Islamic militant Osama bin Laden as a business advisor and not as a terrorist. "The government has taken dots that don't have numbers and connected it into a picture they want," defense attorney Sam A. Schmidt said in closing arguments on behalf of Wadih El-Hage. "Mr. El-Hage was working like a dog to make money for Bin Laden," Schmidt said.
January 14, 2013 |
The hunt for Osama bin Laden last year proved a bigger draw for this past weekend's moviegoers than a battle against organized crime 70 years ago. The thriller "Zero Dark Thirty" had a decisive victory at the box office, grossing $24 million in the United States and Canada, according to an estimate from distributor Sony Pictures. Despite a bigger budget and more famous stars, such as Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, "Gangster Squad" opened to a disappointing $16.7 million.
October 21, 2000 |
A former U.S. Army sergeant charged in the 1998 bombings of two American embassies in Africa pleaded guilty Friday and said Saudi militant Osama bin Laden examined a photograph of the embassy in Kenya and pointed to the spot where a truck bomb could do the most damage. Ali Mohamed, a 48-year-old Egyptian-born U.S. citizen, told the court that in late 1993, four years after leaving the military, he was asked by Bin Laden to conduct surveillance of U.S.
January 3, 2001 |
Four alleged followers of Islamic extremist Osama bin Laden go on trial today for the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa, amid massive security and restrictions so tight that jury selection will be closed to the public. The attacks in Nairobi, Kenya, and in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam left 224 people dead, including 12 Americans. More than 4,500 others were injured.
September 16, 2001 |
President Bush advised members of the U.S. military to "get ready" for battle against an enemy he identified with new specificity Saturday, calling Osama bin Laden "a prime suspect" behind Tuesday's terrorist attacks. "We're at war," Bush declared as he convened a meeting at Camp David with senior advisors to plot what he said would be a "sweeping, sustained and effective" campaign to eradicate terrorism. At Bush's side, Secretary of State Colin L.
October 26, 2001 |
As warplanes bomb Afghanistan and commandos scour the nation's forbidding countryside, U.S. military strategists are trying to figure out where Osama bin Laden and his associates are hiding and how to inflict the most punishment on them. Experts of an entirely different sort are also thinking hard about Bin Laden. They are puzzling out how and where the alleged terrorist leader should be put on trial if U.S. officials ever get hold of him.
March 11, 2001 |
An Algerian man arrested crossing the Canadian border 15 months ago with a carload of explosives was part of a terrorist "sleeper cell" activated by Islamic militant Osama bin Laden, U.S. intelligence officials believe. Although the destination of the 130 pounds of bomb-making material has not been determined, authorities contend it was part of a broad millennium-eve conspiracy to attack American targets in the U.S. and the Middle East.