Osama bin Laden killed
June 01, 2011Catch Kashmiri, Omar by July: US warns Pak
The United States has given Pakistan a deadline till July to launch a military offensive in the restive North Waziristan tribal region for capturing five most wanted al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, including Ayman al-Zawahiri, Mullah Omar and Ilyas Kashmiri.
May 30, 2011Osama raid forgotten; US, Pakistan are pals again
B Raman decodes the complicated chain of accusations, denials and public avowals of friendship that characterises the relationship between the United States and Pakistan
May 27, 2011Osama, top aides planned deal with Pak: Report
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his top aides had discussed making a deal with Pakistan in which the terror group would refrain from attacking the country in exchange for protection inside the country, United State officials have said.
America cannot solve Pakistan's problems: Clinton
The United States on Friday asked Pakistan to take "decisive steps" to flush out Al Qaeda elements and to act against militants waging war in Afghanistan from Pakistani soil, as top leaders of the two countries held talks aimed at easing tensions that have affected their ties.
CIA allowed access to bin Laden compound
A team of Central Intelligence Agency forensic experts team will fly to Pakistan to search the compound where Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. The American spy agency will use sophisticated equipment to search for possible Al-Qaeda materials hidden inside the walls at the site.
May 22, 2011'US had a mole right inside Osama's hideout'
Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik believes the United States had a mole right inside Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad hideout and this was how the Al Qaeda chief was tracked down to the compound, a media report said on Sunday.
If needed, US 'will hunt terrorists in Pak again'
United States President Barack Obama on Sunday said that he would approve an Abbottabad-like operation which killed Osama bin Laden if another militant leader was found in Pakistan.
May 20, 2011Pak: Taliban targets US consulate convoy, 1 killed
The Pakistani Taliban on Friday targetted a United States consulate convoy in Peshawar with a car bomb killing one person and injuring over a dozen others, the first attack on Americans in the country since Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's death.
May 19, 2011US-Pak: 'Will try to put relations back on track'
United States special envoy Marc Grossman on Thursday met Pakistan's top civil and military leadership as part of efforts to salvage bilateral relations following the covert American operation in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden.
Musharraf suing UK paper over 'Osama deal'
The All Pakistan Muslim League has served a legal notice of $5 million to a British newspaper over allegations it levelled against the political party and its head, former military ruler Pervez Musharraf.
How US mission against Osama ALMOST failed
The US Navy SEALs' raid on Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout inside Pakistan ran into trouble after their original plan for a surprise assault was ruined as one of their helicopters clipped a wall, it has been revealed.
May 18, 2011US expects more from Pak to fight terror: Kerry
Just back from a trip to Pakistan, United States Senator John Kerry says the Obama administration expected more from that country to root out terrorist groups holed up there, observing a "fullness of measure of effort" is now required.
PIX: He is the new face of global terror
A former Egyptian military officer turned Al Qaeda terrorist has been chosen to head Osama bin Laden's terror network temporarily until the slain leader's successor is officially named.
Should India be wary of developments in Pakistan?
A dangerous mix of humiliation and desperation is the prevailing mood in the Pakistani armed forces and it's Inter-Services Intelligence. This is in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden in a clandestine chopper-borne raid conducted by United States naval commandos at Abbottabad, writes security expert
May 17, 2011Pak promises to return stealth chopper to US
Pakistan has agreed to return the tail of the modified variant of the Sikrosky H -60 Blackhawk helicopter, Senator John Kerry, now on a visit to Pakistan, was quoted as saying by the New York Times.
Most Pakistanis grieve for Osama: Survey
A majority of Pakistanis surveyed in a poll appeared to be aggrieved over the death of Osama bin Laden, with 51 per cent describing their emotions as "grief" though one-third said they were unconcerned by the incident.
May 16, 2011Pak army angry over Osama raid, Kayani tells Kerry
United States Senator John Kerry, on a mission to Pakistan to ease tensions in the wake of the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden, has been told by Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani that the unilateral action had generated 'intense feelings' among his soldiers.
Pasha's 'tall claims' to hide ISI's failure: India
India is unlikely to give any credence to Pakistan Inter Services Intelligence chief Ahmed Shuja Pasha's threat that any Abbottabad-like attack would invite a befitting response, calling it a "tall claim" to hide his own failure.
Osama aftermath: PM reviews security scenario
Against the backdrop of the killing of Al Qeada leader Osama bin Laden and the situation in Pakistan, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday took stock of the country's overall security scenario with the military top brass.
May 14, 2011'Osama intel failure not ISI's fault alone'
The success of Al Qaeda chierf Osama bin Laden in evading detection and arrest by the Pakistani security agencies for nearly six years since 2005 when he lived in a house near the Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad was the result of a comprehensive intelligence failure by all agencies responsible for the collection of intelligence inside Pakistan and not the result of a failure by the Inter-Services Intelligence ISI alone.
Osama speaks on Middle East unrest in last video
United States investigation officials have stumbled upon an unreleased video of Osama bin Laden which shows the slain Al Qaeda chief speaking on the recent unrest in the Middle East but has no reference to the uprisings in Libya, Yemen and Syria.
Obama was on Osama's hit list: Report
United States President Barack Obama was apparently on the hit list of Osama bin Laden, the huge cache of material obtained from the slain Al Qaeda chief's Abbottabad hideout suggested.
May 13, 2011Osama's revenge: Twin bombings in Pak kill 73
Two suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a paramilitary force's training facility in northwest Pakistan on Friday, killing 73 people and injuring over 100 in the first major terrorist attack since Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was gunned down by the United States forces last week.
May 12, 2011Revealed: Secrets from Osama's handwritten diaries
Forced into deep cover by relentless pressure from the United States and his dreaded group fragmenting, slain Osama bin Laden was planning attacks on America and Europe till his last moments, the Al Qaeda chief's hand-written journals seized from his Abbottabad hideout have revealed.
We have a confusing relationship with Pak: US
United States Congressman Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican who chairs the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has said that if there's evidence of official Pakistani complicity in the harbouring of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, there's no way this can be kept a secret from the American public
Senator views Osama pics, says they are gruesome
A United States lawmaker, who was given the rare opportunity by the Central Intelligence Agency to view the death photos of Osama bin Laden, has said the pictures were "pretty gruesome" and there was no doubt that the Al Qaeda chief was dead.
US dismisses lawmakers' demand for aid cut to Pak
The Obama administration has dismissed demands of a group of lawmakers that United States should stop aid to Pakistan in the aftermath of the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
May 11, 2011Pak may let China 'examine' wrecked US helicopter
The US has already asked the Pakistanis to return the helicopter wreckage, but one Pakistani official told ABC News that the Chinese were also 'very interested' in seeing the remains.
IMAGES: A day in the life of Osama's neighbours
America's Operation Geronimo that killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, put Abbottabad under scrutiny. After being under intense media glare for over 10 days now, residents of this garrison town, located 80 km from Islamabad, hope that normalcy returns soon. Here's a sneak peak into Abbottabad.
May 10, 2011PICS: Osama's dead. Now back to the active warzone
The war on terror may have got a shot in the arm following the hunting down of Al Qaeda terrorist Osama bin Laden, yet the war against terrorists conitnues in Afghanistan.
Rebellion within the ISI? Horror Pak doesn't want
For Pakistan, it's a Catch-22 situation. Under pressure from the United States, it may have to chop and change the ISI set-up. But if it tinkers too much with the elite agency, Islamabad risks a more horrifying repurcussion.
Why can't generals just stay in their barracks?
Why have Indian Service chiefs inserted themselves into an ongoing battle between the people and the civilian leadership, on one side, and the Pakistani Army, intelligence agencies and extremists on the other?
Pakistan grants US access to Osama's three widows
Pakistan has agreed to grant United States access to the three widows of Osama bin Laden, who were detained soon after the killing of the Al Qaeda chief in his Abbottabad hideout last week, media reports said on Tuesday.
Did Musharraf-Bush agree on secret Osama op?
In a secret deal struck a decade ago, the United States and Pakistan agreed that Washington will carry out a unilateral operation against Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil if he was found there following which Islamabad would vociferously protest the incursion, a media report said on Tuesday.
Fight Pak forces if confronted: Obama told SEALs
United States President Barack Obama had authorised Navy SEAL commandos, on mission to capture or kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, to engage the Pakistani police or forces if confronted while carrying out the operation.
The BEST elite military units world has witnessed
The clinical precision with which the US Navy SEALs organised the 'kill Osama bin Laden' operation inside Pakistan has once again brought to fore the capabilities of this highly trained special military unit. But they, despite being one of the best, are not the only ones.
No response from Pak on Osama hideout issue: US
The United States is waiting for a response from Pakistan on the questions it has raised regarding the safe hideout of slain Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's garrison city of Abbottabad for over five years, a State Department spokesman has said.
May 09, 2011'Where is the evidence on Pak support to Osama?'
Jason Burke, the Guardian newspaper's South Asia correspondent, tells rediff.com's
that there is no need to go hammer and tongs at Pakistan unless there's sufficient evidence to back up claims about its complicity in harbouring Osama bin Laden.
Pak should decide on the issue of joint ops: US
Pakistan will have to decide on the issue of conducting a joint operation with the United States against Taliban and the Al Qaeda leaders like Mullah Omar and Ayman al-Zawahiri if they are found in the country, AmericanAmbassador Cameron Munter said on Monday.
'Post-Osama, India won't change policy on strikes'
The killing of Osama bin Laden has raised one primary question -- will India, which is one of the biggest victims of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism, be able to undertake an operation of this magnitude and bring to justice the likes of Lashkar-e-Tayiba founder and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed and fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim?
Osama's Yemeni widow to be repatriated
Osama's Yemeni widow Amal Ahmed Abdul Fattah was with her husband in a bedroom when US special forces stormed the house. She was shot in the leg while attempting to defend her husband and is currently being detained in a hospital in Pakistan.
Despite bin Laden hiccup, US-Pak ties won't derail
Security experts say that after publicly condemning Pakistan for its role in the bin Laden debacle, threatening it with sanctions and cutting off crucial aid, the US would quietly re-calibrate its security ties with Islamabad over the next few weeks as it could ill-afford to alienate it. Rahul Bedi reports
Did Pakistan know about Osama? Ally US stays mum
"We've had differences with Pakistan. There was some support network in Abbottabad, Pakistan, which supported bin Laden. We haven't seen evidence that the government knew about that, but they need to investigate that, and they need to provide us with intelligence, by the way, from the compound, that they've gathered, including access to Osama bin Laden's three wives, whom they have in custody," White House National Security Advisor Tom Donilon said.
I gave judo lessons to Osama: Taiwanese coach
Did dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden take judo lesson when he was young? Jimmy Wu, a Taiwanese judo coach, has claimed that he gave lessons to Osama in Saudi Arabia in the 1980s.
Obama has no scheduled visit to Pak this year: US
United States President Barack Obama has no schedule, at this moment, to go to Pakistan this year, his national security advisor has said, as the diplomatic fallout from the killing of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden intensified.
Osama had support network in Pakistan: Obama
Sitting on a chair along with his top national security advisors in the Situation Room, located in the basement of the White House last Sunday afternoon, it was one of the longest 40 minutes of United States President Barack Obama's life.
Pakistan may demolish Osama's Abbottabad compound
The Pakistani military on Sunday again took control of the compound in the garrison city of Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden was killed by United States forces, triggering rumours that the structure would be demolished so that it did not become a shrine for jihadists.
May 08, 2011US shouldn't have trespassed: Pakistan PM
"There was no need to (take) a shortcut or to bypass Pakistan," Gilani told reporters who accompanied him on an official visit to France.
What's US searching for in stuff from Osama's lair
"The top priority is to identify any threat information and to disseminate it widely within the US government and with our foreign partners. Of course, other top priority is to exploit the information to attract leads to other members of Al Qaeda," the intelligence official said on condition of anonymity.
Foreign media banned from Abbottabad
The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority said it had "stopped the foreign satellite TV channels from illegal uplinking of signals and live covering (of) news from Abbottabad".
Abbottabad mansion was an active command centre
"It is suffice to say that this compound in Abbottabad was an active command and control center for Al Qaeda's top leader. It is clear that he was not just a strategic thinker of the group. He was active in operational planning and driving tactical decisions inside Al Qaeda," the senior intelligence official said, based on the information obtained from the huge cache of material that was recovered by the US forces from this Abbottabad compound early this month.
VIDEOS: Osama tapes from the Abbottabad compound
Authorities removed the audio from the footage because it would be inappropriate to spread the words of terrorists and their propaganda messages, especially bin Laden's, a senior US intelligence official explained.
May 07, 2011US releases five home videos of Osama
The United States on Saturday made public several videos seized during last week's raid, including one showing a bearded Osama bin Laden watching himself on television.
Why US had no other option but to kill Osama
On May 1, United States President Barack Obama announced at the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of United States military assets. The instrument of bin Laden's death was SEAL Team 6 or as they are known today by their counter-terrorism title, DEVGRU. The location, within the walls of bin Laden's compound located in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Osama, Zawahiri parted ways six years ago: Report
Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is likely to be the new chief of the Al Qaeda, "parted ways" six years ago after the 9/11 mastermind was "marginalised" by the Egyptian surgeon, a senior Pakistani intelligence official has said.
The Osama aftermath: Where is ISI chief Pasha?
Inter-Services Intelligence chief Lt Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha has embarked on a foreign trip to an undisclosed location against the backdrop of reports that he may step down over the debacle of the Pakistani military's failure to detect Al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden's presence in the country.
Did US kill Osama? Most Pakistanis don't think so
A majority of urban Pakistanis believe that the person killed by US special forces during a raid in the garrison city of Abbottabad on Monday was not Osama bin Laden, according to a survey.
Osama's death may impact Indo-Pak ties: Report
Osama bin Laden's killing in a US military operation in Abbottabad could affect the course of Indo-Pak ties, with India getting an opportunity to 'more energetically' demand extradition of Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists behind the 2008 Mumbai attacks and underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, a US Congressional report has said.
Osama had another house near Abbottabad
Slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden lived in a small village close to the Abbotabad highway for more than two years before moving into a larger compound in the Pakistani garrison town in 2005, according to the dreaded terrorist's Yemeni wife who is now in custody.
PIX: Obama salutes US troops for Laden operation
United States President Barack Obama has met some of the American special forces commandos, who killed Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in an operation in Pakistan and saluted them on behalf of the US and people all over the world for a "job well done".
May 06, 2011US happiness will turn to sadness, vows Al Qaeda
Al Qaeda on Friday confirmed the death of its chief Osama bin Laden, five days after the dreaded terrorist was killed by American commandos in Pakistan's Abbottabad town, warning that his blood would not be "wasted" and attacks against the US and it allies would continue.
Geelani leads funeral prayers for Osama in Kashmir
Funeral prayers in absentia were offered for slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in various mosques in Jammu and Kashmir capital Srinagar and other towns after the congregational Friday prayers.
Super-dog helped kill Osama bin Laden
The elite unit of US Navy SEALs, which killed Osama bin Laden inside Pakistan, had a specially-trained explosives-sniffing dog for the surgical strike.
Pak-US tango: Deniability a must for infidelity
Osama's death does not end the scourge of Islamic terrorism boosted by him. This scourge will taper off only when injustice tapers off in Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Syria, Palestine, when the West palpably sides with justice, says Saeed Naqvi
More on Osama: How a brave pilot saved raid
Short takes surrounding the daring US raid that eliminated Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden
Osama's death brings some sense of closure: Obama
Osama bin Laden's killing by American special forces shows the US' unfailing commitment to bring terrorists to justice, President Barack Obama said during an emotional visit to the Ground Zero in New York to provide some closure to families of the victims of 9/11 attacks.
Osama episode: That incompetent feeling in Pak
The dominant sentiment appeared to be one of helpless and depressive acceptance of their own government's, and even Army's incompetence in this whole affair.
Osama's secret: How to keep 3 wives, 13 kids happy
One critical secret perished with Osama bin Laden, it seems: How to keep a large family happy under one roof even while hiding from the world's best spy agencies
'US and Pakistan can't afford a third divorce'
Experts comment of the ignominy Pakistan will have to face in the days to come in the aftermath of Osama bin Laden's killing
'Osama spent the last five years in his room'
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden spent the last five years living in the room of his mansion in Abbottabad, where he was shot and killed by US forces, according to Pakistan security officials.
Al Qaeda planned attack on US rail network
Al Qaeda was planning to attack America's railway network, especially in key cities and bridges, so as to maximize casualties, reveals the preliminary set of information obtained from the huge cache of materials recovered from the Abbottabad hideout of Osama bin Laden.
How CIA spied on Osama's mansion for months
America's Central Intelligence Agency maintained a safe house near Abbottabad town for a small team of spies who conducted extensive surveillance on slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's compound for months before President Barack Obama signed an order to kill the most wanted terrorist on April 29.
'If Pak doesn't change, US tolerance may dry up'
In the wake of the United States covert operation by an elite squad of the Navy SEALs that killed Al Qaeda lynchpin Osama bin Laden, Richard N Haass, president of the influential Council on Foreign Relations, said it's d
May 05, 2011'Osama-like op by India will lead to catastrophe'
Pakistan on Thursday warned India against any Abbottabad-like operation, saying any such "misadventure" would lead to a "terrible catastrophe." Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir also accused Indian establishment and armed forces of trying to subvert the agenda of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh.
Did Osama's house have tunnels from the basement?
A senior Indian diplomat and a former member of the National Security Advisory Board told rediff.com in an off-the-record conversation that "the international media is overlooking the fact that Osama bin Laden was living in Abbottabad because that house had basements. We should know, was there a tunnel going to Pakistan's military establishment nearby?"
Osama was betrayed by Zawahiri: Saudi paper
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was betrayed by his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri who led United States forces to his hideout as the two were involved in an intense power struggle, a Saudi newspaper has reported.
How Lashkar will benefit from Osama's death
Post Osama, Lashkar-e-Tayiba's clout is expected to grow with the support of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence and fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. Vicky Nanjappa reports
Indian missions in Afghanistan on high alert
Amid intelligence inputs that its interests in Afghanistan may be targetted by Taliban and other terror groups in the wake of the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, India has tightened security at its missions and other establishments.
PIX: Exclusive stealth copters used for Osama hunt
United States elite Navy SEALs team used top secret, never-before-seen stealth helicopters to swoop down on an unsuspecting Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in his Abbottabad safe haven and shoot him dead.
Probe of intel failure on Osama needed: Musharraf
Surprised that slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was living in a garrison town near Islamabad, Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf has demanded an investigation into the failure of intelligence agencies to get any clue about this.
'Shaken' Pak army takes over Osama probe from cops
The Pakistani Army has taken charge of investigation into the circumstances of how slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was living in a house near Islamabad amidst growing outrage over its role. The army has taken over the investigations from the police, the New York Times reported quoting highly- placed Pakistani officials.
Osama protected by ISI elements: WSJ report
An influential American daily on Thursday claimed that there are signs that slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was being protected by some elements of the Pakistan's notorious spy agency Inter Service Intelligence.
Making sense of the Osama op through tweets
The credit of breaking the news that Al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden's mansion in Abbottabad was being raided can be probably be given to Twitter. IT consultant Sohaib Athar who live tweeted the operation (without knowing it was the world's most wanted man) he was blogging about is an internet star today. Interestingly, there were others who also wrote about the operation and a reconstruction of all the tweets brings to the fore the loopholes in America's bin Laden story.
'Osama not a martyr, but a mass killer of Muslims'
Slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who was shot dead in his hideout by Special US forces in Pakistan, was a mass killer of Muslims and not a martyr as a few people are trying to portray, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said.
It's official: Obama won't release Osama pictures
Pictures of Osama bin Laden's dead body will not be released, United States President Barack Obama said on Wednesday, according to CBS news. Obama said in an interview that he would not release the post-mortem images of bin Laden taken to prove his death, the news outlet said in a statement.
May 04, 2011'Hizbul Mujahedeen owned Abbottabad house'
Hizbul Mujahedeen, a militant group active in Kashmir, owned the $1 million mansion in Abbottabad where Osama bin Laden was killed by United States forces, a Canadian newspaper has reported, claiming that Pakistan is trying to hush up the issue of ownership.
Won't apologise to Pak for Osama mission: US
Ruling out an apology to Pakistan for its unilateral military action against its "enemy number one" Osama bin Laden deep inside that country, the United States has said the critical mission could have been compromised if it had informed Islamabad about it.
'Pak is not a pushover and the US will learn that'
India believes that Pakistan's strategic value to United States will remain the same even though Osama bin Laden, America's number one enemy was found right under the nose of the Pakistani army. India not only ruled out the American-style aggression to hunt down enemies, but reiterated that it would continue talks with Pakistan.
Is this the first real photo of dead Osama?
Though the veracity of the photograph is yet to be ascertained, many believe that this could be the real thing.
The guys who will execute Osama's last plans
With Osama bin Laden dead, the control of the Al Qaeda will now wrest with the outfit's Shura (consultation committee), which is expected to call the shots in the days to come.
Why Osama's death is not good news for India
The Indian government is unwilling to fight her own battles but will now equate 9/11 with her own 26/11 attacks on Mumbai and ask Pakistan to convict/extradite those responsible for the Mumbai attacks.
Lessons India MUST learn from Osama's killing
Ties between the United States and Pakistan will soon be back to how they used to be before Osama bin Laden's killing. Knowing this, India should let a message radiate that we want peace with Pakistan, but we are prepared to act on our own in our own way and through our own capabilities should covert action on the ground become necessary, says security expert B Raman
Pak: Contractor who built Osama's mansion arrested
Pakistani authorities on Wednesday arrested the contractor who allegedly built the million-dollar complex where Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead during a raid by United States special forces in Abbottabad.
Watch out! Lashkar threat growing: Experts
Pakistan based terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba is spreading fast by taking in former Pakistani soldiers as recruits and may make a bid to replace Al Qaeda, post killing of its leader Osama bin Laden, US experts have warned, but said these plans are unlikely "to succeed".
US says it will continue aid to Pakistan
Notwithstanding strains in ties with Pakistan over the Osama issue, the United States on Wednesday said it will continue to provide financial aid to Islamabad, pointing out that the country was still facing the scourge of terrorism.
'ISI had identified Osama's mansion as suspicious'
Pakistan has described as "disquieting" Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta's revelation that no intelligence about the United States raid that killed Osama bin Laden was shared with Islamabad for fear that the operation would be jeopardised.
Barack Obama is popular once again!
More than nine in 10 Americans approve of the US military action that killed bin Laden on Sunday, and 79 per cent say his killing is "extremely" or "very important" to the US, according to a USA Today/Gallup poll released on Wednesday.
FBI warns against 'virus' Osama photos, videos
With the internet abuzz with stories related to Osama bin Laden's death, the Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning people not to open unsolicited links that "purport" to show photos or videos of the Al Qaeda leader's killing, saying these could be computer virus.
Media wrap: Did you know Osama had a will?
A round up of all the latest that is known about the operation in which Osama bin Laden was killed on Sunday night.
Clamour builds up in US Congress to cut Pak aid
Soon after Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta provided a classified briefing to the House leadership in the US Congress on the covert mission inside Pakistan that killed Al Qaeda head Osama bin Laden, he was peppered with a volley of questions. He was quizzed about Pakistani duplicity, particularly the Inter-Services Intelligence's perfidy about how it could have not known about bin Laden living right under their nose in Abbottabad.
Osama's hard disk, a lead to future Qaeda targets?
The Obama administration hopes to get a treasure trove of information from the materials, including a computer hard drive and disks, recovered from the hideout of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, who was killed in a United States military operation in Pakistan.
Ties with Pak complicated but important: US
Terming United States' relationship with Pakistan "complicated but important", the White House has said it was "working very hard" on its ties with Islamabad which got a setback after a secretive American commando operation to kill Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
Pictures of Osama's corpse gruesome: White House
The United States is looking into various options whether to make public the "gruesome" photos of Osama bin Laden's corpse as these pictures might inflame enemies' passions if released to prove the Al Qaeda chief's death. "It's fair to say that it's a gruesome photograph," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said when asked why the Obama administration was reluctant to release the pictures of the last moments of bin Laden.
Abbottabad was Osama's hideout for 6 years!
For over six years, the world's most wanted man Osama bin Laden appeared to have been living under the very nose of the Pakistani Army in the garrison town of Abbottabad.
Beware of cyber Osama!
Osama Bin Laden's terror still looms large, even after his death. Now he seems to be creating a problem on the internet. According to Abhijit Limaye, Director, Development, Symantec, cyber criminals look to make a killing by leveraging the big news through spam, phishing and social engineering tactics.
No apology for violating Pakistan air space: US
On Tuesday, Pakistan termed the US commando operation in Abbottabad that killed Laden an "unauthorised, unilateral action" without its knowledge. Besides, the White House said America has never been at war with Islam.
Osama was unarmed when killed, says White House
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was unarmed when United States Navy commandoes shot him dead during a special operation in Pakistan though he did offer resistance, the White House said on Wednesday.
May 03, 2011We were caught by surprise: ISI
Pakistan's failure to trace Osama bin Laden to the compound near Abbottabad where he was killed was an "embarrassment" for the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, BBC reported on Tuesday.
We feared Pak might alert targets: CIA chief
Pakistani officials were kept deliberately out of loop by the United States in its operation to get Osama bin Laden as it feared they might "alert" the targets and "jeopardise" the mission, Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta said on Tuesday.
US official line: How Osama was shot and buried
The transcript of the US Department of Defence background briefing with senior defence officials from the Pentagon and senior Intelligence officials by telephone on US operations involving Osama bin Laden
'Osama's hideout was an ISI safehouse'
In an informal chat, former Intelligence Bureau chief Ajit Doval tells Onkar Singh that Osama Bin Laden's death must have come as a blow to Al Queda. "But if you ask me whether the Islamic radicalism has been badly hit, I would say no."
Day after daring US op, Pak fumbles for answers
Embarrassed by the American raid that killed Osama bin Laden near a military training academy deep inside Pakistan, the country's army and intelligence set-up took refuge by dismissing it as an "intelligence failure".
Courier who led US to Osama's hideout identified
The unsuspecting courier, who led the United States special forces to the Abbottabad mansion of the elusive Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has been identified as a Kuwaiti named Abu Ahmad, a media report here has said. "The courier who was in close contact with Osama bin Laden and who eventually led the United States to him was a Kuwaiti named Abu Ahmad," CNN quoted an unnamed diplomatic source as saying.
All about Operation Geronimo that got Osama
'Geronimo EKIA.' That was the terse message that United States President Barack Obama was waiting to hear anxiously. It meant that Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed, The New York Times reported. The code name for bin Laden was 'Geronimo' and EKIA stood for Enemy Killed In Action.
'US-Pak's Afghan deal behind Osama hunt'
Adrian Levy, internationally famed journalist, currently with The Guardian, and author of bestseller Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Global Nuclear Weapons Conspiracy, claims that the deal between Pakistan and United States is in the offing, under which Pakistan will have some role in the future government of Afghanistan
Moved in few months ago: Woman from Osama mansion
Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden could have been living in Pakistan's Abbottabad city for quite some time as one of the women who was arrested from the complex, where he was killed, reportedly told interrogators that they had moved in "few months ago".
'Crucial' DVDs recovered from Osama's hideout
US special forces came away with hard drives, DVDs and a trove of documents from the Abbottabad safe house of Osama bin Laden which might tip American intelligence to Al Qaeda's operational plan and lead the manhunt to his presumed successor Ayman al Zawahiri.
Vote! Does Osama's death make the world safer?
Rediff readers vote on topics related to Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's killing by American special forces
Osama's death has reunited US: Obama
The news of the United States elite forces eliminating Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden brought the entire country together as "an American family", President Barack Obama said on Monday night.
US mulls releasing pictures of Osama's corpse
The White House on Tuesday said that it was weighing whether to release pictures of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's corpse to put at rest speculation and disbeliefs in some quarters about the death of world's most wanted fugitive.
'Post Osama, US-Pak ties to become stronger'
After the killing of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, America's relationship with the Muslim world, and Pakistan in particular, would become stronger, Muslim leaders from the United States have said.
IMAGES: 'Anxious' Obama monitors Osama hunt live!
"We got him," United States President Barack Obama said as soon as it became clear that the special forces were able to kill Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan's Abbottabad.
US was ready to capture Osama alive: White House
The United States troops were prepared to capture Osama bin Laden alive, but his resistance and use of a woman as shield forced them to kill the Al Qaeda leader, the White House said.
Why impact of Osama's death won't be much on India
Will the death of Osama bin Laden have an impact on India? Was the encounter that led up to the death of world's most wanted man a real one? These are the two questions that are on the minds of security agencies who have watched the developments unfold surrounding Osama's death on Monday.
'A prince gets married, the bad guy is dead'
Happy over the death of 9/11 terror attack mastermind Osama bin Laden, surfers across the globe expressed solidarity in the fight against terrorism as India's netizens sought similar action against Mumbai underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, living in Pakistan.
Did Pak shelter Osama? US suspects 'double game'
Eminent lawmakers on Monday accused Pakistan of playing a 'double-game' with the United States on the war against terror and raised suspicion that its spy agency Inter Services Intelligence knew about Osama bin Laden's presence in the country.
Osama killing a watershed moment: UN chief
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon on Monday called the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden a "watershed moment" in the war against terrorism, expressing relief that "justice" had been done.
Pakistan wasn't informed about Osama raid: Zardari
Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari says the raid by United States special forces to kill the world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden deep inside his country was "not a joint operation."
May 02, 2011The Osama bin Laden I knew
Pakistani journalist and Rediff.com contributor Hamid Mir interviewed Osama bin Laden thrice. Mir, who works for Pakistan's Geo TV network, was the only journalist to interview bin Laden after 9/11.Hamid Mir, who is writing bin Laden's biography, reveals what the world's most wanted terrorist was really like.
Mystery shrouds death of Osama bin Laden
The killing of Osama bin Laden by United States forces in a compound located just 800 yards from the Pakistan Military Academy near Abbottabad ended the hunt for the world's most wanted man though several aspects of his death remained shrouded in mystery.
'Osama's religious traditions should be respected'
Amidst the celebrations over dreaded terrorist Osama bin Laden's killing, some political figures have passed statements that they really should not be making.
Osama's death does not end war: Hilary Clinton
United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday said that the killing of Osama bin Laden did not end the war on terror and used the occasion to warn the Taliban to detach itself from Al Qaeda and join a peaceful political process in Afghanistan.
Meet the man who live tweeted Osama's death
A tweeter who described himself as an Information Technology consultant taking a break from the 'rat-race' by hiding in the mountains" in Abbottabad in Pakistan may have unwittingly covered United States military's dramatic attack that brought down Osama bin Laden.
'Will and Kate need to thank Obama'
The social networking sites were abuzz with discussion over Osama bin Laden's end.
Indian Muslims hail Osama's killing but doubt US
Leading Islamic clerics in Lucknow on Monday hailed the elimination of Osama Bin Laden as a "major blow to terrorism" and a sigh of relief for billions of peace loving people.
A decisive blow to Al Qaeda, says Dr Singh
Dr Singh said the "international community and Pakistan in particular must work comprehensively to end the activities of all such groups who threaten civilised behaviour and kill innocent men, women and children".
More shame and retribution heading ISI's way
predicts embarrasing days ahead for Pakistani intelligence agency ISI in the aftermath of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's killing
Osama killing: Why Musharraf's surprised and upset
Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Monday said the American operation against Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden on Pakistani soil was a 'violation of our sovereignty' and felt the Gilani government should have been kept in the loop.
Now it's time for government of India to act: BJP
While Leader of the Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj in her post on Twitter.com called Laden 'humanity's enemy number one', BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said he (Laden) was the most visible and dangerous face of global jihadi terror.
The guys who put a bullet in Osama's head
The Navy SEAL programme was created by then US President John F Kennedy on January 1, 1962. The Navy realised the necessity for guerilla/counter-guerilla warfare and wanted to establish itself in the role of special warfare.
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Osama's last 'spectacular' plan to attack US
What was Osama bin Laden planning before he was killed by United States forces? According to reports from the intelligence agencies, he had planned a 9/11-styled attack which would emerge from Asia.
Osama: From a pious son to America's Enemy No 1
Osama bin Laden put Islamist 'holy' war on the global agenda and became a household name after the Saudi-born zealot masterminded the deadliest terror attacks in history before the world's most wanted terrorist was finally brought down in the largest and longest manhunt ever.
Osama: A timeline of hatred and violence
Year 1957: Osama was born into a wealthy Saudi family. 2011: Osama killed by US special forces. In between, he turned into the world's most wanted terrorist
How Laden's death announcement leaked out in US
As the Sunday night darkened in United States, some major journalists received a three-word e-mail that simply read, "Get to work."
The Al Qaeda after Osama
Al Qaeda may have lost its founder Osama bin Laden, but his death will not deter the outfits terror activities. Ayman al-Zawahri, the second-in-command, will now take over the reins of the Al Qaeda and he will backed by the one-eyed Ilyas Kashmiri and the dreaded Baddaruddin Haqqani, reports Vicky Nanjappa.
Pak forces, CIA hunted down Osama together: Report
According to a report in The Dawn, a prestigious Karachi daily, the operation that killed Osama bin Laden was carried out jointly by Pakistan's security forces and the Central Intelligence Agency.An official of the security forces, who is based in Peshawar, told the daily, "It was a joint operation between the CIA and Pakistani security forces."The Dawn quoted the official as saying, "It (operation) was carried out on very precise information."
Watch with Caution: Osama bin Laden's body
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Is Osama dead more dangerous than Osama alive?
Will a dead Osama bin Laden be more dangerous than alive?
Osama's death proves terrorists hiding in Pak: PC
India on Monday said the killing of terrorist Osama bin Laden by American forces, somewhere 'deep inside Pakistan', was a matter of grave concern as it proved that terrorists belonging to different groups find sanctuary in the neighbouring country.Chidambaram said in a statement that perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attacks, including the controllers and handlers of the terrorists, continue to be sheltered in Pakistan.
Does Osama's death mean the death of Al Qaeda?
In the wake of the announcement that the United States has killed Osama nin Laden, Indian intelligence agencies fear that the number of Al Qaeda-led terrorist attacks, especially on the US, will increase.
PIX: US celebrates the fall of its greatest enemy
People cheer and wave US flags outside the White House as President Barack Obama delivers remarks to the nation on the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Osama killed in Pak, celebrations break out in US
World's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden, known as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terror attack on US soil, has been killed and his body recovered by American authorities in Pakistan
US issues worldwide travel alert, warns citizens
The United States on Monday issued a worldwide travel alert for its citizens, especially those living in Pakistan, soon after President Barack Obama announced that the Al Qaeda's Osama bin Laden has been killed in an operation outside Islamabad."The US Department of State alerts US citizens travelling and residing abroad to the enhanced potential for anti-American violence given recent counter-terrorism activity in Pakistan," the travel alert said.
'Post-Osama, US should not quit Afghanistan'
Former NSA Brajesh Mishra told rediff.com, "One knew that the US was in Afghanistan to kill Osama. If they would get him, then their operation will be over. But, I believe the Taliban in Afghanistan is as dangerous as Osama's Al Qaeda. They are having a presence outside Afghanistan as well in Europe and even in the US."
What will Al Qaeda do next?
Al Qaeda terrorists have threatened to unleash a 'nuclear hellstorm' on the West if their leader and world's most wanted terrorist Osama bin Laden is nabbed.
US forces have killed Osama bin Laden: Obama
In a major development, media reports in United States reported that Osama bin Laden, Al Qaeda founder and world's most wanted terrorist, is dead.
April 29, 2011Osama planned 9/11-like attacks in Asia: WikiLeaks
April 26, 2011If American forces capture Osama...
2010Meet the next Osama bin LadenIs the next Osama planning a bigger 26/11?Osama warns France against burqa banWe don't know where Osama is: PentagonMusharraf tried to protect Osama from US wrathOsama has gone 'deep underground', says ObamaUS slaps sanctions on Osama's son-in-law'Osama probably hiding in remote regions of Pak'Wikileaks: CIA lied about Osama bin LadenOsama, Mullah Omar not in Pak, says GilaniOsama's ex-cook pleads guilty to terror chargesAmerican on mission to kill Osama held in PakDawood, Osama among World's Most Wanted FugitivesOsama not in Pak, may be dead: GilaniOsama bin Laden is alive, says Pak journalistOsama warns US against executing 9/11 mastermindOsama hiding in Pakistan: CIA chief'Osama won't be caught alive to face trial'ISI aware of Osama's whereabouts: Military expertOsama's key aide among 9 arrested in KarachiBaradar's arrest could lead US forces to OsamaOsama's successors will be much worse, warns sonOsama promised Rs 90 cr to JK jihadists: US cablesBlame US for climate change, boycott dollar: OsamaOsama sends another tape, warns US of more attacksOsama rejoiced when Bush became PresidentOsama, Zawahiri hiding in Pak: ReportIs this what Osama looks like now?
2009'Clinton escaped assassination attempt by Osama'Police crackdown on Osamania students continueUS to launch new operation to hunt down OsamaWe don't know where Osama is: US defence secyMy friend just met Osama, says Taliban detaineeOsama's son seeks political asylum in SpainUS, UK should share intelligence about Osama: PakOsama is not in Pakistan,says Rehman Malik'Osama was within reach of US troops after 9/11'Brown asks Pak to 'take out' OsamaUS may be aware of Osama's whereabouts: QureshiPakistan asks US to share information on OsamaOsama is in Pakistan's tribal belt: US diplomatWithdraw Afghan forces or face bloodbath: OsamaOsama on how US-Al Qaeda conflict may endZardari again claims Osama is dead, seeks more aidOsama sought N-weapons from A Q Khan: US reportObama sowing new seeds of hatred: OsamaOsama's son killed in predator attack?Osama still alive, suggests ObamaUS snubs Pakistan, says the Osama hunt is onOsama hiding in Pakistan's tribal areas: USBin Laden hiding in Pak's Hindukush region: ReportOsama may be hiding in Pak: studyOsama and Al Qaeda number one threat to US: Obama
2008Pak scientists offered Osama nukes before 9/11No immediate threat to US from Osama: PakistanOsama is not hiding here: Pak defence ministerMy father is a very kind man: Osama's son
2007Osama bin Laden's recent video a fake, says sonOsama sidelined within Al QaedaExpert slams US plans to hunt Osama in PakAl Qaeda team may be in place in US: Report12 held for seeking support for Osama
2006Osama is alive and safe: Taliban commander'Osama can be caught if collectively tried'Saudis believe bin Laden dead: reportBush, Musharraf dodge questions on Osama huntOsama 'probably' in Pakistan's Waziristan: Clinton'Hunt for Osama in Pak speculation'Osama not a Muslim if Wahabi: UlemaWhy Osama is not named in 9/11 caseIs Osama bin Laden in Pakistan?Osama's images haunt American Sikhs
2005'Where's Osama? Nowhere near London attacks'Osama in Afghanistan, says Pak ministerOsama on Pak-Afghan border: MusharrafAl-Zawahiri calls on militants to shun politicsOsama may be in Iran, say US officialsTarget US, Osama tells Zarqawi