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TIME drew red X for Osama. But Western press humanised Riyaz Naikoo with pre-gun stories

Be it the TIME Magazine or The New York Times, the choice between a ‘terrorist’ and a ‘rebel’ is very clear for the Western media.
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While Osama was trying to convince supporters he was alive, Zarqawi declared Islamic State

From Abbottabad, Osama bin Laden told his followers he was well, but privately was obsessed with his inability to rein in Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Hamza bin Laden, Osama’s favourite son and son-in-law of lead 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta

Hamza, whose death was announced Saturday, was being groomed to take over as al Qaeda chief and urged his followers to wage war on Washington, London, Paris and Tel Aviv.

US President Donald Trump confirms death of Osama Bin Laden’s son Hamza

Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden's son, Hamza bin Laden, was killed in an American counter-terrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region, said Trump in a statement.

Al Qaeda is as strong as ever after rebuilding itself, US says

Al Qaeda has been reconstituting and its affiliates are being seen across the globe, according to US State Department’s counter-terrorism coordinator.

Al Qaeda recruited 40,000 new fighters since 9/11 attacks. Clearly, the US Army failed

Despite a US-led global “war on terror” that cost US$5.9 trillion, killed an estimated 480,000 to 507,000 people and assassinated bin Laden, al-Qaeda has grown and spread.

UN blacklists Osama bin Laden’s son Hamza, seen as likely successor to al Qaida chief al-Zawahiri

The blacklisting imposes a travel ban, freezing of assets, and an arms embargo on al Qaida’s Hamza bin Laden.
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Reaction to India’s military action on Pakistan shows how important it is to the world now

The uncomfortable truth for Islamabad is that not one country spoke out in its favour after India sent in its Mirages.
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International media does balancing act between India and Pakistan on airstrike

As tensions escalate between the two nuclear states, ThePrint takes a look at what the international media said of Tuesday’s air strike.

If US can carry out an operation to kill Osama bin Laden, India can too: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley's remarks came after the Indian Air Force pounded terror camps in Pakistan.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.


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No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.