Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicOsama bin Laden

Topic: Osama bin Laden

‘Least affected by killing innocents’, new al-Qaeda emir al-Adel has shown great talent for terror

Egyptian-born jihadist Saif al-Adel, it was revealed earlier this year, had already been designated to succeed al-Zawahiri, who was killed Sunday by US forces.

Doctor of death — inside Ayman al-Zawahiri’s 50-yr career at heart of global jihadist factory

The killing of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a US drone strike on his home in Kabul Sunday represents the end of the generation that built the road to 9/11.

Another ‘donation’ dilemma for Prince Charles & the ‘cesspool of crime’ in Trump’s own backyard

The best international cartoons of the week, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Who is Ayman al-Zawahiri? al Qaeda chief, rumoured dead, who resurfaced on 9/11 anniversary

In a video released on anniversary of 9/11, Ayman al-Zawahiri cited incidents from January 2021, which is months after he was presumed to be dead.

Amin al-Haq, who helped Osama bin Laden escape US capture once, returns to Taliban

Videos that surfaced Tuesday show Amid al-Haq being greeted by cheering crowd in his home province of Nangarhar. 

‘Slip of tongue’ — Pakistan I&B minister clarifies Imran Khan’s ‘martyr’ remarks on Osama

PM Imran Khan In June last year said the US forces entered Pakistan and killed Osama bin Laden without informing the govt , which he called an 'embarrassing moment' for the country.

Pakistan Army is now an echo chamber — look at what it did to ex-ISI chief Asad Durrani

The ex-ISI chief was punished not for disclosing any secret, but for analysing the tantalising event of the 2011 American operation in Abbottabad to kill Osama bin Laden.

India slams Pakistan over its history of harbouring terrorists, reminds of Abbottabad

The Indian Ambassador said this in response to Islamabad's UN envoy meeting Guterres to hand over the dossier from the Pakistan govt that alleged India was promoting terrorism.

Elements inside Pakistan military had links to al-Qaeda — Obama on raid that killed Osama

In his book, Barack Obama described the various options of killing Osama bin Laden once it became clear that he was living in a safe hideout on the outskirts of Abbottabad.

US didn’t tell Pakistan location of Osama bin Laden due to lack of trust, says ex-CIA chief

The former US defence secretary Leon Panetta said he finds it difficult to believe that Pakistan wasn't aware of Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound.

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

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Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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