Osama bin Laden

Bin Laden Spokesman Pleads Not Guilty to Plot

This image made available by Al-Jazeera shows Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and spokesman.

NEW YORK - A senior al-Qaida leader and son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, captured in Jordan in the past week, pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in New York to plotting against Americans in his role as the terror network's top spokesman. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was brought into the largest courtroom at the federal courthouse shortly after 10 ... more

House OKs Indefinite Detention of Terror Suspects

WASHINGTON - The House on Friday endorsed the indefinite detention without trial of terrorist suspects, even for U.S. citizens seized on American soil. A coalition of Democrats and tea party Republicans fell short in their effort to end the controversial policy established last year and based on the post-Sept. 11 authorization for the use of mi... more

US Seeks to Use Bin Laden Letters at Terror Trial

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NEW YORK -- Prosecutors want a judge presiding over a terrorism trial to let them show jurors letters recovered in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to boost evidence against a man snatched off the streets of Libya last year. In papers in Manhattan federal court, prosecutors asked U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan to permit the "critically... more

Ex-Spy: CIA Balked at Chance to Kill Bin Laden

WARSAW, Poland - In late 1999, two years before the 9/11 terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, a group of Afghan agents loyal to an anti-Taliban guerrilla leader proposed assassinating Osama bin Laden. All they wanted was the $5 million reward the Clinton administration had offered for bin Laden's capture, says a former Polish spy w... more

Senate Torture Report Examines Hunt for Bin Laden

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WASHINGTON -- A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation. The CIA still disputes that conclusion. From the moment of bin Laden's death alm... more

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