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“We’re not your ‘hired gun’ anymore,” PM Imran tells US leadership

Prime Minister Imran while giving an interview to The Washington Post candidly commented, "I would never want to have a relationship where Pakistan is treated like a hired gun — given money to fight someone else’s war." Sharing his vision about the relationship with the US, he said Pakistan will not be treated as a hired gun of the United States anymore. "We would like a proper relationship with the US," he stressed. Giving the instance of Pak-China ties, he said, "our relationship with China is not one-dimensional.…

Trump criticises war hero for not capturing bin Laden sooner

President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicising the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm William McRaven in a weekend Fox News interview in which he also asserted that the former Navy SEAL and former commander of United States Special Operations Command was a "backer" of Trump's 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, and supporter of President Barack Obama. "Disgusting," the George W Bush…

Pakistan was unaware of bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad: Obama

NEW DELHI: Almost six years after infamous US raid on Pakistan soil that killed al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, former US president Barack Obama underlines that Pakistan was not aware of bin Laden’s presence in Abbottabad. He made this statement during his talk at the second day of the 15th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit 2017 in New Delhi. In his remarks, Obama said the United States had no  evidence that Pakistan had prior knowledge of Osma bin Laden’s presence in their territory. And the US looked…

Iran denounces CIA ‘fake news’ in Bin Laden files

TEHRAN: Iran has accused the CIA of spreading "fake news" about the Islamic republic with newly declassified files seized in the 2011 raid in Pakistan in which Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was killed. The CIA on Wednesday released 470,000 additional files found in May 2011 when US Navy SEALs burst into Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad and shot him dead. According to scholars from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), who were allowed to see the trove before it was made public, the files shed new light on…

CIA releases 470,000 files seized during Bin Laden compound raid

WASHINGTON: The CIA on Wednesday released a vast archive of intimate Al-Qaeda documents, including Osama Bin-Laden's handwritten diary, seized in the deadly 2011 raid on his Pakistani compound. The huge trove includes images of diary pages left by the Saudi-born global extremist leader and a wedding video that includes the first public images of his son Hamza as an adult. "Today's release ... provides the opportunity for the American people to gain further insights into the plans and workings of this…

‘Osama Bin Laden and Zawahiri were 80’s heroes’

General (retd) Pervez Musharraf on Friday said that the founder of Al-Qaeda  Osama Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri were heroes of 1980s when they were fighting against the then Soviet Union in Afghanistan, ARY News reported. SCROLL DOWN FOR MUSHARRAF's VIEWS ON KULBHUSHAN JADHAV MATTER  Speaking exclusively to ARY News, Musharraf said that Pakistan supported the jihadis in Afghanistan in 80's because of its own interest and not to serve US interests. "Russia (Soviet Union) and Afghan forces were trying to get access…

Indian citizen jailed for changing his name to Osama Bin Laden

NEW DELHI: An Indian citizen’s attempt to impersonate Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden landed him in jail in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, Indian media reports said. SP Chanchal Mishra of Rajasthan Police said Saddam Hussain, 35, in a bid to adopt a unique identity wrote Osama Bin Laden’s name instead of his with the Al Qaeda leader’s picture affixing on a form to change identity. In the column of address, Saddam Hussain wrote the address of Laden’s residence in Abbotabad, a Pakistani city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa…

Bin Laden documents: worry over IS tactics, ‘aging’ Al-Qaeda

WASHINGTON: Months before his death, Osama Bin  Laden fretted about the Islamic State group's impatient, violent tactics and the fading of Al-Qaeda, documents released by the CIA Thursday showed. The latest release from the trove of documents found when Navy Seals stormed the Al-Qaeda chief's secret Pakistan compound and killed him in 2011 show Bin Laden trying to keep his followers around the world aligned in his war against the United States. They also reveal a worried father warning his sons that they could be…

Dr Shakil Afridi will neither be released nor handed to US, says law minister

ISLAMABAD: A jailed Pakistani doctor, Dr Shakil Afridi, believed to have helped the CIA hunt down Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will be neither released nor handed to the United States, Law Minister Zahid Hamid has told legislators on Wednesday. Dr Shakil Afridi, hailed as a hero by US officials, was arrested after US forces killed Bin Laden in May 2011 in a secret raid in Abbottabad, a northern Pakistani town that plunged relations between the uneasy strategic partners to a new low. Pakistan has accused the doctor…

Resolution filed in NA to make ‘Abbottabad Commission Report’ public

ISLAMABAD: Jamshed Dasti, an independent Member National Assembly (MNA) from southern Punjab, submitted a resolution in the assembly requesting to make ‘Abbottabad Commission Report’ public and its recommendations implemented. The resolution asked the government to take actions against those who have been found responsible in the commission’s report. Recently, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali also spoke about the Abbottabad Commission and announced that he would ask the cabinet to reveal findings of the report.…