Osama bin Laden

  • Donald Trump Feb 16

    Trump Pushed CIA to Find, Kill Osama Bin Laden’s Son Over Higher Priority Targets

    When intelligence officials briefed President Donald Trump on the most worrisome terrorist threats during the first two years of his tenure, they regularly mentioned the names of the senior terror figures the CIA was working hardest to find and kill, including the leader of al Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahri, NBC News reports. Trump would ultimately greenlight successful strikes on ISIS leader…

  • New York Sep 14, 2019

    White House Says Bin Laden Son Killed in US Operation

    The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. A statement issued in President Donald Trump’s name gave no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or...

  • Los Angeles Aug 15, 2019

    More Than 300,000 Sign Petition to Rename Fifth Avenue in Front of Trump Tower for Barack Obama

    It started out as a joke but a petition to rename the Fifth Avenue block by Trump Tower to “President Barack H. Obama Avenue” had more than 302,000 signatures by Thursday afternoon — and a new mission calling for 325,000 signatures after the previous goal was surpassed.

  • attorney Jul 28, 2019

    Navy SEAL Team 6 Member Charged in Sexting Case

    A member of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 has been charged with soliciting nude photos of women while pretending to be someone else through text messages.

  • Afghanistan Jun 29, 2019

    US, Taliban Open Doha Talks in Fresh Bid to End War

    A fresh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday, just days after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington is hoping for an Afghan peace agreement before Sept. 1. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed to The Associated Press that negotiations had begun. Originally scheduled to begin in the morning, the two sides...

  • Chicago Apr 20, 2019

    NY-Based Artist Displays ‘Obama Paintings’ in Chicago to Highlight Presidential Legacy

    Over the course of former President Barack Obama’s presidency, artist Rob Pruitt took it upon himself to paint a portrait of the politician within the context of a significant event that transpired that day, every day for eight years while he was in office.

  • U.S. government Mar 1, 2019

    US Offers $1M Bounty for Capture of Osama Bin Laden’s Son

    Saudi Arabia announced Friday it had revoked the citizenship of Hamza bin Laden, the son of the late al-Qaida leader who has become an increasingly prominent figure in the terror network. There was no immediate explanation why the royal decree stripping his citizenship, signed in November, was only becoming public now. However, the announcement comes after the U.S. government on...

  • Afghanistan Jan 28, 2019

    US Envoy: ‘Agreement in Principle’ on Afghan Peace Talks

    Negotiators for the U.S. and the Taliban insurgents have reached “agreements in principle” on key issues for a peace deal that would end 17 years of war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. envoy said Monday. The statement by U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad followed six days of talks last week with the Taliban in Qatar, where he urged the Islamic insurgent...

  • America Jan 26, 2019

    US Envoy Claims ‘Significant Progress’ in Talks With Taliban

    The U.S. peace envoy to Afghanistan said Saturday that “significant progress” was made during lengthy talks with the Taliban in Qatar and that he was traveling to Afghanistan for more discussions aimed at ending the country’s destructive 17-year war. Zalmay Khalilzad said on his official Twitter account that he wants to build on six days of meetings in Doha, the...

  • Donald Trump Nov 20, 2018

    ‘Late Night’: A Closer Look at Trump’s Lie About Raking in Finland

    Seth Meyers takes a closer look at President Donald Trump making up another weird thing about a foreign country while attacking a retired admiral for not getting Osama bin Laden sooner.

  • Donald Trump Sep 10, 2018

    Roskam, Casten Face Off in Daily Herald Debate

    In one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country — Illinois Republican incumbent Rep. Peter Roskam and Democrat Sean Casten clashed over President Donald Trump in their debate Monday. They also differed over what to do about environmental concerns at the Willowbrook plant in the 6th Congressional District. NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern reports.

  • Donald Trump Dec 1, 2017

    Former President Barack Obama: ‘Think Before You Tweet’

    When former President Barack Obama spoke to a leadership forum in India’s capital on Friday, he never once used the words “Donald Trump” and was careful to avoid any direct reference to his successor in the White House. Yet Obama made plenty of veiled references, from climate change to the perils of using Twitter. The responses often drew laughter from...

  • Iran Nov 2, 2017

    Newly Released Bin Laden Document Describes Iran, Al Qaeda Link

    The CIA on Wednesday released a document that was seized the night Navy SEALs killed Osama Bin Laden, following a request by a website that has chronicled the U.S. war on terrorism — the Long War Journal. Wednesday’s release included nearly 470,000 more files recovered in the raid. Most of the newly disclosed material is in Arabic, untranslated, and uncurated....

  • al-Qaeda Aug 2, 2016

    Osama Bin Laden’s Pakistan Compound Could Become Kids’ Playground

    The compound where Osama bin Laden was hiding when Navy SEALs found and killed him five years ago looks set to become either a children’s playground or a graveyard, a local official tells NBC News. The site in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where the al Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind spent his last years has become the center of a turf war....

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