Osama bin Laden

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Previously unseen photos show Obama White House at time of Bin Laden raid
Images show president plus Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton and advisers focused on Afghanistan operation that killed al-Qaida leader

Martin Pengelly in New York

29, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Blair asked Bush during first phone call if he could call him by first name
Archives reveal PM’s early attempts to establish personal relationship with president after 2000 US election

Ben Quinn and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Ayman al-Zawahiri obituary
Founder of al-Qaida with Osama bin Laden who went on to succeed him as its leader

Lawrence Joffe

02, Aug, 2022 @3:40 PM

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Prince Charles accepted £1m from family of Osama bin Laden, report claims
Future king allegedly accepted donation for his charity in 2013 but Clarence House disputes the claims

Nadeem Badshah

30, Jul, 2022 @8:19 PM

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From a Thatcher nutcracker to a Trump toilet brush: my curious collection of political memorabilia
As a foreign correspondent I used to report on dictators and democrats. Now I collect them

Ian Black

12, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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TV tonight: Martin Clunes in a true-crime drama about a case that haunted the Met
A tense ITV drama serial follows the desperate, seemingly endless hunt for the so-called Night Stalker. Plus, David Beckham’s rise to stardom. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier and Paul Howlett

20, Sep, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Lives lost, poverty, an arms race, rights destroyed … the continuing cost of 9/11
The US has now spent $8 trillion over 20 years in its response to the attacks. But the true price has been more than financial

Simon Tisdall

12, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Al-Qaida: the terror group that learned the secret of longevity
Twenty years after 9/11, 33 years after it was first conceived, and against all the odds, the terrorist group survives

Jason Burke

09, Sep, 2021 @4:00 AM

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The Rise and Fall of Osama bin Laden review – how the son of a brickie became the leader of al-Qaida
Peter Bergen’s thoroughly researched biography of the notorious Islamist reveals his strikingly mundane, human side

Jason Burke

06, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The day before 9/11: what was life like before the world changed?
The age of Big Brother and famous football victories seems like another time. But did the terrorists’ planes, as it seemed, really come out of nowhere?

Tim Adams

05, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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'To give him space': Biden reveals why he told Obama to wait on Bin Laden raid
President-elect in new CNN film tells of agonized discussions but says he subsequently advised Obama to follow his instinct

Martin Pengelly in New York

05, Dec, 2020 @7:29 PM

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Joe Biden advised against Osama bin Laden raid, Barack Obama writes
The then vice-president suggested Obama wait before ordering the mission that killed the al-Qaida leader in 2011, new memoir says

Martin Pengelly in New York

12, Nov, 2020 @7:22 PM

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