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Guest commentary: Afghan war and peace

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- When Mohammad Zahir Shah, the king of Afghanistan, was assassinated in 1933, his 19-year-old son, Zahir Shah, became the king of that landlocked and historicall
REP. JOE PITTS, R-PENN., Special to United Press International

Jackson decides against Afghanistan trip

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The Rev. Jesse Jackson said Friday at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., he has no current plans to accept an invitation from Afghanistan's Taliban leadership to visit tha

Guest Commentary: Arab reforms needed

Increasing numbers of people in this country and abroad believe American support for Israel is one of the prime factors behind the attacks on Washington and New
RALPH NURNBERGER, Special to United Press International

Guest Commentary: Terror's friends

WASHINGTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Terrorism is a tool of fanatics, and it is a tool we need to break.
AMY RIDENOUR, Special to United Press International

Sharpton: Terrorism bill dangerous

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday voiced concerns over a proposed anti-terrorism bill that would give the federal government broader wire-tappi
KATHY GAMBRELL, Washington Reporter

Report: Ritual handbook found in wreckage

DALLAS, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Investigators found an Arabic-language manual of religious rituals and prayers in the wreckage of United Flight 93 in Pennsylvania that might have been used by

Feature: Homefront, Fort Hood ready

FORT HOOD, Texas, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Security is tighter, the focus is clearer, and stores for miles around are sold out of sweat socks, as the nation's largest Army post prepares to go to war.

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Investor's Corner:

CENTERPORT, N.Y., Sept. 24 (UPI) -- In discussing Germany's miscalculation in declaring war on the United States in 1941, historian Stephen Ambrose observed that Hitler viewed our soldiers as "the
DAN STONE, Special to UPI

Lifting sanctions little cheer for India

CALCUTTA, India, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The lifting of economic sanctions imposed by the U.S. Congress against India and Pakistan in the aftermath of their nuclear tests in 1998 may have come as a wel
INDRAJIT BASU, Special to UPI
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The million dollar compound where al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden was hiding is shown surrounded by hills in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 3, 2011. Osama bin Laden was killed by U.S. special forces in a firefight on May 1, 2011. UPI/Sajjad Ali Qureshi
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Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden ( /oʊˈsɑːmə bɪn ˈlɑːdən/; Arabic: أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن‎, ʾUsāmah bin Muḥammad bin ʿAwaḍ bin Lādin; March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011a) was the founder of Al-Qaeda, the jihadist organization responsible for the September 11 attacks on the United States and numerous other mass-casualty attacks against civilian and military targets. He was a member of the wealthy Saudi bin Laden family, and an ethnic Yemeni Kindite.

Bin Laden was on the American Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) lists of Ten Most Wanted Fugitives and Most Wanted Terrorists for his involvement in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. From 2001 to 2011, bin Laden was a major target of the War on Terror, with a US$25 million bounty by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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