Osama bin Laden long fancied himself something of a poet. His compositions tended to the morbid, and a poem written two years after 9/11 in which he contemplated the circumstances of his death was no exception.
There were no banners hailing Osama bin Laden in Egypt’s Tahrir Square; no photos of his deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri at anti-government protests in Tunisia, Libya or even Yemen, a key staging ground for Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and bin Laden’s ancestral home.
It cost him billions and nearly caused a panic It had to be a Texan, of course. Who else could head a small investment group that loses $1 billion on paper in a single day and still has perhaps $2 billion left after that?
Or, how $90 million can finance lives of noisy ostentationSheik Mohammad Al Fassi, 27, a Saudi Arabian princeling who has lived in the U.S. for four years, keeps stumbling into the limelight.
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Saudi Arabian officials beheaded and then publicly displayed the body of a convicted killer in Riyadh on Friday, an act that prompted a stiff denunciation by a leading human rights monitor.
With faux wind towers giving it the appearance of a storybook stronghold from One Thousand and One Nights, Anantara’s Desert Islands Resort & Spa stands alone on the shores of Sir Bani Yas a large island in the Persian Gulf, lying just 5 miles off the coast of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. And in truth, there is a whiff of fantasy about this sand-colored, 64-room property, fringed by cobalt-blue sea on one side and, on the other, a saltwater lagoon fronting desert scrubland and a jumble of rocky central hills. Remote Sir Bani Yas was once the private domain of Sheik Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan, ruler of Abu Dhabi and co-founder of the United Arab Emirates
The threat from terrorists using chemical, biological and even nuclear weapons is growing, Britain said Tuesday, warning advances in technology will enable extremists to conduct more lethal attacks in the future. The predictions came as Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government’s laid out its anti-terrorism policies and strategy in a document containing previously-classified information
A U.S. Navy submarine collided with a Navy amphibious ship Friday in the Strait of Hormuz, mildly injuring 15 sailors, according to the commander of the U.S