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Pakistan PM to address bin Laden controversy

The Prime Minister of Pakistan will address Parliament today to discuss in detail the U.S. commando raid which killed Osama bin Laden, amidst swirling accusations that Islamabad has been harboring the al-Qaeda terror chief for many years.

Pentagon videos show vainglorious bin Laden's squalid life: (PHOTOS)

A vainglorious Osama Bin Laden dyed his beard black and put on golden robes when he appeared before camera to record his ominous messages to his followers and adversaries from a hideous den in Pakistan. New video footages released by the Pentagon shows the terror mastermind squatting in a squalid room with bare minimum furnishings and a 14-inch TV set, holding a television remote.

Syrian protesters stage ‘Day of Defiance’

In defiance of the government’s brutal crackdown, thousands of Syrians have taken to the streets across the country for yet another mass rally against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Pakistan braces for backlash from Osama killing as rumors swirl

Following the spectacular killing of Osama Bin Laden in a hideaway near the capital city of Islamabad, senior figures of Pakistan’s government reportedly convened a high-level meeting to discuss the ramifications of his death, according to a report in The Nation, an English language Pakistani daily.

Bahrain sentences four protesters to death

A military court in Bahrain has imposed the death sentence of four Shia Muslim protesters who were implicated in the deaths of two police officers during anti-government demonstrations last month, according to state-controlled media.

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Syrian security forces kill mourners at funeral procession

One day after the bloodiest day of the uprising against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad (in which at least 90 people were killed security forces), at least five more protesters died when government troops fired on mourners attending funeral processions.

Death toll in Syrian protests climbing

In what is becoming the bloodiest day of the uprising in Syria thus far, up to 70 protesters have died on Friday, as state security forces of President Bashar al-Assad are using live ammunition and tear-gas to disperse thousands of demonstrators across the country.

At least two dozen deaths reported in Syrian protests

Friday’s demonstrations in Syria have taken a deadly turn as security forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have reportedly shot and killed at least 25 protesters across the country, just one day after the regime lifted the emergency laws.
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