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Has a Gold-Laden Nazi Train Been Found in Poland?

A Nazi train thought to have gone missing in southwest Poland in 1945 while laden with gold, jewels, and weapons may have been found, if two unnamed men are to be believed. There are few details and plenty of blanks in the story: The treasure hunters aren't revealing the precise...

Bin Laden's Youngest Son May Be Rising in al-Qaeda

A man claiming to be Osama bin Laden's youngest son Hamza released an audio message calling for al-Qaeda supporters to step up lone-wolf attacks on the United States and its allies, he Telegraph reports. He singled out Washington DC, London, Paris, and Tel Aviv as targets. If the recording, which...

Report: bin Laden's Relatives Die in Jet Crash

A private jet crashed as it attempted to land in southern England yesterday afternoon, and with it took the lives of some of Osama bin Laden's relatives. The Saudi ambassador to the UK confirmed the news and tweeted his condolences, but did not identify the dead. Police say the plane...

Drug Lord's Escape Like 'bin Laden Escaping Prison'

Drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman—the man who pioneered drug tunnels and repeatedly dodged capture through a network of tunnels, according to an NBC News profile—has escaped from a maximum-security prison through a mile-long tunnel, and US authorities are fuming. "This is like Osama bin Laden escaping prison,...

US Rejected Osama Son's Request for Death Certificate

WikiLeaks released a boatload of new documents today, this time from the Saudi Foreign Ministry, and one item in particular caught the eye of the Washington Post. It involves an exchange between a son of Osama bin Laden and the US government over the al-Qaeda leader's death certificate. Abdullah bin...

Why al-Qaeda Is on Verge of 'Collapse'

Al-Qaeda's spiritual leaders say the organization is on the verge of "collapse" while ISIS thrives. The former al-Qaeda branch—booted last year for disobeying Osama bin Laden successor Ayman al-Zawahiri—is attracting money and recruits that have helped it spread from Afghanistan to west Africa, even as an al-Qaeda group...

Bin Laden Wrote About Ditching Pakistan Compound

Yesterday, secret documents from a "treasure trove" Osama bin Laden kept in his Pakistan hideout were released, and today, another revelation has emerged from some of that correspondence. Feeling isolated and missing family, bin Laden confessed in a letter that he was thinking about splitting Abbottabad and joining up with...

Every Book on bin Laden's Bookshelf

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence yesterday released an "unprecedented number" of documents recovered in the raid on Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan (among them: an al-Qaeda application and a warning about Iranian dentists ). The ODNI also released a completed list of the 39 English-language...

Secret Osama Docs Released: Love Notes, Dentist Fears

The Navy SEALs didn't just take out Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011—they also retrieved hundreds of documents from his Abbottabad, Pakistan, hideout that have reportedly been described by officials as a "treasure trove" of info about the al-Qaeda leader. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence...

Report: White House Lied About Killing of bin Laden

A lengthy new report by the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh turns the official account of Osama bin Laden's assassination on its head. In the London Review of Books, Hersh writes that the US didn't, as it has said, discover bin Laden's location through couriers. Instead, top Pakistani generals knew where...

How al-Qaeda Used CIA Money to Fight US

Even Osama bin Laden thought it was too good to be true: CIA money bankrolling al-Qaeda operations? The New York Times explains how it sometimes came to be, and it's not all that complicated. For years, the agency delivered bags of cash monthly to the Afghan presidential palace. When the...

Man Who Killed bin Laden to Reveal His Identity

The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in a 2011 raid is planning to reveal his identity to the world—starting with Fox News. The man, known as "The Shooter," will be interviewed by the network for a two-part special airing on Nov. 11 and 12 called the...

ISIS' Big Mistake: Breaking Bin Laden's Rules

Osama bin Laden was, to put it mildly, not a nice guy. But in some ways, he looks like a gentle soul compared to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The group, which al-Qaeda has disowned, breaks all seven of bin Laden's famed rules for effective terrorists, William Saletan...

GI Joe Creator Helped CIA Make Osama Demon Doll

To combat al-Qaeda in Pakistan, the CIA teamed up with one of the finest minds in the toy industry to create something even stranger than the exploding cigar it wanted to kill Fidel Castro with. The agency created an Osama bin Laden ­action figure treated with a heat-dissolving material that...

CIA to Stop Using Vaccination Programs as Cover

A top White House official has pledged that the CIA will no longer use vaccination programs as cover for spying operations—a ruse the agency used to target Osama bin Laden before the raid that killed him in 2011. Lisa Monaco, President Obama's top counterterrorism adviser, wrote to the deans...

Danish Government Yanks Own Video Over Sex, Violence

It's a cartoon video made by the government designed to encourage young people to vote. Probably cheesy or hokey, you'd think? Try laden with sex (of the group variety, no less), violence (including a decapitation), and cartoon nudity. Meet "Voteman," a concoction of the Danish government. Parliament posted the 90-second...

Pakistan School Names Library After Bin Laden

You know how memorial libraries are: They're always named after some obscure historical figure, deep-pocketed donor, or international terrorist mastermind. If that last one sounds out of place to you, you must not live in Islamabad, where a prominent Islamic seminary for girls has just renamed its library the "Library...

Bin Laden Son-in-Law Describes 9/11 Cave Meeting

On the night of the 9/11 attacks, Osama bin Laden summoned his future son-in-law to a cave in the mountains of Afghanistan to tell him "We are the ones who did it" and seek his opinion on what would happen next, Sulaiman Abu Ghaith told a Manhattan courtroom yesterday. Ghaith...

Big Reveal: FBI Had Mole Who Met bin Laden—in 1993

The FBI once had a mole so deep within al-Qaeda that he met with Osama bin Laden and provided the intelligence necessary to thwart his planned attack on a Masonic Lodge in LA, new investigative reports from the Washington Times and NBC News have revealed. The informant started out as...

Truck Carrying Radioactive Material Stolen in Mexico

A truck laden with "dangerous" radioactive material used to fight cancer was stolen on Monday near Mexico City, says the International Atomic Energy Agency, per the BBC. "At the time the truck was stolen, the source was properly shielded. However, the source could be extremely dangerous to a person if...

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