Abdel Bari Awan

  • I spent three days with Osama bin Laden in 1996 when I travelled to the remote, mountainous Tora Bora area of Afghanistan to interview him. I found him gently spoken, humble -- even shy -- and extremely polite. It is difficult to reconcile these personal memories of the man with the fact that he ...

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  • Fridays joint statement on Libya by David Cameron, Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama is significant in several ways. First, Obama having distanced himself from the Nato-led air strikes against Gaddafis forces has returned to the frontline and placed himself firmly in the campaigns leading ...

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