DUBAI: A website that posts messages from militant groups said on Sunday that it would reveal a video message from Abu Yahya al-Libi, the al Qaeda no 2 who Washington says was killed in a drone strike in Pakistan last week.
“Soon, God willing: a visual message from the virtuous Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, may God preserve him,” a notice posted on a forum said, without elaborating on when the message was recorded.
The US government called the killing of Abu Yahya al-Libi, who had survived previous attacks, a serious blow to a group in which it said he played a key role forging links with young potential recruits.
Libi, a cleric whose real name was Mohamed Hassan Qaid, escaped from US custody in Afghanistan in 2005 and on at least one previous occasion was prematurely reported to have been killed in a US drone strike.
Updated at: 26 May 2013
Liverpool manager’s son found not guilty LONDON: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers voiced his family’s relief after his footballer son Anton was cleared Friday in a sex case at England’s central criminal court.
Anton Rodgers, 20, and three Brighton team-mates were found not guilty of sexual assault and voyeurism.
The retrial, at the Old Bailey in London, followed an earlier trial in which a jury could not agree verdicts.
Brendan Rodgers said: “The last 18 months have been extremely traumatic for us as a family, but we are ...
Updated at: 26 May 2013
Space trip with DiCaprio costs $1.55m CANNES - Leonardo DiCaprio is going to get closer to stars of a different kind as he heads into space aboard the Virgin Galactic, and a well-heeled bidder at the Cannes Film Festival has paid 1.2 million euros (1.5 million) to be his travel buddy.
The Holywood star’s sub-orbital trip was among 20 goodies up for grabs at the 20th amfAR bash, a gala auction that is one of the glitziest festival events and that this year helped raise a record-breaking $25 million for AIDS research.
PIA plane lands at Manchester airport, probe continues LONDON: A Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane, which was forced to land at a London airport after two travelers threatened to ‘explode the plane’ during their argument, has now arrived at Manchester.
According to the sources, British police arrested two people on suspicion of ... Deal with IMF now will be self-defeating: Sartaj LAHORE : Pakistan’s new leadership expects first results of its planned steps to shore up its finances and ease a power crisis in two or three months and only then should decide whether and on what terms to seek an IMF bailout, a senior policy adviser said on Friday.
Most economists, lenders and ... Altaf says he never preached misuse of authority KARACHI: Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain said on Friday that he had never preached corruption, fraud, cheating, overstepping and misuse of authority and indulging in social evils to his workers.
"I have been asking his workers to refrain from these evils since 1978, Altaf said ... Peshawar: 7 policemen dead in rocket assault PESHAWAR: At least seven policemen were killed while seven more policeman including District Police Officer (DPO) Kohat were critically injured in a rocket attack here on Friday night.
According to the sources, the incident took place when 10 to 15 militants attacked a convoy of DPO Kohat ... Dark ages: The heat is on, the power is off FAISALABAD / KARACHI / ISLAMABAD: It’s the perfect storm, Pakistan style. This Friday was the hottest day Lahore has suffered in the last 29 years, with the temperature shooting up as high as 47 degrees centigrade, a record according to the Pakistan Metrological Department. And on this sweltering ...