AFGHANISTAN:Saudi-born alleged terror mastermind Osama bin Laden is seen in this video footage recorded "very recently" at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan aired by the Qatar-based satelite TV station al-Jazeera 07 October 2001. Retaliatory strikes against Afghanistan began 07 October with US and British forces bombing terrorist camps, air bases and air defense installations in the first stage of its campaign against the Taliban regime for sheltering bin Laden, who is the "prime suspect" in the 11 September attacks in the US. Al-Jazeera reported that the video was shot to be broadcast after the first US bombings. AFP PHOTO/AL-JAZEERA (Photo credit should read AFP/Getty Images)
A judge ruled today in Manhattan that the construction company founded by Osama Bin Laden’s father cannot be among the more than 200 defendants in six lawsuits filed by victims of September 11. The suit alleged that the company provided a “financial lifeline” to Al Qaeda, but the judge said no evidence tied the Saudi company to Bin Laden after he was removed as a shareholder following the 1993 World Trade Centerbombing.