Osama bin Laden - Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden - Saudi Arabia News Today

Osama bin Laden (Osama bin Laden – Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 10 March 1957. When the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1979, bin Laden joined the Afghan resistance. After the Soviet withdrawal, bin Laden formed the al-Qaeda network which carried out global strikes against Western interests, culminating in the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. On May 2, 2011, President Barack Obama announced that bin Laden had been killed in a terrorist compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Osama bin Laden was born Osama bin Mohammed bin Awad bin Laden on March 10, 1957, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to construction billionaire Mohammed Awad bin Laden and Mohammed’s 10th wife, Syrian-born Alia Ghanem. Osama was the seventh of 50 children born to Muhammad bin Laden, but the only child from his father’s marriage to Alia Ghanem.Continue reading

Benny Gantz, Benjamin Gantz - Benjamin (Benny) Gantz - Israel Politics News

Benjamin (Benny) Gantz was born June 9, 1959 and recruited to the IDF in 1977 when he joined the Paratroopers Brigade. Lt. Gen. Ret. Benjamin Gantz, also known as Benny, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of B.G. Prime Ltd. Lt. Gen. Ret. Gantz serves as Chairman of the Board at Fifth Dimension Holdings Ltd. He has been an External Director of Elron Electronic Industries Ltd. since October 9, 2017. Lt. Gen. Ret. Gantz has been an Independent Director of Amot Investments Ltd. since November 22, 2015. He serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of B.G. Prime Ltd. He was the 20th Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defense Forces in the years 2011-2015.

During his military career, he served in a number of roles including Commander of the IDF Northern Command, Commander of the IDF Ground Forces Command and IDF Military Attaché in the United States. In 2009, Lt. Gen. Gantz was requested by the Minister of Defense and the Chief of the General staff to serves as the Deputy IDF Chief of General Staff, a position he filled until November 2010. Continue reading

Saddam Hussein - Iraq Politics News Today

Saddam Hussein was born on April 28, 1937, in Tikrit, Iraq. His father, who was a shepherd, disappeared several months before Saddam was born. A few months later, Saddam’s older brother died of cancer. When Saddam was born, his mother, severely depressed by her oldest son’s death and the disappearance of her husband, was unable to effectively care for Saddam, and at age 3 he was sent to Baghdad to live with his uncle, Khairallah Talfah. Years later, Saddam would return to Al-Awja to live with his mother, but after suffering abuse at the hand of his stepfather, he fled to Baghdad to again live with Talfah, a devout Sunni Muslim and ardent Arab nationalist whose politics would have a profound influence on the young Saddam.

After attending the nationalistic al-Karh Secondary School in Baghdad, in 1957, at age 20, Saddam joined the Ba’ath Party, whose ultimate ideological aim was the unity of Arab states in the Middle East. On October 7, 1959, Saddam and other members of the Ba-ath Party attempted to assassinate Iraq’s then-president, Abd al-Karim Qasim, whose resistance to joining the nascent United Arab Republic and alliance with Iraq’s communist party had put him at odds with the Ba’athists. During the assassination attempt, Qasim’s chauffeur was killed, and Qasim was shot several times, but survived. Saddam was shot in the leg. Several of the would-be assassins were caught, tried and executed, but Saddam and several others managed to escape to Syria, where Saddam stayed briefly before fleeing to Egypt, where he attended law school.Continue reading

Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ahmed Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - Saudi Arabia

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, 31st youngest son of King Abdulaziz and Hassa bint Ahmed Al Sudairi was born in 1942 in Riyadh Province of Saudi Arabia. Ahmed is also the youngest member of Sudairi brothers. The young Prince was raised by his mother and brothers following King Abdulaziz’s death when he was eleven years old in 1953. Ahmed’s eldest brother became the prince father figure.

Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud attained primary and second education from Princes School and attended Anjal Institute in Riyadh, secondary school up to 1961. The Prince studied English and Science subjects in the University of Southern California (USC) and graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1968.Continue reading

Jamal Khashoggi - Saudi Arabia Headline Stories Today

Jamal Khashoggi was born on 13 October 1958 in Saudi Arabia in 1958. He obtained a BA from Indiana State University. In his journey into journalism, he worked as a correspondent for the Saudi Gazette and other Arab newspapers from 1987 to 1999.

Jamal Khashoggi covered major events such as the Afghan war, the democratic transformation in Algeria and the war in Kuwait. He has been recognised for his work on Islamist movements and has published works on Sudan, Turkey, Yemen, Egypt and Jordan.

In 1999 he was appointed deputy editor of the Arab News, and in 2003 he took over the editorship of the newspaper Al Watan before being appointed media advisor to the Saudi ambassador Prince Turki Al Faisal in London and then Washington.Continue reading