Investment banker Richard Pecorella lost his fiancee Karen Juday in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. She worked as a secretary at the financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald on the 101st floor of the North Tower. He talks to Steve Inskeep about how he got the news Osama bin Laden had been killed.
In Saudi Arabia, reaction has been muted to the killing of Osama bin Laden. The Saudi Press Agency carried a bland statement expressing hope that it would be a "step that supports the international efforts against terrorism."
But Saudi bloggers and tweeters are abuzz. One person tweeting is Jamal Khashoggi, former editor-in-chief of the Saudi Newspaper al-Watan. He knew bin Laden and fought alongside other Arabs in Afghanistan during the Soviet era. He last interviewed bin Laden in his home in Khartoum in 1995.
Modern medicines can be lifesavers. But they don't do much good if patients can't get them.
And, these days, drug shortages are a real problem. Turns out that a record number of medicines — to treat conditions ranging from cancer to life-threatening infections — are in short supply, the Washington Postreports.
There were shortages of 211 drugs last year, three times the number in 2006.
To talk about the reaction of the Arab world to Osama Bin Laden's death, Renee Montagne talks to Rami Khouri, an international affairs analyst at the American University of Beirut. He's also the editor-at-large of the Beirut–based Daily Star newspaper
Ambassador John Negroponte served in the Bush administration as the permanent representative to the United Nations from 2001 to 2004. He was ratified by the Senate as U.S. ambassador to the U.N. on Sept. 15, 2001, four days after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Osama Bin Laden was living in Pakistan when U.S. forces found him and he was killed in a firefight. U.S. officials have said they acted without the prior knowledge of Pakistan. Retired Pakistani Gen. Talat Masood talks to Renee Montagne about what Pakistan may have know about bin Laden.
The compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where U.S. forces found and killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden early Monday local time.
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Osama bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaida and the architect of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been killed by U.S. forces in what is being described as a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan, ending one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.