March 10, 2005 - Muslim clerics in Spain issue what they called the world's first fatwa, or Islamic edict, against Osama bin Laden. They called him an apostate and urged others of their faith to denounce him. The ruling was issued by the Islamic Commission of Spain, the main body representing the country's Muslim community.
October 2009 - Najwa and Omar bin Laden write and publish their book, "Growing up bin Laden: Osama's Wife and Son Take Us Inside Their Secret World."
December 2009 - U.S. government admits a "lack of intelligence" on bin Laden's whereabouts, noting he could be in Afghanistan or Pakistan.
May 2, 2011 - In the early morning hours, a small group of U.S. Forces, including Navy Seals, raid a highly walled and fortified compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. In the ensuing firefight, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and three other men die. A woman also dies. Bin Laden reportedly dies of a gunshot wound to the head. DNA samples are taken before his body is buried at sea.
June 17, 2011 - The U.S. Justice Department formally drops terrorism related criminal charges against bin Laden.