Obama makes first trip to US mosque

2016-02-03 17:45

Seven years into his presidency, Barack Obama is set to make his first trip to an American mosque, offering a high-profile rebuttal of harsh Republican election-year rhetoric against Muslims.

Horror of 9/11 revisited in Guantanamo military court

2015-12-12 07:12

The horror of September 11 2001 has dominated proceedings in a Guantanamo Bay military court, a stark contrast from previous days of rambling testimony that strayed far from the events of 14 years ago.

Trump wants waterboarding back

2015-11-23 06:19

Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has called for the return of waterboarding, a near-drowning interrogation technique widely denounced as torture, saying it was "peanuts" compared to what ISIS is doing.

9/11 victims' relatives gather 14 years after attacks

2015-09-11 22:32

Relatives have assembled under overcast skies to commemorate nearly 3 000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and outside Washington 14 years ago, when airliners hijacked by al-Qaeda militants brought death, mayhem and destruction.

US marks 14th anniversary of September 11 terrorist attacks

2015-09-11 08:00

The US marks 14 years since the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks, with ceremonies including a memorial service at the newly opened visitor centre at the rural Pennsylvania site where one of four hijacked airliners crashed.

Memorial opens to honour 9/11 victims of Flight 93

2015-09-10 20:25

A memorial has been opened to honour the victims of United Airlines Flight 93, a plane hijacked during the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks, that passengers apparently crashed in rural Pennsylvania to thwart an attack on Washington.

Interpreter's alleged CIA prison links stall 9/11 case

2015-02-10 08:12

A military judge has halted a hearing at Guantanamo after defendants accused of the 9/11 attacks complained that the court interpreter had worked in the CIA's secret prisons.

Obama signs terrorism insurance renewal

2015-01-13 09:13

President Barack Obama has signed into law a renewal of a federal programme credited with reviving the market for insurance against terrorist attacks after its collapse in the aftermath of 9/11.

13 years after attacks, US still embroiled in terrorism fight

2014-09-12 10:23

A moment of silence across the US has marked the commemoration ceremonies for the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001 that killed nearly 3 000 people.

Navy Seal shirt from bin Laden raid goes on show

2014-09-08 12:15

A shirt worn by a member of the Navy Seal team during the clandestine raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in 2011 has gone on show in New York.


Close Gitmo, rights monitors urge Obama

2016-01-11 22:40

European and UN human rights experts have urged US President Barack Obama to shut down the controversial Guantanamo Bay prison camp, arguing that its operation undermines the fight against terrorism.

HRW says Bush should be investigated for torture conspiracy

2015-12-01 20:12

Former US president George W Bush and a raft of senior officials from his administration should be investigated for conspiracy to torture, HRW says.

US judge dismisses 9/11 case against Saudi Arabia

2015-09-30 17:09

A US judge has dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks, who accused the country of providing material support to al-Qaeda.

The 9/11 death toll keeps rising

2015-09-11 09:49

Just 19 days before the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, Marcy Borders, known as the 'dust lady' died of cancer, highlighting the thousands of cancer cases linked to the 2001 attack.

No credible threats linked to 9/11 anniversary

2015-09-11 05:34

The Federal Bureau of Investigation says that it has picked up no 'specific or credible threats' linked to the anniversary of the September 11 2001 attacks.

Saudi Arabia asks NY judge to drop it from 9/11 lawsuit

2015-07-31 05:36

An attorney for Saudi Arabia says that nation had nothing to do with the 9/11 attacks and should be dismissed as a defendant in lawsuits brought by victims' families.

Obama argues Americans are safer on his watch

2015-02-02 21:14

US President Barack Obama is pushing back against criticism of his foreign policy, arguing that Americans are safer on his watch.

9/11 illness kills 3 retired firefighters in 1 day

2014-09-26 05:00

The Fire Department of New York says three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from illnesses related to the 11 September, 2001 attacks.

Obama, victims' families pause to remember 9/11

2014-09-11 15:48

Politicians, dignitaries and victims' relatives are gathering in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania to commemorate the nearly 3 000 people killed in al-Qaeda's attack on the United States 13 years ago on 9/11.

'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

2014-07-31 12:07

The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks.

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