September 11

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

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.


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 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.

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.

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.


inside September 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.

US faces counter-terror fatigue - panel

2014-07-22 17:43

After 13 years of struggle, Americans are showing a growing public fatigue and waning sense of urgency over terrorism, an attitude that threatens US security.

9/11 museum evacuated due to false alarm

2014-05-23 14:47

Visitors at the National September 11 Memorial Museum were startled when a false alarm caused officials to briefly evacuate the site.

Obama hails true spirit of 9/11 at new museum

2014-05-15 19:06

US President Barack Obama has hailed the love and sacrifice he said was "the true spirit of 9/11" as he inaugurated the Ground Zero museum.

Bin Laden son-in-law tells of 9/11 cave chat

2014-03-20 12:50

Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in law says, as he unexpectedly testified at his federal trial in New York on terror charges.

9/11 attacks: Spokesperson 'had no military role'

2014-03-17 10:03

The self-described mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US says the onetime Osama bin Laden spokesperson who is on trial in New York had no role in planning military operations for al-Qaeda.

9/11 mastermind releases manifesto

2014-01-15 08:32

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has released a manifesto claiming that the Koran forbids the use of violence to spread Islam.

Tunis man extradited over US bomb plot

2013-10-04 10:01

A member of al-Qaeda who allegedly met with Osama bin Laden in 2001 has been extradited to the US to face charges that he conspired to carry out a bomb attack against Americans.

Qaeda chief calls for US attacks, economic boycott

2013-09-13 09:02

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, in a speech marking the 12th anniversary of 9/11, has called attacks on the United States and a boycott of the world's largest economy.

LA airport worker charged over 9/11 threats

2013-09-12 09:59

A disgruntled airport security screener has been charged with making chilling threats against Los Angeles International Airport on the anniversary of 9/11, officials say.

Obama marks 9/11 anniversary at Pentagon

2013-09-11 16:59

For President Barack Obama, the prospect of more US military action in the Middle East has hung over his observance of the 9/11 attacks that occurred 12 years ago.

The CIA and a top secret vacuum cleaner

2013-07-11 15:38

Confined to a CIA secret prison, the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, asked his jailers whether he could embark on an unusual project: Designing a vacuum cleaner.

9/11 plane debris from wing

2013-04-29 22:26

A twisted piece of wreckage from one of the airliners used in the 9/11 attack on New York that was found behind a building last week, has been identified as part of a wing flap.

Terror strikes anew in US

2013-04-17 14:52

America is suddenly facing terror in the homeland after carnage in Boston and a ricin scare jolted a largely peaceful run of luck since the 11 September attacks in 2001.

CIA talk censored at Guantanamo hearing

2013-01-29 13:00

US authorities have censored part of a preliminary hearing at a Guantanamo military tribunal that touched on CIA secret prisons where suspected 9/11 plotters say they were tortured.

Awlaqi may have bought pre-9/11 tickets

2013-01-04 12:03

The FBI suspected that al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi, killed in a 2011 drone strike in Yemen, could have bought air tickets for three of the 9/11 hijackers before the attacks, says a watchdog.

'A little paranoia' keeps US vigilant: FBI

2012-11-19 14:01

More than a decade after the 9/11 attacks, "a little paranoia" on the part of the American people helps the country remain vigilant to terror threats, says a top FBI official.

Sandy damages 9/11 memorial in New York

2012-11-01 09:59

Superstorm Sandy has inflicted "extensive" damage on the National September 11 Memorial, built at the World Trade Centre site to honour those killed in the 2001 attacks, says an official.

Our blood is not water: 9/11 mastermind

2012-10-18 10:57

Self-declared 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has delivered scathing anti-American criticism at a military tribunal in what the judge called a "one-time occurrence".

Bin Laden driver conviction overturned

2012-10-17 12:01

A US court has thrown out the conviction of Osama bin Laden's former driver, in a case that could potentially benefit other past prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.

US braces for more violence from film

2012-09-14 09:07

The Obama administration is bracing for another potential eruption of violent demonstrations over an anti-Islam video in parts of the Muslim world after Friday's weekly prayers.

Al-Qaeda warns of US Muslim 'holocaust'

2012-09-12 10:00

Al-Qaeda has released an 11 September anniversary video declaring the United States is at war with Islam and that American Muslims should brace for a "holocaust", say US monitors.

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.

Obama ponders new Afghan troop mission

2014-05-26 09:27

As he ponders leaving some troops in Afghanistan after longest US war, Barack Obama harkens back to the 11 September 2001 attacks to justify more than a decade of sacrifice.

Public 'overwhelmed' as 9/11 museum opens

2014-05-22 08:42

New York's 9/11 museum has opened to the general public, being praised by early visitors as an overwhelming and beautiful tribute to the survivors and nearly 3 000 victims.

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

2014-04-23 09:42

The US Senate's report on the CIA's use of interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed military tribunals of terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay .

Judge bars 9/11 mastermind's testimony in NYC

2014-03-19 09:40

The self-described architect of the 9/11 terror attacks will not be allowed to testify in the terrorism trial of Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, a federal judge in New York says.

UK convict met bin Laden '20 to 50 times'

2014-03-11 09:10

A British terror convict has told a New York trial he met Osama bin Laden up to 50 times and was recruited by al-Qaeda to blow up a passenger jet.

Gitmo prisoner's secret diaries leaked

2013-11-08 09:35

Al Jazeera America has published part of the secret personal diaries of one of Guantanamo's most high-profile prisoners, with records of meetings with al-Qaeda's chieftains.

Defendant disrupts Guantanamo hearing

2013-09-16 23:31

A defendant in the 9/11 case at Guantanamo Bay has been ejected from the courtroom after arguing with the judge at the start of a pretrial hearing.

US pastor arrested before burning 3000 Qur'ans

2013-09-12 12:08

Law enforcement have arrested a Florida pastor as he drove to a park to light nearly 3 000 Qurans on fire to protest the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Putin says Syria rebels behind chemical attack

2013-09-12 08:00

Russian President Vladimir Putin has argued that Syrian rebels were behind a chemical attack which prompted the United States to threaten military strikes against Bashar Assad's regime.

Memories of Sept 11 shape Syria debate

2013-09-11 13:01

Twelve years on, haunting memories of September 11 are shaping the debate over what to do about Syria.

More US air passengers bring guns

2013-07-02 22:42

At airports across the US, there has been an increase in passengers trying to walk through security with loaded guns.

Chunk of 9/11 plane found in New York

2013-04-27 07:20

New York police say they have found a fragment of one of two airplanes that slammed into the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001.

Mom acquitted over son's 'jihad' T-shirt

2013-04-10 22:26

A court in southern France has acquitted a mother on trial for dressing her 3-year-old son in a T-shirt reading "I am a bomb" and "Jihad, Born on September 11”.

9/11 defendants won't respond to judge

2013-01-28 20:47

Two 9/11 defendants have delayed the start of their hearing at Guantanamo when they refused to respond to questions from their judge in the case.

9/11 memorial reopens after Sandy flooding

2012-11-20 10:00

The 11 September memorial in New York, hit by flooding during superstorm Sandy, has reopened, its president says.

9/11 plotter: Dismiss my case

2012-11-06 10:18

One of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks has filed an appeal asking that the charges against him be dropped.

9/11 mastermind dyes beard with berries

2012-10-25 14:03

The mastermind of the 9/11 attacks dyes his long, bushy beard with the juice of freshly crushed berries to give it its distinctive rusty hue, says the Pentagon.

9/11 mastermind in camouflage for court

2012-10-17 21:48

With a judge's permission, the self-styled mastermind of the 9/11 attacks is wearing camouflage at his Guantanamo military tribunal.

Long-delayed 9/11 case begins

2012-10-16 12:02

Long-delayed efforts to try self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four al-Qaeda co-defendants has finally got under way with a pre-trial hearing at Guantanamo.

Qaeda posts video of two 9/11 hijackers

2012-09-13 14:05

Al-Qaeda has posted an online video of two plane hijackers of the 11 September 2001 suicide attacks, which they say were part of a war to drive US forces out of the Arabian Peninsula.

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