September 11

Prisoner, not seen publicly since 2002, at Gitmo hearing

A Palestinian not seen publicly since his capture by the CIA in 2002, has appeared at a US government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


Newly-found blood vials allow for funeral of 9/11 fire chief

2016-06-17 19:36

Nearly 15 years after the September 11 terror attacks, a funeral is being held for a New York City fire chief who died in the collapse of the World Trade Centre.

Clinton: Get back the spirit of 9/12

2016-06-13 21:25

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Hillary Clinton is calling on Americans to "get back to the spirit of 9/12", the day after the worst attacks on US soil, when Americans came together with the world to condemn terrorism.

Prisoner not seen since 2002 CIA capture, may appear at Gitmo

2016-05-26 22:26

A Palestinian not seen publicly since his 2002 capture by the CIA launched a brutal interrogation programme, may soon make his first appearance in a US courtroom.

France ups security at Paris airports

2016-05-20 05:16

French authorities have tightened security at Paris airports since last year's attacks in the city, with thousands of border police officers, custom personnel, soldiers and private guards patrolling daily in the three airports serving the French capital.


inside September 11

US Senate votes to allow 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

2016-05-18 10:29

The US Senate approved legislation that would allow 9/11 victims and their relatives to sue Saudi Arabia over its possible role in the 2001 attacks, a bill which could trigger a diplomatic firestorm.

CIA director lifts veil over secret 9/11 pages

2016-05-02 13:42

CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links.

White House poised to release secret pages from 9/11 inquiry

2016-04-25 07:43

The Obama administration will likely soon release at least part of a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 that may shed light on possible Saudi connections to the attackers

WATCH: 9/11 video goes viral again

2016-04-18 12:45

An old video of the 9/11 terrorist attack that was published in October 2009 has gone viral again. Watch the video here:

Indonesia wants Gitmo inmate to stay in US jail

2016-03-08 17:15

Jakarta says it wants to ensure that an alleged terror chief being held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, doesn't return to Indonesia under President Barack Obama plan to close Gitmo.

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.

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.

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.

Amputee from 9/11 attacks wins 7 medals at Invictus Games

2016-05-11 16:57

Sarah Rudder was on the verge of a key promotion in the US Marines on 9/11 when the terrorist attacks struck and eventually left her without a leg.

9/11 memorial: Security guard shouldn't have silenced choir

2016-04-26 05:33

Officials at the September 11 memorial in New York City say one of their security guards shouldn't have stopped a North Carolina middle school choir from singing the national anthem.

Sanders backs bill to let 9/11 families sue Saudi Arabia

2016-04-18 16:52

Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders is backing legislation that will let Americans sue Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Many Gitmo inmates not 'too dangerous' after all

2016-03-19 21:49

A government review board looking at Guantanamo prisoners who were previously determined to be "too dangerous to release", has approved freeing 19 of the first 23 cases it considered.

Bin Laden wanted most of his fortune used 'on jihad'

2016-03-01 20:34

In his last will and testament, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden claimed he had about $29m in personal wealth - most of which he wanted to be used "on jihad, for the sake of Allah".

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.

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.

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.


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