September 11

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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


inside September 11

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.

Obama: Unity legacy of 9/11

2012-09-12 08:01

President Barack Obama has lauded American unity as the country marked a sombre but low-key anniversary of the 9/11 attacks under crisp blue skies poignantly reminiscent of 11 years ago.

US pauses for 9/11 anniversary

2012-09-11 16:29

Americans have paused again to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks with familiar ceremony, but also a sense that it's time to move forward after a decade of remembrance.

On 9/11, a plea to remember US troops

2012-09-11 11:01

Paying tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta has warned Americans not to forget the troops who are fighting and dying in Afghanistan.

9/11 cancer victims to get compensation

2012-09-11 09:04

About 50 types of cancer have been added to the list of diseases eligible for coverage in a programme for people who became sick after the World Trade Centre collapse on 9/11, say officials.

WTC memorial magnificent, but pricey

2012-09-09 22:19

The 9/11 memorial is magnificent but comes at steep price, as overseers seek federal aid for its big operating budget.

Welder sparks New York WTC alarm

2012-08-08 16:57

Dozens of New York firefighters have rushed to the World Trade Centre skyscraper after a member of the public mistook welding for a fire.

Sikh shooting: Wisconsin home searched

2012-08-06 12:05

Police are searching the apartment of a gunman who killed six people at a Sikh temple in southern Wisconsin, looking for clues to his motive.

Iran, al-Qaeda told to pay $6bn for 9/11

2012-08-01 09:01

Al-Qaeda, the Taliban and Iran should pay $6bn to relatives of 11 September victims for aiding in the 2001 terrorist attacks, a US judge has recommended in a largely symbolic decision.

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: US resilient on 9/11 anniversary

2012-09-11 17:11

President Barack Obama says the US is safer and its people resilient on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Obama, Romney pause to mark 9/11

2012-09-11 15:44

President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney have suspended their advertising campaigns to mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States.

US faces 'utter defeat': Taliban

2012-09-11 10:01

US forces face "utter defeat" in Afghanistan and Americans are unsafe wherever they go in the world, the Taliban has said on the eve of the anniversary of the 11 September 2001 terror attacks.

Americans mark low key 9/11 anniversary

2012-09-11 07:31

Americans are marking the 11th anniversary of the attacks on 11 September 2001 with relatively low key ceremonies that reflect a gradual dampening of passions around the emotional day.

9/11 memorial rebuffs atheists on cross

2012-08-16 13:02

Responding to atheists' complaints, lawyers for the 11 September memorial say the display of a steel cross at the memorial is no different from religious art displayed at museums.

NYFD battles World Trade Centre fire

2012-08-08 16:19

A fire has briefly broken out on the 88th floor of New York's World Trade Centre skyscraper, built to replace the destroyed Twin Towers.

Beam signed by Obama raised at WTC

2012-08-03 08:01

A steel beam that was signed by President Barack Obama and dozens of other people, including construction workers has been lifted into place on the 104th floor at One World Trade Centre.

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