9_11 ATTACKS

  • CIA misled public on torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. ...
  • CIA misled White House about brutal torture of 9/11 attack detainees: US report December 10, 2014

    Washington: The CIA misled the White House and public about its torture of detainees after the September 11 attacks and acted more brutally and pervasively than it acknowledged, a US Senate report said on Tuesday, drawing calls to prosecute American officials. The Senate Intelligence Committee's five-year review of 6.3 million pages...
  • World Trade Center reopens for business after 13 years November 3, 2014

    New York: Thirteen years after the 9/11 terrorist attack, the resurrected World Trade Center has opened for business - marking an emotional milestone for both New Yorkers and the nation. Some staffers of publishing giant Conde Nast began working at 1 World Trade Center on Monday. The 104-story, $3.9 billion skyscraper...
  • After 13 years, Belgian 9/11 victim identified September 24, 2014

    New York: More than 13 years after the September 11 attacks in New York City, one Belgian victim has finally been identified. The New York medical examiner identified the man as Patrice Braut, 31-years-old at the time of the attacks. Braut was identified by new DNA tests conducted on human...
  • US marks 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks September 11, 2014

    New York: Americans on Thursday marked the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, with somber ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and Vice President Joe Biden observed a moment of silence on the White House south lawn, along with about...
  • Barack Obama says that after 9/11, 'we tortured some folks' August 2, 2014

    Washington: US President Barack Obama said on Friday the CIA "tortured some folks" after the September 11, 2001, attacks, and that the White House had handed over to Congress a report about an investigation into "enhanced interrogation techniques". "We did a whole lot of things that were right, but we tortured...
  • IAF, experts debunk theory of Malaysian plane being used for 9/11-type attack March 16, 2014

    The theory that the missing Malaysian aircraft could have been hijacked for a 9/11-type attack on India was on Sunday debunked by the IAF and strategic experts who said it would not have escaped detection had it entered the Indian air space. Senior IAF officers said India has multi-layered and seamless...
  • US: People pay tribute at ground zero on 9/11 anniversary September 11, 2013

    September 11 victims' loved ones were gathering at ground zero early on Wednesday to commemorate the attacks' 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At a morning ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza, relatives will recite the names of the nearly...
  • US: FBI to track hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus June 6, 2013

    Washington: For the first time, the FBI will start tracking hate crimes against Sikhs, Hindus and Arabs, meeting one of the longpending demands of these minority communities, who have increasingly been targetted post 9/11 in the United States. After years of pressure from civil rights groups and lawmakers, the FBI Advisory...
  • Part of 9/11 plane landing gear found in lower Manhattan April 27, 2013

    New York: A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the commercial airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, has been discovered, wedged between two lower Manhattan buildings, police said on Friday. The piece of landing gear found in a narrow alleyway behind...
  • 9/11: Reimagining the NY skyline, rebuilding WTC September 11, 2012

    New York: It's a reimagining of the famed Manhattan skyline. Slowly but surely, after years of construction, recovering from the devastation of the September 11 attacks. 4 World Trade Center is expected to open for business in 2013, that will be 12 years since 9/11. As we come upon the...
  • Status of World Trade Centre site, 11 years later September 10, 2012

    New York: Eleven years after terrorists attacked the World Trade Centre, the new multibilliondollar World Trade Centre once again dominates the lower Manhattan skyline. Hundreds of construction workers are at the 16acre site every day, and tourists snap thousands of photos of the two towers that are nearing completion. Here is...
  • 9/11: US judge orders Iran, Qaeda to pay $ 6 billion August 1, 2012

    New York: A US judge in New York has ordered terror group al Qaeda, Taliban and Iran to pay nearly $ six billion to relatives of the victims and survivors of the September 11 attacks. The lawsuit was filed against the terror groups as well as against Iran for its complicity...
  • 9/11: Long legal battle ahead for US prosecutors May 7, 2012

    Cuba: US prosecutors and defense attorneys for five defendants in the September 11 attacks dug in on Sunday for a long legal battle that one lawyer said may never be resolved. The military tribunal is not expected to start for almost another year and if Saturday's 13hour arraignment was an accurate...
  • Anger, sighs as 9/11 families watch terror hearing May 6, 2012

    New York: Lee Hanson became deeply angry as the selfproclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks and codefendants tried to undermine their arraignment on 3,000 counts of murder at a military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hanson's son, daughterinlaw and 2yearold granddaughter, the youngest 9/11 victim, were killed in the terror...
  • US: Remains of few 9/11 victims went to landfill February 29, 2012

    Washington: The Pentagon revealed on Wednesday that partial, incinerated remains of some September 11 victims that could not be identified were sent to a landfill. The number of victims involved was unclear according to a Pentagon report, but it involved some of those killed when a terroristhijacked airplane struck the...
  • Pakistan detains top al Qaeda suspect September 5, 2011

    Islamabad: A battered al Qaeda suffered another significant blow when Pakistani agents working with the CIA arrested a senior leader believed to have been tasked by Osama bin Laden with targeting American economic interests around the globe, Pakistan announced on Monday. Younis alMauritani's arrest made public five days before the...
  • 'New York still at risk of al Qaeda's attack' August 1, 2011

    Washington: The New York City continues to be at the risk of a terror attack even after the killing of al Qaeda's longtime chief Osama bin Laden, the city police chief has said. "The elimination of Osama bin Laden was an important milestone, but not a gamechanger. We're still very much...
  • Top US lawman, 9/11 families to discuss Murdoch July 28, 2011

    Washington: Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet on August 24 with family members of some of the victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks regarding the FBI inquiry into allegations surrounding Rupert Murdoch's media empire, a lawyer said on Wednesday. According to a London tabloid's story based on unidentified...
  • FBI investigating Murdoch's News Corp July 15, 2011

    New York: The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp sought to hack into the phones of September 11 victims, a law enforcement official said on Thursday. The official spoke on Thursday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not...
  • NOTW reporters tried to access 9/11 phone data July 11, 2011

    London: Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper reported on Monday that News of the World journalists had offered to pay a New York police officer to retrieve the private phone records of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks. Citing an unidentified source, the newspaper said journalists had wanted the phone numbers of...
  • US: Obama chooses new counterterror chief July 2, 2011

    Washington: President Barack Obama's choice for his next counterterrorism chief is a lawyer and former prosecutor with extensive experience in intelligence matters for the US government, the White House announced on Friday. Matthew Olsen, if confirmed by the Senate, would direct the National Counterterrorism Center, an agency born in the aftermath...
  • 9/11 mastermind to be tried at Guantanamo June 1, 2011

    Washington: The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried in a military commission at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center along with four suspected coconspirators, the Pentagon said. "The prosecutors have recommended that the charges against all five of the accused be referred as capital. Capital...
  • Al Qaeda releases posthumous bin Laden audio May 19, 2011

    Cairo: Al Qaeda released a posthumous audio recording by Osama bin Laden posted on Jihadi websites, in which the Islamist group's exleader praised revolutions sweeping the Arab world. The SITE monitoring service reported on Thursday that the audio by bin Laden, who was killed in a US raid on May 2...
  • Qaeda planned 9/11 anniversary rail attack: US May 6, 2011

    Washington: Some of the first information gleaned from Osama bin Laden's compound indicates al Qaeda considered attacking US trains on the upcoming anniversary of the September 11 attacks. But counterterrorism officials say they believe the planning never got beyond the initial phase and have no recent intelligence pointing to an...
  • Osama's actions cannot be forgotten: Dalai Lama May 5, 2011

    Boston: Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said that Osama bin Laden's actions had to be "brought to justice" and forgiveness for the slain alQaeda chief does not mean one should "forget what happened." Speaking to students at the University of Southern California, the Dalai Lama said bin Laden may...
  • Israel hails killing of Osama bin Laden May 2, 2011

    Jerusalem: Israel, a key ally of United States in the Middle East, on Monday welcomed the news of Osama bin Laden's killing, saying "it shares the joy of the American people on this historical day". Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the US operation a "resounding victory for justice, freedom, and the...
  • US has a 'retribution' plan for 9/11like attack September 27, 2010

    Washington: The United States has a secret "retribution" plan to bomb every known alQaeda compound or training camp in the event of another 9/11like attack on American soil by terrorists based in Pakistan, according to a new book. Under this plan, the US would bomb or attack every known alQaeda...
  • Obama slams Ahmadinejad over his 9/11 comments September 25, 2010

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has hit out at his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for saying that America was behind the 9/11 attacks. Ahmadinejad in his speech at the UN had suggested that the US was involved in the 9/11 attacks. While speaking to BBC, the President called the comments...
  • Muslim Miss USA opposes mosque near 9/11 site August 21, 2010

    Washington: The reigning Miss USA has come out against the Ground Zero mosque, saying "it shouldn't be so close" to the site of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in New York. The 24yearold Rima Fakih, is the first Muslim winner of the Miss USA contest and is preparing for the...