9_11 Attacks

  • 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 long-pending 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 re-imagining 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 multibillion-dollar World Trade Centre once again dominates the lower Manhattan skyline. Hundreds of construction workers are at the 16-acre 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 13-hour 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 self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 attacks and co-defendants tried to undermine their arraignment on 3,000 counts of murder at a military court in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hanson's son, daughter-in-law and 2-year-old 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 terrorist-hijacked 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 al-Mauritani'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 game-changer. 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 co-conspirators, 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 ex-leader 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 counter-terrorism 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 al-Qaeda 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 9/11-like attack September 27, 2010

    Washington: The United States has a secret "retribution" plan to bomb every known al-Qaeda compound or training camp in the event of another 9/11-like 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 al-Qaeda...
  • 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 24-year-old Rima Fakih, is the first Muslim winner of the Miss USA contest and is preparing for the...
  • US Democrats split over 9/11 mosque site August 18, 2010

    US President Barack Obama's initial remarks on whether a mosque should be built on the 9/11 site is still generating criticism. ...
  • Canada duo deplaned for watching 9/11 video July 23, 2010

    Toronto: A Canadian man and his young son were deboarded from a Orlando-bound flight at Pearson Airport here for allegedly watching a video of the 9/11 terror attacks. The two were pulled from the Air Canada flight just before takeoff on Tuesday after a fellow passenger alerted the flight crew when...
  • $712 mn compensation for Ground Zero workers June 11, 2010

    New York: Workers, firefighters and police officers at the Ground Zero who suffered injuries and health problems during the clean up of the World Trade Centre wreckage, will receive USD 712 million as compensation. An earlier package proposed in March of USD 657 million was rejected by judge Alvin Hellerstein as...
  • Protests against proposed mosque at 9/11 site June 7, 2010

    New York: Angry scenes were witnessed at Ground Zero over a proposed mosque at the site of the 9/11 attacks that left nearly 3000 people dead and the Twin Towers decimated. Nine years later, about a thousand protesters lined the streets of Manhattan on Sunday waving flags and signs. The protest...
  • Mosque plan at 9/11 site in NY sparks protest July 20, 2011

    New York: A community board has approved the construction of a mosque near New York's World Trade Centre, which was destroyed in the September 11 terrorist attack, triggering protests by the victims' relatives in the city. Relatives of 9/11 victims clashed with supporters of the proposed mosque near "Ground Zero", soon...
  • Osama sends message to Obama, threatens attacks January 24, 2010

    Dubai: A purported audio tape of Osama bin Laden aired on Al Jazeera television claimed responsibility for a December 25 attempted bombing of a US-bound plane, and the al Qaeda leader vowed to continue attacks on the United States. "The message sent to you with the attempt by the hero Nigerian...