September 11

  • Bin Laden's son-in-law Abu Ghaith sentenced to life in US prison September 23, 2014

    Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday in New York following his conviction on terrorism charges. A Manhattan federal jury in March found the Kuwaiti-born 48-year-old guilty of conspiring to kill Americans, conspiring to provide material support for terrorists and providing...
  • US court convicts Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on terrorism charges March 26, 2014

    New York: Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, the voice of fiery al-Qaeda propaganda videotapes after the September 11 attacks, was convicted on Wednesday of conspiring to kill Americans for his role as the terror group's spokesman. The verdict came after about five hours of deliberation in the case against Sulaiman Abu Ghaith,...
  • US: NSA releases more documents on surveillance records of AlQaida December 22, 2013

    Washington: The director of national intelligence declassified more documents that outline how the National Security Agency was first authorised to start collecting bulk phone and Internet records in the hunt for alQaida terrorists and how a court eventually gained oversight of the program, after the Justice Department complied with a...
  • Sexual assault case: CBI to quiz exRajasthan minister Babu Lal Nagar October 16, 2013

    Jaipur: A CBI team in Jaipur will question former Rajasthan minister Babu Lal Nagar in connection with the sexual assault case lodged against him. The Sodala Police station had booked Nagar for allegedly raping, threatening and beating up the woman on September 11, after calling her to his official bungalow...
  • Shinde proposes to host Pak judicial commission after Sept 19 September 11, 2013

    New Delhi: India has proposed to host a Pakistani judicial commission, which will cross-examine key witnesses in the Mumbai terror attacks case, after September 19, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Wednesday. Shinde said due to the ongoing 'Ganesh Chaturthi', which is the biggest festival in Maharashtra, India has requested Pakistan...
  • US: Obama outlines rules for armed drone strikes May 24, 2013

    Washington: In a wideranging speech on foreign policy on Thursday, US President Barack Obama defended his administration's use of drones to kill terrorists abroad, and in a nod to concerns, outlined plans to limit the use of such strikes. As described in a White House statement, the key elements of the...
  • Barack Obama limits use of US drone strikes May 24, 2013

    Washington: President Barack Obama outlined plans on Thursday to limit the use of US drone strikes against extremists abroad and took steps aimed at breaking a deadlock on closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison. In a major foreign policy speech after two weeks of fending off domestic scandals, Obama limited the...
  • Trial of bin Laden's soninlaw set for January 2014 April 10, 2013

    New York: A federal trial for a soninlaw of Osama bin Laden accused of conspiring to kill Americans will begin in January 2014 in Manhattan, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who acted as an al Qaeda spokesman in videos, is one of the highestranking al Qaeda figures to...
  • US: Bin Laden relative pleads not guilty in terrorism case March 9, 2013

    New York: A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden pleaded not guilty in a New York court on Friday to conspiring to kill Americans, becoming one of the highest-ranking al Qaeda figures to face trial in the United States for crimes connected to the September 11, 2001 attacks. Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a...
  • US to allow small knives, sports equipment on planes March 6, 2013

    Washington: Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced by the head of the US Transportation Security Administration. The new policy conforms US security standards to international standards, and allows TSA...
  • 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...
  • Sept 11 the most memorable TV moment in 50 years July 11, 2012

    New York: The September 11, 2001 terrorist attack is by far the most memorable moment shared by television viewers during the past 50 years, a study released on Wednesday concluded. The only thing that came close was President John F Kennedy's assassination and its aftermath in 1963, but that was only...
  • Writers take time to absorb 9/11 impact September 7, 2011

    Norman Mailer once advised another author to wait 10 years before writing about the attacks of Sept. 11 because " it will take that long for you to make sense of it." The estimate by the prominent New York novelist and journalist, who died in 2007, may have been premature....
  • Fireworks, parades, hot dogs: US celebrates 4th July 5, 2011

    New York: The nation's most extravagant display of July 4 fireworks Monday was a triumphant celebration that turned sober briefly to commemorate the 10year mark since the Sept. 11 attacks. Tens of thousands of people from around the world streamed to Manhattan's West Side to see the pyrotechnics show over the...
  • Obama meets, applauds team that killed Osama May 7, 2011

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday met with Navy Seals, who carried out the successful operation that took out al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Alqaeda has formally announced that their top leader was indeed killed during the raid and would take solid revenge against the US. Obama and US...
  • Pak not informed about strike on Osama hideout May 2, 2011

    Washington: Apparently fearing a leak, the US did not inform Pakistan about the closely guarded operation on the outskirts of Islamabad today that resulted in the death of al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden, a senior administration official said. "The information was not shared with any other country including Pakistan," the...
  • 9/11 survivors show post traumatic stress January 5, 2011

    New York: Many civilian survivors of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center were still suffering from symptoms of posttraumatic stress several years after the 2001 disaster, according to a study. The study, the first to focus on the longterm mental health of people who were actually in...
  • Dad foiled more lunatic attacks than 9/11: Laden Jr. January 21, 2010

    Washington: Osama bin Laden's son Omar believes the alQaeda leader has achieved his aim of humbling the United States but warns his death could unleash "very, very nasty" attacks by militants, Rolling Stone magazine said. In a rambling interview conducted in part in a Damascus strip club, Omar bin Laden...
  • US crafts ship from salvaged steel of WTC towers November 3, 2009

    New York: The USS New York reached New York City on Monday morning, sweeping under the VerrazanoNarrows Bridge, pausing at the World Trade Center site and pushing along the Upper West Side before circling around, like a contestant in a beauty pageant, to dock in Midtown Manhattan. It was the end...
  • 9/11 terrorist's passport found in Pakistan province October 30, 2009

    Washington: Pakistan has found the passport of a member of the Hamburg cell of alQaeda, suspected to have planned the September 11 terrorist attack, during the assault in South Waziristan this week, The New York Times reported. In a village in South Waziristan, soldiers found a German passport belonging to Said...
  • Osama's brother dies in Saudi Arabia September 14, 2009

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: Osama bin Laden's family has announced the death of one of the terror mastermind's brothers. In a fullpage notice on Sunday in AlRiyadh newspaper, the family said Thabet bin Laden passed away and the funeral is scheduled that afternoon in the holy city of Mecca. The notice said he...
  • USA can't find Osama bin Laden, trail grows cold August 18, 2009

    Kabul: The democratisation of Afghanistan, despite its flaws, has been successful. For the second time since the overthrow of the Taliban regime, the population is to elect a new president on August 20. But the most important aim of the 2001 USled invasion of the wartorn country has still not...
  • Obama forges new Pak, Afghan antiterror front May 7, 2009

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has won a promise from Pakistan and Afghanistan to forge a new front in the fight against extremists, saying the security of both countries and the US is linked. Pakistani Presidents Asif Ali Zardari and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai understand the seriousness of the threat...
  • Obama plane photo op startles New Yorkers April 28, 2009

    New York: One of President Barack Obama's official planes flanked by an Air Force fighter jet flew low over the Statue of Liberty on Monday for a photo opportunity that reminded startled New Yorkers of the September 11 attacks. The White House Military Office apologized for the mission, which infuriated New...
  • Official says Guantanamo detainee tortured by US army January 15, 2009

    Washington: The official overseeing tribunals for Guantanamo Bay inmates has said the US military tortured a Saudi man accused of planning to take part in the September 11, 2001, attacks, prompting calls for his release. "We tortured Mohammed al Qahtani," Susan Crawford said in an interview with the Washington...
  • Osama writing book on his terrorist network October 26, 2008

    Islamabad: The world's most wanted fugitive, Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, is reportedly writing a book on the struggle of his terrorist network that dispenses money, logistical support and training to radical groups in over 50 countries. The book, being written in Arabic, will later be translated into English....
  • Pentagon Memorial unveiled to honour 9/11 victims September 11, 2008

    Washington It is the seventh anniversary of the world's worst terror attacks that left more than 3000 people dead on September 11, 2001 The Pentagon Memorial, the architectural tribute to the people who lost their lives in the attack, was unveiled on Thursday to honour the victims of the horrific terror...
  • Osama directing attacks on Afghanistan from Pak: US February 9, 2008

    Washington: Mullah Omar and other Taliban leaders are directing insurgency operations in Afghanistan from the Pakistani city of Quetta, while alQaeda leader Osama bin Laden is operating from Pakistan's tribal areas, a senior US administration official has said. Bin Laden, his deputy Ayman alZawahri and others are operating out of Pakistan's...
  • Osama no longer a terror in alQaeda September 16, 2007

    New Delhi: The precariouslytimed video released by alQaeda showing Osama bin Laden has sent intelligence officials in a frenzy. Now the latest intelligence reports from UK and US indicate that Osama bin Laden has been sidelined by his followers in the outfit. The report that appeared in The Sunday Telegraph says...
  • Bush's power to brand terror trimmed November 29, 2006

    Los Angeles: A federal judge struck down President George W Bush's authority to designate groups as terrorists, saying his postSeptember 11 executive order was unconstitutional and vague, according to a ruling. The Humanitarian Law Project had challenged Bush's order, which blocked all the assets of groups or individuals he named as...