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On 9/11, Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever

Sep 11, 2019 - 11:17 PM

In his Pentagon speech, President Donald Trump also issues a threat against militants ever attacking on US soil again, saying the response would be unlike any ever seen before

9/11. US President Donald Trump speaks during a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks September 11, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump in Pennsylvania on 9/11 to honor Flight 93 heroes

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The White House says Trump will put the emphasis on 'remembering that horrific day... and certainly honoring the individuals who were not only lost that day, but also put their lives on the line to help in that process'

9/11. The Tower of Voices stands above visitors, dignitaries and family members of the victims of Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 9, 2018 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

New York City subway station buried by 9/11 opens again

Sep 10, 2018 - 9:46 AM

The Cortlandt stop reopens on Saturday on the Number One line in what The New York Times described as 'the last major piece in the city's quest to rebuild what was lost'

TERROR. In this file photo taken on September 11, 2001, a man stands in the rubble, and calls out asking if anyone needs help, after the collapse of the first World Trade Center Tower in New York. Photo by Doug Kanter/AFP Files

German jihadist tied to 9/11 attacks caught in Syria – Pentagon

Apr 20, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Mohammad Haydar Zammar has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 Al-Qaeda hijackers who carried out attacks on Washington and New York, killing almost 3,000 people

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Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

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Sep 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Trump marks 9/11 with threat to 'savage killers'

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:58 PM

On the 16th anniversary of the attacks Trump s first as president he observed a moment of silence at a White House before laying a wreath and delivering remarks at the Pentagon

9/11. Photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows a hijacked commercial plane crashing into the World Trade Center in New York. Photo by Seth McAllister/AFP

9/11 mastermind tells Obama attacks were America's fault

Feb 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM

It was not we who started the war against you in 9 11; it was you and your dictators in our land writes self proclaimed mastermind Mohammed

US President Barack Obama speaks as an image of the twin towers are projected during a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on May 15, 2014 in New York. Obama inaugurated the museum commemorating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

US Congress rejects Obama's veto of Saudi 9/11 bill

Sep 29, 2016 - 7:46 AM

The rare act of bipartisanship was a blow to Obama who lobbied hard against the bill known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act JASTA

Early morning light begins to rise behind the US Capitol, September 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Obama, Bill step in for pneumonia-hit Clinton

Sep 13, 2016 - 6:24 AM

3rd UPDATE The Democrat will also make new disclosures of medical records and data as her team acknowledges it stumbled when it failed to transparently alert the press and public about Clinton s condition at the weekend

US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton gets in her car while leaving her daughter's apartment building after resting on September 11, 2016, in New York. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

NFL players protest anthem on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sep 12, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Several NFL players join San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick s controversial protest against racial inequality on the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks

An overall view of CenturyLink Field during the playing of the National Anthem at an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 12, 2016 - 1:33 PM

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Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia, 'dehydrated' at 9/11 event

Sep 12, 2016 - 12:20 AM

UPDATED Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton rests at her daughter s apartment in New York City after leaving the event then later says she is feeling great

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Democratic presidental nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton waves as she leaves the home of her daughter Chelsea Clinton on September 11, 2016 in New York City. Hillary Clinton left a September 11 Commemoration Ceremony early after feeling overheated and went to her daughter's house to rest. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Tragedi 9/11, 102 menit yang mengubah dunia

Sep 12, 2016 - 12:14 AM

Berikut lini masa kejadian bersejarah yang mengantarkan Amerika Serikat menjadi pemain dalam perang di Timur Tengah

United States marks 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:27 PM

UPDATED The United States marks the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks with solemn services to commemorate the victims of the deadliest terror strikes on US soil which changed the world forever

A man photographs beams of light symbolizing the two World Trade Center towers the night before the 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States on September 10, 2016 in New York, New York. Brendan Smialowski/AFP

September 11, 2001: 102 minutes that changed the world

Sep 11, 2016 - 8:30 PM

Here is the timeline of the events that fateful morning which reshaped the course of US and world history

IMPACT. This file photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows a hijacked commercial plane crashing into the World Trade Center in New York. Seth McAllister/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Terror in America, 15 years ago

Sep 11, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Over 3 000 people died in the terror attacks in New York Washington DC and Pennsylvania – a major turning point in recent history

Photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows  a hijacked commercial plane crashing into the World Trade Center in New York.  The Twin Towers collapsed later on that day. September 11, 2016 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the event. Photo by Seth McAllister/AFP

9/11: A day that changed my life forever

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

15 years later this writer looks back on how the terror attacks affected life growing up across the river from the World Trade Center

NEVER FORGET. Life changed forever for this New Jersey-born writer after the terror attacks of 9/11.

15 years after 9/11, America in perpetual war

Sep 11, 2016 - 7:58 AM

The 9 11 attacks of 2001 forever changed America and upended its foreign and national security policy leaving the country for the past 15 years in a war against jihadists – without ending the upheaval in the Middle East

TERROR STRIKES AMERICA. Smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. Robert Giroux/Getty Images/AFP

US House allows 9/11 victims to sue Saudi, bill heads to Obama

Sep 10, 2016 - 12:52 AM

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is strongly opposed by the government of Saudi Arabia the home nation of 15 of the 19 hijackers in the September 11 2001 attacks

People look at flowers on the names of the victims who lost their lives during the September 11 attacks in 2001, at the South Tower Memorial Pool before memorial observances are held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2014. Chang W. Lee/Pool/AFP

CIA chief says secret 9/11 report not evidence of Saudi complicity

Jun 12, 2016 - 3:47 PM

A decision is expected soon on whether to release the classified 28 page section of the report by the House and Senate intelligence committees

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. US President Barack Obama (R) and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia talk during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in 2015. Photo by Olivier Douliery/EPA

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

May 18, 2016 - 9:29 AM

Senators unanimously approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act which now heads to the House of Representatives

In this file photo, smoke pours from the twin towers of the World Trade Center after they were hit by two hijacked airliners in a terrorist attack September 11, 2001 in New York City. Robert Giroux/Getty Images/AFP

9/11 bill under scrutiny as Obama heads to Saudi Arabia

Apr 19, 2016 - 8:06 AM

The White House is desperate to scuttle the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act which would allow the families of loved ones killed in the 9 11 attacks to sue the Saudi government

In this file photo, US President Barack Obama (R) and King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia talk during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, September 4, 2015. Olivier Douliery/Pool/EPA

Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg starring in 9/11 drama

Mar 08, 2016 - 2:52 PM

Nine Eleven tells the story of 5 people trapped in one of the elevators of the World Trade Center during the 9 11 attacks

'NINE ELEVEN.' Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg are set to star in the movie about the events of the 9/11 attacks. Photos from EPA/RICK GIASE/MIKE NELSON

World's costliest train station opens in NY at 9/11 site

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:50 AM

Initially budgeted at 2 billion it ended up costing 3 85 billion That would make it the most expensive station in the world

WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE. A man takes a photo of One World Trade through the roof of the new World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, New York, USA, March 3, 2016. The new transportation hub at the rebuilt World Trade Center site partially opened on March 3 after years of delays and disputes over ballooning costs. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Why Grace Poe gave up PH citizenship: Love, 9/11 attacks?

Jan 23, 2016 - 9:30 AM

Was it possible for the senator to have applied for US citizenship after 9 11 and be able to take the oath of allegiance the final step only 37 days after? Or did she apply earlier?

File photo by Office of Sen. Grace Poe

Security experts fear 'European 9/11' in the coming year

Jan 09, 2016 - 12:41 PM

Security expert: We need to have surgical action as forceful as possible and as quickly as possible

Photo by Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

The empathy divide: Are we desensitized to certain tragedies?

Nov 26, 2015 - 8:11 AM

Where do we get the license to call one country s deaths senseless and another s set of deaths typical?

US army sergeant: Two soldiers I served with needlessly died in PH

Oct 08, 2015 - 1:07 PM

One Army sergeant’s meditation on the complexity of modern conflicts and the cost of getting it wrong

SOLDIERS. (L-R) SFC Christopher Shaw and SSG Jack Martin, killed-in-action in 2009. Source: US Department of Defense

Pope prays at Ground Zero in emotion-packed New York day

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:54 AM

Leading a gathering of 700 at the site of Ground Zero the pope pays tribute to the nearly 3 000 victims and those who were first in line responding to the September 11 attacks

POPE FRANCIS IN NEW YORK. Pope Francis pauses in front of a candle to pray with Timothy Cardinal Dolan while visiting the 9/11 Memorial plaza in New York, USA, September 25, 2015. Photo by Jin Lee/EPA

Southeast Asia after 9/11

Sep 13, 2015 - 10:50 AM

On September 11 2001 planes crashed into the World Trade Center What s happened since then and what lessons have we learned?

The 'Tribute in Lights' memorial that is lit every year to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York, USA, 11 September 2015. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

#NeverForget911: Netizens worldwide remember September 11 attacks

Sep 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Fourteen years later the memories linger Where were you when 9 11 happened?

Obama leads US in moment of silence on 9/11

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED At 8:46 am on the South Lawn of the White House a bell chimed 3 times to mark the moment when Flight 11 piloted by Al Qaeda operatives careened into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York

14 YEARS. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, September 11, 2015, to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

[Part 1] Moro Mindanao rehabilitation: Lessons from the past

Jun 20, 2015 - 2:00 PM

It was not American soldiers who made the most transforming impact on the war zones of the southern Philippines; it was their civilian counterparts who had brought about these profound positive changes

US Congress curbs NSA surveillance; Obama signs into law

Jun 03, 2015 - 5:26 AM

UPDATED The US Senate passes landmark legislation that ends the government s bulk telephone data dragnet reining in the most controversial surveillance program since the 9 11 attacks of 2001

FILIBUSTER. Senator Rand Paul (C) speaks to the media after speaking on the Senate Floor on 31 May 2015. The US Senate convened a special session on 31 May afternoon to take up intelligence legislation that includes reforms to the National Security Agency (NSA) just hours before existing legislation is to expire, amid warnings from President Barack Obama and the intelligence community. Photo by Pete Marovich / EPA

What books were on bin Laden's bookshelf?

May 21, 2015 - 5:34 AM

His bookshelf included titles by US journalist Bob Woodward and linguist and leftist Noam Chomsky

BOOK COLLECTION. The US government releases information on what was found at the compound in Abottabad, Pakistan, where former Al Qaeda head Osama Bin Laden was killed. File photo by AFP

Terror threat against Pope Francis in the PH

Jan 17, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Was the Philippine government justified in shutting down cell networks that can trigger explosives?

Critics, defenders clash over US 'torture report'

Dec 15, 2014 - 7:20 PM

Defenders and critics of the CIA clash over the release of a US report that revealed harrowing details of America s torture of war on terror detainees

A page from the 500-page summary of the US Senate's report on CIA interrogation methods. Photo by Rappler

British MPs want access to redacted parts of CIA torture report

Dec 14, 2014 - 6:57 PM

The news comes amid growing questions in Britain about whether its intelligence services made use of information extracted by the CIA using brutal and unauthorized tactics in the years after the 9 11 attacks

The Palace of Westminister, July 2008. Mgimelfarb/Wikipedia

CIA revelations put UK spies under scrutiny

Dec 12, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Britain was Washington s closest partner in the War on Terror and questions about British involvement in abuses have rankled for years

INTEL CENTRAL. A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. Saul Loeb/AFP

US torture report 'full of crap' – Dick Cheney

Dec 11, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Cheney who was vice president under George W Bush when the brutal enhanced interrogation techniques were used says the program was entirely justified

US Vice President Dick Cheney in Ankara, Turkey, on Wednesday 20 March 2002. Tarik Tinazay/Pool/EPA

CIA torture report: Global outrage, calls for justice

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:45 AM

That US interrogators tortured Al Qaeda suspects in secret jails is known but a detailed Senate report into the scandal is seized upon by America s shocked friends and gloating enemies alike

DECLASSIFIED. A page from the 500-page summary of the US Senate's report on CIA interrogation methods. Photo by Rappler

William and Kate crown New York visit with gala dinner

Dec 10, 2014 - 9:16 AM

UPDATED The dinner comes after the royal couple braved pouring rain to visit the 9 11 memorial in downtown New York leaving a bouquet and handwritten note in memory of the victims of the Al Qaeda attacks

DRESSED TO THE NINES. Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (2nd L), and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2nd R), arrive to attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan, New York, New York, USA, December 9, 2014. Chad Rachman/Pool/EPA

CIA torture report: UN, rights groups demand prosecutions

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:36 AM

UPDATED But the US Justice Department rejects pursuing charges against anyone involved in the interrogations saying it has not found anything in the scathing heavily detailed report that could lead to a successful conviction

DETAINED. A file photograph showing men dressed in orange coveralls, alleged al-Qaida and Taliban combatants captured in Afghanistan washing before midday prayers at controversial Camp X-Ray, where they are being held in cages at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 27 January 2002. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/EPA

Exposed: CIA's brutal, chilling torture methods

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:01 AM

The shocking report released by the US Senate finds that the techniques employed by the Central Intelligence Agency are far more brutal than the spy agency previously admitted to

DETAINED. A file photograph showing men dressed in orange coveralls, alleged al-Qaida and Taliban combatants captured in Afghanistan washing before midday prayers at controversial Camp X-Ray, where they are being held in cages at the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, 27 January 2002. J. Scott Applewhite/Pool/EPA

US Senate report: CIA torture brutal, ineffective

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:00 AM

UPDATED CIA torture of Al Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged did not produce useful intelligence and was so poorly managed it lost track of detainees a scathing US Senate report reveals

INTEL CENTRAL. A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. Saul Loeb/AFP

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:30 AM

The 48 year old Kuwaiti who has defended the September 11 2001 attacks was found guilty on March 26 of plotting to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists

This video grab taken June 2002 from the Qatar-based al-Jazeera satellite television channel shows a photo of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a spokesman for the al-Qaeda network, who announced in a recorded statement that chief terror suspect Osama bin Laden, his right-hand man Ayman Zawahri and fugitive Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar were alive and threatened new attacks on the US. Photo from EPA/ AL-JAZEERA

13 years after 9/11: Son remembers father killed in attacks

Sep 12, 2014 - 4:55 PM

The Tamayo family have shied away from talking about their father s death at first But 13 years later they no longer mind talking about what happened that day

Obama on 9/11 anniversary: Never 'give in to fear'

Sep 11, 2014 - 10:14 PM

UPDATED Somber ceremonies of remembrance are held in New York and Washington against the backdrop of Obama s pledge to destroy Islamic State ISIS fighters in Iraq and Syria

People look at flowers on the names of the victims who lost their lives during the September 11 attacks in 2001, at the South Tower Memorial Pool before memorial observances are held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2014. Chang W. Lee/Pool/AFP

Remembering the heroism of 9/11

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:45 AM

The heroism took place on that date that might belong to the past but will never be forgotten

9/11 MEMORIAL. The reflective pool at The National September 11 Memorial Museum is viewed on September 7, 2012 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP