9/11 attacks - updates

Rappler's latest stories on 9/11 attacks

ARTICLE FINDER

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

Maring, Aguirre on Hontiveros, CBCP | Evening wRap

Sep 12, 2017 - 9:04 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Mara Cepeda

Maring, Hontiveros on Aguirre, Trump | Midday wRap

Sep 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Mara Cepeda

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Obama: After 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Even before I came into office I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9 11 we did some things that were wrong US President Barack Obama tells reporters

US sees 2014 progress in freeing Guantanamo inmates

Jun 06, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Of the 149 prisoners still remaining in the jail in southern Cuba since the weekend releases 78 have been approved to be freed without charge

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. Photo by  EPA/J. Scott Applewhite / Pool

Americans mark more low key 9/11 anniversary

Sep 11, 2012 - 1:12 PM

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

9/11 MEMORIAL. The reflective pool at The National September 11 Memorial Museum is viewed on September 7, 2012 in New York City. As New York City and the country prepare for the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, work proceeds at the former site of the World Trade Center Towers. The 16-acre site, which is owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and is being rebuilt with developer Larry Silverstein, has a projected price tag of $14.8 billion. Of the four office towers planned for the site, two have had finishing beams placed on their top floors and the above-ground memorial was completed in time for the 10th anniversary last year. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP