Bagpipes, bells and a reading of the names of the nearly 3,000 people killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in 2001.
Al Qaeda's core organization is likely incapable of carrying out another mass-casualty attack on the scale of September 11, 2001, according to the US intelligence and counterterrorism officials.
US government experts also believe that the
The US is on high alert amid credible reports that Al Qaeda is planning to blow up bridges or tunnels in New York or Washington on the 10th anniversary of September 11 attacks.
New York police amassed a display of force on Friday including
US President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered a redoubling of US counter-terrorism efforts in the face of a "credible but unconfirmed" threat ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.
US officials, speaking to Reuters on
Osama bin Laden stood out not just because of his height but because of his serious, conservative demeanour, recalls Jimmy Wu, a top Taiwanese judo coach, who says the slain Al Qaeda leader was a student in his classes in Saudi Arabia.
The United States marked the anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks on Saturday with commemorative ceremonies.
Although a pastor had canceled plans for a high-profile protest burning of the Koran, the Holy book was abused in at least thre
Protestors clashed with Afghan security forces on Saturday, as thousands of Afghans demonstrated for a second day, despite a US pastor suspending plans to burn copies of the Quran, officials said.
The renewed protests in the war-torn count
New York Governor David Paterson plans to discuss relocating a proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque to a less emotionally charged location farther away from New York City's "Ground Zero" site of the Sept 11 attacks.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Saturday the September 11, 2001 attacks were exaggerated in a fresh broadside at the United States just days after President Barack Obama voiced willingness to talk to Iran.
Well-known for his
Osama bin Laden threatened Al Qaeda would kill any Americans it takes prisoner if accused Sept 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is put to death, according to an audiotape aired on Al Jazeera on Thursday.
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