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September 11 Attacks

Obama stands up for UN ambassador over Benghazi attack

Barack Obama arrives in the East Room of the White House for his first news conference since being re-elected. Photo: AP

In his first news conference since winning re-election, US President Barack Obama has shown he is ready to go toe-to-toe with Republicans over fallout from the deadly attack on the US consulate in Libya, even as he left open the door to compromise over year-end tax increa

Friday, 16 November, 2012, 3:47am

9/11 accused Khalid Sheikh Mohammed dyes beard with berries

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: used berries from breakfast as dye. Photo: Reuters

The man accused of being the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, has been tinting his beard red by rubbing it with fruit juice and crushed berries from his breakfast, a Pentagon spokesman said.

25 Oct 2012 - 4:45am

Trio plotted 'another 9/11'

Irfan Naseer, 31, Irfan Khalid and Ashik Ali, both 27, who on went trial at Woolwich Crown Court. Photo: AP

Three British men planned to detonate rucksacks packed with explosives in a major suicide assault which could have been more devastating than coordinated attacks that killed more than 50 people in London in 2005, a court heard on Monday.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:34am

9/11 plotter delivers scathing anti-US attack at Guantanamo hearing

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed says he is the mastermind. Photo: AP

Wearing a military-style vest, self-declared 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed delivered a scathing anti-American diatribe at a military tribunal in what the judge labelled a "one-time occurrence".

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am

September 11 mastermind to wear military-style camouflage in court

Courtroom sketch of alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Image: AP

Self-declared September 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed will be allowed to wear military-style camouflage at his Guantanamo Bay trial, a military judge ruled.

What Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators will wear when they eventually appear before a military tribunal has been disputed in pre-trial hearings, but his defence argued he had the right to choose military garb.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:37am

September 11 pre-trial begins with calm at Guantanamo Bay

A courtroom sketch of alleged September 11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. Image: AFP

There were no rants this time, no ignoring the judge or getting out of their seats to pray - just one scornful remark from the professed mastermind of the September 11 attacks, as long- delayed efforts to try him and four alleged co-conspirators resumed at Guantanamo Bay.

17 Oct 2012 - 5:43am

Accused terrorists can skip Guantanamo hearings

Robert Reeg (far left), a retired firefighter who was injured while responding to the September 11 attacks, listens as Ken Fairben (third from right), who lost his son Keith in the attacks, holds a press briefing on Monday. Photo: AP

A military tribunal reconvenes on Tuesday for five men charged in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, but the defendants may sit this session out.

16 Oct 2012 - 2:57pm

Talking points

James Bond memorabilia exhibition opens at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay.

Exhibition marks 50 years of Bond movies

An exhibition of more than 100 items of James Bond memorabilia opens at the World Trade Centre in Causeway Bay to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1962 release of the first film based on Ian Fleming's spy novels, Dr. No.


Briefing on high-risk medical procedures

15 Oct 2012 - 1:53am

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, other alleged 9/11 plotters set for hearings

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed says he is the mastermind. Photo: AP

The self-proclaimed mastermind of the September 11 terror attacks has lost an appeal citing rats and mould as a reason to delay his court appearance next week, a defence lawyer said.

Judge James Pohl's decision was still sealed on Thursday, but James Connell said he had received word by mid-afternoon.

13 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

Obama honours emergency services and armed forces on 9/11 anniversary

US President Barack Obama urged Americans to honour emergency service workers and men and women in uniform who keep the country safe as he marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

"It's a chance to honour the courage of the first responders who risked their lives - on that day, and every day since," Obama said in his weekly radio and internet address.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:06am

Tension over lack of respect for 9/11 victims at memorial site in New York

Visitors at the memorial for 9/11 victims in New York. Photo: NYT

Tensions over how to pay proper respect to the dead are overshadowing New York's memorial at Ground Zero as a gap widens between survivors and the general, more forgetful public 11 years after 9/11.

10 Sep 2012 - 3:06am

High-flyers wanted

Pilots, crew, engineers and others Hongkong Jet

Hongkong Jet, the total-solution business aviation provider, is expanding and looking for pilots, flight attendants, engineers, sales, human resources and finance experts.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

9/11 visit exorcises survivor's demons

It has taken 10 years, but Monica is now at peace with herself.

The Hong Kong woman who miraculously escaped death during the World Trade Centre terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, returned to New York last weekend for the first time since the tragedy.

She went in search of closure and she found it - and more besides.

18 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

NY 10048: The World Trade Centre in Early 1990s

NY 10048: The World Trade Centre in Early 1990s Gretchen So Fringe Club and Foreign Correspondents' Club

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Disaster dilemma

Filmmakers around the world have faced many challenges in dealing with the September 11 attacks and their aftermath. In the US, the public was so traumatised by the event that filmmakers have largely avoided the subject, while the British have approached it with their trademark humour.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am