Terrorism in the United States

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Monday, 21 May, 2007, 12:00am

Trio arrested over plot to kidnap student

Three men have been arrested over an alleged plot to kidnap a 21-year-old student and demand HK$15 million from his wealthy family.

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

The day that changed the world

Five years ago today, terrorists linked to al-Qaeda hijacked four passenger planes in the United States.

11 Sep 2006 - 12:00am

A year in the making: the covert

plan to foil Britain's 9/11 It started with surveillance on a group with an interest in aircraft and homemade bombs

It was about 9pm on Wednesday that Britain's police and intelligence chiefs learned that a British-based terror cell was within 48 hours of launching a devastating attack with the potential of being deadlier than September 11.

12 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Armed man sparks Beijing airport alert

A Hong Kong man sparked a security alert at Beijing airport when officers found a mortar shell, a hand grenade and machine gun ammunition in his hand luggage.

But the 40-year-old man was released following the incident on Sunday night when it was found the weapons contained no explosives, the Beijing Times reported yesterday.

All the weapons were confiscated.

1 Dec 2004 - 12:00am


A number of proposals have been submitted for the redevelopment of the World Trade Centre site in New York.

Four of the plans propose to create the 'tallest building in the world' (South China Morning Post, December 20).

My immediate reaction was one of disbelief. Why would anyone want to do such a thing?

28 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Balanced and forthright assessment of what lay behind 9/11 attacks

In contrast to your correspondent Joshua Goldman-Brown ('Blaming US for terror attacks was thoughtless,' South China Morning Post, September 12), I found the Post editorial to which he referred a balanced and well argued piece and a breath of fresh air in the mostly uncritical anniversary reporting.

13 Sep 2002 - 12:00am

Airport braces for September 11 alert

Security staff at Chek Lap Kok have been told not to take leave as the airport prepares to go on maximum alert in the two weeks either side of the anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks.

15 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

The dull roar of nervousness

In a cold, still Washington night, the barely muted roar of an F-16 fighter jet passing low over the city sounds like continuous, distant thunder. If it is 3am and sleep is slow in coming, it can be enough to keep you awake.

25 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Ban on Mideast air passengers racist

I refer to the report 'China bars Mideast passengers' (South China Morning Post, October 13). If this is so, not only should it 'be reconsidered', as the Post says in its Editorial, but also the originators of this policy should be immediately removed from any position of power.

15 Oct 2001 - 12:00am