In this issue of Global Impact, we look at how the infamous date 20 years ago has shaped the world we live in today, with the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks coming less than two weeks after the US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The document relates to the investigation of the September 11 attacks on the United States and allegations of Saudi government support for the hijackers.
The SITE Intelligence Group that monitors jihadist websites said the video was released on Saturday. In it, Ayman al-Zawahri notes the US military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan after 20 years of war.
The Taliban has begun issuing harsh edits that have hit women hardest, such as banning women’s sports. They have also used violence to stop women demanding equal rights.
US President Joe Biden joins solemn ceremonies as America marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Ong, a third-generation Chinese-American, was declared ‘a true American hero’ for her call reporting the hijack of American Airlines Flight 11; friends and family succeeded in having San Francisco rename a Chinatown community centre in her honour.
JI, which was behind every major terror attack in Indonesia from 2002 to 2010, has re-emerged from the shadows with a recruiting drive and solid funding sources.
The former New York City mayor said the US president should not attend a memorial event because of his ‘reckless’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.
The Taliban’s victory could give rise to bolder attacks by other extremist groups, threatening China’s economic interests.
The region largely welcomed greater US cooperation after 9/11, with the war on terror helping some Asean states to further their own agendas.
Immediately after September 11 attacks in the US, China drew a link between the global counterterrorism effort and separatism and Islamic extremism in Xinjiang.
Analysts say a ‘marriage of counterterrorism convenience’ looks likely as the US vows to fight militancy and the Taliban seeks to remove threats to its rule.
Beijing saw the opportunity to reset its relationship with Washington, which needed its support and agreed to label ETIM a terrorist group.
Al-Qaeda senior leadership reportedly remains present inside Afghanistan, along with hundreds of armed operatives.