Friday, Dec 02, 2022

9/11: Terror in the United States

FBI Releases Declassified Documents On 9/11 Attacks

Nov 04, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The documents were the latest materials to be released under an executive order from President Joe Biden aimed at making public long-classified investigative reports related to the attacks

US Lawmakers Pay Tributes To First Victim Of Hate Crime Post 9/11 Balbir Singh Sodhi

Sep 16, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

In the hate crimes following 9/11 attacks, nearly 3000 people from across 90 countries were killed in US.

Monument Honoring 9/11 Victims Defaced In South Carolina, Vandals Paint Taliban On It

The granite statue is made of two towers, each weighing 4,000 pounds with a light beam outside a Greenville County business.

9/11: How Politicians And Media Turned Terrorism Into An Islamic Problem

Sep 13, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Scholars have long argued that there is a symbiotic relationship between the news media and terrorism. For journalists, terrorist violence fulfils core news values that help attract and secure large audiences. For terrorists, news coverage provides a sense of legitimacy and the oxygen of publicity vital to their cause.

US Open Runner-up Leylah Fernandez Thanks New York On 20th 9/11 Anniversary

Fernandez lost to Emma Radacanu in the summit clash at the Flushing Meadows on Saturday

12 September, 2021

FBI Releases Declassified Record On 9/11 Attacks; Details About Logistical Support, Saudi Contacts

Associated Press (AP)

The document, released on the 20th anniversary of the attacks, is the first investigative record to be disclosed since President Joe Biden ordered a declassification review of materials that for years have remained out of public view.

11 September, 2021

Biden Marks 9/11 Anniversary With Tribute, Call For Unity

Associated Press (AP)

Biden was a senator when hijackers comandeered four planes and exacted the nation's worst terror attack in 2001. Now he marks the 9/11 anniversary for the first time as commander in chief.

11 September, 2021

Ground Zero: A Selfie Stop For Some, A Cemetery For Others

Associated Press (AP)

Visitors from around the world come and go. But for those who live and work close to the memorial, the names on the parapets are more than mere engravings on bronze, and the 55,000 gallons of water recycling through the reflecting pools is more than a social media post.

11 September, 2021

US Marks 20 Years Since 9/11 Amid New Terror Fear

Associated Press (AP)

The U.S. marks the milestone anniversary Saturday under the pall of a pandemic and in the shadow of a frantic withdrawal from Afghanistan, which fell to the same militant rulers who gave safe haven to the plotters of the 2001 attacks.

11 September, 2021

US To Commemorate 9/11 Amid New Terror Fear

Associated Press (AP)

This 9/11 comes little more than two weeks after a suicide bomber in Kabul killed 13 U.S. service members as the military concluded its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

31 August, 2021

US Withdraws Last Soldier From Afghanistan: Glimpses Through The History Of 20-Years American War

Outlook Web Desk

America's longest war of the decade in Afghanistan is estimated to have spent an amount of $2 trillion and taken lives of around 25,000 U.S. troops and 240,000 Afghans, approximately.


14 August, 2021

US Warns 9/11 Anniversary Could Inspire Extremist Attacks

Associated Press (AP)

The Department of Homeland Security noted that the US is in a 'heightened threat environment,' fuelled by factors that include violent extremists motivated by racial and ethnic hatred and resentment of restrictions imposed during the pandemic.

03 July, 2021

US Military To Vacate Afghan Base By Late August

Associated Press (AP)

Earlier, President Joe Biden instructed the Pentagon to complete the military withdrawal by September 11, but now the Pentagon says it can finish the drawdown a little earlier.

21 September, 2020

Covid-19: The Temporary Shock And The Permanent Change


The permanence of change is not so much of a function of the crisis itself but more a response to address the existing inefficiencies that get highlighted during these shock events.

10 September, 2020

9/11 Remembrance Services Altered This Year Due To Covid-19


Socially-distanced ceremonies to be held this year, while the cherished tradition of relatives reading out the victims’ names stands cancelled.

19 April, 2020

How Omar Saeed Sheikh Got Acquitted Of Daniel Pearl's Murder

The life of Omar Saeed Sheikh, a London School of Economics drop-out, has many shades, not all of them clear but inexorably connected with al-Qaeda, 9/11, MI-6 and India, writes Vappala Balachandran.

24 September, 2019

Joining US War On Terror After 9/11 Was Biggest Blunder: Imran Khan


Imran Khan said the least he expects the international community to do is to urge India to lift the curfew in Kashmir.


11 September, 2019

Terrorism A Global Threat, Has Strong Roots In India's Neighbourhood: PM Modi


"Today terrorism has become an ideology which has transgressed every border. It is a global problem and has become a global threat, whose strong roots are getting nourished in our neighbourhood," PM Narendra Modi said.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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