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'I hope it is their names we speak'updated: Wed May 04 2011 09:41:00

From Ground Zero, Anderson Cooper pays tribute to the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

American who trained al Qaeda pilots still wonders, 'Why me?'updated: Wed May 04 2011 09:41:00

He didn't lose any friends or family on that Tuesday in September of 2001, but Rudi Dekkers achieved infamy that day, watching two of his flight school students commit murder as they steered two hijacked passenger jets into the World Trade Center towers.

Passenger behavior and flyingupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 07:21:00

CNN's Jeanne Meserve has an exclusive on a TSA list of behavioral indicators officers consider when observing passengers.

TSA security looks at people who complain about ... TSA securityupdated: Tue Apr 19 2011 07:21:00

Don't like the way airport screeners are doing their job? You might not want to complain too much while standing in line.

'Four Lions' tackles terrorism as comedyupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 11:14:00

Can terrorism be a source of humor?

UK 'disappointed' at radical cleric's bailupdated: Wed Jun 18 2008 11:42:00

Britain's home secretary said Wednesday she was "extremely disappointed" at a court's decision to release on bail a radical Muslim cleric known as Osama bin Laden's spiritual ambassador to Europe.

Judge approves charges against accused 9/11 mastermindupdated: Tue May 13 2008 15:13:00

A military judge approved charges against five accused September 11 plotters, including the alleged mastermind, but rejected charges against a man suspected of planning to be the "20th hijacker."

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed: I beheaded American reporterupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 07:10:00

Admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed told a U.S. military tribunal he personally beheaded Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, the Pentagon revealed Thursday.

9/11 hijackers' friend guilty of aiding murderupdated: Thu Nov 16 2006 09:02:00

A Moroccan man with ties to 9/11 terrorists is convicted by Germany's highest appeals court of accessory to murder in the 2001 attacks and must return to court for a third time to receive a new sentence.

Video shows laughing 9/11 hijackers in Afghan hideoutupdated: Sun Oct 01 2006 12:27:00

In January, 2000, two of the hijackers in the September 11, 2001, attacks were at one of Osama bin Laden's hideouts in Afghanistan, talking and laughing -- and then apparently reading their martyrdom messages for a video camera, according to video seen by the public for the first time Sunday.

Bush's un-liesupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 16:31:00

Royal Masset, a Texas Republican political consultant who has been accused of being less than brilliant, recently had this to say about Karl Rove: "I think we actually like Karl a lot more now than we did when he was more active locally." He told the San Antonio Express-News he believed that Rove in Washington is remaining loyal to Bush while "fighting the good fight. He's fighting budgets. He's fighting wars. He's doing conservative kinds of things."

Al Qaeda suspect held in Germanyupdated: Sat Jul 08 2006 07:16:00

Germany's federal prosecutor's office announced Saturday it has arrested a German of Moroccan descent on charges that he recruited suicide bombers for Iraq and financially supported the al Qaeda terrorist network.

Web site: Al Qaeda IDs 20th 9/11 hijackerupdated: Tue Jun 13 2006 12:26:00

Al Qaeda identified a Saudi militant, who was killed in 2004, as the 20th hijacker in the September 11, 2001, attack on the United States, according to a statement published Tuesday on an Islamist Web site.

U.S. rests in Moussaoui sentencing trialupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 11:57:00

Federal prosecutors rested their case Thursday in the sentencing phase of the trial of Zacarias Moussaoui.

27 years for al Qaeda 'cell leader'updated: Mon Sep 26 2005 01:27:00

A suspected al Qaeda cell leader has been convicted in a Madrid court in connection with the September 11 terrorist attacks and sentenced to 27 years in prison.

Specter: Pentagon may be obstructing committeeupdated: Wed Sep 21 2005 14:01:00

The Department of Defense "ordered five key witnesses not to testify" about a secret Pentagon unit that some claim identified several of the 9/11 hijackers more than a year before the attacks, Sentate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter said Wednesday.

Pentagon can't verify Able Danger claimupdated: Mon Aug 22 2005 18:20:00

The Pentagon has so far been unable to validate a claim that a secret military intelligence unit identified four September 11 hijackers as al Qaeda members a year before the 2001 attacks, a spokesman said Monday.

Was Mohammed Atta overlooked?updated: Mon Aug 22 2005 11:11:00

That question has recently been buzzing around Washington, but now the chairman of the defunct 9/11 commission has lashed out at the Bush Administration for failing to address publicly claims that the panel ignored a tip that Atta had been flagged in the U.S. as a terrorist well before he led the 2001 attacks.

9/11 suspect gets 7 years jailupdated: Fri Aug 19 2005 03:21:00

A German court has convicted a Moroccan man for belonging to a terrorist group, but acquitted him on charges of accessory to murder in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States.

Officer: 9/11 panel didn't receive key informationupdated: Wed Aug 17 2005 02:16:00

A former member of a classified Pentagon intelligence unit told CNN on Wednesday that information he tried to provide to the commission investigating the September 11, 2001, attacks never made it to the panel's members.

Atta's father praises London bombsupdated: Tue Jul 19 2005 18:48:00

The father of one of the hijackers who commandeered the first plane that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, praised the recent terror attacks in London and said many more would follow.

Suspect denies role in 9/11 meetingupdated: Tue May 17 2005 10:56:00

An al Qaeda suspect on trial in a Spanish court Tuesday denied helping arrange a July 2001 meeting that U.S. and Spanish authorities say brought together two key plotters in the September 11 attacks.

Eying your IDupdated: Tue May 03 2005 16:43:00

Among the aftershocks of September 11, 2001, the discovery that the hijackers had been able to move so freely within the United States, some with expired visas, some using American driver's licenses, has often nagged at lawmakers.

9/11 suspects go on trial in Spainupdated: Fri Apr 22 2005 03:09:00

Three al Qaeda suspects charged with helping to plan the September 11 attacks in the United States have gone on trial in Madrid, along with 21 other suspects who allegedly belonged to the al Qaeda cell in Spain.

Eric and the Islamistsupdated: Fri Feb 25 2005 06:58:00


9/11 suspect 'unaware of plot'updated: Tue Jan 25 2005 09:03:00

A key al Qaeda suspect in U.S. custody has said a Moroccan man on trial in Germany had no knowledge of the September 11 attack plot, according to an interrogation summary.

Spain indicts 8 on terror chargesupdated: Mon Jan 17 2005 14:19:00

Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon has indicted eight more people on terrorism charges in connection with a group that had a suspected role in the September 11 attacks in the United States, a court official told CNN Monday.

Bin Laden: 'Your security is in your own hands'updated: Fri Oct 29 2004 19:30:00

Osama bin Laden delivered a new videotaped message which aired on the Arab language network Al-Jazeera Friday. This is a transcript of his remarks as translated by CNN senior editor for Arab affairs Octavia Nasr.

9/11 Report: Al-Qaeda in the U.S.updated: Mon Aug 23 2004 13:25:00

As it shut down formal operations on Saturday, the September 11 Commission released a pair of staff monograph reports that reveal tantalizing and important new nuggets about the 9/11 plot ? including the possibility that 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta and another hijacker visited an INS office in Miami together in May 2001 with Adnan Shukrijumah, a trained pilot who today remains one of the most wanted al-Qaeda terrorists with a $5 million U.S. bounty on his head.

U.S.: No testimony at 9/11 retrialupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 07:16:00

The United States has said it will not let key al Qaeda suspects in its custody testify at the retrial of the only September 11 suspect ever to be convicted.

'Stay quiet and you'll be OK,' Atta told passengers updated: Thu Jun 17 2004 16:27:00

A voice believed to be that of al Qaeda hijack leader Mohamed Atta urged passengers to "stay quiet and you'll be OK" as the hijackers steered American Airlines Flight 11 toward New York, the independent commission investigating the September 11 attacks reported Thursday.

9/11 recordings chronicle confusion, delayupdated: Thu Jun 17 2004 10:29:00

The commission investigating the September 11 attacks held a final public session Thursday to hear a staff report on the response of air traffic officials and the U.S. military on that day.

Hamburg court frees 9/11 suspect updated: Wed Apr 07 2004 05:51:00

The only suspect convicted in the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States has been released from a German jail, pending a retrial.

Spain tries to connect al Qaeda, train bombersupdated: Tue Mar 16 2004 16:48:00

Spanish investigators are working to connect the dots between the al Qaeda terror network and the men arrested in connection with the Madrid train bombings last week.

Retrial ordered for 9/11 suspectupdated: Thu Mar 04 2004 03:40:00

A German appeals court has ordered a retrial of the only person convicted in connection with the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States.

SCOTUS declines to hear appeal on 9/11 secrecyupdated: Mon Feb 23 2004 12:56:00

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday gave the government the power to pursue certain terrorism cases in near total secrecy, declining to hear an appeal by an Algerian immigrant detained after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Prosecutors hit by lack of evidenceupdated: Thu Feb 05 2004 08:20:00

A Moroccan man accused of assisting the September 11 hijackers has been cleared by a court in the German city of Hamburg due to a lack of evidence. CNN's Senior International Correspondent Walter Rodgers explains the background to the case.

Customs agent tells of stopping '20th hijacker'updated: Sun Jan 25 2004 20:32:00

A U.S. Customs officer told the independent commission investigating the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on Monday how he kept a man who authorities now suspect could have been the 20th hijacker from entering the United States.

Officials suspect detainee may be 20th hijackerupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 13:11:00

A prisoner at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is among a handful of people suspected of being the so-called 20th al Qaeda hijacker planned for the September 11 attacks, according to U.S. officials.

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