Monday, 4 July, 2022
Topic9/11 attacks

Topic: 9/11 attacks

SubscriberWrites: US’ biggest security threat right now is internal and the crisis started with 9/11

US is facing growing anger, mistrust and division at home due to decades of conflict. It has lost its moral authority and standing on global stage.

Who is Ayman al-Zawahiri? al Qaeda chief, rumoured dead, who resurfaced on 9/11 anniversary

In a video released on anniversary of 9/11, Ayman al-Zawahiri cited incidents from January 2021, which is months after he was presumed to be dead.

9/11 attacks was assault on humanity, permanent solution can be found in human values: PM Modi

Modi's statements come on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and amid the developments in Afghanistan, where the Taliban have taken control of the country.

Terrorists behind 9/11 attack failed to shake belief in democracy, says Boris Johnson

In a message on Twitter Saturday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that while the terror threat may not have gone away, people have refused "to live in permanent fear".

21,900 body parts in debris — the controversial story of the remains of World Trade Center

After 9/11, authorities designated a Staten Island landfill as the site where the tower debris was to be transported and sorted for human residues.

20 years on, 9/11 responders are still sick and dying

More than 91,000 workers and volunteers were exposed to a range of hazards during the rescue, recovery and clean-up operations.

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — ‘principal architect’ of 9/11 attacks whose trial resumes today

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, known as 'KSM', also confessed to beheading journalist Daniel Pearl. He has been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for 15 years.

‘Will never forget the sound of bodies smashing on ground’ — 9/11 survivor, 19 years later

Edouard Pierre Goubert worked in the North Tower of the World Trade Center when it was hit by two hijacked planes on Tuesday, 11 September 2001.

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Hamza bin Laden, Osama’s favourite son and son-in-law of lead 9/11 hijacker Mohammed Atta

Hamza, whose death was announced Saturday, was being groomed to take over as al Qaeda chief and urged his followers to wage war on Washington, London, Paris and Tel Aviv.

On Camera

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Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
T.V. Somanathan, Union Finance Secretary | ThePrint

Tame subsidies, hike fees for govt services — Centre’s tips to states to slash deficit

At a meeting with chief secretaries of states, Union Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan made a presentation that highlighted a worrying rise in debt in some states.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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