US presidents Joe Biden, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton all gathered at the site where the World Trade Center towers fell two decades ago in New York in the deadliest terror attack in the country that marked the start of a new era of fear and war.
America’s prestige has been irreparably tarnished, its credentials diminished, and is now in global retreat as hungry powers rise to challenge it. It only has itself to blame.
Americans honour nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001 in a solemn ceremony at ground zero, where hijacked planes brought down the Twin Towers.
Nearly 3,000 people died when hijacked planes slammed into the original World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Fifteen of the 19 attackers were Saudis.
The US judge said that the allegations in the New York lawsuit met the requirements for the court to assume jurisdiction under the country's Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act.
Putin said he gave permission to shoot down the jet, which had 110 people on board, after security services told him it would be used in a terror attack in Sochi, where the opening ceremony of the Olympics was about to take place.
Daesh claim responsibility for the truck attack that killed eight people in the deadliest assault on New York City since 9/11. The militant group described the suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, 29, as "one of the caliphate soldiers."
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