9/11

This Week in History: November 9 – November 13

Key events that shaped our social, political and cultural history By Arfa Shahid  November 12, 1996: Charkhi Dadri Mid-Air Collision The Charkhi Dadri incident is considered the deadliest mid-air collision to date. A Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747 en route from Delhi to Dhahran, and a Kazakh Ilyushin Il-76 cargo en route from Chimkent to Delhi collided

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Wheels of Justice Barely Turn at U.S.’s Guantanamo Prison

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON, Oct 16 – War crimes trials at Guantanamo Bay for suspects accused of attacks against the United States have ground to a near halt a decade after the military courts’ creation, with lawyers warning that some detainees could spend many more years waiting to be tried. Despite President Barack Obama’s early

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U.S. Sept. 11 Law Weakens International Relations, Saudi Cabinet Says

DUBAI, Oct 3 – Saudi Arabia said on Monday that a U.S. law allowing citizens to sue the kingdom over the Sept. 11 2001 attacks represented a threat to international relations and urged Congress to act to prevent any dangerous consequences from the new legislation. The cabinet, at its weekly meeting in the capital Riyadh,

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U.S. September 11 Law Exasperates Saudis, Government Silent

By Katie Paul and Hadeel Al Sayegh RIYADH/DUBAI- A U.S. law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the Sept. 11 attacks met a stony silence from Riyadh on Thursday but some Saudis bristled, saying the kingdom could curb business and security ties in response to an ally’s perceived affront. The Senate and House of Representatives

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Obama Vetoes Sept. 11 Saudi Bill, Sets Up Showdown with Congress

By Patricia Zengerle and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Sept 25 – President Barack Obama on Friday vetoed legislation allowing families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia, which could prompt Congress to overturn his decision with a rare veto override, the first of his presidency. Obama said the Justice Against Sponsors of

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Obama Would Veto Bill Allowing 9/11 Families to Sue Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 – President Barack Obama would veto a bill passed by both houses of Congress that would allow survivors and families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the government of Saudi Arabia for damages, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday. “It’s not hard to imagine other countries using

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Gulf States Condemn Law Letting 9/11 Families Sue Saudi Arabia

DUBAI, Sept 12 – The Saudi-dominated Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) on Monday condemned a law passed by the United States Congress last week that would allow the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks to sue the kingdom’s government for damages. The head of the six-nation GCC said the law was “contrary to the

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The Jasta Controversy: Is There a Longer-Term Agenda?

  BY Dr. Habib Al Mulla It was an event future historians may well regard as something of a watershed—but not solely for the obvious issues now being discussed by the media, argued over by lawyers, and scrutinized by national security experts. On May 17, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism

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Bin Laden’s Son Threatens Revenge For Father’s Assassination

DUBAI, July 10 – The son of slain al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has threatened revenge against the United States for assassinating his father, according to an audio message posted online. Hamza bin Laden promised to continue the global militant group’s fight against the United States and its allies in the 21-minute speech entitled

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