september 11 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on september 11


On 9/11, Trump vows to hit Taliban 'harder' than ever

Sep 11, 2019 - 11:17 PM

In his Pentagon speech, President Donald Trump also issues a threat against militants ever attacking on US soil again, saying the response would be unlike any ever seen before

9/11. US President Donald Trump speaks during a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon to commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks September 11, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Years later, cancer cases linger over 9/11 anniversary

Sep 09, 2019 - 10:14 AM

New York continues to count the number of people who have developed cancer or other serious illnesses related to the toxic cloud that hovered over Manhattan on September 11, 2001

CANCER DEATHS. The casket of retired NYPD detective Luis Alvarez is brought into Immaculate Conception Church on July 03, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. File photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

On again, off again: Erratic history of talks with the Taliban

Sep 08, 2019 - 5:31 PM

Washington has tried to obtain promises from the Taliban, resulting in a tragic series of missed opportunities and all but guaranteeing suspicion around any new deal

TALKS. In this file photo, Markus Potzel (2nd-L), Germany' Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and Mutlaq bin Majid al-Qahtani (4th-L), the special envoy of the Qatari Foreign Minister for Terrorism and Mediation in the Settlement of Disputes, attend the Intra Afghan Dialogue talks in the Qatari capital Doha on July 7, 2019. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

Trump in Pennsylvania on 9/11 to honor Flight 93 heroes

Sep 11, 2018 - 2:13 PM

The White House says Trump will put the emphasis on 'remembering that horrific day... and certainly honoring the individuals who were not only lost that day, but also put their lives on the line to help in that process'

9/11. The Tower of Voices stands above visitors, dignitaries and family members of the victims of Flight 93 at the Flight 93 National Memorial on September 9, 2018 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images/AFP

Workers still search for 9/11 remains, 17 years on

Sep 10, 2018 - 5:24 PM

In a New York lab, a team is still avidly working to identify the remains of than 1,000 victims of the hijacked plane attacks on the World Trade Center

MISSING. In this file photo taken on May 26, 2014, Sally Regenhard, who lost her son on 9/11, speaks at a news conference with other family members on the steps of City Hall to criticize the placement of unidentified human remains beneath the newly opened National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/AFP

German jihadist tied to 9/11 attacks caught in Syria – Pentagon

Apr 20, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Mohammad Haydar Zammar has been accused of recruiting some of the September 11 Al-Qaeda hijackers who carried out attacks on Washington and New York, killing almost 3,000 people

Modern-day Juan Lunas submit #MarcosARTrocities artworks

Sep 14, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Visual artist Rodrigo Acuzar believes art is a powerful tool to express a message of dissent regarding the Marcos100 holiday

Trump marks 9/11 with threat to 'savage killers'

Sep 11, 2017 - 9:58 PM

On the 16th anniversary of the attacks Trump s first as president he observed a moment of silence at a White House before laying a wreath and delivering remarks at the Pentagon

9/11. Photo taken on September 11, 2001 shows a hijacked commercial plane crashing into the World Trade Center in New York. Photo by Seth McAllister/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

On Marcos centennial, a call to post artworks about martial law atrocities

Sep 08, 2017 - 6:25 PM

Molotov Pilipinas a creative community calls on artists from different parts of the country to post their protest works on social media on September 11

NEVER FORGET. Molotov Pilipinas calls out artists from all over the country to post creative works to remember the Marcos atrocities. Photo courtesy of Molotov Pilipinas

Malacañang declares holiday in Ilocos Norte for Marcos' 100th birthday

Sep 07, 2017 - 1:46 PM

President Duterte s Proclamation Number 310 gives the late president s home province full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion

9/11 mastermind tells Obama attacks were America's fault

Feb 09, 2017 - 1:30 PM

It was not we who started the war against you in 9 11; it was you and your dictators in our land writes self proclaimed mastermind Mohammed

US President Barack Obama speaks as an image of the twin towers are projected during a ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on May 15, 2014 in New York. Obama inaugurated the museum commemorating the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

NFL players protest anthem on 15th anniversary of 9/11

Sep 12, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Several NFL players join San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick s controversial protest against racial inequality on the 15th anniversary of the 9 11 attacks

An overall view of CenturyLink Field during the playing of the National Anthem at an NFL game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Miami Dolphins on September 11, 2016 in Seattle, Washington. Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 12, 2016

Sep 12, 2016 - 10:50 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Monday

Muslim Community in Quezon City gather at the QC Memorial Circle Monday for a prayer to celebrate the feast of Eid'l Adha in honor of Ibrahim's sacrifice to Allah. Joel Liporada/Rappler

9/11: A day that changed my life forever

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:00 AM

15 years later this writer looks back on how the terror attacks affected life growing up across the river from the World Trade Center

NEVER FORGET. Life changed forever for this New Jersey-born writer after the terror attacks of 9/11.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 11, 2016

Sep 11, 2016 - 9:45 AM

Hello Here s a round up of news you need to know this Sunday

Director Lav Diaz holds the Golden Lion award for Best Film for the movie "The Woman Who Left" during the awards ceremony of the 73rd Venice Film Festival on September 10, 2016 at Venice Lido. / AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI

15 years on, 9/11 seared into New York history

Sep 10, 2016 - 2:07 PM

The Al Qaeda hijackings of September 11 2001 ruptured a sense of safety and plunged the West into wars still being fought today

RISING PROUDLY. People walk past New York's iconic One World Trade Center, which stands on the site of the Twin Towers that were destroyed on September 11, 2001. File photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images/AFP

US House allows 9/11 victims to sue Saudi, bill heads to Obama

Sep 10, 2016 - 12:52 AM

The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is strongly opposed by the government of Saudi Arabia the home nation of 15 of the 19 hijackers in the September 11 2001 attacks

People look at flowers on the names of the victims who lost their lives during the September 11 attacks in 2001, at the South Tower Memorial Pool before memorial observances are held at the site of the World Trade Center in New York, September 11, 2014. Chang W. Lee/Pool/AFP

Trump praises 'New York values' in 9/11 memorial visit

Apr 10, 2016 - 6:21 PM

Trump and his wife Melania tours the museum on Saturday April 9 with president and CEO Joe Daniels as well as New York Police Department and Port Authority Police Department officials according to his campaign

TRUMP. Businessman and US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts as he speaks at a campaign rally in Bethpage, on Long Island, New York, USA, 06 April 2016. Photo by Peter Foley/EPA

World's costliest train station opens in NY at 9/11 site

Mar 04, 2016 - 8:50 AM

Initially budgeted at 2 billion it ended up costing 3 85 billion That would make it the most expensive station in the world

WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE. A man takes a photo of One World Trade through the roof of the new World Trade Center transportation hub in New York, New York, USA, March 3, 2016. The new transportation hub at the rebuilt World Trade Center site partially opened on March 3 after years of delays and disputes over ballooning costs. Photo by Andrew Gombert/EPA

Pope prays at Ground Zero in emotion-packed New York day

Sep 26, 2015 - 8:54 AM

Leading a gathering of 700 at the site of Ground Zero the pope pays tribute to the nearly 3 000 victims and those who were first in line responding to the September 11 attacks

POPE FRANCIS IN NEW YORK. Pope Francis pauses in front of a candle to pray with Timothy Cardinal Dolan while visiting the 9/11 Memorial plaza in New York, USA, September 25, 2015. Photo by Jin Lee/EPA

#NeverForget911: Netizens worldwide remember September 11 attacks

Sep 12, 2015 - 6:30 PM

Fourteen years later the memories linger Where were you when 9 11 happened?

Obama leads US in moment of silence on 9/11

Sep 11, 2015 - 9:34 PM

UPDATED At 8:46 am on the South Lawn of the White House a bell chimed 3 times to mark the moment when Flight 11 piloted by Al Qaeda operatives careened into the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York

14 YEARS. US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama observe a moment of silence on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, September 11, 2015, to mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Bin Laden son-in-law sentenced to life in US prison

Sep 24, 2014 - 12:30 AM

The 48 year old Kuwaiti who has defended the September 11 2001 attacks was found guilty on March 26 of plotting to kill Americans and providing material support to terrorists

This video grab taken June 2002 from the Qatar-based al-Jazeera satellite television channel shows a photo of Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a spokesman for the al-Qaeda network, who announced in a recorded statement that chief terror suspect Osama bin Laden, his right-hand man Ayman Zawahri and fugitive Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar were alive and threatened new attacks on the US. Photo from EPA/ AL-JAZEERA

13 years after 9/11: Son remembers father killed in attacks

Sep 12, 2014 - 4:55 PM

The Tamayo family have shied away from talking about their father s death at first But 13 years later they no longer mind talking about what happened that day

Remembering the heroism of 9/11

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:45 AM

The heroism took place on that date that might belong to the past but will never be forgotten

9/11 MEMORIAL. The reflective pool at The National September 11 Memorial Museum is viewed on September 7, 2012 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Obama: After 9/11, 'we tortured some folks'

Aug 02, 2014 - 4:52 PM

Even before I came into office I was very clear that in the immediate aftermath of 9 11 we did some things that were wrong US President Barack Obama tells reporters

Obama hails 'true spirit' of 9/11 at new museum

May 15, 2014 - 11:16 PM

The museum with its 10 000 artifacts provides an emotionally bracing experience likely to revive terrible memories of the 9 11 attacks that shattered the illusion that US was insulated from threats

I have faith in the Philippines

Nov 11, 2013 - 10:25 AM

The Philippines will survive and the Filipino people will get through this difficult time

'We survived this together'

Sep 12, 2013 - 9:27 AM

We cooked a dinner of thanksgiving and prayer – hoping that no one else would be lost that night

9/11 defendants charged in Guantanamo court

May 06, 2012 - 8:37 AM

Five men accused of plotting the deadly September 11 2001 attacks in the United States were formally charged with crimes that include murder and terrorism

9/11 mastermind, co-plotters to be arraigned

May 05, 2012 - 2:53 PM

The arraignment a step toward the trial of the century marks the second time the US tried to prosecute 9 11 suspects