Participants in the Saudi-backed event “have turned their backs on the crime of murder,” one critic said. But spectators just wanted to see their favorite players.
The testimony emerged in pretrial hearings in the Cole bombing case at Guantánamo Bay, where the war court is wrestling with the legacy of torture after 9/11.
Interned in wartime as a Japanese American, he went to Congress and became the first Japanese American cabinet officer, serving Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
“The Forever Prisoner,” by Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy, tells the story of a man who has been held captive by the C.I.A. for 20 years.
The transfer had been arranged during the Obama administration but was put on pause under President Donald J. Trump.
Hearings in the death penalty case are scheduled for May but could be postponed because one defendant needs a new lawyer.
He sought to overhaul a much-maligned federal agency by enhancing security procedures, bolstering morale and taking a common-sense approach to the job.
But another group opposes it. A court has not yet decided whether $3.5 billion in Afghan central bank funds can be used to pay Taliban debts.
New leadership, an ever receding trial date and pressure to disclose more information about the C.I.A. torture of the accused plotters all contribute.
Pentagon prosecutors have struggled for more than a decade to hold the trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and his accused accomplices in the attacks.
President Biden is rethinking relationships with allies as well as rivals — including China, Iran and Venezuela — to counter President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia.
A defense lawyer who has spent a decade on the Guantánamo case abruptly sought to resign amid an in-house investigation.
Mohammed al-Qahtani had spent 20 years at Guantánamo Bay, where he was tortured so badly that he was ineligible to be tried at the war crimes court.
He designed the “Grand Bargain,” an ambitious plan for Mexican immigrants to gain legal status in the U.S., but it collapsed after the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
The president intends to use the Afghan central bank’s assets to fund humanitarian relief and other needs in Afghanistan, and compensate victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
The decision means that a majority of detainees at the wartime prison are cleared for transfer if U.S. diplomats can forge security deals with countries to receive them
The Justice Department rejected an interpretation by the retired chief prosecutor that lawyers could sometimes use statements obtained during C.I.A. interrogations.
Nearly half of the last 39 detainees have now been approved for transfer, and the challenge for U.S. officials is to find countries to receive them.
On Jan. 11, 2002, a sailor photographed 20 men in orange uniforms and on their knees, capturing one of the most damning post-9/11 images of U.S. detention policy.
The concept is to permit two military judges to hold proceedings simultaneously starting in mid-2023.
No new judge has been named to preside in the trial of a Qaeda commander, which has had four judges in seven years.
The Biden administration was set to tell a court on Friday what it thinks should happen, but obtained a delay until Jan. 28.
The White House must figure out what to do with the Afghan central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve, now frozen under U.S. law.
With 6,000 residents and the feel of a college campus, the U.S. Navy base has some of the trappings of small-town America, and some of a police state.
The installation of his sculpture marks a homecoming for the 85-year-old artist, whose diptych at the World Trade Center was destroyed on 9/11.
Lawyers disclosed the unusual arrangement in evidentiary hearings to prepare for the Sept. 11 trial at Guantánamo Bay.
Prosecutors say war court rules forbid defendants from hearing classified information, unless the classified information is someone quoting what a defendant said.
Prosecutors agreed to compare hundreds if not thousands of pages of classified documents in the case against 9/11 defendants with material released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Seven senior officers rebuked the government’s treatment of an admitted terrorist in a handwritten letter from the jury room at Guantánamo Bay.
In a sentencing hearing, Majid Khan, a Pakistani who lived in suburban Baltimore before joining Al Qaeda, detailed dungeonlike conditions and episodes of abuse.
The roots of this special relationship stretch back to the Cold War. It’s a story of bravery, blood bonds and, of course, betrayal.
In a risk-taking career, he helped the paper win a Pulitzer for its 9/11 photography and later prompted a debate on journalistic ethics that led to his leaving The Times.
America has spent 20 years vowing revenge for terrorism. There’s a better path.
The Democrat spent two decades building consensus to rein in war authorizations that have been stretched beyond their original intent. The Afghanistan withdrawal has complicated the debate.
The former president was an active participant in the politics he now bemoans.
‘I’m not saying Rudy was drunk, but that’s usually when guys from Brooklyn start to imitate the queen of England,’ Seth Meyers said.
The judge set out the timeline while rejecting two defense challenges that he was unqualified and should suspend the proceedings until he was up to speed.
Twenty years after the attacks, the United States is still grappling with the consequences of brutal interrogations carried out in the name of national security.
In a season of highs and lows for the Yankees and the Mets, the teams split the first two games of a series. But they joined each other in a moment of unity on Saturday.
Terrorists boarded two planes in Boston and flew them into the World Trade Center. Massachusetts zeroed in on its top airport official, who has never quite recovered.
Families of the Sept. 11 victims have long pushed for a deeper investigation into any possible role the Saudi government had in the attacks, but the document offered no conclusive evidence.
Twenty years after the worst attack on American soil, the loss of nearly 3,000 people was remembered in events across the country.
Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.
The battle to define the next American grand strategy.
Several hundred women wore the head-to-toe garments at a pro-Taliban demonstration on Sept. 11. The march was a reminder of how after years of war, Afghanistan’s women are again at the mercy of the militants.
Rudy Giuliani was meant to appear; Elaine Stritch arrived just in time. Recalling the “I Love New York” spot that helped dispel the fear in Times Square.
The newspaper of Sept. 11, 2001, is a document of America before the terror attacks and a memory of a vanished era.
The jingoism at sporting events that temporarily surged during the Gulf War and roared back after Sept. 11 now often drives wedges, but sports leagues want it to stay.
Overdosing on macho after 9/11 led America astray.
Days ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the five men accused of plotting them returned to court after a long shutdown, only to have the hearing quickly recessed.