9/11 Terrorist Attacks

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9/11 Terrorist Attacks

An event on September 11, 2001, in which 19 al Qaeda terrorists flew two airplanes into the World Trade Center towers in New York and a third into the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. A fourth airplane failed to reach its target and crashed in Pennsylvania. Immediately after the attacks, which killed more than 2,000 people, U.S. President George W. Bush grounded all non-military airplanes and all stock exchanges in the United States were closed for several days. The attacks (and increased airport security that followed them) are thought to have hurt the airline industry. Additionally, stock prices fell significantly when markets re-opened; for example, the DJIA fell 685 points on September 17, 2001.
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The Security Council has addressed terrorist financing in resolutions since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Unite States but this is the first to focus solely on the issue.
A Saudi Arabia official said a bill that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks to sue nations harboring terror could lead to even more extremism and sets a "dangerous precedent," (http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/u-s-9-11-sponsors-terrorism-bill-could-fuel-extremism-n648176) Reuters reported Wednesday.
diplomats from about a dozen countries, offered a silent prayer for the victims of the April 15 bombings as well as the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Bloomberg announced amphibious transport dock ship USS New York would participate in numerous events throughout the city honoring the victims and responders from the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
NEW YORK - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani took part in the New York Stock Exchange opening bell Friday as the bourse held a memorial service for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The mayor noted this week that the memorial plaza portion of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will be completed next year, by the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, while Christopher Ward, the executive director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, said construction of 1 World Trade Center will be done by 2014.
The statue was closed after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The pedestal's interior was reopened to visitors in August 2004.
Bin Laden, who masterminded the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, vowed to open new fronts in his war against what he described as the Crusader-Zionist alliance.
Academics and the "man on the street" in the Arab world still blame the Jews and Israel for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that devastated the US and punctured the American image of being impossible to penetrate.
Education Department's Office of Postsecondary Education issued final rules implementing a law giving victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks relief from student loan obligations.
Established in Parry Sound in 1997, the bush plane maker has enjoyed some peaks and endured some deep valleys in recent years, starting with the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that affected many in the industry.
And since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, they have flown more than 103,000 combat hours in global operations, including a monthly record of 4,700 in July.