On this day…in 1993

A bomb explodes in the parking garage beneath the World Trade Centre in New York City on this day in 1993. Six people died and 1,000 were injured by the powerful blast, which also caused the evacuation of thousands of people from the Twin Towers. An informant later identified a group of Serbians in New … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 2001

On this day in 2001, less than a month after al-Qaida terrorists flew commercial jets into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, President George W. Bush announces that American troops are on the offensive in Afghanistan. The goal of Operation Enduring Freedom, as the mission was dubbed, was to stamp out … [Read the full story]

The people say no to Ground Zero mosque

HUNDREDS protest close to Ground Zero in New York yesterday over plans to build a mosque and community centre nearby. Banner-waving crowds were herded behind barricades just yards from where al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center killed 2,995 in 2001. One placard read: “Not all Muslims are terrorists but all the terrorists were Muslim.” … [Read the full story]