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Twenty years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda is defeated but jihadism is here to stay
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Twenty years after 9/11, Al-Qaeda is defeated but jihadism is here to stay

The highly publicised creation of al-Qaida “franchises” in Iraq and elsewhere including Egypt, North Africa and Yemen, among others, seemed to indicate the revival of al-Qaida.

9/11 memorial: George W. Bush highlights bravery of Americans in 'the face of death'
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9/11 memorial: George W. Bush highlights bravery of Americans in 'the face of death'

Bush, who was president during the attacks, commended the courage of the Flight 93 passengers and crew who are believed to have foiled an attack on the US Capitol by leading the plane to crash in rural Pennsylvania

On 20th anniversary of 9/11, images that captured the enormity of twin tower attacks
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On 20th anniversary of 9/11, images that captured the enormity of twin tower attacks

The terrorist attacks of 9/11, which killed nearly 3,000 people, were captured in countless pictures by news photographers, bystanders, first responders, security cameras, FBI agents and others. These images best tell the story of that terrible day

9/11 and After: Long wars and shadows even longer
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9/11 and After: Long wars and shadows even longer

Following the 2001 attacks on US soil, world affairs reordered abruptly; it fuelled a 20-year abroad and sparked anti-immigrant sentiment, primarily directed at Muslim countries

More security, less privacy: How 9/11 imbued air travel in perpetual fear
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More security, less privacy: How 9/11 imbued air travel in perpetual fear

The worst terror attack on American soil led to increased and sometimes tension-filled security measures in airports across the world, aimed at preventing a repeat of that awful day

George W Bush calls NATO troops pullout from Afghanistan a mistake, says civilians left to be ‘slaughtered’ by Taliban
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George W Bush calls NATO troops pullout from Afghanistan a mistake, says civilians left to be ‘slaughtered’ by Taliban

The former US president, who had sent troops to Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, said Afghan women will suffer ‘unspeakable harm’

Donald Rumsfeld, US defence secretary under George W Bush and Gerald Ford, dies at 88
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Donald Rumsfeld, US defence secretary under George W Bush and Gerald Ford, dies at 88

Rumsfeld had the distinction of being the only defence chief to serve two nonconsecutive terms: 1975 to 1977 under Ford, and 2001 to 2006 under Bush

Rush Limbaugh, US talk-radio's Conservative provocateur, dies of cancer at 70
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Rush Limbaugh, US talk-radio's Conservative provocateur, dies of cancer at 70

Last month, Limbaugh tried to minimise Donald Trump’s influence on his supporters who had attacked the US Capitol, saying that Democrats are 'lying'

Joe Biden, for long a critic of deployments in Afghanistan, faces a looming 1 May deadline
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Joe Biden, for long a critic of deployments in Afghanistan, faces a looming 1 May deadline

Biden has kept in place Zalmay Khalilzad, the diplomat who had negotiated the peace agreement under Trump, in hopes of continuity in dealing with the Taliban and the Afghan government

As President-elect Joe Biden picks his top officials, a brief look at ghosts of Cabinets past
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As President-elect Joe Biden picks his top officials, a brief look at ghosts of Cabinets past

Confirmation hearings of Joe Biden's Cabinet picks are likely set to make for interesting viewing, what with the President-elect already facing pressure both from within and without

From Mickey Mouse casting ballots to Democratic 'mafia' stealing them, say-anything is Trump's legal strategy
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From Mickey Mouse casting ballots to Democratic 'mafia' stealing them, say-anything is Trump's legal strategy

Outgoing US president Donald Trump's overriding goal seems to be to simply throw out as many claims as possible, no matter how outlandish or baseless, in an effort to sow public doubt about Joe Biden’s victory

Donald Trump's refusal to concede keeping President-elect Joe Biden from receiving top-level intelligence brief
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Donald Trump's refusal to concede keeping President-elect Joe Biden from receiving top-level intelligence brief

US adversaries can take advantage of the country during a presidential transition and key foreign issues will be bearing down on Biden the moment he steps into the Oval Office

'COVID-19 affects virtually nobody!': A president whose words have not aged well
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'COVID-19 affects virtually nobody!': A president whose words have not aged well

Traditionally, presidents have tried to avoid making statements that might prove embarrassing later on. They choose their words carefully and proceed 'out of an abundance of caution', per the tagline of the moment in Washington

Civil rights hero John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that Martin Luther King Jr once led
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Civil rights hero John Lewis' funeral set for Atlanta church that Martin Luther King Jr once led

King, a former pastor to the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, inspired Lewis' civil rights work as he fought segregation both on the street and during his long tenure in the US Congress

'Strategic empathy': A look at how presidential candidate Joe Biden's informal diplomacy shaped US foreign relations
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'Strategic empathy': A look at how presidential candidate Joe Biden's informal diplomacy shaped US foreign relations

Joe Biden’s political trademark was a blue-collar Everyman style, but from the start of his Washington career he had prioritised foreign policy

Coronavirus Outbreak: Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Daniel Dae Kim uplift spirits through global relief livestream
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Daniel Dae Kim uplift spirits through global relief livestream

Oprah Winfrey was among 200 star-studded participants including President Bill Clinton and Julia Roberts to take part in the event coronavirus relief livestream

Coronavirus Outbreak: Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Quincy Jones to appear in global relief livestream
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Garner, Quincy Jones to appear in global relief livestream

The Call to Unite event will kick off Friday (1 May) evening to offer performances and conversations about overcoming the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic

The Plot Against America: David Simon’s new HBO series sounds warning bells over global resurgence of fascism
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The Plot Against America: David Simon’s new HBO series sounds warning bells over global resurgence of fascism

Without ever getting preachy, The Plot Against America suggests you cannot preserve an unconditional stand of politically neutrality.

A one-word accusation swirls around Donald Trump's deadly strike on Qassem Soleimani: Assassination
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A one-word accusation swirls around Donald Trump's deadly strike on Qassem Soleimani: Assassination

There is no fixed, formal definition of assassination. But, as with many politically charged labels, the word has taken on significance broader than any one meaning, shorthand for concerns that Donald Trump's decision to kill General Qassem Soleimani was unethical, illegitimate or dangerous

Decade after Barack Obama outlawed CIA's torture programme, an illustrated guide to just what the ordeal entailed
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Decade after Barack Obama outlawed CIA's torture programme, an illustrated guide to just what the ordeal entailed

CIA torture techniques: Published here for the first time, they are gritty and highly personal depictions that put flesh, bones and emotion on what until now had sometimes been portrayed in popular culture in sanitised or inaccurate ways: the so-called enhanced interrogations techniques used by the United States in secret overseas prisons during a feverish pursuit of al-Qaida after the 11 September, 2001, attacks.