Protesters at White House demand Guantanamo closure

Demonstrators converged on the White House to demand that US President Barack Obama make good on his promise to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.

Barack Obama defends deal that freed soldier amid growing demands for hearings

President Barack Obama defended the prisoner swap deal that freed a US soldier from Taliban captivity in Afghanistan, and the Army pledged to investigate the circumstances of his capture after fellow soldiers said he had deserted.

White House apologises to lawmakers over secret POW swap

The Obama administration apologised for keeping lawmakers in the dark regarding the swap of an American POW for five Taliban fighters, senior senators said.

Hero or deserter? Bergdahl debate rages in US

US political and military officials warmly welcomed Bowe Bergdahl`s release in Afghanistan, but questions about the circumstances of his kidnapping are becoming more insistent, with some soldiers accusing him of desertion.

White House defends release of Guantanamo detainees

The US administration defended the release of five Guantanamo detainees in exchange for a US soldier held by the Taliban, but also ruled out similar swaps for civilian prisoners.

`We needed to get him out`: Hagel defends Bergdahl operation

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Sunday an operation to free soldier Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for Taliban prisoners was undertaken to save his life, as the insurgents` leader hailed the swap as a "big victory".

US prisoner swap sparks political firestorm

The US decision to release five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay in order to recover a soldier held in Afghanistan sparked a furor in Washington, with Republicans warning the move put Americans at risk.

Qatar gave security guarantees on transferred prisoners

President Barack Obama said Saturday the Qatari government had given the United States security guarantees over five Guantanamo Bay prisoners transferred to secure the release of a US soldier in Afghanistan.

British teenager killed in Syria conflict

A British teenager whose uncle was detained in the Guantanamo Bay camp has been killed in the Syrian conflict, his family said.

FBI probed 9/11 mastermind`s defense team: Judge

The next preliminary hearing is scheduled to be held in June at Guantanamo Bay.

US Guantanamo board to review case of ``Dirty 30`` bin Laden bodyguard

A suspected Osama bin Laden bodyguard held at Guantanamo Bay military prison for 12 years is due to face a US national security board on Thursday that will weigh whether he should remain jailed there.

Ex-Guantanamo detainee of Pak origin charged over Syria in UK

Moazzam Begg, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee of Pakistani origin, was on Saturday remanded in custody after British police charged him with terror offences related to Syria.

Saudi at Guantanamo pleads guilty over French tanker attack

A Saudi detainee at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay pleaded guilty on Thursday to terror charges in connection with the 2002 suicide bombing of a French oil tanker off Yemen.

Taliban say they held indirect talks with US

Washington has held indirect talks with the Taliban over the possible transfer of five senior Taliban prisoners from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for a US soldier captured nearly five years ago, a senior Taliban official told The Associated Press.

Sam Worthington, Idris Elba team up for `Alive Alone`

Actors Sam Worthing and Idris Elba have teamed up for `Alive Alone`, a thriller set in New York.

Former Osama bin Laden bodyguard to be freed: United States

A detainee at the US-run Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba is set to be released after a government review panel recommended the same.

Ex-Guantanamo detainee had role in Benghazi attack

US officials have implicated a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner in the 2012 attack on the US mission in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Obama signs bipartisan budget deal, annual defense bill

President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a compromise budget that reduces the risk of another government shutdown and a defense bill that cracks down on sexual assault in the military and smooths the path for transferring detainees from the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Two Guantanamo prisoners refuse release to Algeria

Two Algerian detainees at Guantanamo Bay are fighting efforts by US President Barack Obama`s administration to transfer them to their homeland, fearing abuse, a lawyer has said.

Torture complaints ignored at Guantanamo Bay, attorney says

A man accused of aiding the September 11 attacks suffered a serious head injury while imprisoned by the CIA, his attorney told a war crimes tribunal on Wednesday, raising questions about whether the United States violated international law against torture.