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Guantanamo Bay prison healthy for national security: White House

Guantanamo Bay prison healthy for national security: White House

US President Donald Trump believes that the Guantanamo Bay prison is serving a healthy purpose towards the national security, the White House has said, indicating that its closure is unlikely.

Feb 22, 2017, 09:27 AM IST
Six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees transferred to Oman

Six Yemeni Guantanamo detainees transferred to Oman

 The US has transferred six lower-level detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where each were held for over 13 years, the US military announced early on Saturday.

Jun 13, 2015, 13:05 PM IST

US announces transfer of six Guantanamo detainees to Oman

 The United States has transferred six men from its Guantanamo Bay prison to Oman, the Department of Defense said Saturday, amid an ongoing push by President Barack Obama to close the jail.

Jun 13, 2015, 11:11 AM IST

Guantanamo inmate's diary to be released

The first memoir by a current inmate detailing life inside Guantanamo is to be released next week following a six-year legal fight to declassify the manuscript, extracts of which appeared in The Guardian on Saturday.

Jan 17, 2015, 21:59 PM IST

US to seek soldier`s freedom via Taliban prisoner swap: Report

Washington will attempt to resume talks with the Taliban on exchanging a US soldier held captive by insurgents since 2009 for Guantanamo Bay prisoners, The Washington Post reported late Monday.

Feb 18, 2014, 11:56 AM IST

Genital searches of Guantanamo inmates necessary, court told

Searching genital areas of inmates at US prison at Guantanamo Bay is necessary to maintain security at a facility holding "enemy combatants," a government lawyer told an appeals hearing in Washington.

Dec 10, 2013, 06:16 AM IST

US officials renew call for closing Gitmo after visit

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security reaffirmed their support for closing the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after visiting the facility.

Jun 08, 2013, 09:42 AM IST

US denies Mauritania got two Guantanamo prisoners

A prisoner`s rights group in Mauritania says the United States returned three prisoners to the African country but a US official denied reports that two of men had been held at Guantanamo Bay prison.

Jun 02, 2013, 00:20 AM IST

Angry outburst at Sept 11 hearing in Guantanamo

A pretrial hearing in the September 11 war crimes case started on Thursday with an angry outburst from one of the defendants complaining about searches of his cell by guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Feb 15, 2013, 10:01 AM IST

France orders 5 former Gitmo inmates back to court

France`s highest court on Wednesday overruled a lower court`s acquittal of five former inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison and ordered an appeals court to rehear the case centring on terrorism charges.

Feb 18, 2010, 09:58 AM IST