Guantanamo Bay

Guantanamo detainee sentenced to 13 years on terrorism charges: Pentagon

A Saudi man who is being held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was sentenced on Friday to 13 years in prison on terrorism charges, the Pentagon said in a statement.

Oct 14, 2017, 10:33 AM IST

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Jul 22, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

British Islamic State suicide bomber was Guantanamo detainee

An IS suicide bomber who attacked Iraqi forces in Mosul was a former Guantanamo bay detainee and was originally from Britain, the BBC reported.

Feb 22, 2017, 12:35 PM IST

Oman says receives 10 detainees released from Guantanamo

Oman announced on Monday that it had taken in 10 prisoners released by the United States from its Guantanamo Bay military prison, part of a push by outgoing President Barack Obama to shrink the inmate population before leaving office.

Jan 16, 2017, 13:09 PM IST

Best-selling Guantanamo inmate released to Mauritania: Pentagon

A longtime Guantanamo Bay prisoner, who wrote a best-selling book about his experiences in the controversial military prison, has been released to his home country of Mauritania, the Pentagon said on Monday.

Oct 18, 2016, 00:17 AM IST

US confirms two more freed Guantanamo inmates rejoined militant groups

In the first six months of 2016, two more militants released from the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have returned to fighting, the US government said on Wednesday.

Sep 15, 2016, 09:27 AM IST
US military closes one of the Guantanamo Bay prison camps

US military closes one of the Guantanamo Bay prison camps

The detainees formerly housed there have been moved to another prison camp in the Cuba-based facility.

Sep 08, 2016, 22:13 PM IST

Barack Obama `not ready to concede` Gitmo will stay open

With months left in office, US President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was not ready to give up on an eight-year-old promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Sep 08, 2016, 15:55 PM IST

15 Guantanamo inmates transferred to UAE

The administration of George W. Bush opened a prison there to hold terror suspects.
 

Aug 16, 2016, 06:59 AM IST

US transfers Guantanamo inmate to Italy: Official

The United States has transferred Saudi-born Yemeni inmate Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman to Italy, the Pentagon announced Sunday, as President Barack Obama seeks to close the reviled American military

Jul 11, 2016, 05:33 AM IST
Guantanamo Bay-like prison to be built in Jammu and Kashmir, CM Mufti seeks Rs 7 crore from Centre

Guantanamo Bay-like prison to be built in Jammu and Kashmir, CM Mufti seeks Rs 7 crore from Centre

A Budgam court on May 25 had said that “situations like Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay cannot be tolerated” in India.

Jun 07, 2016, 18:09 PM IST

Removal of judge, prosecutors sought in Guantanamo 9/11 case

They said that the judge had previously directed the government to preserve the evidence and then allowed it to be destroyed without notifying the defense lawyers, who learned about it last month.

May 12, 2016, 02:56 AM IST

Pentagon to send about a dozen Guantanamo inmates to other countries soon

 The Pentagon plans to transfer about a dozen inmates of the Guantanamo military prison to at least two countries that have agreed to take them, a US official said on Wednesday, the latest move in President Barack Obama`s final push to close the facility.

Mar 31, 2016, 08:50 AM IST
Barack Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison

Barack Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison

President Barack Obama presented a long-shot plan Tuesday to shutter the Guantanamo Bay detention center, hoping to fulfill an elusive campaign promise before he leaves office next year.

Feb 24, 2016, 08:52 AM IST

Pentagon due to submit Guantanamo closure plan

Military officials are poised to submit to Congress a much-anticipated report on how to close the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, a spokesman said Monday.

Feb 23, 2016, 04:31 AM IST

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Dec 15, 2015, 12:28 PM IST
Killers of thousands on 9/11 can't stand female guards!

Killers of thousands on 9/11 can't stand female guards!

Muslim detainees at Guantanamo claim that physical contact with women outside their immediate families violated their religious beliefs.

Dec 11, 2015, 11:03 AM IST

`9/11 Five` head back to court, though trial still distant

The five men accused of plotting the September 11, 2001 attacks -- including the alleged mastermind -- are this week due back in US military court, though their prospects for an actual trial remain elusive.

Dec 08, 2015, 01:28 AM IST
US President Barack Obama signs defence bill despite Guantanamo shut down restrictions

US President Barack Obama signs defence bill despite Guantanamo shut down restrictions

US President Barack Obama signed a defence bill that includes restrictions on transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay to Washington which will directly affect the shut down of the prison, the media reported on Thursday.

Nov 26, 2015, 14:22 PM IST

Obama signs bill making Gitmo closure tougher

The bill upholds a ban on transferring prisoners from Gitmo to the United States.

Nov 26, 2015, 05:37 AM IST