Guantanamo detainee with British residency to be released

 A Saudi detainee with residency status in Britain is expected to be freed from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in June following a campaign for his release.

UN to house ex-Guantanamo inmates in Uruguay

The United Nations refugee agency will provide homes to six former detainees of the US military prison in Guantanamo who have struggled to resettle in Uruguay, the country`s President said on Friday.

Amman city cleaners to bin orange jumpsuits over IS videos

Jordan`s capital Amman said Tuesday it is replacing the orange jumpsuits worn by its city cleaners because of their similarity to those of hostages murdered in Islamic State group videos.

Guantanamo Bay inmate Hicks relieved after conviction quashed

Former Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks Thursday expressed relief after a US court quashed his terrorism conviction and demanded Canberra pay his medical bills as he struggles to overcome the effects of alleged torture.

Moving at snail`s pace, Guantanamo hearings hit new snags

They are slow, expensive and messy; and more than 13 years after the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, the Guantanamo Bay proceedings leading to trial for alleged co-conspirators continue to face hurdles.

Lawyer for accused 9/11 plotter alleges mistreatment at Guantanamo

An attorney for a Saudi man charged in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks accused his U.S. jailers at the Guantanamo Bay military prison on Thursday of mistreatment.

Hearing for accused 9/11 plotters halted after infiltration charge

A U.S. military judge on Monday halted a pre-trial hearing for Guantanamo Bay inmates accused of plotting the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks after one of the accused said his interpreter had worked at a secret CIA prison.

US says `no` to handing Guantanamo back to Cuba

Efforts to improve ties with Cuba will not extend to handing control of Guantanamo Bay back to Havana, the White House said on Thursday.

Obama `will not relent` in bid to close Guantanamo prison
Obama `will not relent` in bid to close Guantanamo prison

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday pledged to make good on his promise to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, saying it was "time to finish the job."

US sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Oman, Estonia

The United States has transferred five inmates from its naval base prison at Guantanamo Bay, sending four to Oman and one to Estonia, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

'Dozens of detainees to be moved from Gitmo'; can Obama get it closed in his tenure?
'Dozens of detainees to be moved from Gitmo'; can Obama get it closed in his tenure?

Determined to thin down the number of detainees at the ill-famed Guantanamo detention centre in Cuba, the Obama administration will in coming months, transfer dozens of inmates, the CNN reported.

US State Department's Guantanamo envoy resigns

The State Department envoy responsible for negotiating prisoner transfers from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is resigning, officials said on Monday, even as President Barack Obama is promising a stepped-up push to close the facility.

US sends four Afghans back home from Guantanamo

The Pentagon said on Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre have been returned to their home country in what US officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.

Investigation into ex-POW Bergdahl over: US officials

 The US Army has wrapped up its investigation into how an American soldier was captured by Taliban insurgents in 2009, and now senior officers will weigh the findings, Pentagon officials said Friday.

Former Guantanamo inmate slams Australia after CIA report

Australian former Guantanamo Bay inmate David Hicks has heckled a senior minister, calling him a coward while accusing the former government of having full knowledge of his alleged torture.

Ex-British Guantanamo inmate says CIA "torture" report won't help

A former British inmate of Guantanamo Bay said CIA "torture" of terrorism suspects, detailed in a US Senate report on Tuesday, had fuelled violence and the rise of Islamic State and that cataloguing it wouldn`t help.

European delegation sets out for Guantanamo Bay prison

A delegation of five European officials led by French former justice minister Rachida Dati will visit the US military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba this week, aides said Sunday.


US plans to release more detainees from Guantanamo Bay

The Pentagon is preparing to release more prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre in Cuba, in the coming weeks, official sources in the US have revealed.

Slovakia says freed Guantanamo inmates `pose no risk`

The Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia as part of efforts to empty the controversial US military detention centre pose no security risk, the Slovak interior ministry said Friday.

Guantanamo judge rules female guards cannot touch al Qaeda suspect

A US military judge ruled on Tuesday that female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison should continue to be barred from touching an Iraqi man accused of being an al Qaeda commander in Afghanistan.