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Protesters at White House demand Guantanamo closure

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 00:06

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 05:07

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 04:54

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 05:10

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 03:24

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 03:40

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 03:24

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

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 04:14

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:27

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

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 01:32

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

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 16:05

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

Last Updated: Saturday, March 01, 2014, 20:50

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.