US names new Guantanamo special envoy

 US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday appointed a new special envoy to lead the Obama administration`s efforts to close the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate stopped from flying to Montreal

A French former Guantanamo detainee was barred from flying to Montreal, where he was to address a conference on Western youth radicalization, he said Friday.

Two ex-Guantanamo inmates to tie knot with Uruguayans

Two former Guantanamo inmates who were resettled in Uruguay will tie the knot in a joint ceremony with women they met in their new homeland, individuals close to the couples told AFP Friday.

Guantanamo ex-inmate granted bail in Canada

A Canadian court on Friday granted bail to former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield in 2002 and sent to the US jail in Cuba.

Guantanamo ex-inmate granted bail in Canada, release likely in May

A Canadian court on Friday granted bail to former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr, who was 15 when he was captured on an Afghan battlefield in 2002 and sent to the US jail in Cuba.

Uruguay says won`t take more Guantanamo inmates

 Uruguay, the only South American country to take in detainees from the US military prison at Guantanamo, said Monday it will not accept any more.

British MPs urge US to free last UK resident held in Guantanamo

British lawmakers called on the US government on Tuesday to release the last British resident being held at Guantanamo Bay, describing his treatment as "inhuman".

UN torture expert accuses US of hindering visits to prisons, Guantanamo

The United Nations` top investigator on the use of torture accused Washington Wednesday of dragging its feet on his requested visits to prisons and refusing to give him access to inmates at Guantanamo.

 

US court overturns conviction of Australian once held at Guantanamo

A U.S. military appeals court on Wednesday threw out the conviction of Australian David Hicks on a terrorism-related charge, saying the activity for which he was convicted did not become a crime until years after he was captured in Afghanistan.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate asks Argentina to take in others

A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay after staging a hunger strike appealed Thursday to neighboring Argentina to take in other prisoners from the controversial US military detention center.

US sends 5 Guantanamo prisoners to Kazakhstan for resettlement

 Three Yemenis and two Tunisians held for more than a decade at the US military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Kazakhstan for resettlement, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, the latest in a flurry of prisoner transfers aimed at closing the facility.

Guantanamo hearings for 9/11 plotters postponed

The first open pre-trial hearings with accused 9/11 plotters Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Ramzi Binalshibh since the release of a damning Senate report on CIA torture have been postponed until February, officials said.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates to leave Uruguay hospital

Six Guantanamo inmates being resettled in Uruguay will leave hospital "in a matter of hours" and begin new lives as free men in the South American country, the defense minister said Monday.

Six Guantanamo detainees resettled in Uruguay

Six men detained at Guantanamo for more than a decade have been resettled in Uruguay, as US President Barack Obama attempts to fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.

Six Guantanamo detainees sent to Uruguay: Pentagon

Six Guantanamo detainees, including four Syrians, one Palestinian and one Tunisian, have been transferred to Uruguay from the American military base in Cuba, where 136 detainees remain, the Pentagon said on Sunday.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Uruguay`s offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

US judge hears of Guantanamo force-feeding techniques

Hunger-striking prisoners who are force-fed at Guantanamo Bay can choose from several flavors, including strawberry, for the liquid meal they must ingest and well-behaved inmates sometimes are force-fed communally, a US court heard Wednesday.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Uruguay`s offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Judge orders release of Guantanamo videotapes

A US judge on Saturday ordered the public release of videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed.

Judge orders release of Guantanamo videotapes

Washington:) A US judge today ordered the public release of videotapes of a hunger-striking Guantanamo Bay prisoner strike being forcibly removed from his cell and force-fed.

Lawyers for the prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, have challenged his treatment as abusive.