Ex-Guantanamo detainee among suspected jihadists held in Spain, Morocco

Spanish and Moroccan police on Tuesday detained four people suspected of recruiting jihadists for the Islamic State group, one of whom was a former Guantanamo prisoner who received military training in Afghanistan.

Feb 23, 2016, 22:05 PM IST
Barack Obama plan to close Guantanamo proposes 13 potential US transfer sites

Barack Obama plan to close Guantanamo proposes 13 potential US transfer sites

President Barack Obama has pledged to close the prison and move the detainees since before his election in 2008.

Feb 23, 2016, 21:35 PM IST

Barack Obama to make statement on Guantanamo amid plan to close prison

President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Guantanamo on Tuesday, the White House said, as his administration prepared to present U.S. lawmakers with his plan to shutter the controversial military prison. 

Feb 23, 2016, 18:35 PM IST

U.S. to transfer al Qaeda suspect from Guantanamo to Kuwait

The United States released a suspected al Qaeda propagandist to the government of Kuwait on Friday.

Jan 09, 2016, 02:17 AM IST

UAE takes five Yemeni prisoners freed by US from Guantanamo

Five men who have been held for more than 13 years at the US base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released.

Nov 16, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

Cuba, US to discuss steps for normalisation of ties

A Cuba-US bilateral commission will meet in Washington on Tuesday to discuss further steps for normalisation of relations between the two countries, the Cuban Foreign Ministry has said.

Nov 06, 2015, 12:19 PM IST

At UN, Raul Castro says US must end embargo to have normal Cuba ties

Cuban President Raul Castro told the U.N. General Assembly on Monday that normal relations with the United States would only be possible if Washington ended its trade embargo on his country, returned the military base at Guantanamo and ended anti-communist broadcasts beamed into the island.

Sep 29, 2015, 02:50 AM IST

US report proves Lithuania hosted CIA `black site`: Lawyer

 A US Senate report proves that Lithuania hosted a secret CIA jail for terror suspects a decade ago, a lawyer for a Saudi-born Guantanamo detainee claimed Friday.

Sep 18, 2015, 22:16 PM IST

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.

Jun 30, 2015, 20:56 PM IST

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.

Jun 13, 2015, 03:41 AM IST

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.

May 30, 2015, 08:49 AM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2015, 23:50 PM IST

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.

Mar 24, 2015, 01:42 AM IST

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".

Mar 18, 2015, 01:00 AM IST

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.


Mar 12, 2015, 01:23 AM IST

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.

Feb 19, 2015, 05:29 AM IST

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.

Feb 13, 2015, 07:19 AM IST

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.

Dec 31, 2014, 12:05 PM IST

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.

Dec 16, 2014, 05:49 AM IST