'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.

Alleged USS Cole mastermind seeks to avoid death penalty

The defense team for a Saudi man accused of organizing the attack on the USS Cole asked a Guantanamo Bay judge Wednesday to stop him from facing capital punishment.

Kuwaiti Guantanamo detainee sent home: US official

One of two remaining Kuwaitis held in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay was sent home Wednesday after nearly 13 years in detention, a Pentagon spokesman told AFP.

Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process.

Chile's President `evaluates` taking Guantanamo inmates

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet said Friday her government was considering taking in detainees from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Chile weighs taking Guantanamo detainees at US request

The Chilean government is considering taking in detainees from the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, officials have said.

Uruguay denies cold feet on taking Guantanamo detainees

Uruguay denied Monday that it had delayed taking in six detainees from the US military prison at Guantanamo, saying no date for the transfer had been set yet.

Protesters at White House demand Guantanamo closure

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

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

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

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.