UN torture investigator wants to visit Guantanamo

The United Nations` investigator on torture said Tuesday he had asked the US military to allow him to interview inmates as a condition for a visit to the Guantanamo prison.

Obama urges Guantanamo closure this year

President Barack Obama told Americans on Tuesday that 2014 should be the year to finally close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay as the United States winds down its military role in Afghanistan.

Senate weighs Guantanamo prison`s fate

The US Senate will vote later on Tuesday on defense legislation that would ease restrictions on transferring detainees from Guantanamo, a major first step toward closing the controversial war-on-terror prison.

US judge eases communication between Guantanamo inmates, lawyers

The military judge in the September 11 trial ordered the US government to hand over correspondence on Guantanamo prison conditions and lifted restrictions on lawyers` communications with detainees.

Guantanamo prison closure: Obama weighs options

The US is determined to close down the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention centre and the Administration is looking into various decisions that can be taken in this regard, the White House has said.

Guantanamo hunger strike grows to 52: Official

More Guantanamo detainees have joined a growing hunger strike at the reviled US military prison, with nearly a third of the 166 war-on-terror suspects participating, a spokesman said.

Last western detainee leaves Guantanamo prison

The last Western prisoner at US Guantanamo detention facility in Cuba, has been transferred to Canada after a decade in custody.

Three Saudi militants killed in blast abroad: Ministry

The Saudi Interior Ministry says an investigation has shown that three Saudi militants were killed in a September 14 blast outside the country.

Two Uzbeks from Guantanamo prison arrive in Ireland

Two Uzbeks imprisoned since 2002 in the Guantanamo Bay prison have arrived in Ireland, and Amnesty International is appealing to other European Union nations to deliver on pledges to give new homes to US terror detainees.