Oman takes in 10 inmates from Guantanamo

Jan 17, 2017

Oman takes in 10 inmates from Guantanamo

Oman said it received 10 inmates from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay Monday, as outgoing President Barack Obama looks to reduce the number of prisoners there before leaving office. Neither the sultanate’s foreign ministry nor the U.S. defense official who confirmed the ...

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

Jan 13, 2017

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

U.S. President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that celebrated their partnership over eight years in office. “This is an extraordinary man,” Obama said of ...

Obama says farewell from where it all started

Jan 11, 2017

Obama says farewell from where it all started

Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency Tuesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters shaken by Donald Trump’s shock election. Obama’s last trip on Air Force One is a pilgrimage to his adoptive hometown, where he will ...

Cuba, U.S. ink oil, toxic spill deal before Trump takes over

Jan 10, 2017

Cuba, U.S. ink oil, toxic spill deal before Trump takes over

Cuba and the United States agreed on Monday to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico, as they rush to conclude deals before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. U.S. Charge d’Affaires Jeffrey DeLaurentis, upon signing ...