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 ...

Jan 23, 2016

Guantanamo Bay inmate refuses to leave

A Yemeni prisoner who had been cleared to leave Guantanamo Bay after nearly 14 years has opted to stay in the military prison for now, a Pentagon spokesman said Friday. Mohammed Ali Abdullah Bwazir had been due to be transferred on Wednesday, but changed ...

Nov 16, 2015

U.S. releases five Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to UAE

Five men who have been held for more than 13 years at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the United Arab Emirates, the Pentagon said Sunday. The five Yemeni men were accepted for resettlement in the Persian ...

Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from U.S.

/ Nov 11, 2015

Congress OKs bill banning Guantanamo detainees from U.S.

Congress sent President Barack Obama a $607 billion defense policy bill that he is expected to sign even though he adamantly opposes its ban on moving some Guantanamo Bay detainees to U.S. prisons. The Senate overwhelmingly approved the bill, 91-3, on Tuesday just days ...