Apr 17, 2016

U.S. sends nine Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

Under a long-sought diplomatic deal between Washington and Riyadh, the United States on Saturday transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, including an inmate who had been on a hunger strike since 2007, U.S. ...

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

Jan 15, 2016

Fewer than 100 Guantanamo prisoners left as 10 leave to Oman

Ten prisoners from Yemen who were held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been released and sent to the Middle Eastern nation of Oman for resettlement, officials said Thursday, portraying it as a significant milestone in the long-stalled effort to shutter the detention center. The ...

Dec 29, 2015

First of 17 detainees to be released from Gitmo next week

The first of 17 detainees scheduled to be released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in January will be transferred next week, as the Obama administration continues to reduce the population at the controversial detention center, a senior U.S. official said Monday. Another three detainees ...

Obama should probe Bush, others over CIA torture: rights group

Dec 4, 2015

Obama should probe Bush, others over CIA torture: rights group

U.S. President Barack Obama must investigate his predecessor, George W. Bush, and allies over the CIA’s torture of terrorism, suspects, or else stand complicit in a government “cover-up,” Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. In a scathing report, the international rights group decried the lack ...

Dec 3, 2015

Long-time Guantanamo inmate in case of mistaken identity

U.S. officials have acknowledged that a Yemeni man held at Guantanamo Bay since 2002 is not entirely the person they thought he was. In what it concedes is at least a partial case of mistaken identity, the Pentagon said the 37-year-old inmate is not ...

Sep 18, 2015

U.S. frees Moroccan prisoner held over 13 years at Guantanamo

Another Guantanamo Bay prisoner has been released as part of the drawn-out U.S. effort to wind down and eventually close the detention center at the U.S. base in Cuba, officials said Thursday. Younis Abdurrahman Chekkouri was sent to his native Morocco after more than ...