Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

May 26, 2017

Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

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Though half a world apart in geography, history, language and just about anything else you could name, Cuba and Japan are not entirely without similarities. Both are island countries, albeit in different stages of development, and both are in the throes of full-on tourist ...

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 ...