Jul 27, 2015

Some Guantanamo inmates would go to U.S. under new plan: Obama aide

A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military jail will call for the transfer to U.S. prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents. Outlining the White ...

Jul 25, 2015

Pentagon asks armed 'citizen guards' at recruitment centers to stand down

The Pentagon on Friday asked that concerned armed citizens not stand guard at military recruiting offices, saying it can handle security after a shooting rampage. Prompted by shootings at military facilities around the U.S., Americans have started showing up at military recruiting offices to ...

Jul 25, 2015

Belgium arrests two former Guantanamo inmates on terrorism charges

Belgium has arrested two former detainees at Guantanamo prison on charges of terrorism, saying the men are suspected of seeking recruits to fight in Syria, the federal prosecutor’s office said Friday. The two men, who were held at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval base ...

Jul 24, 2015

Philippine nightclub blast kills one, wounds nine

A powerful explosion tore through a nightclub in the strife-torn southern Philippines, killing one person and wounding nine others, police said Friday. The blast punctured the ceiling of the two-storey club and threw bar stools into the streets of Zamboanga City late Thursday evening, ...

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Jul 23, 2015

U.S. defense chief in Iraq for talks on war against IS

Pentagon chief Ashton Carter flew to Baghdad on Thursday for talks on Iraq’s war against the Islamic State group, whose “caliphate” is shrinking but is ramping up deadly car bombings. Carter was to meet Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Sunni Arab tribal leaders from ...