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 transfer ...

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 Gulf ...

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 after ...

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 House ...

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 in ...