Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

Travel May 26, 2017

Looking for 'omotenashi' in Cuba's southeast

by Tyler Rothmar

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 drives, ...

World 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. ...

Freed from captivity, Bergdahl's ordeal continues

World Jun 2, 2014

Freed from captivity, Bergdahl's ordeal continues

In 2008, when he joined the army, he was a bookish athlete from rugged Idaho with a passion for fencing. A year later, he was a captive of the Afghan Taliban. Today, he is on the way home, a free man at last. But a ...

World Aug 19, 2013

Efforts to close 'Second Guantanamo' in Afghanistan prove problematic

Of all the challenges the U.S. faces as it winds down the Afghanistan war, the most difficult might be closing the prison nicknamed "The Second Guantanamo." The United States holds 67 non-Afghan prisoners there, including some described as hardened al-Qaida operatives seized from around the ...