Guantanamo

  • Al Qaeda leader vows to free inmates from US military base in Guantanamo 31-07-2013 02:30 PM

    Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri slammed US treatment of hunger striking inmates at Guantanamo Bay and said the group would spare no effort to free them, according to an audio recording posted on the Internet on Wednesday. Zawahri also said Shi'ite Hezbollah's intervention in the conflict in Syria was an...
  • US: Woman arrested after jumping over White House fence 27-06-2013 02:17 AM

    Washington: The US Secret Service says a woman is under arrest and in police custody on Wednesday after jumping over the White House fence during a protest. A Secret Service spokesman identified the woman, who wore an orange jumpsuit, as Diane Wilson. She was charged with unlawful entry and handed...
  • Obama must follow Guantanamo promise with action: Yemen 03-06-2013 07:41 AM

    Jeddah: Yemen gave a qualified welcome on Sunday to President Barack Obama's promise to lift a ban on repatriating Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, saying he now had to back up his words with actions. Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said his government was building a "rehabilitation center" to house Yemenis...
  • Obama announces steps to push for Guantanamo's closure 24-05-2013 09:27 AM

    United States President Barack Obama announced steps to push for the close of Guantanamo detention center. Obama had repeatedly vowed to close the camp during his 2008 presidential campaign. ...
  • Barack Obama limits use of US drone strikes 24-05-2013 02:46 AM

    Washington: President Barack Obama outlined plans on Thursday to limit the use of US drone strikes against extremists abroad and took steps aimed at breaking a deadlock on closing the Guantanamo Bay military prison. In a major foreign policy speech after two weeks of fending off domestic scandals, Obama limited...
  • Guantanamo prison is expensive, inefficient: Obama 01-05-2013 01:45 AM

    Washington: Asserting his commitment to close the terrorist detention center in Guantanamo, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday said that the prison is a no-man's land that is not only "expensive" and "inefficient" but also hurts America in terms of its international standing. "I continue to believe that we've got...
  • Head of Libyan Islamic extremist militia shot 15-04-2013 08:43 AM

    Tripoli: A security official says the leader of an Islamic extremist militia in Libya suspected of involvement in an attack in Benghazi that killed the US ambassador has been shot. Sufyan bin Qumu, a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, was shot on Sunday in the area of al-Thruwn in the eastern...
  • UN rights chief calls for closure of Guantanamo prison 06-04-2013 06:57 AM

    Geneva: The UN human rights chief called on the United States on Friday to close down the Guantanamo prison camp, saying the indefinite imprisonment of many detainees without charge or trial violated international law. Navi Pillay said the hunger strike being staged by some inmates at the Guantanamo Bay US...
  • US mulls transfer of Taliban prisoner in peace bid 30-12-2011 05:04 AM

    Washington: The Obama administration is considering transferring to Afghan custody a senior Taliban official suspected of major human rights abuses as part of a long-shot bid to improve the prospects of a peace deal in Afghanistan, Reuters has learned. The potential hand-over of Mohammed Fazl, a 'high-risk detainee' held at...
  • 9/11 mastermind to be tried at Guantanamo 01-06-2011 08:18 AM

    Washington: The alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, will be tried in a military commission at the Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention center along with four suspected co-conspirators, the Pentagon said. "The prosecutors have recommended that the charges against all five of the accused be referred as capital....
  • Wikileaks provide new insight on Osama and Al-Qaeda 26-04-2011 08:48 AM

    9/11 mastermind Khaled Sheikh Mohammed reportedly told interrogators Al Qaeda has hidden a N-device in Europe. ...
  • Kal Penn robbed at gunpoint 21-04-2010 11:22 AM

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  • Pak-born Brit MP starts campaign to book Musharraf 08-09-2009 06:50 PM

    Former president accused of deporting terror suspects to Guantanamo. ...
  • Obama signs order to close Guantanamo within a yr 23-01-2009 01:18 PM

    The clock is ticking on the Guantanamo Bay detention center. ...
  • Is Obama right in closing Guantanamo Bay? 22-01-2009 03:48 AM

    CNN's Susan Candiotti gets us reactions from the ground zero. ...
  • US HC sides with Guantanamo detainees; Bush miffed 13-06-2008 04:55 AM

    Karachi: Former ICC president Ehsan Mani has accused the Pakistan Cricket Board of blindly following the BCCI and said that relations between the two boards should be based on mutual benefits. Mani advised the board to not sacrifice the interests of Pakistan cricket. They blindly followed what the BCCI conveyed...
  • US ranked 97th on global peace index survey 21-05-2008 03:28 PM

    Dubai: The ICC board has recommended that former South Africa wicketkeeper David Richardson replace outgoing chief executive Haroon Lorgat. Richardson has been the general manager of cricket for the the International Cricket Council for the past decade. He represented South Africa in 42 Tests and 122 one-day internationals. He is...
  • Al-Jazeera cameraman freed from Guantanamo 03-05-2008 01:20 PM

    The judge (Justice David Bean) in the Chris Cairns vs Lalit Modi legal case on Wednesday reportedly rejected an application by the legal team of the former Indian Premier League commissioner to call former India swing bowler Balwinder Singh Sandhu as a witness. On Tuesday, Sandhu spoke to a television...
  • Kal Penn is back with Escape from Guantanamo Bay 27-04-2008 12:04 AM

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke admitted on Friday that he supports the decision to drop Ricky Ponting from the one-day international squad, but says the former captain's ODI career may not be over. Speaking for the first time since Ponting was dropped, Clarke said it was unlikely but Ponting could...
  • When Kal Penn landed up in Guantanamo Bay 19-04-2008 12:05 AM

    Bangalore: India allrounder Ravindra Jadeja will be the top draw when some 144 players from 11 countries go under the hammer at Saturday's auction for the 2012 Indian Premier League (IPL). The nine league franchises have been allowed to spend an additional $2 million as their squad strengths have been...
  • US seeks death penalty for 9/11 mastermind, five others 12-02-2008 11:17 AM

    Melbourne: Fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said the injection of new coaching staffs, who have brought new approaches, is helping the Australian squad. Johnson said after the disastrous Ashes campaign, team and coaches needed a shake-up and is happy that things are moving in the right direction. Justing Langer has been...