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Ex-Guantanamo inmate asks Argentina to take in others

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay after staging a hunger strike appealed Thursday to neighboring Argentina to take in other prisoners from the controversial US military detention center.

Court clash over female guards at Guantanamo

Fort George G Meade - Barring female guards from handling inmates at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay poses a "risk" to the soldiers working there, the commander of a top-secret prison unit said.

Inmate's Guantanamo diary to be released

London - The first memoir by a current inmate detailing life inside Guantanamo is to be released next week following a six-year legal fight to declassify the manuscript, extracts of which appeared in The Guardian on Saturday.

U.S. sends five Guantanamo prisoners to Oman, Estonia

Washington - The United States has transferred five men from its Guantanamo Bay prison, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a renewed push by President Barack Obama toward closing the controversial jail.

US releases five Guantanamo inmates to Kazakhstan

Washington - The United States has sent five detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay to Kazakhstan, marking a renewed push by President Barack Obama to close the controversial jail.

Four Afghan Guantanamo detainees repatriated: Pentagon

Washington - Four Afghans held for more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay have been sent home, the Pentagon said Saturday, edging President Barack Obama closer toward his goal of closing the controversial US military jail.

Obama blasts Guantanamo provisions as he signs defense bill

Washington - President Barack Obama signed into law America's annual defense policy bill, but he blasted provisions that ensure the Guantanamo Bay prison will stay open for now.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates leave hospital in Uruguay

Montevideo - Six former Guantanamo inmates being resettled in Uruguay have left hospital and been taken to a house where they will adjust to their new lives in South America, the labor union hosting them said Thursday.

Obama closer to closing Guantanamo, but hurdles remain

Washington - The White House is inching closer to its goal of closing the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay -- home to some of the men subjected to brutal CIA interrogations.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates to move into Uruguay house

Montevideo - Five of the six former Guantanamo inmates being resettled in Uruguay will likely move into a house in the capital Montevideo on Wednesday, according to the labor union providing the lodging.

Ex-Guantanamo inmates still hospitalized in Uruguay

Montevideo - Six former Guantanamo inmates were still hospitalized Tuesday after being transferred to Uruguay, where they are due to be resettled, ending more than a decade in detention.

After Guantanamo, ex-inmates seek new lives in Uruguay

Montevideo - Six Guantanamo inmates transferred to Uruguay prepared Monday to begin new lives as free men after more than a decade in what one called a "black hole.

Six Guantanamo detainees resettled in Uruguay

Montevideo - Six men detained at Guantanamo for more than a decade have been resettled in Uruguay, as US President Barack Obama attempts to fulfill his long-delayed promise to close the US military prison.

Uruguay leader confirms Guantanamo deal, chides U.S. on Cuba

Montevideo - Uruguayan President Jose Mujica confirmed Friday that his country would take in six Guantanamo inmates, using the occasion to urge President Barack Obama to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba.

EU Guantanamo delegation calls for flexible prison conditions

Washington - A delegation of five European officials recommended that inmates cleared for release from the US military detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, be jailed under more flexible conditions, an aide said.

Slovakia says freed Guantanamo inmates 'pose no risk'

Bratislava - The Guantanamo Bay prisoners released to Slovakia as part of efforts to empty the controversial US military detention centre pose no security risk, the Slovak interior ministry said Friday.

US sends five Guantanamo inmates to Georgia, Slovakia

Washington - The United States has transferred five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe as part of efforts to empty and close the controversial US military detention center in Cuba, officials said Thursday.

At Guantanamo, force-feeding shrouded in secrecy

Guant - Behind the barbed wire of Guantanamo Bay prison, hunger-striking inmates are routinely force-fed, a practice defended by officials as necessary medical treatment but labeled by critics as torture.

Op-Ed: Guantanamo unlikely to close although Kuwaiti is released

Washington - Fawzi al-Odah 37 left Guantanamo Bay for Kuwait on Wednesday morning. It is 13 years since he left Kuwait to do humanitarian work and teach in Afghanistan. US authorities claimed originally that he had been associated with Al Qaeda and the Taliban.

Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate freed, US plans dozen more releases

Guant - The United States is preparing to release more than a dozen Guantanamo detainees as President Barack Obama works towards his long-promised goal of closing the controversial military prison, an US defense official said Wednesday.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Montevideo - Uruguay's offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Uruguay Guantanamo offer becomes political hot potato

Montevideo - Uruguay's offer to take in six Guantanamo inmates has become a political hot potato in an election year, and may not survive the change of administration in March.

Guantanamo 'a living grave' for dozens cleared to leave

Washington - After more than a decade held without charge, dozens of Guantanamo detainees ought to have sight of freedom, but hard-won deals for their release are languishing awaiting a final Pentagon signature.

Op-Ed: US military lawyer resigns from Army over Guantanamo show trial

Washington - Major Jason Wright resigned last week from the defense team of Khalid Mohammed. Mohammed claims to be the mastermind for the 9/11 attacks.

Uruguay denies cold feet on taking Guantanamo detainees

Montevideo - Uruguay denied that it had delayed taking in six detainees from the US military prison at Guantanamo, saying no date for the transfer had been set yet.

'We needed to get him out': Hagel defends Bergdahl operation

Kabul - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday an operation to free soldier Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for Taliban prisoners was undertaken to save his life, as the insurgents' leader hailed the swap as a "big victory".

Released U.S. soldier Bergdahl in 'good' condition

The American soldier released Saturday by the Taliban after nearly five years in captivity is in "good" condition and undergoing medical treatment at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, officials said.

Guantanamo ordered to stop detainee's forced feeding

Washington - A US federal judge has ordered President Barack Obama's administration to temporarily stop force feeding a Syrian detainee at Guantanamo Bay prison and hand over videotapes of his treatment.

Op-Ed: Guantanamo inmates could be sent to U.S. and jailed indefinitely

Washington - The legal team at the White House has produced a document that is designed to assure members of Congress that existing U.S. laws provide protection against anyone being released.

Guantanamo's Camp 7, shrouded in secrecy

Santiago De Cuba - Everyone knows it exists and yet officials clam up at the mere mention of Camp 7, the most secure and secretive area of the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay.
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In this photo  reviewed by the U.S. military  a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 d...
In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba
With approval by Reuters / Brennan Linsley
In this photo  reviewed by the U.S. military  a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 d...
In this photo, reviewed by the U.S. military, a Guantanamo guard stands inside a doorway at Camp 6 detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba
With approval by Reuters / Brennan Linsley
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