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Ex-Guantanamo inmate free to continue hunger strike: judge

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate whose health is failing is free to continue his long hunger strike, ruled a Uruguayan judge.

Ex-Gitmo inmate in Uruguay exits coma, resumes hunger strike

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay but demanding to be reunited with his family has resumed a hunger strike after coming out of a coma, his doctor said Thursday.

Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo prisoner in Uruguay in 'coma'

Montevideo - A former inmate at the US Guantanamo military prison who was resettled in Uruguay has slipped into a coma after a lengthy hunger strike, a medical worker told AFP Wednesday.

Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo inmate leaves Uruguay hospital

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay left hospital Saturday after being admitted amid a long hunger strike.

US military closes one of the Guantanamo Bay prison camps

Washington - The US military has closed a maximum-security detention center at Guantanamo Bay, an official said Thursday, as the controversial military prison's population continues to shrink.

Obama 'not ready to concede' Guantanamo will stay open

Vientiane - With months left in office, US President Barack Obama said Thursday he was not ready to give up on an eight-year-old promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate in Uruguay hospital after hunger strike

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate who was resettled in Uruguay was hospitalized, suffering from the effects of a prolonged hunger strike, a source said.

Ex-Guantanamo inmate declares hunger strike in Uruguay

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo inmate resettled in Uruguay in 2014 has declared a hunger strike after being deported from Venezuela in a failed attempt to reunite with his family in Turkey.

Venezuela sends ex-Guantanamo inmate back to Uruguay

Montevideo - A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials said Tuesday.

Venezuela to return ex-Guantanamo prisoner to Uruguay

Montevideo - A former prisoner at the US Guantanamo Bay military center being held by Venezuela after going missing from Uruguay will be returned there Sunday, a key mediator said.

Ex-Guantanamo prisoner goes on hunger strike in Venezuela: lawyer

Caracas - A former Guantanamo prisoner now held by Venezuela's intelligence agency has gone on hunger strike, his lawyer said Saturday.

US makes major Guantanamo transfer to UAE

Washington - Fifteen Guantanamo Bay detainees have been transferred to the United Arab Emirates, the largest such release in years, the Pentagon announced.The latest transfers bring the remaining population of the detention center down to 61.

Pentagon to announce transfer of 15 Guantanamo inmates: Amnesty

Washington - The Pentagon was expected Monday to announce 15 inmates have been transferred from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, in what would be the largest such release in years, Amnesty International USA said.

US transfers two Guantanamo detainees to Serbia: Pentagon

Washington - The Pentagon on Monday transferred two Guantanamo detainees, one Yemeni and the other Tajik, to Serbia, bringing the population of the controversial US military prison to 76.

U.S. transfers Guantanamo inmate to Italy: Official

Washington - The United States has transferred Saudi-born Yemeni inmate Fayiz Ahmad Yahia Suleiman to Italy, the Pentagon announced Sunday, as President Barack Obama seeks to close the reviled American military detention center in Cuba.

Climate change brings conflict, Senegal leader warns

New York - Senegal's President Macky Sall sees a link between climate change and security, in particular when it comes to the jihadist threat in the Sahel."Global warming exacerbates receding water levels...

U.S. transfers nine Yemenis from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

Washington - Nine Yemeni inmates have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said on Saturday, bringing the controversial military prison's remaining population down to 80.

US transfers two Libyans from Guantanamo to Senegal

Dakar - The Pentagon announced Monday the transfer of two Libyan inmates from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre to Senegal, the latest move under President Barack Obama's contentious plan to shutter the notorious jail.

US-Cuba thaw has yet to reach Guantanamo

Guant - Jorge Frometa sometimes wakes up to a sound most Cubans never hear: the US national anthem, which plays out every morning at the nearby Guantanamo naval base, far removed from the blossoming US-Cuban reconciliation.

Business as usual at Guantanamo betrays Obama ambitions

Guant - A length of razor wire dangles onto a chain-link fence, clinking gently in the warm breeze. Long, thick grass smothers what once was a gravel prison yard. Animal droppings are everywhere.

Indonesia adamant terror mastermind won't return from Guantanamo

Jakarta - Indonesia does not want one of the country's most notorious terrorists, Hambali, returned home should the United States close the controversial Guantanamo Bay detention centre, a senior minister said Friday.

Ex-Guantanamo chief ignores French court summons

Paris - Former Guantanamo prison chief Geoffrey Miller failed to appear Tuesday before a French court despite a summons over accusations of torture by two ex-detainees, lawyers said.

Obama presents plan to close Guantanamo prison

Washington - President Barack Obama presented a long-shot plan to shutter the Guantanamo Bay detention center, hoping to fulfill an elusive campaign promise before he leaves office next year.

Obama identifies 13 possible sites to replace Guantanamo

Washington - President Barack Obama on Tuesday will present a plan to close the controversial US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, identifying 13 possible replacement sites in a bid to honor a glaringly unfulfilled campaign promise.

Obama to unveil plan to close Guantanamo prison

Washington - President Barack Obama is expected Tuesday to make a final push to close the controversial US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, hoping to honor a glaringly unfulfilled campaign promise.

Two Guantanamo Bay inmates sent to Bosnia, Montenegro

Washington - The Pentagon on Thursday announced the transfer of another two inmates from the Guantanamo Bay military prison, bringing the controversial facility's remaining population down to 91.

10 Yemeni ex-Guantanamo inmates arrive in Oman: Ministry

Muscat - Ten former inmates at the US detention centre in Guantanamo Bay arrived in Oman Thursday for a "temporary stay" as Washington vies to close the notorious prison, Muscat's foreign ministry said.

Former Guantanamo inmates want to 'live normally' in Ghana

Accra - Two Yemeni men transferred from Guantanamo Bay to Ghana are looking to rebuild their lives and are not out to avenge their detention, they said in an interview broadcast late Monday.

Guantanamo Bay detainee repatriated to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon

Washington - A Guantanamo Bay inmate has been repatriated to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon announced Monday, bringing the remote military prison's remaining population down to 103.

Last Kuwaiti Guantanamo inmate returns home

Kuwait City - The last Kuwaiti prisoner in the US Guantanamo Bay prison returned home Saturday to a family reception after 14 years of detention, the head of a detainee group said.
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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
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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
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