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  • US releases 'forever prisoner' from Guantanamo to Saudis

    The U.S. military released to Saudi Arabia this week a captive who was held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for a dozen years, was never charged with a crime but was categorized for a time as a "forever prisoner."
  • Colombia's Santos says FARC release of hostages will be next week

    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army general, held by Marxist FARC rebels, a move that will allow stalled peace talks to continue. In a message from his...

    Detention at Guantanamo grinds on: 13 years and counting, 148 captives remain

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba The detainee in the cage outside the prison hospital psych ward never broke stride on a treadmill as a knot of reporters went past. Thunk, thunk, thunk, went his feet as he kept the beat behind green sniper netting that...

    Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general

    Deal reportedly reached to free captured Colombian general
    Countries assisting peace talks between Colombia's government and leftist rebels said Wednesday night that an agreement had been reached to free a general whose capture jeopardized the negotiations. A joint statement from Cuba and Norway said the two...

    Defense says Guantanamo detainee is soldier, exempt from war crimes

    FORT MEADE Md. (Reuters) - A U.S. military lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee described as an al-Qaeda commander said on Monday he may be classified as a soldier under international war rules - and therefore exempt from prosecution - so charges...