| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:42 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — Over strong U.S. objections, Afghanistan on Thursday released 65 prisoners it has said it cannot prosecute despite American warnings that they could return to attacking coalition forces and civilians.
The U.S. military had...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:09 PM
WASHINGTON — A Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay is mounting a novel legal challenge to win his release, arguing in a federal lawsuit that he should be freed when U.S. combat troops pull out of Afghanistan because international law stipulates...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:42 AM
CAIRO -- Scarred, terrified and systematically tortured, the victims of human traffickers in the Sinai peninsula have been largely abandoned to their fate by Egyptian authorities, a leading human rights group alleged in a report released Tuesday.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:16 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. military on Tuesday slammed Afghanistan for continuing to order the release of prisoners who the United States believes are dangerous, but who Afghan officials say cannot be prosecuted because authorities lack evidence....
| Jan 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
WASHINGTON — He was selling vegetables in Yemen at age 16 when he first embraced jihad, rising quickly in Al Qaeda and eventually being tapped for a Sept. 11, 2001, suicide operation in Asia that was scrapped in favor of the airplane attacks in...
| Dec 11, 2013
Workers at Calship shipyard on Terminal Island cheer the news of Italy's surrender. Then it was back to work....
| Apr 29, 2011
| 2:54 PM
When Goldie Goldbloom won one of the most prestigious awards for up-and-coming novelists, she didn't even know she had entered the competition.
She hadn't. A fellow writing workshop member - who also happens to be the editor of a literary magazine -...
| May 4, 2011
| 12:48 PM
What a sorry spectacle to see the usual suspects — a veritable coalition of the willing-to-torture crowd from the Bush era — seizing on the death of Osama bin Laden as evidence that enhanced interrogation techniques work. It is a leap of logic...
| May 22, 2011
Delicate flowers didn't do well on the Rock. I'm not talking about prisoners, though criminals such as Al Capone and George "Machine Gun" Kelly were no shrinking violets. I mean the actual flowers blooming outside the cellblock walls — hot-pink...
| May 29, 2011
| 5:25 PM
With prayer, song and calls for freedom, dozens of Puerto Rican community members and human rights activists gathered today to mark the 30th year in prison for Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera and called for his release.
Lopez Rivera, now 68,...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:28 PM
The successful raid on Osama bin Laden's safe house in Pakistan has reinvigorated debate over the role that "enhanced interrogation techniques" have played in fighting al-Qaida. No one is switching sides, which has turned the argument into a theological...