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  • U.S. says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops

    U.S. says freed Afghan prisoners are a threat to civilians, troops
    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...
  • Guantanamo detainee cites POW stipulation in bid for freedom

    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...
  • Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai

    Rights group: Egypt turns blind eye to human trafficking in Sinai
    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. The...
  • U.S. complains that Afghanistan releasing dangerous prisoners

    U.S. complains that Afghanistan releasing dangerous prisoners
    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....
  • Guantanamo review boards to become partly public

    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...
  • Short celebrations following Italy’s 1943 surrender

     
    Workers at Calship shipyard on Terminal Island cheer the news of Italy's surrender. Then it was back to work....
  • A fresh voice

    A fresh voice
    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 -...
  • Tortured arguments, revisited

    Tortured arguments, revisited
    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...
  • Alcatraz, a blooming garden spot

    Alcatraz, a blooming garden spot
    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...
  • Puerto Rican community seeks prisoner's release

    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,...
  • Did waterboarding lead to bin Laden? We don't know and it doesn't matter

    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...