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  • U.S. officials send Kuwaiti man home from Guantanamo Bay prison

    U.S. officials send Kuwaiti man home from Guantanamo Bay prison
    A long-held Al Qaeda suspect at Guantanamo Bay was sent home to Kuwait early Wednesday after U.S. officials concluded he does not pose a threat to the United States. Fawzi Odah, 37, was never charged or put on trial during his 13 years in the U.S....
  • Russian Taliban fighter charged in U.S. civilian court

    A Russian member of the Taliban who was captured by U.S. forces five years ago in eastern Afghanistan was named Tuesday in an indictment charging him with coordinating attacks on U.S. troops and conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction. Irek Ilgiz...
  • Former 'forever prisoner' leaves Guant�namo for Kuwait

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba A Kuwait aircraft lifted off from this remote Navy base with a long-held captive before dawn Wednesday, sealing the first repatriation of a former so-called "forever prisoner" whose dangerousness was downgraded by a U.S....
  • 'Twilight's' Kristen Stewart captures soul-numbing work of Guant�namo guards in 'Camp X-Ray'

    Earlier this year, the U.S. Marine general who opened Camp X-Ray at Guantanamo Bay Navy base in 2002 called guarding detainees there a "soul-numbing experience." "I think that we need to be very careful that these young people, the guards themselves,...
  • War court censors word 'female' in legal argument

    MIAMI A controversy has roiled the war-on-terror prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for weeks now over the recent use of female guards to shuttle devout Muslim captives to legal appointments. But the war court censor doesn't want you know that the issue...
  • Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of three upcoming executions

    Citing a lack of necessary drugs and the need for additional training of corrections employees after a botched execution in April, Oklahoma Atty. Gen. Scott Pruitt wants to delay three upcoming executions scheduled to take place by the end of the year. ...
  • Iranian woman facing death penalty may be spared

    An Iranian woman facing a death sentence in a murder case that some have labeled a miscarriage of justice may be spared the gallows, Iranian judicial officials said Monday. Authorities were seeking consent from the family of the victim to vacate the...
  • Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

    Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'
    For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...
  • Artillery attack challenges ceasefire in east Ukraine

    Artillery attack challenges ceasefire in east Ukraine
    Ukrainian government forces came under artillery fire late on Saturday near the strategic port of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, in the first serious violation of a ceasefire declared only about 30 hours earlier. The presidents of Russia and Ukraine had...
  • Iraq's Yazidis worry about relatives seized by Islamic State

    Iraq's Yazidis worry about relatives seized by Islamic State
    As fighting raged between Islamist extremists and armed residents of the northern Iraqi town of Qahtaniya, Abdal Ali Aliyas had a split-second decision to make. There were two roads leading to the countryside. Aliyas fled by the gravel road. His 18-...
  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier

    Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier
    Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for a few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. The soldier, recognizable as...