| 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 19, 2014
| 10:30 AM
HONG KONG - "Prisoners of War," the Israeli series that was adapted as "Homeland," has been licensed as a format for South Korean remake.
The rights were sold by Keshet International to Star J Entertainment. The show is to be produced in partnership with...
| 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....
| Oct 30, 2013
| 8:33 PM
The captured fighter pilot had already been through so much at the infamous Hanoi Hilton.
He had been beaten up and starved, thrown for months into a dark cell crawling with rats, held immobile with his legs pinned in stocks, and strapped with ropes...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In one of the more bizarre diplomatic events of late, turbaned envoys of the Taliban cut a pink satin ribbon across the entrance of a two-story villa in Doha, Qatar, a fixed address where U.S. negotiators can find the fugitive extremists when they want to...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:37 PM
While the jury is still out as to whether the Chinese writer Mo Yan, who is said to have been toeing the party line, truly deserves the Nobel Prize for Literature, there is little doubt that his novel “POW!” — with its Rabelaisian...
| Dec 12, 2012
Roy Laine Montgomery carried a quiet hurt and shame with him for 68 years, ever since the World War II veteran's country wrongly imprisoned him.
He was one of 28 African-American soldiers falsely convicted in connection with the lynching of an Italian...