WASHINGTON -- Congress passed a $607 billion defense policy bill Tuesday that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States -- something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president.
By Associated Press
The plan represents a last-gasp effort by the Obama administration to convince staunch opponents in Congress that dangerous detainees who can't be transferred safely to other countries should be housed in a U.S.-based prison.
Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, was released to the UK on Friday after being detained for 13 years.
By Phil Hirschkorn
The lawyer representing Tariq Ba Odah, a detainee at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, who began a hunger strike in 2007, said Friday that his client had lost more than half of his body weight and appears "shockingly…
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. government is opposing the release of Guantanamo Bay detainee Tariq Ba Odah, who has been on a hunger strike for eight years and is among the 52 who have been cleared for release from the prison. On Friday,…
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
The Defense Department is taking another look at the military prison in Kansas and the Navy Brig in South Carolina as it evaluates potential U.S. facilities to house detainees from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, part of the Obama…
By Nedra Pickler, Associated Press
A pause in prisoner transfers from Guantanamo Bay has ended with the arrival Saturday in Oman of six Yemenis long held at the U.S. prison for suspected terrorists.
By Matthew Lee, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist as part of the process of normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Five senior Taliban leaders released last year from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could move freely around the world next week as their one-year travel ban expires.
Support Provided By: Learn more