The US Congress passed a $1.1-trillion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 Dec. 13, capping a week of acrimonious wrangling while averting a government shutdown and sending the measure to President Barack Obama.
Turkey has condemned the torture committed by the CIA against terrorism suspects in the post-Sept. 11 era, following the recent report issued by the U.S. Senate
CIA torture of al-Qaeda suspects was far more brutal than acknowledged, did not produce useful intelligence and was so poorly managed it lost track of detainees, , a scathing US Senate report revealed
American embassies were on heightened alert Dec. 9 amid fears of a backlash to a long-delayed US Senate report into the CIA's brutal interrogation of Al-Qaeda suspects after the 2001 attacks.
The United States has transferred five Guantanamo Bay prisoners to Europe as part of efforts to empty and close the controversial US military detention center in Cuba
The United States said it did not condone torture under any circumstances, but acknowledged to a UN anti-torture watchdog it had "crossed the line" following the September 11 attacks.
'The guy is quite hairy, his body was a good fit,' a company official said
In early October, a federal judge in Washington ordered President Barack Obama's administration to make public 28 videos showing inmates being fed by tubes inserted through the nose
The CIA tortured al-Qaeda suspects 'until the point of death,' Britain's Daily Telegraph reported, ahead of the publication of a U.S. Senate report on interrogation techniques
Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia speaks to Hürriyet columnist Ertuğrul Özkök in Istanbul
Luis Suarez flew home to Uruguay on Friday after being thrown out of the World Cup and banned from football for four months for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini
President Barack Obama vehemently refused to apologize Thursday for doing a prisoner trade with the Taliban to free a US soldier, despite a fierce political storm over the deal in Washington.
Proposed legislation to permit the force-feeding of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike is pitting Israel's government against the country's main doctors' association, which says the practice amounts to torture.
Taliban insurgents threatened Monday to attack Afghanistan's run-off presidential election, warning voters to stay away from polling stations for fear of injury or death.
The lone US soldier held captive in Afghanistan was freed in exchange for five senior Taliban figures detained at Guantanamo Bay in a dramatic deal
A New York jury convicted British hate preacher Abu Hamza on 11 kidnapping and terrorism charges Monday, opening the way for a judge to impose what will almost certainly be a life sentence.
Syria's army tanks and warplanes pounded besieged Mleiha east of Damascus Friday
A New York jury on Tuesday found Suleiman Abu Ghaith guilty on three counts of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists
Osama Bin Laden claimed responsibility for masterminding 9/11 on the night of the attacks, his son-in-law said Wednesday
A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden and former Al-Qaeda spokesman goes on trial in New York Monday, accused of conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting terrorists.
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