United States President Barack Obama vowed on Nov. 19 to press ahead with the release of his plan on how he hopes to close the Guantanamo military prison but said last week’s Paris attacks would stoke further congressional resistance to his efforts
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Years ago pundits warned Western inciters of the so-called Arab Spring, that if the fire of that “spring” was carried to Syria, not only would Syria catch on fire but the consequences of such a development would be felt all over the world
The Pentagon is poised to release a much-anticipated report on shutting down Guantanamo Bay, even as Congress battles to block the transfer of the military prison inmates from Cuba to US soil
Cuba and the United States can normalize ties only after Washington ends its trade embargo and returns the Guantanamo U.S. naval base to Cuban control, President Raul Castro told the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28
Pope Francis exhorted Cuba and the United States on Sept.19 to set an example for the world by deepening the recent rapprochement that he helped secretly broker between the former Cold War foes.
The new superstar of jazz, Esperanza Spalding, will perform at Istanbul’s Cemal Reşit Rey (CRR) Concert Hall on Oct. 24.
The U.S. Navy is investigating a complaint that seeks the evacuation of civilian and military lawyers from parts of the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, following reports of cancer cases among personnel working on the trials of detainees there.
A plan being drafted for closing the Guantanamo military jail will call for the transfer to U.S. prisons of possibly dozens of inmates deemed too dangerous to release, President Barack Obama's counter terrorism adviser said, setting up a fight with congressional opponents.
The Cuban flag flew proudly over Havana’s newly restored embassy July 20 as the US and Cuba relaunched diplomatic ties but swiftly cautioned that sharp differences lingered after five decades of enmity
Two of America's top military leaders will be asked to defend President Barack Obama's handling of the tinderbox of violence and struggle in the Middle East
The United States is in talks with Qatar on the status of five Taliban figures who may be free to return to Afghanistan a year after their release in a US prisoner swap, the head of the CIA said May 31.
The United States and Cuba will hold another meeting in the coming weeks in Washington on reopening embassies, the latest step in their historic rapprochement, Havana's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said May 13
A US operation has killed the senior Al-Qaeda figure who issued the claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, according to U.S. sources familiar with the matter and a reported video posted by the group
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Cuba's foreign minister made progress as they held historic talks April 9 to restore diplomatic ties, a US official said before their presidents attend a landmark summit.
On Feb. 11, after more than six months since the U.S. launched its bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq, U.S. President Barack Obama motioned Congress to authorize U.S. military actions against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
In their battle against "terrorists", countries around the world must root out the injustices that fuel extremism and are used as recruiting tools, the UN human rights chief said March 5.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Since the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC on Sept. 11, 2001, I have seen countless discussions in the West on a peculiar question: “Why do they hate us?”
The erotic bestselling novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” was devoured across the world by millions, from British housewives to Guantanamo Bay inmates
The UN Security Council demanded the immediate release of all hostages held by the ISIL, as Jordan vowed to do everything it can to save the life of a pilot captured by the militants
The Islamic State group claimed in a video that it has beheaded a second Japanese hostage, drawing international condemnation and outrage from a visibly upset Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who denounced it as a "heinous and despicable" act
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