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
With skepticism I watched the solidarity march in Paris on Jan. 11, live on television. I’m far away, in Turkey, far enough to create a distance between what I see on the screen and what I know.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Perhaps the world has never been so close to a threat of the clash of civilizations since the time of the Crusades.
The Senate Report on the CIA’s use of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques – torture – has shocked many.
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
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