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US transfers 9 Yeminis to Saudi Arabia from Guantanamo Bay

The United States has transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the US military prison at Guantanamo under a long-sought diplomatic deal

The United States has transferred nine Yemeni men to Saudi Arabia from the US military prison at Guantanamo under a long-sought diplomatic deal

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US Congress to vote on plans to close Guantanamo

Barack Obama promised to close the facility in a speech on the day he was elected. 91 inmates are still at the jail in Cuba. Congress firmly opposed to the plan.

Barack Obama promised to close the facility in a speech on the day he was elected. 91 inmates are still at the jail in Cuba. Congress firmly opposed to the plan.

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Amer Shaker released from Guantanamo Bay

Amer Shaker, the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay US military prison, has been released according to the UK home secretary. Amer

Amer Shaker, the last British resident to be held in Guantanamo Bay US military prison, has been released according to the UK home secretary. Amer

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Shaker Aamer to return to Britain after release from Guantanamo

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at Guantanamo Bay, is to be returned to the UK after 13 years in the detention camp

Shaker Aamer, the last British resident to be held at Guantanamo Bay, is to be returned to the UK after 13 years in the detention camp

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Six Yemeni prisoners transferred from Guantanamo to Oman

President Obama’s goal to close the US naval-based prison at Guantanamo in Cuba moved another step closer as six Yemeni inmates were flown to Oman

President Obama’s goal to close the US naval-based prison at Guantanamo in Cuba moved another step closer as six Yemeni inmates were flown to Oman

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Former Guantanamo Bay prisoner conviction overturned by US court

A US military appeal court has overturned the conviction of Australian David Hicks. He was among the first people to be imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay

A US military appeal court has overturned the conviction of Australian David Hicks. He was among the first people to be imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay

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Castro warns against US interference despite relations thaw

President Raul Castro has warned critics in the US he will not accept any interference in Cuba’s internal affairs despite attempts at a rapprochement

President Raul Castro has warned critics in the US he will not accept any interference in Cuba’s internal affairs despite attempts at a rapprochement

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CIA torture report: Techniques ineffective and brutal

Ineffective and brutal, those were the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme following

Ineffective and brutal, those were the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee into the CIA’s detention and interrogation programme following

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Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay

Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay for resettlement in single largest prisoner transfer from the controversial US detention facility since 2009.

Six former Guantanamo inmates arrive in Uruguay for resettlement in single largest prisoner transfer from the controversial US detention facility since 2009.

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Kirsten Stewart awes critics in new movie Camp X-Ray

A far cry from her damsel in distress character in the ‘Twilight’ series, Kristen Stewart has won near unanimous critical praise for her performance

A far cry from her damsel in distress character in the ‘Twilight’ series, Kristen Stewart has won near unanimous critical praise for her performance

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Uruguay asks US to free Cubans in return for Guantanamo transfer

Uruguay is asking the US to free Cuban prisoners in return for taking detainees from the controversial Guantanamo detention centre. It says it is

Uruguay is asking the US to free Cuban prisoners in return for taking detainees from the controversial Guantanamo detention centre. It says it is

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Rapper Mos Def undergoes Guantanamo-style force feeding - video

Rapper Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, has subjected himself to force-feeding to highlight the treatment of Guantanamo bay inmates. The

Rapper Mos Def, now known as Yasiin Bey, has subjected himself to force-feeding to highlight the treatment of Guantanamo bay inmates. The

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UN rights chief warns against anti-terror measures

Limiting personal freedoms and mistreating suspects may worsen the problem of terrorism, according to the United Nations human rights

Limiting personal freedoms and mistreating suspects may worsen the problem of terrorism, according to the United Nations human rights

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Obama renews efforts to shut down Guantanamo

Going back to a pledge he made during his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama will try to persuade Congress to close the Guantanamo detention

Going back to a pledge he made during his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama will try to persuade Congress to close the Guantanamo detention

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Hunger strikers force fed at Guantanamo

A hunger strike by inmates at Guantanamo Bay has been going on now for nearly three months. Around 100 of the 166 detainees are refusing food. At

A hunger strike by inmates at Guantanamo Bay has been going on now for nearly three months. Around 100 of the 166 detainees are refusing food. At

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Russians retaliate with "Magnitsky list" of their own

Russian relations with America took another turn for the worse on Saturday when the Russian published a retaliatory list banning 18 Americans from

Russian relations with America took another turn for the worse on Saturday when the Russian published a retaliatory list banning 18 Americans from

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Guantanamo hunger strike numbers soar says prisoner

A hunger strike at the US prison camp at Guantanamo has grown to include 130 of the 166 inmates, according to the lawyer for one of the prisoners

A hunger strike at the US prison camp at Guantanamo has grown to include 130 of the 166 inmates, according to the lawyer for one of the prisoners

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Last Westerner leaves Guantanamo

The youngest prisoner and last Westerner held in Guantanamo has been sent home to Canada to finish his sentence. Omar Khadr was a fifteen year old

The youngest prisoner and last Westerner held in Guantanamo has been sent home to Canada to finish his sentence. Omar Khadr was a fifteen year old

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Tropical storm Isaac delays Guantanamo hearings

At Guantanamo bay they were battening down the hatches as tropical storm Isaac approached. The atrocious weather forced the US military to delay

At Guantanamo bay they were battening down the hatches as tropical storm Isaac approached. The atrocious weather forced the US military to delay

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'9/11 Five' defy judge at Guantanamo Bay hearing

Five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks have refused to answer a military judge’s questions during a court hearing at Guantanamo Bay. Khalid

Five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks have refused to answer a military judge’s questions during a court hearing at Guantanamo Bay. Khalid

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Guantanamo 9/11 trial opens in chaos

The five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks in 2001 have deferred entering pleas at their first appearance before a military tribunal

The five men accused of plotting the September 11 attacks in 2001 have deferred entering pleas at their first appearance before a military tribunal

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9/11 five face arraignment

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of 9/11, and four alleged co-conspirators are being arraigned today in a special court in

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of 9/11, and four alleged co-conspirators are being arraigned today in a special court in

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US charges 9/11 suspects

The US has issued formal charges against the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four suspected

The US has issued formal charges against the alleged mastermind of the September 11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four suspected

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Amnesty International protesters mark 10 years of Guantanamo

Amnesty International staged a demonstration in Brussels, marking ten years since the first 20 detainees arrived at the US Naval base at Guantanamo

Amnesty International staged a demonstration in Brussels, marking ten years since the first 20 detainees arrived at the US Naval base at Guantanamo