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Senior Al Qaeda commander killed in Yemen


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 11 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The second-in-command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been killed by government troops in Yemen, SABA news agency reported citing military officials.Saudi ... Read more...

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11 Turkish generals held for 1997 coup


May 10th, 2012 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, May 10 (IANS) Police in Turkey Thursday detained 11 army generals - four retired and seven in service - for their alleged involvement in a coup in 1997, a ... Read more...

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U.S. program releases Afghan insurgents in exchange for peace pledges


May 7th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Hoping to build trust between fractious tribes and boosting peace negotiations with the Taliban, the United States has released as many as 20 high-level detainees from a ... Read more...

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Egyptian court clears doctor of virginity test charges


March 12th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo, March 12 (IANS) An Egyptian military court Sunday acquitted an army doctor of charges of forcing a virginity test on a female detainee last year, official MENA news agency ... Read more...

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Guantanamo Bay prisoner commits suicide


May 20th, 2011 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Guantanamo Bay, May 20 (IANS/AKI) An Afghan inmate at the Guantanamo Bay military prison has died in an apparent suicide, the US army has said.The prisoner, identified by the US ... Read more...

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ISI denies links with militants as claimed in Guantanamo dossiers


April 26th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 26(ANI): The Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) has denied claims made against it in the Guantanamo dossiers, saying that it has no links whatsoever with militants.The US military classified Pakistan's premium ... Read more...

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Manning’s mother calls on Hague to check on his deteriorating condition


April 14th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.14 (ANI): Susan Manning, the mother of Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking confidential data to WikiLeaks, has called for British Foreign Secretary William Hague to visit her son ... Read more...

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Bradley Manning treatment called ‘illegal and unconstitutional’


April 11th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 11 (ANI): Over 250 of America's leading legal scholars have described the treatment of American soldier Bradley Manning, who has been accused of leaking classified cables to WikiLeaks, as illegal, ... Read more...

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Egypt’s military accused of detaining and torturing anti-government protesters


February 10th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb 10(ANI): The Egyptian military has been accused by human rights campaigners of targeting hundreds of anti-government protesters since the mass protests against President Hosni Mubarak began a fortnight ago.Human ... Read more...

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Air Force Official Gets 20 Months Military Prison Term, Dishonorable Discharge Over Sexual Misconduct


January 29th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Chicago, Jan 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Ohio-based Air Force official who sent lewd text messages and pictures to few lower-ranking officials, was found guilty of a number of sex-related charges ... Read more...

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Army Birther Terrence Lakin Sentenced To Six Months Of Imprisonment


December 17th, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Fort Meade, Dec 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, the army doctor who questioned the birth of President Barack Obama, has finally been sentenced to military prison for six ... Read more...

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UK to pay millions to ex-Guantanamo Bay detainees over torture claims


November 16th, 2010 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): Britain would reportedly pay out millions of pounds in compensation to former detainees held in the US military prison at Guantánamo Bay.Some of the men, who are ... Read more...

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35-year sentence for Khmer Rouge war criminal (Second Lead)


July 26th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Phnom Penh, July 26 (DPA) Comrade Duch, the former head of the Khmer Rouge's notorious torture and execution prison known as S-21, was Monday sentenced to 35 years after being found guilty ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda appeals to women to fight in Yemen


May 21st, 2010 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sana'a, May 21 (IANS/AKI) The Al Qaeda has appealed to Muslim women, particularly those in Saudi Arabia, to travel to Yemen and wage jihad. The appeal was made by Wafa al-Shahri, wife ... Read more...

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US interfering between Afghan government and Taliban: Former Taliban minister


April 11th, 2010 - 8:27 am ICT by IANS
Kabul, April 11 (IANS/AKI) The US is "interfering" between the Afghanistan government and the Taliban but President Hamid Karzai is "powerless" to do anything, a former minister of the militia regime ... Read more...

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Aafia Siddiqi’s uncle says she visited him in Islamabad to meet Taliban


March 8th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar. 8 (ANI): The uncle of terrorism-accused Pakistani national, Dr Aafia Siddiqi, has told a New York jury that the neuroscientist visited him in Islamabad in January 2008, asking him ... Read more...

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New UN resolution can help check doctors’ role in torture


February 26th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 26 (ANI): A new UN resolution could end doctors' participation in torture, says a new report.According to experts on bmj.com, the resolution, passed in March 2009, can pose a challenge ... Read more...

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Taliban dismisses Afghan government’s peace overtures ahead of London summit


January 28th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.28 (ANI): The Taliban has rejected the Afghan government's reconciliatory efforts and policies which would come up for discussions during the London Conference today (Thursday, January 28).In a statement posted ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda’s No.2 in Arabian Peninsula arrested in Yemen


January 19th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 19 (RIA Novosti) Yemeni security forces have detained a senior commander of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemen Observer newspaper reported Tuesday. Said Ali al-Shihri, second-in-command of the terror ... Read more...

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Obama to deliver State of Union address Jan 27


January 19th, 2010 - 6:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 19 (DPA) US President Barack Obama plans to deliver the annual State of the Union address next week, when he will review the condition of the country and map ... Read more...

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Italy receives two Guantanamo prisoners


December 1st, 2009 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 1 (DPA) Two Tunisians held captive in the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay arrived Monday in Italy, the Interior Ministry said. The two arrived in the evening in the ... Read more...

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US judge orders release of young Guantanamo detainee


July 31st, 2009 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (Xinhua) A federal judge in Washington DC Thursday ordered the Obama administration to release a young Afghan detained at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Judge Ellen Segal ... Read more...

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Obama, Cheney cross swords over Guantanamo


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 22 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and former vice president Dick Cheney Thursday duelled over Obama's move to close down the controversial Guantanamo Bay military prison in ... Read more...

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Obama, Cheney duel over Guantanamo


May 22nd, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 21 (IANS) US President Barack Obama and former vice president Dick Cheney Thursday duelled over Obama's move to close down the Guantanamo Bay military prison with one ... Read more...

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Majority Americans believe Obama’s foreign policies are good


April 25th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): Few Americans are actually at odds with many of President Barack Obama's specific positions, despite majority of them believing that the Obama Administration has performed its best ... Read more...

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Miss Universe’s blog creates controversy


April 2nd, 2009 - 3:52 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
A flurry of critical comments and news, for the Miss Universe's blog post about 'having fun' at Guantanamo Bay has vanished from the pageant's Web site as embarrassed officials try to quash ... Read more...

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Red Cross detailed torture at Guantanamo in 2007: Report


March 16th, 2009 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (DPA) The International Committee of the Red Cross described the treatment of Guantanamo detainees as torture in a confidential report in 2007, according to a report Monday. The group was ... Read more...

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US lawyer urges freedom for Guantanamo detainee


February 12th, 2009 - 2:45 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 12 (DPA) A British resident held at the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba has been on hunger strike since Jan 5 and should be freed immediately to ... Read more...

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Obama will have to go through legal maze to shut down GITMO


January 21st, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.21 (ANI): New US President Barack Obama has promised that one of his first actions as the nations chief executive would be to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, ... Read more...

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Top US official says military used torture


January 15th, 2009 - 6:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 15 (DPA) A top US official has for the first time publicly stated that a suspect incarcerated at the Guantanamo Bay military prison camp was tortured, the Washington Post reported ... Read more...

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`We are going to close Gitmo, says Obama


January 12th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.12 (ANI) US President-elect Barack Obama has reiterated his promise to close the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where hundreds of detainees have been held for years without ... Read more...

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Yemen releases Osama bin Laden’s ex-driver


January 11th, 2009 - 2:32 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Jan 11 (DPA) Yemeni authorities have released the former driver of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden nearly two weeks after he was released from the US military prison in ... Read more...

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China behind Oz govt. rebuffing Bushs Guantanamo Bay plan?


January 10th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 10 (ANI): The Australian Government has rejected claims that its decision not to resettle Guantanamo Bay inmates in the country was due to pressure from China.The Kevin Rudd Government ... Read more...

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Pakistani terror suspect says he was tortured in US custody at Guantanamo Bay


January 7th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Jan 7 (ANI): A Pakistani terror suspect who spent more than six years in American custody, five of them at the Guantanamo Bay military prison, has said that he ... Read more...

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Australia agrees to accept Guantanamo prisoners, with conditions


January 2nd, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Jan 2 (Xinhua) Australian acting Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Friday that her government can accept some of the terror suspects held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay on ... Read more...

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