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Guantanamo: The Outcasts

The UAE has recently welcomed a batch of Guantanamo Bay detainees, again! BY Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla In the largest operation of its kind, the United States deported 15 Guantanamo inmates—12 Yemenis and three Afghanis—to the UAE last week. The sudden news caught the public’s attention, not because the inmates were being deported to the UAE, but

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Iran Frees American Prisoners as Int’l Sanctions to End

By Lesley Wroughton and Sam Wilkin VIENNA/DUBAI, Jan 16  Iran freed four Americans including a Washington Post reporter on Saturday in a prisoner swap, as diplomats gathered to announce the lifting of international sanctions and bring the country of 80 million people back to the global economic stage. The International Atomic Energy Agency was expected

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Ten Yemeni Guantanamo Detainees Arrive in Oman

MUSCAT, Jan 14 – Ten Yemenis released by the United States from prison in Guantanamo Bay have arrived in Oman, the Gulf monarchy’s state news agency reported on Thursday, citing an official of its foreign ministry. The men will remain in Oman for humanitarian reasons until their transfer back to Yemen, which is gripped by

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Why Washington Ignored Torture by Iraqi Militias

By Ned Parker ERBIL, Iraq, Dec 14 – It was one of the most shocking events in one of the most brutal periods in Iraq’s history. In late 2005, two years after the U.S.-led invasion toppled Saddam Hussein, U.S. soldiers raided a police building in Baghdad and found 168 prisoners in horrific conditions. Many were

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Obama Hopes to Close Guantanamo Jail, Expects Congress Resistance

By Matt Spetalnick MANILA, Nov 19 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama vowed on Thursday 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. Obama drew a link between a bid

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