| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON — The alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks has written a rambling, deeply religious manifesto that suggests Muslims should not use violence to spread Islam — a sharp departure from his earlier boasts of waging...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:45 PM
With the release of the remaining three Uighur inmates at Guantanamo Bay, the Obama administration has ended one of the most poignant chapters in the story of the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It's no longer controversial that many of the...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 6:34 PM
WASHINGTON — Three Chinese Muslims, the last of nearly two dozen ethnic Uighurs held for years at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, have been flown to freedom as the Obama administration pushes to empty the prison in Cuba under new rules that...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:55 PM
WASHINGTON — As many as half of Guantanamo Bay's 158 detainees could be transferred from the U.S. prison to their home countries under a provision in the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which Congress was expected to approve late...
| Nov 29, 2013
After more than a decade of U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan — and almost 2,300 American deaths — many Americans would be content if this country reduced its troop presence there from the current 47,000 to zero by the end of next year....
| Dec 18, 2013
| 7:46 PM
WASHINGTON — The Senate advanced a sweeping must-pass defense spending bill Wednesday that included a provision to toughen prosecutions of military sexual assaults, although victims' advocates complained the protections did not go far enough....
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:55 PM
WASHINGTON — Two detainees were sent back to Algeria on Thursday after more than a decade at Guantanamo Bay, despite their lawyers' entreaties that they be sent elsewhere for their safety.
Djamel Ameziane, who had been imprisoned at the U.S. naval...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 5:24 PM
NEW YORK -- The son-in-law of Osama bin Laden entered not guilty pleas Monday to two additional terrorism charges filed against him last week, and a judge granted the prosecution’s request that jurors chosen for the trial remain anonymous, even...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:43 PM
KAILUA, Hawaii — President Obama praised Congress on Thursday for making it easier to transfer Guantanamo detainees to other countries, but noted that lawmakers’ actions fell short of the flexibility he needs to close the prison.
| Nov 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I finally read all of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "Letter From Birmingham Jail" this spring while I was on tour for my album "Radio Music Society." At about the same time, the hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay detention center hit the headlines. Soon, scores...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:46 PM
With the clock ticking down to an end-of-year deadline for a U.S.-Afghan security agreement, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice on Monday failed to persuade recalcitrant Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign the pact, according to Afghan and U.S....