Guantanamo Bay

Timelines
Pakistan court commutes US journalist Daniel Pearl murder-convict's death sentence

02 Apr 2020

Pakistan court commutes US journalist Daniel Pearl murder-convict's death sentence

A Pakistan court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a convict in the 2002 murder of United States journalist Daniel Pearl.

US: Boeing-737 with 136 passengers skids off, goes into river

04 May 2019

US: Boeing-737 with 136 passengers skids off, goes into river

A Boeing 737 commercial plane with as many as 136 passengers on board skidded off the runway after landing in Jacksonville in the US's Florida and slid into the St. John's River.

US President Trump sacks Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

13 Mar 2018

US President Trump sacks Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson

US President Donald Trump today ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and replaced him with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

President Trump delivers an optimistic "State of the Union" address

31 Jan 2018

President Trump delivers an optimistic "State of the Union" address

Moving away from his gregarious and pompous style, US President Trump delivered an optimistic "State of the Union" speech with a visible frown.

Manhattan truck attacker was my Uber driver: British tourist recalls

03 Nov 2017

Manhattan truck attacker was my Uber driver: British tourist recalls

A British tourist has expressed shock at discovering that the Uber driver who drove him to his hotel during a trip to the US last week turned out to be suspected Manhattan truck attacker Sayfullo Saipov.

Terrorism charges filed against Manhattan truck attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov

02 Nov 2017

Terrorism charges filed against Manhattan truck attack suspect Sayfullo Saipov

US prosecutors have charged 29-year-old Uzbek immigrant Sayfullo Saipov for killing at least eight people by mowing them down in a pickup truck in New York.

US Army sergeant once held captive by Taliban admits desertion

17 Oct 2017

US Army sergeant once held captive by Taliban admits desertion

31-year-old Bowe Bergdahl, an American soldier once held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years, has pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Gaming in Guantanamo bay, happiness within four confined walls

29 Jul 2017

Gaming in Guantanamo bay, happiness within four confined walls

I learned something today - Gitmo is apparently another word for America's most controversial prison, Guantanamo Bay.

Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as Trump's attorney general

09 Feb 2017

Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as Trump's attorney general

The US Senate has voted 52-47 in favour of confirming Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions nomination for President Donald Trump's attorney general.

Sessions promises H-1B curbs

12 Jan 2017

Sessions promises H-1B curbs

Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General has promised to push legislative measures to curb the "misuse" of H-1B and L1 visas, used primarily by Indian professionals.

Trump's attorney general faces gruelling senate confirmation hearing, clarifies policies

11 Jan 2017

Trump's attorney general faces gruelling senate confirmation hearing, clarifies policies

Jeff Sessions, who has been nominated by US President-elect Donald Trump for the role of attorney general, is facing a gruelling Senate confirmation hearing, marred by protests.