Guantanamo Bay: News

13 Feb 2021

White House

Biden will try to close Guantanamo after robust review

President Joe Biden will seek to close the prison on the US base at Guantanamo Bay following a review process, resuming a project that began under Obama's administration, the White House said.

02 Apr 2020

Pakistan News

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.

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.

13 Mar 2018

North Korea

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.

31 Jan 2018

North Korea

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.

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.

02 Nov 2017

Donald Trump

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.

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.

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.

09 Feb 2017

Donald Trump

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.

12 Jan 2017

Donald Trump

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.

11 Jan 2017

Donald Trump

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.