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This Ramadan I had the opportunity to attend the White House Iftar. And yes, it was an opportunity - one I embraced.
Russia on Saturday banned entry to 12 US soldiers and officials including the military commander at Guantanamo, accusing them of torture, in an apparent tit-for-tat response to new sanctions by Washington.
An Algerian citizen, and one-time resident of Canada, Djamel Ameziane was held at Guantanamo for more than 11 years after being seized while trying to cross into Pakistan from Afghanistan.
On Sunday, John Oliver's main story was a look at the racism and corruption inherent in the American prison system, and our national apathy toward it.
A Supreme Court judge and his band The Lex Pistols will perform at a benefit concert for detained Australian journalist Peter Greste in Melbourne.
In an interview with The Guardian , the real Big Boss of the Metal Gear Solid series, Hideo Kojima, explained that the events of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain's story will revolve around US policies and encourages players to think about the ongoing cycles of war that exist between the world's superpowers.
When justifying the release of five vicious Taliban terrorists detained at 'Gitmo' in exchange for U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl, the president said, 'We don't leave our people behind.'
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has secretly notified Congress that the military intends to transfer six low-level Guantanamo Bay detainees to Uruguay as early as next month.
On Friday, the New York Times reported: The same day, I attended a session at Netroots Nation titled "Iran: Diplomacy or War?" Heather Hurlburt of Human Rights First opened the session by pointing out that much as any of us might have hoped that the Iran talks would be extended rather than have them collapse, none of us could have guessed that this ... (more)
Kenneth Timmerman has reported from the Middle East for 35 years. He was one of the first journalists on the scene after Iranian terrorists bombed the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983.
Russia has responded to US sanctions against its officials and businessmen by banning 12 more Americans from entering the country.
A New York pilot who landed his disabled plane on a highway for the second time in eight days said Friday he's lucky to have escaped unhurt and thankful he didn't hit anyone.
Ukraine is accusing Russia of assisting separatist rebels in destroying evidence at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines plane shot down with 298 people onboard.
In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said congressman Jim Moran, a Democrat from Virginia, was banned in response to the July 2 U.S. ban on Russian parliament member Adam Delimkhanov.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel [official website] reportedly notified Congress about the transfers last week, which are scheduled to take place as soon as next month.
Updated: Tue Jul 22, 2014 01:18 am
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