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On Thursday, as with every day at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in recent months, as many as 30 detainees were restrained in special chairs, force-fed a nutritional liquid through their nostrils and then left strapped in the chair until the mixture could begin to be digested.
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WASHINGTON: Weakened by a prolonged hunger strike, Yemeni detainees who have languished at Guantanamo Bay for years see growing hope of finally returning home after a ban on transfers to Yemen was lifted.
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Une vue sur une Pontiac 1955 qui circule au centre-ville de Varadero. La photo a ete prise lors d'une semaine de vacances a Cuba.
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Neil Macdonald is the senior Washington correspondent for CBC News, which he joined in 1988 following 12 years in newspapers.
He also argued that changing threats require changes to the nation's counterterrorism policies.
Juan Ivo Urvoy Roslin says his work as the chief parish priest in the town of Placetas in central Cuba requires him to be a bit like a family doctor - a generalist rather than just a theologian or educator.
The Economist turns logic on its head and explains why the game of golf is a "revolutionary pursuit" in Castro's Cuba: AFTER the 1959 revolution, Fidel Castro denounced golf as a "bourgeois" hobby.
Pedazos de la Isla has launched a new project to help secure the freedom of imprisoned Cuban dissident and rapper, Angel Yunier Remon.
So why should anyone think closure is any more likely now than it was five years ago? The idea of shuttering the facility, a legacy of the early days of the war on terror, has consistently run into problems stemming from a lack of good alternatives, resistance to conducting terror trials in the U.S. and a wall of Republican opposition.
President Barack Obama on Thursday reaffirmed his 2008 campaign promise to close the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where terror suspects have been held since 2002, and begin the transfer of some prisoners to other countries.
Early on, the president promised to shutter the prison in a year's time. Then a plan came late and Democratic allies were abandoned.
President Barack Obama's pledge on Thursday to lift a ban on transfers of detainees to Yemen from the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, addresses one of the core obstacles to clearing out the detention camp.
When Cuban hunger striker Guillermo Farinas arrived in Miami, he said he was prepared to face rejection from radical members of the Cuban-American community who do not believe in pacific opposition.
President Obama on Thursday unveiled a major pivot in White House counterterrorism policy, calling for a limiting of CIA drones strikes and for a renewed effort to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
From the targeted killing of Americans overseas to the future of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama will lay out the framework and legal rationale for his administration's counterterrorism policy in a widely anticipated speech Thursday.
I regarded it as a fruity, frothy, adolescent concoction, made for injudicious college drinking and the "specialty cocktail" page at chain restaurants, all too often impregnated with artificial colors and flavors.
Cubans appear to be growing more optimistic about ruler Raul Castro's economic reforms and large majorities favor direct elections of their president but say the government is repressive, according to a poll made public Thursday.