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Guantanamo inmate transferred to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon

WASHINGTON: A Guantanamo Bay inmate who reportedly pleaded guilty to helping plan a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker has been transferred to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The move marks the first time under President Donald Trump that a detainee has left the military prison. "The Department of Defense announced today the transfer of Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia," the Pentagon said in a statement. Darbi…

‘Guantanamo inmate set for transfer to Saudi Arabia’

RIYADH: A Guantanamo Bay detainee who pleaded guilty to helping plan a 2002 attack on a French oil tanker is set to be transferred from the military prison to Saudi Arabia, a US official said Tuesday. Saudi citizen Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al-Darbi has cooperated with the government since entering his plea as part of a deal four years ago, and authorities say he should now be sent to a Saudi rehabilitation center for jihadists. If transferred, Darbi would be the first Guantanamo inmate to be released since President…

Canada to award millions to former Guantanamo detainee

MONTREAL: Canada is set to apologise and award millions of dollars of compensation to a former Guantanamo detainee who was captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15 and detained for 13 years, according to reports. Omar Khadr will receive at least Can$10 million ($8 million US) from the federal government for the treatment he was subjected to during his captivity, according to reports in the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star which cited anonymous sources. Khadr, a Canadian citizen who spent 10 years at Guantanamo prison…

US express concern over ‘missing’ bloggers in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: United States has expressed concern over the disappearance of social media bloggers and human rights activists in Pakistan, ARY News reported on Friday. US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner has said that United States is very concerned by reports that several Pakistani bloggers and activists have been reported missing and monitoring the situation. The spokesman said that the US is aware that Pakistan's Interior Ministry is investigating the disappearance of the bloggers. Clarifying a news…

US transfers four Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia

RIYADH/WASHINGTON: The Pentagon sent four Yemeni detainees from the Guantanamo Bay military prison to Saudi Arabia on Thursday, launching President Barack Obama's final flurry of prisoner transfers despite Donald Trump's demand for a freeze. It was the first phase of Obama's plan to move as many as 19 prisoners to four countries - Oman, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and possibly Italy - to shrink Guantanamo's inmate population as much as possible before the Republican president-elect is sworn in on Jan. 20.…

US to transfer four Guantanamo Bay detainees to Saudi Arabia

WASHINGTON: The United States will transfer four detainees to Saudi Arabia from the Guantanamo Bay military prison in the next 24 hours, US officials said on Wednesday, in President Barack Obama's final push to shrink the inmate population there despite pressure from the president-elect to halt such releases. It will be the first in Obama's final flurry of transfers aimed at sending as many as 19 prisoners to at least four countries, including Italy, Oman and the United Arab Emirates, before Donald Trump is sworn in on…

US urges Pakistan, India to hold direct talks

WASHINGTON: United States has urged Pakistan and India to hold direct talks for defusing the hostilities between the two countries, ARY News reported on Thursday. US State Department Deputy Spokesman John Kirby in a media briefing has said that close economic ties between Pakistan and India can create employment opportunities for both South Asian countries. He also said that the two nuclear armed countries have to devise strategies for restoring the bilateral ties. He went on to say that the United States is…