Feature

Detainees may be transferred

The week's news at a glance.

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

The U.S. is quietly negotiating to transfer some prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, back to their home countries for trial, The Boston Globe reported this week. The 660 Taliban and al Qaida suspects at Guantanamo have been held for nearly two years without being formally charged. The Bush administration is under mounting pressure to process their cases. Pentagon officials say they have “clear-cut, compelling evidence” against some detainees, and will prosecute them before military tribunals. The majority never posed a terrorist threat, a Saudi Embassy spokesman said. “Most of them volunteered with the Taliban,” he said, “but they did not do anything beyond that.”

Recommended

10 things you need to know today: February 4, 2023
President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: February 4, 2023

A surge in violence in Pakistan
The rubble of a Peshawar mosque damaged in a suicide bombing.
Feature

A surge in violence in Pakistan

The Adani Group scandal, explained
Gautam Adani.
Briefing

The Adani Group scandal, explained

China says it successfully cloned 3 'super cows'
5 cows lined up at feeding trough.
carbon copy

China says it successfully cloned 3 'super cows'

Most Popular

Republicans oust Ilhan Omar from House committee
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn)
Punitive politics?

Republicans oust Ilhan Omar from House committee

Japanese restaurants fight back against viral 'sushi terrorism' trend
Photo of Kura Sushi, a Japanese conveyor belt sushi restaurant chain
save the sushi

Japanese restaurants fight back against viral 'sushi terrorism' trend

China says it successfully cloned 3 'super cows'
5 cows lined up at feeding trough.
carbon copy

China says it successfully cloned 3 'super cows'