News Prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay. The majority of inmates are being held without charge

The announcement comes as two Algerian men held at the camp for a decade are released without charge in a revived push towards gradual closure

Guantanamo's five 9/11 suspects 'confess' in bid to force US to execute them

The five Guantanamo prisoners charged with plotting the 11 September attacks made a dramatic joint appeal yesterday for a military judge to accept their confessions in full.

Castro hopes for meeting with Obama

Raul Castro, the Cuban leader, has told the actor Sean Penn that he would be willing to meet Barack Obama, the President-elect, after he assumes power in the United States, although he added the encounter should take place in a "neutral location", for instance Guantanamo Bay.

World Focus: Guantanamo and Obama's human rights conundrum

Spare a thought for Osama bin Laden's driver, the Guantanamo Bay inmate who has been set free after years of imprisonment and is to be returned to his native Yemen to serve out the remaining month of a five-and-a-half-year sentence.

Court frees Guantanamo men

A judge in Washington has ruled that the US government has no grounds to continue holding five Algerian men who have been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for seven years, and should free them without delay. He ruled that a sixth Algerian should continue to be held because evidence against him is stronger.

Obama 'will close Guantanamo Bay'

In his first major interview since polling day, President-elect Barack Obama said last night that upon taking office he would close Guantanamo Bay and ban torture by the American military. He also said it would be "a disaster" if the US car industry were to collapse in the midst of today's economic crisis.

Brown meets terror suspects in Saudi jail

Gordon Brown shook hands yesterday with terror suspects who had been locked up in Guantanamo Bay because of their alleged links to al-Qa'ida. The surprise encounter came when the Prime Minister, who is on a four day tour of Gulf states, visited a "correctional centre" in Saudi Arabia for Islamist extremists who are being "deradicalised".

CIA officers could face trial in Britain over torture allegations

Attorney General to investigate abuse claims

Cameron attacks 'neo-con' foreign policy

David Cameron has called on America and the rest of the world to reject "neo-conservative" policies in the post-Bush era so that democratic nations can act with "moral authority". Setting out his approach to foreign policy in a speech in Pakistan, he described himself as "a liberal Conservative".

Chomsky: Britain has failed US detainees

Britain has failed in its duty to stop the US from committing "shameful acts" in the treatment of suspects detained during the war on terror, one of America's most respected intellectuals warns today.

Government loses Guantanamo ruling

The UK Government must disclose information relating to a Briton held at Guantanamo Bay. He says it supports his case that evidence against him was obtained through torture.

Bin Laden driver guilty at Guantanamo trial

Osama bin Laden's former driver was found guilty today of terrorism at the first US war crimes trial since the Second World War.

Hacker loses extradition fight

A self-taught British hacker who broke into 97 US military computers from his north London bedsit will be extradited to the United States after losing his six-year legal fight in the House of Lords.

Cover Stories: Ben Okri; Alexander McCall Smith; Guantanamo for kids; PFD Agency

* There was a time when Ben Okri graced the Jonathan Cape list. Then, a few years back, he signed with Rider, a sister imprint at Random House that leans toward the spiritual and the mystic, with Starbook, published last year. Forsaking once more the literary blandishments of Cape, Okri has now re-signed with Rider for Tales of Freedom: "a superb, lengthy novella surrounded by a necklace of smaller pieces" which offer "unusual, more transcendent ways of looking at our extreme, gritty world", revealing "the wealth of freedom beyond the confines of our perceptions".

Revealed: How Guantanamo pushes inmates to the edge

Disturbing video shows teenager weeping during interrogation

First video of Guantanamo interrogation released

A video of a weeping Canadian teenager being interviewed at Guantanamo Bay over the killing of a US soldier has been released.

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