Saudi Arabia's dream of becoming dominant Muslim power in world has gone down in flames - Times of India

LONDON: As recently as two years ago, Saudi Arabia's half century-long effort to establish itself as the main power among Arab and Islamic states looked as if it was succeeding. A US state department paper sent by former secretary of state, Hillary ...

Another View: Trump should continue progress on Guantanamo - Norwich Bulletin

Having promised to close the Guantanamo Bay prison during his first year in office, President Barack Obama will leave about 40 prisoners there when he completes his second term. It's a failure that has something to do with Obama's reluctance to press ...

US sends 4 held at Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia in final push - New Jersey Herald

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the closed Camp X-Ray, used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay ...

Controversy as Obama releases Guantanamo prisoners - NAIJ.COM

Against the wishes of President-elect Donald Trump, President Barack Obama's administration has on Thursday, January 6 announced the release of 4 detainees described by Trump as 'extremely dangerous' people. The released detainees who have been ...

Four Yemeni nationals from Guantanamo arrive in Riyadh - Al-Arabiya

The two US officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, were unable to provide the nationalities of the prisoners who were headed to Saudi Arabia. (File photo: Reuters). Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Thursday, 5 January 2017. Text size A A A.

Obama shows Trump he's still in charge, releases detainees - P.M. News

The supremacy battle between outgoing U.S. President Barack Obama and the incoming president Donald Trump continued on Thursday with the transfer of four detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to the Government of Kingdom of Saudi ...

Yemeni detainees land in Saudi after transfer from Guantanamo - Zawya

A freed Yemeni detainee is hugged by a family member after his arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 5, 2017. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. REUTERS/Faisal Al NasserTPX IMAGES OF THE ...

Obama Ignores Trump in Releasing More Prisoners from Gitmo - Military.com

The Obama administration ignored the plea of President-elect Donald Trump to stop transferring prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay. In this photo made from the footage taken from Russian Defense Ministry official web site on · Russia Says It Starts Syrian ...

US Transfers Four Guantanamo Detainees To Saudi Arabia, Says More Likely - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Four Yemeni detainees from Guantanamo Bay arrived in Saudi Arabia on January 5, news agencies reported, with the White House saying additional transfers are likely before President Barack Obama leaves office later this month. Reuters and AFP reported ...

Four Yemenis freed from Guantanamo land in Saudi Arabia - Middle East Online

One of released inmates says he feels "born again" after seeing his relatives, while another says he hopes to move on, forget past. Middle East Online. Reunited. RIYADH - Four Yemenis released from the US prison at Guantanamo Bay arrived Thursday in ...

What does the future hold for Guantanamo? - Yahoo News

These are uncertain times at Guantanamo Bay. Not only for the detainees but also those who guard them. After eight years in which President Obama has tried - and failed - to close the detention facility, what will President Trump mean for its future ...

The nation in brief - Northwest Arkansas News

MIAMI -- Four Guantanamo Bay prisoners have been sent to Saudi Arabia as part of a final push to reduce the number of men held at the U.S. base in Cuba before President Barack Obama leaves office. The four are from Yemen and had been held at ...

4 More Prisoners Leave Guantanamo In Waning Days Of Obama Administration - Capital Public Radio News

Since the Obama administration hasn't been able to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the push has been on to transfer as many of the cleared detainees as possible before Donald Trump becomes president. The Pentagon announced on Thursday ...

Four Guantanamo inmates from Yemen reach Saudi Arabia amid Trump's objection - Yahoo News

Four freed Yemeni inmates from the Guantanamo Bay military prison have reached Saudi Arabia, the US officials confirmed on Thursday, 5 January. The transfer is reportedly President Barack Obama's final push to cut down the inmate population inside the ...

Four Yemeni detainees transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia - Middle East Monitor

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 ...

Guantanamo Bay: US transfers 4 more prisoners - Yahoo News

(CNN) The Pentagon announced Thursday that four inmates were transferred from the Guantanamo Bay prison to Saudi Arabia, dropping the prison's population to 55. Of those remaining, 19 have undergone a security review process and are eligible for ...

Obama releases more Gitmo detainees before Trump takes office - KFDA

(RNN) - Four more detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been released by the Obama Administration. President Barack Obama pledged during his 2008 campaign to empty Gitmo. President-elect Donald Trump said on the stump that ...

Yemeni detainees transferred from Guantanamo to Saudi Arabia - JURIST

[JURIST] Four Yemeni detainees were transferred [press release] Thursday from Guantanamo Bay to Saudi Arabia. After the detainees landed, a White House spokesman confirmed [Reuters reports] that there would likely be more Guantanamo detainees ...

Obama Releases Four Guantanamo Detainees To Saudi Arabia - Daily Caller

A soldier attached to Joint Task Force Guantanamo walks past a sign posted at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson. 5408148. The Pentagon announced the release of four Guantanamo Bay detainees to ...

Obama to release more Guantanomo prisoners in defiance of Trump - The Australian

President Obama has ignored calls by Donald Trump to halt the transfer of the 59 remaining prisoners from Guantanamo Bay and plans to release a third of them before he leaves office. The White House aims to free up to 19 detainees by January 20 - four ...