'Guantanamo Diary' Author Cleared For Release, ACLU Says
A Guantánamo inmate who detailed his captivity in the best-selling memoir, “Guantánamo Diary,” was cleared today for release, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. Mohamedou Ould Slahi, who has been held at the detention camp in Cuba for 14 years with no charges, was cleared for release
UN welcomes deployment of force to fight extremists in Sahel
The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming the deployment of a 5,000-strong force from five countries in Africa's vast Sahel region to fight the growing threat from extremists
Mali urges UN to authorize force to fight terrorism in Sahel
Mali's foreign minister is urging the UN Security Council to authorize the immediate deployment of a five-nation force to fight the growing "terrorist" threat in Africa's vast Sahel region _ a move the United States opposes
Oscar Winners: The Full List 2015
"Birdman" is flying high! The film had the biggest night and took home the biggest prize: best picture. The film's director, Alejandro González Iñárritu, also won the directing Oscar, and the film was honored for cinematography and original screenplay, too. In the acting categories, "Whiplash" star
Oscars 2015: Using the Big Screen to Battle Extremism
As the White House races to figure out ways to battle extremism around the globe, an African filmmaker has taken the fight in another, unusual direction: to the big screen with an Oscar-nominated movie about the tragedy of life under extremist rule. “Timbuktu,” made by Malian-Mauritanian director
Excerpt: 'Guantanamo Diary' by Mohamedou Ould Slahi
Excerpted from the book GUANTANAMO DIARY by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Diary and annotated diary copyright © 2015 by Mohamedou Ould Slahi. Introduction and notes copyright © 2015 by Larry Siems. Reprinted with permission of Little, Brown and Company. Chapter One Jordan-Afghanistan-GTMO July 2002- ...
Oscars 2015 Nominations: The Complete List of Nominees
Some of the brightest stars in Hollywood are celebrating this morning after receiving the highest acting honor: an Oscar nomination. Meryl Streep earned yet another nomination for her work in “Into the Woods,” along with Patricia Arquette and Emma Stone in the Best Supporting Actress category.
Obamas, Former First Lady Laura Bush Urge Push to Aid Africa
George W. Bush and his wife unite with first couple in highlighting success of U.S. aid to continent.
Former Guantanamo Detainee's Group Was Involved in Benghazi Attack, State Dept. Says
A terrorist group led by a former Guantanamo Bay detainee was involved in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, the State Department said today for the first time. Ansar al Sharia in Darnah played a part in the attack, State Department spokeswoman...