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2006-06-19 18:28:53

By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Monday put off hearings in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals at least until July, meaning they will not reconvene until after an expected ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on their legitimacy. The U.S. Supreme Court is due to rule by June 30 on the legitimacy of the military courts that President George W. Bush created to try suspected terrorists after the September 11 attacks. The Pentagon had already suspended the tribunals...

2006-06-14 09:14:14

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said on Wednesday he wanted to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba but first needed a plan to deal with the "darn dangerous" prisoners held there.

2006-06-13 18:05:03

SANAA (Reuters) - The family of a Yemeni man U.S. officials said killed himself at the military prison camp at Guantanamo Bay denied on Wednesday his death was a suicide, saying he had been murdered. "This idea of suicide is a lie. My son wouldn't commit suicide. My son was among those who memorized the Koran and was committed to his religion," said Ali Abdullah, father of a Yemeni detainee found dead at the U.S. prison on June 10. "He was assassinated by American soldiers and I call...

2006-06-11 15:06:24

By Jane Sutton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suicides of three Arab detainees at Guantanamo ignited new calls on Sunday for the United States to shut down the prison camp but a U.S. diplomat called their hangings a "good PR move" to gain attention. Two Saudis and a Yemeni hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets in maximum security cells on Saturday -- the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo since the United States began sending suspected al Qaeda and Taliban captives there in...

2006-06-11 12:00:39

By Jane Sutton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The suicides of three Arab prisoners at Guantanamo ignited new calls on Sunday for the government to shut down the detention camp and send home the foreign captives held there for years as enemy combatants. Advocates for the prisoners blamed the Bush administration for the deaths, which they said would inflame the global Muslim community. Two Saudis and a Yemeni hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets in maximum security cells on Saturday...

2006-06-10 23:07:12

Corrects job title in paragraph seven to "Prison camp commander Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris" instead of "Base commander Navy Rear Adm. Harry Harris By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Three Arabs hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets, the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo base since the United States began holding terrorism suspects there in 2002, U.S. officials said on Saturday. The military said guards at the camp in Cuba found the two Saudis and one Yemeni not...

2006-06-10 23:15:52

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Three Arabs hanged themselves with clothes and bedsheets, the first prisoners to die at Guantanamo base since the United States began holding terrorism suspects there in 2002, U.S. officials said on Saturday. The military said guards at the camp in Cuba found the two Saudis and one Yemeni not breathing in their cells shortly after midnight and attempts to resuscitate them failed. The deaths threw a fresh spotlight on the camp, which has drawn...

2006-06-10 18:45:12

By Michael Christie MIAMI (Reuters) - Three foreign prisoners were found dead on Saturday after hanging themselves with clothing and bedsheets in the first deaths at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, since the prison camp for foreign terror suspects opened in January 2002, U.S. officials said. The military said two Saudis and one Yemeni were found unresponsive and not breathing in their cells by guards shortly after midnight and that attempts to resuscitate them failed....

2006-06-10 15:03:55

MIAMI (Reuters) - Three foreign prisoners being held at the U.S. navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, died on Saturday in apparent suicides, the U.S. military said. "Two Saudis and one Yemeni, each located in Camp 1, were found unresponsive and not breathing in their cells by guards," U.S. Southern Command said in a statement. The military said attempts to resuscitate the detainees failed and they were pronounced dead by a physician at Guantanamo, which holds just under 500 foreigners...

2006-06-05 16:26:34

By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Pentagon document setting rules for medical professionals in detainee operations endorses force-feeding hunger strikers, a practice criticized by rights activists, U.S. officials said on Monday. The policy decree, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, is one of three long-awaited documents on detainee operations being formulated by the Pentagon, along with the still-pending Army Field Manual and a directive guiding interrogation practices. Human...


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  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.