Secret area of Guantanamo could be opened to UN watchdog for first time

Exclusive: Attorneys for alleged 9/11 co-conspirator petition UN access to Camp 7 to prevent proof they say was coerced during torment being used against him The most secret corner of Guantnamo Bay could be opened up to the UN torment watchdog for the first time, if an audacious legal gambit succeeds. Attorneys for Ammar al-Baluchi,…

MSF Afghanistan hospital airstrike death toll reaches 42

Increase from previous total of 30 demises comes after two months of investigations into US airstrikes on Kunduz facility The death toll from the US airstrikes on a MA( c) decins Sans FrontiA” res hospital in northern Afghanistan in early October has risen to 42, the aid organisation has said. The increase from the previous…

South Korea and US agree to deploy THAAD missile defence system

Officials tell Terminal High-Altitude Area Defence will be quickly deployed to counter North Koreas missile threat US and South Korean military officials have said they are ready to deploy an advanced US missile defence system in South Korea to cope with Northern korean threats a move likely to raise strong objections in Beijing, Moscow and…

Iranian military vessels ‘speed close to US navy ship with weapons bared’

USS Nitze shot warning flares and whistles at four Iranian boats before having to change course in unsafe and unprofessional encounter, US official says Four Iranian military boats sped close to a US navy guided missile destroyer with their weapons uncovered in the Strait of Hormuz in an unsafe and unprofessional encounter, according to a…

Donald Trump says US military will not let transgender people to serve

Decision marks a reversal of a policy initiated under Obama in 2016, in which the Pentagon ended a longtime ban on trans people from serving openly Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not allow transgender individuals to serve in the US military in any capacity, reversing a policy put in place by Barack Obama…