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Uruguay agrees to receive five Guantanamo detainees

Uruguay said Thursday it had agreed to receive five prisoners of as yet undisclosed nationalities from the US war on terror prison camp in Guantanamo Bay. US President Barack Obama is struggling to fulfill his five-year-old promise to close the controversial jail, and countries have been slow to come forward and agree to accept transferred inmates. Confirming a report first published in the weekly Busqueda newspaper, a high-level government source told AFP that Uruguay will host the former inmates for at least two years.

Guantanamo prisoner denies interest in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee said despite recent claims, his client has no interest in "Fifty Shades of Grey," nor is it popular among inmates at the detention facility. Attorney James Connell said guards gave a copy of the erotic novel to Ammar al-Baluchi, possibly as a joke, possibly in an attempt to discredit him.

US to send two Guantanamo detainees to Algeria

The most recent repatriations outside of the west were in 2010, when another two Algerians were sent home.

Pushback: Senators ask Obama to scale back force-feeding at Guantanamo Bay (VIDEO)

Senators Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin called force-feeding "unnecessary" in a letter to the US president on Wednesday.

US releases names of 'indefinite detainees' held at Guantanamo

The Obama administration released details on 48 people held at Guantanamo but considered impossible to try (not enough evidence) but too dangerous to free.

Guantanamo shuts down Internet service after Anonymous threat

Protesters who support the prisoners' hunger strike gathered outside the prison as well as the White House.

5 things you didn't know about Guantanamo Bay

As the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay draws attention to the lives of those held at the prison, GlobalPost takes a look at the lesser-known facts of "Gitmo."

Over a third of Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike, Pentagon says

Guantanamo Bay's Lieutenant Colonel Samuel House said in a statement that of the detainees refusing food, over a dozen are on "enteral feedings," or being force-fed via tubes.

Guantanamo prison hunger strike grows

Military spokesman Capt. Robert Durand said 10 of the 28 were being force-fed.

As Obama winds down Afghan war, what’s next for Gitmo?

WASHINGTON — Shaker Aamer has spent more than a decade imprisoned without charges in Guantanamo Bay. But America's war in Afghanistan is ending, shifting the fight against Al Qaeda beyond the traditional battlefield. That raises new questions about a gamut of Washington’s controversial actions committed in the war’s name — from drone bombings to locking up terror suspects, like Aamer, indefinitely at Guantanamo.
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