The prison camps at Guantanamo Bay were born of the same quiet policy decisions that led to America adopting torture as a tool of the war on terrorism. As a result, it is proving uniquely difficult to close and many of its inmates will be "forever prisoners", who will never be tried or released. Nick O'Malley reports from inside Gitmo.
An Australian woman could face the death penalty after being arrested carrying methamphetamines in Kuala Lumpur, say reports.
Some time soon, five men will be taken before dawn from their isolation cells to secret locations. A white apron will be hung carefully around their necks with a red target positioned over their chests. They’ll be given the option of a blindfold, and asked if they’d like to stand, sit or lie down.
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A man who was the subject of a string of complaints for sex offences was able to drive for Uber despite the US-based company being alerted about him.
An Indian IT executive and prolific tweeter has been revealed as the man behind Islamic State's most influential Twitter account.
Palestinian officials escalated their threats to cut security ties with Israel and push the United Nations Security Council to recognise the state of Palestine as thousands turned out for the funeral of Ziad Abu Ein.
A growing number are being stopped, searched and harassed in the main tourist precinct of the Thai capital.
At a dollar a shot is this the first nail in the coffin of the arms industry? The United States Navy has commissioned its first laser cannon for active combat, ensuring laser powered warfare will become a reality and that running out of ammunition may well become a thing of the past.
Valuable intelligence was gained using "enhanced interrogation techniques'', the director of the Central Intelligence Agency says.