MIAMI (AP) — Five men from Yemen were freed from the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after more than a dozen years of captivity and sent to Estonia and Oman for resettlement, U.S. officials said Wednesday, the latest in a wave of releases that have alarmed congressional opponents of closing the detention center.
The United States has transferred five men from its Guantanamo Bay prison, the Pentagon said Wednesday, in a renewed push by President Barack Obama toward closing the controversial jail. Four of the inmates were sent to Oman, while one was sent to Estonia, according to Pentagon statements. The four men sent to Oman are Al Khadr Abdallah Muhammad Al Yafi, Fadel Hussein Saleh Hentif, Abd Al-Rahman ...
The commander of the Estonian Defense League commented on the US approval of a possible $55 million sale of the Javelin anti-tank missile system to Estonia, saying that purchase of additional US military equipment was a part of normal and logical approach to defense systems.
Afghanistan has launched an investigation after it emerged that President Ashraf Ghani's nominee for agriculture minister was wanted for tax evasion in Estonia, an official said on Sunday. According to Interpol's website, Mohammad Yaqub Haidari, 52, is wanted for "large-scale tax evasion, fraudulent conversion" in a case dating back to 2003.
Polish and Baltic lawmakers have met in Estonia to discuss what it takes to go off Russia’s power grid and start generating their own electricity, the head of Estonia’s EU Affairs Committee said Saturday.
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