U.S. Transfers Two Guantanamo Detainees to Algeria

Obama administration says transfer is part of plan to close Gitmo
U.S. military guards walk within Camp Delta at Guantanamo Bay in 2006. (AP)

The United States on Thursday said it had transferred two men from the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to the government of Algeria as part of its ongoing effort to close the controversial prison.

Al Qaeda’s Widening North African Jihad Confounds Foes

Gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi / AP

Inquiries into the bloody assault on an Algerian gas plant are uncovering increasing evidence of contacts between the assailants and the jihadis involved in killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya nearly a year ago.

Terms of Endangerment

Obama faces manifold threats, challenges as he begins second presidential term
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President Barack Obama faces manifold threats and challenges, foreign and domestic, as he begins his second term in office.

The Islamists Strike

American hostages taken in Algeria by Qaeda affiliate as Middle East tumult spreads
An armed libyan man flashes the victory sign in front of a fire at the hardline Islamist group Ansar el-Sharia headquarters on Sept. 21, 2012 in Benghazi. (Getty)

United States officials confirmed Wednesday that Americans were taken hostage following a terrorist attack on a British Petroleum gas field site in Algeria.