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May 8, 2009

Attorney General Eric Holder sparred with congressional Republicans Thursday over the future of inmates currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. Special correspondent Simon Marks reports on the arguments and focuses on the fate of a group of Muslims from China, known as Uighurs.

May 7, 2009

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has incorrectly kept nearly 24,000 people on a terrorist watch list on the basis of outdated or sometimes irrelevant information, while missing people with genuine ties to terrorism who should have been on the list, according to a Justice Department report released Wednesday.

May 7, 2009

Obama's decision to close the detention facility puts lawmakers on the hot seat as word spreads that some detainees could be relocated to the U.S.

May 7, 2009

Today, the Constitution Project, along with other non-governmental organizations, filed a friend of the court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court urging the Court to accept review of a case in which 17 Chinese Muslims, known as Uighurs, seek release from Guantanamo now that they have been recognized not to be enemy combatants.

May 7, 2009

Freedom House condemns Pakistan's recent decision to violate international law by handing over a group of Uighur exiles to the Chinese authorities.

May 7, 2009

Uyghur exiles assail Pakistan's decision to send a group of ethnic Uyghurs back to China, while a militant group says it has no ties with the men.

May 6, 2009

China's People's Liberation Army will hold a big training drill later this year to hone the modernizing force's skills in complex, high-tech warfare, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Tuesday.

May 6, 2009

China blamed the United States on Wednesday for the latest naval confrontation between the countries, after rejecting criticism by Washington that Beijing's rising military strength is focused on countering U.S power.

May 6, 2009

Beijing on Tuesday said a U.S. report criticizing the state of China's religious freedom was biased and groundless.

May 6, 2009

Now that the US request for Germany to accept as many as 17 Uighur detainees from Guantanamo Bay is official, reaction from across the political spetrum has been mixed.

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