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US faces calls for torture probes at UN rights meet

The United States faced a barrage of calls to investigate allegations of torture and shut down Guantanamo Bay detention centre on Friday in its first review by the UN’s top human rights assembly. European countries joined appeals for a halt to the death penalty, and there was trenchant criticism of…

Exposed: Pentagon awards $630M fuel contract to secretive corporation whose ownership is unknown

‘Mina Corp’ refuses to reveal locations of its offices The Pentagon awarded a secretive corporation that is under investigation by the United States Congress with a $630 million contract to supply the Manas Air Base in Kyrgyzstan with jet fuel Wednesday. The contract was awarded despite the request of Kyrgyzstan’s…