Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei agreed on Monday to pardon or reduce the sentences of 920 people, the official IRNA news agency reported, in a customary gesture to mark the anniversary of the Islamic Republic.
Bahrain has declared categorically that convicted terrorists and saboteurs who have blood on their hands will never be granted pardon.
"Court verdicts will never be reconsidered, bypassed or circumvented under any pretext as
Bradley Manning, sentenced to 35 years in military prison for the biggest breach of classified US documents in US history, said in a statement on Thursday he is female and wants to live as a woman named Chelsea.
"As I transit
Kuwait's ruler said on Tuesday he was pardoning all the people convicted of insulting him, after a year-long crackdown on politically sensitive comments about Gulf Arab state's leadership.
Dozens of Kuwaitis have been char
Oman's Sultan Qaboos has pardoned activists jailed for taking part in anti-government protests two years ago, media reported, his latest gesture to citizens worried about unemployment and inadequate pay.
State news agency ONA
The United Arab Emirates has pardoned a Norwegian woman who was sentenced to jail for illicit sex after she reported being raped by a colleague while on a visit to Dubai, the Norwegian foreign minister said on Monday.
The UAE has pardoned more than 100 Egyptian prisoners in a move hailed by the Egyptian ambassador to Abu Dhabi as a gesture that will improve strained relations between the two countries.
Ties between Egypt and the UAE soured afte
The United Arab Emirates on Monday pardoned five activists who were convicted a day earlier for insulting UAE leaders and had been on hunger strike for two weeks, a lawyer defending the group said.
The five were arrested in April on charge
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said has pardoned 234 protesters arrested during weeks of demonstrations in the Sultanate, the official news agency said.
Sultan Qaboos, who has ruled Oman for 40 years, promised a $2.6 billion spending package on
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has pardoned a gang-rape victim whose sentencing to 200 lashes by a Saudi court provoked an international outcry, a report said.
The daily Al-Jazirah cited Justice Minister Abdullah bin Mohammad al-Sheikh as sa