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Dubai to free 292 prisoners ahead of UAE National Day

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, has ordered the release of 292 inmates of Dubai’s punitive and corrective institutions in his capacity as the Ruler of Dubai, a Wam news agen

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UAE receives 15 Guantanamo inmates

The United Arab Emirates' Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday it has received 15 detainees from Guantanamo Bay for humanitarian reasons. US officials said on Monday that 12 Yemeni and three Afghan inmate

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US denies $400m cash payment to Iran was ransom

The Obama administration said on Wednesday that $400 million in cash paid to Iran soon after the release of five Americans detained by Tehran was not ransom for them as some Republicans have charged. The five, including Washington

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Syria ‘wants released prisoners to join army’

Syria's government has freed prisoners on condition that they join the army upon their release, the president of the opposition Syrian National Coalition told Reuters on Friday, citing reports from Adra Central Prison near Damascus.

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EgyptAir jet hijacked to Cyprus, most passengers freed

An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus on Tuesday by a man Cypriot state media said was demanding the release of women prisoners in Egypt. After the aircraft landed at Larnaca a

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Bahrain, India sign prisoner transfer agreement

Bahrain and India yesterday (January 23) signed an agreement on transferring sentenced prisoners. Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa and Indian External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj s

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Nuclear sanctions on Iran lifted

Iran emerged from years of economic isolation on Saturday when world powers lifted crippling sanctions against the Islamic Republic in return for Tehran complying with a deal to curb its nuclear ambitions. In a dramatic move sched

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Yemen's foes agree prisoners swap at UN peace talks

Yemen's warring parties agreed on Wednesday to exchange hundreds of prisoners in a move aimed at supporting UN-sponsored peace talks which resumed for a second day in Switzerland, as reported fighting and air strikes appeared to violate a ce

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Skills training for Bahrain’s women prisoners

Inmates at Bahrain’s main women’s prison are undergoing skills training at a newly established beauty salon and sewing centre. It is part of major revamps conducted at the Women Reform, Rehabilitation and Remand Centre in Isa Town

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US sends six Yemeni prisoners to Oman for resettlement

Six Yemenis held for more than a decade at the US military prison at Guantanamo have been flown to Oman for resettlement, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in President Barack Obama's slow push to close the facility.

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