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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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50 prisoners, 12 policemen killed in Iraq jail break

Fifty inmates and 12 policemen were killed when a riot erupted and dozens escaped from an Iraqi prison holding hundreds of people jailed for acts of terrorism, security and police officials said on Saturday. The deaths occurred on

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Mutual pact proposed on Indian and Bahraini prisoners

Indian prisoners in Bahrain could soon be allowed to complete their sentences in their home country. The proposal is being reviewed by the Cabinet and would also allow Bahraini prisoners in India to complete custodial terms here,

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Ukraine, pro-Russian rebels swap prisoners

Ukraine's government and pro-Russian separatists on Friday exchanged hundreds of prisoners of war while Kiev said it would suspend all train and bus service to Crimea, effectively creating a transportation blockade to and from the region.

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Attack on bus in Iraq kills 60

A shooting and bombing attack on a bus near Baghdad killed 51 prisoners and nine policemen on Thursday, Ministry of Justice and medical sources said. The bus was transporting prisoners from a military base in the town of Taji to B

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Two criminals escape police custody in Bahrain

Two inmates of Bahrain’s Jaw Prison got away while being taken to court, a report said, while not revealing details of how the men escaped. Sources confirmed one of the criminals on the run is Redha Al Ghasra, jailed for a c

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Iran's Khamenei pardons 920 prisoners

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. It was

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Brotherhood cries foul over prison deaths

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, fighting for its political survival, has accused security forces of killing dozens of detained Islamists, upping the pressure in a crisis that has rocked the Arab world's most populous state. &n

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Saudi arrests dozens in protest over prisoners

Saudi security forces arrested dozens of people this week during protests by families seeking freedom for relatives detained on security charges, activists said. Families of security detainees have regularly staged small protests

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UAE pardons over 100 Egyptian prisoners

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

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