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
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,
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Inmates of Bahrain jails who have completed half of their sentences could soon be allowed time outside prison with their families, a report said.
The Shura Council yesterday backed the plan, which would give them time off every si