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US soldier flies to freedom after Afghan prisoner swap

The sole American prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was being flown to a US military hospital in Germany on Sunday, after he was dramatically freed in a swap deal for five Taliban militants who were released from the Guantanamo Bay prison in C

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Indian prisoner in plea to end Bahrain jail ordeal

A prisoner has issued a direct appeal to Indian Ambassador to Bahrain Dr Mohan Kumar for someone to visit him and other inmates who are allegedly languishing indefinitely in jail.   The correspondence, which was

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Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements

Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep US-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state.

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Israel names 26 Palestinians to be freed

Israel on Monday named 26 Palestinian prisoners to be freed this week under a deal enabling US-backed peace talks to resume, although Palestinians said these had been undermined by newly announced plans to expand Israeli settlements.

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Pakistani prisoner dies after revenge beating

A convicted Pakistani militant jailed in India died on Thursday after being beaten by another inmate in an apparent revenge attack for the death of an Indian spy prisoner, threatening already fraught relations between the nations.

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Syria rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap

Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranian hostages on Wednesday in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government, the head of a Turkish aid agency which helped broker the deal said. The Syrian r

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Bahrain activist 'getting VIP care in hospital’

High-Profile prisoner Abdulhadi Al Khawaja, who has allegedly been on hunger strike for more than 80 days, is receiving "VIP treatment" in hospital, said a report. Doctors said they were frustrated by reports he has been mistreated, accord

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Al Jazeera to broadcast Guantanamo film

A hard-hitting documentary about the last remaining Westerner in Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr, will get its first global airing on Al Jazeera English next week. The channel made the announcement today on the 10th anniversary of the prison’s

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Al Jazeera to broadcast Guantanamo film

A hard-hitting documentary about the last remaining Westerner in Guantanamo Bay, Omar Khadr, will get its first global airing on Al Jazeera English next week. The channel made the announcement today on the 10th anniversary of the prison’s

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