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Ramadan gesture: Amir pardons prisoners

Ramadan gesture: Amir pardons prisoners

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued on Wednesday an Amiri gesture pardoning a number of prisoners, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Amir issues order to pardon prisoners

Amir issues order to pardon prisoners

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani issued Wednesday an Amiri gesture pardoning a number of prisoners in consideration of the health and humanitarian conditions ...

Afghanistan to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners in two phases

Afghanistan to release 5,000 Taliban prisoners in two phases

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani issued a decree ordering the gradual release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners in two phases, the presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Preparations for Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange underway: state TV

Preparations for Russia-Ukraine prisoner exchange underway: state TV

A long-awaited exchange of prisoners between Moscow and Kiev has begun, Russian state television reported on Saturday, broadcasting footage of buses leaving a jail in the capital.

47 prisoners freed from two Taliban prisons in northern Afghanistan

47 prisoners freed from two Taliban prisons in northern Afghanistan

Afghan commandos have freed 47 prisoners from two Taliban jails in northern Baghlan and Kunduz provinces, officials said on Tuesday.

Amir pardons prisoners

Amir pardons prisoners

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani issued an Amiri gesture pardoning a number of prisoners, on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan.

Syria's Kurds set free nearly 300 IS-linked Syrians

Syria's Kurds set free nearly 300 IS-linked Syrians

Nearly 300 Syrians suspected of belonging to the Islamic State militant group have been freed because they have ‘no blood on their hands’, Kurdish authorities who were holding them said.

African migrants flee detention centre in Tripoli chaos

African migrants flee detention centre in Tripoli chaos

Libya is a major departure point in North Africa for migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, mainly from other parts of Africa.

61 people freed from Taliban prison in southern Afghanistan

61 people freed from Taliban prison in southern Afghanistan

Special forces have freed 61 prisoners from a Taliban-controlled jail in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, an official said Friday.

Oman's Sultan Qaboos pardons 274 prisoners

Oman's Sultan Qaboos pardons 274 prisoners

The pardon included 274 inmates, 115 of them were expatriates, Oman News Agency reported.

'Defective' security may have aided helicopter jailbreak: French minister

'Defective' security may have aided helicopter jailbreak: French minister

The French government pointed to possible security failings on Monday after a notorious gangster used a helicopter to stage his second brazen jailbreak of a crime career inspired by films such as ‘Scarface’.

Trump welcomes US prisoners released by N Korea, thanks Kim

Trump welcomes US prisoners released by N Korea, thanks Kim

US President Donald Trump welcomed three former US prisoners who landed at a military base near Washington on Thursday after being released by North Korea, thanking leader Kim Jong Un and sounding upbeat on a planned summit between the two.