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Suspected militants free 900 prisoners from east Congo jail

Suspected militants free 900 prisoners from east Congo jail

Armed men freed at least 900 prisoners from a jail in Beni, east Democratic Republic of Congo, in a coordinated attack in the early hours of Tuesday morning, the town's mayor said ...

Afghan peace talks close after Taliban prisoner release approved

Afghan peace talks close after Taliban prisoner release approved

The Afghan government and the Taliban are ‘on the verge’ of peace talks, after thousands of prominent Afghans approved the release of about 400 contentious militant prisoners, Kabul's lead negotiator said Sunday.

Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

Afghan ceasefire holds as hundreds of Taliban prisoners freed

A ceasefire between the Taliban and Afghan government appeared to hold for the third and final day on Sunday, with hundreds of militant prisoners released in a bid to bring peace talks closer.

Taliban accuses Afghan government of recapturing released prisoners

Taliban accuses Afghan government of recapturing released prisoners

The Taliban's Doha-based office accused the Afghan government late Saturday of recapturing previously released prisoners from its ranks.

California to release 8,000 more prisoners over virus fears

California to release 8,000 more prisoners over virus fears

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

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.