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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.

14 Saddam-era officials still jailed in Iraq

14 Saddam-era officials still jailed in Iraq

Fourteen officials from Saddam Hussein's regime are still in Iraq's prisons, 15 years after the late dictator was deposed by a US-led invasion in 2003, according to an AFP survey.

Egypt hangs five prisoners: officials

Egypt hangs five prisoners: officials

Egyptian prison authorities executed on Tuesday five inmates who had been sentenced to death, four of them over a bombing that killed military cadets, security officials said.

Ivory Coast officials blame 'inside job' for mass jail break

Ivory Coast officials blame 'inside job' for mass jail break

Authorities in Ivory Coast speculated Monday that a guard may have allowed nearly 100 inmates to escape a prison in the west African country, the latest in a string of jail breaks.

Nearly 100 inmates escape in Ivory Coast prison break

Nearly 100 inmates escape in Ivory Coast prison break

Almost 100 inmates escaped from a prison in the Ivory Coast on Sunday, the latest in a string of jail breaks in the west African country, officials said.

70 prisoners flee in second DR Congo jail break

70 prisoners flee in second DR Congo jail break

Dozens of prisoners escaped from a jail in Democratic Republic of Congo early Friday, less than 48 hours after rebels attacked Kinshasa's main prison, freeing their leader and 50 others.

New Hamas chief backs hunger-striking prisoners

New Hamas chief backs hunger-striking prisoners

New Hamas leader Ismail Haniya pledged support for hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners on Monday in his first comments since being elected as head of the movement that runs the Gaza Strip.