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Lawyers say Palestinian prisoners were beaten after capture
Middle East

Lawyers say Palestinian prisoners were beaten after capture

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Lawyers for two Palestinians who were captured after escaping from an Israeli prison last week…
Iran insists prisoner swap deal was agreed with U.S., says ready to proceed ‘today’
Middle East

Iran insists prisoner swap deal was agreed with U.S., says ready to proceed ‘today’

DUBAI, July 18 (Reuters) – Iran insisted on Sunday that a prisoner swap deal has been agreed with the United…
Iran says it is holding talks on prisoner exchanges with US
Middle East

Iran says it is holding talks on prisoner exchanges with US

DUBAI, July 13 (Reuters) – Iran said on Tuesday it was holding talks on prisoner exchanges with the United States…
US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down
Middle East

US denies Iran claims of prisoner deal; UK plays it down

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Iran are in active talks over the release of prisoners, a person familiar…
Jordan releases alleged plotters following king’s appeal
Middle East

Jordan releases alleged plotters following king’s appeal

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan released 16 people detained earlier this month over an alleged foreign-backed conspiracy linked to a…
Academic held in Iran for two years says imprisonment pushed her to brink of suicide
Middle East

Academic held in Iran for two years says imprisonment pushed her to brink of suicide

CANBERRA (Reuters) – A British-Australian academic who spent two years detained in Iran said on Tuesday she was kept in…
US demands Turkey release philanthropist Osman Kavala
Middle East

US demands Turkey release philanthropist Osman Kavala

Turkey hit back at the United States on Thursday, after Washington called for Ankara to release jailed philanthropist Osman Kavala. Kavala has…
UN: Yemen’s warring sides resume talks on prisoner exchange
Middle East

UN: Yemen’s warring sides resume talks on prisoner exchange

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s warring sides Sunday resumed United Nations-backed negotiations over a prisoner swap, the world body said, more…
UN: Libya’s rivals swap prisoners, part of cease-fire deal
Middle East

UN: Libya’s rivals swap prisoners, part of cease-fire deal

CAIRO (AP) — Libya’s rivals kicked off a UN-brokered prisoner exchange, which was part of a cease-fire agreement they inked…
Egyptian security forces thwart jail escape attempt in Red Sea
Egypt

Egyptian security forces thwart jail escape attempt in Red Sea

Security forces in a police station in the Egyptian city of Ras Ghareb on Red Sea reportedly foiled an escape…
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