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The women who served as a deadly duo for the Taliban

Kabul - Female assassins who lured an Afghan security official to his death with promises of sex before shooting him and dumping his body at a cemetery are among thousands of Taliban criminals freed as part of a fragile peace plan.

Fate of ETA prisoners a minefield for Spain's government

Madrid - Two years after ETA disbanded, Spain's government is accelerating moves to transfer jailed Basque separatist militants to prisons closer to home, angering families whose lives were shattered by their violence.

Iran lawyer tests positive for Covid-19 after release from jail

Tehran - Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has tested positive for Covid-19 only days after being released from prison, her husband said on Tuesday."Nasrin tested positive today," Reza Khandan wrote in a brief post on his Facebook account.

Hundreds of fighters head home in Yemen prisoner exchange

Sanaa - A landmark prisoner exchange between war-torn Yemen's government and Huthi rebels began Thursday, with hundreds of combatants heading home on flights criss-crossing the country and Saudi Arabia.

Yemen's warring sides to begin swap of over 1,000 prisoners

Sanaa - The warring sides in Yemen's long conflict will exchange some 1,081 prisoners Thursday and Friday, under a deal struck in Switzerland last month, a senior rebel official said Thursday.

Two Americans, 240 Yemen rebels freed in apparent swap

Washington - Two captive Americans were freed Wednesday in Yemen as more than 200 supporters of the country's Huthi rebels were allowed to return home, in an apparent swap involving Saudi Arabia and Oman.

Belarus's Lukashenko holds talks with jailed political rivals

Minsk - Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday went to a jail run by the country's KGB security service to meet his jailed political opponents, ostensibly to discuss plans for constitutional reforms.

Mali frees more jihadists, boosting hostage release scenario

Bamako - A second batch of jihadists has been freed in Mali, sources said Tuesday, boosting speculation that a French charity worker and Malian politician held by the insurgents may be freed in a swap.

Mali frees over 100 jihadists seeking hostage swap

Bamako - Insurgency-hit Mali freed over 100 alleged or convicted jihadists over the weekend in a bid to secure the release of a top politician and French charity worker, an official in charge of the negotiations told AFP on Monday.

Mali frees over 100 jihadists seeking hostage swap

Bamako - Insurgency-hit Mali has freed over 100 alleged or convicted jihadists to secure the release of a top politician and a French charity worker, sources close to the talks said Monday.

France 'very worried' for hunger-striking Iran rights lawyer

Paris - France is concerned about the health of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is in hospital after going on a hunger strike for more than 40 days, Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday.

Egypt brokers negotiations for Israel-Hamas prisoner swap

Gaza - Egypt is brokering negotiations on a proposed prisoner swap between Israel and the Hamas rulers of Gaza, taking advantage of a renewed truce between them, a Hamas source said Saturday.

Maduro announces arrest of 'American spy' near Venezuelan refineries

Caracas - President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that an "American spy" had been arrested near two Venezuelan refineries, after authorities foiled a plot to "cause an explosion" at another oil complex."Yesterday we captured...

Afghan negotiators head to Doha as Taliban prisoner swap nears completion

Kabul - Afghan government-backed negotiators are set to head to Doha for peace talks with the Taliban, a top official said Wednesday, as President Ashraf Ghani insisted Kabul had met all its commitments for negotiations.

Afghan president says all commitments met for Taliban peace talks

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said Wednesday that the government had met all of its commitments for peace talks with the Taliban, as a team left for Qatar to prepare for negotiations.

Kabul resumes Taliban prisoner release: insurgent spokesman

Kabul - Afghan authorities have resumed a controversial release of Taliban inmates, an insurgent spokesman said Tuesday, marking an important step toward breaking an impasse that has delayed the start of peace talks for months.

Start of Afghan talks uncertain as prisoner release stalls

Kabul - Afghan authorities and the Taliban have hit an impasse over the planned release of hundreds of insurgents after opposition from some foreign governments, officials said Monday, apparently stalling peace talks.

Afghan authorities begin release of 'dangerous' Taliban prisoners

Kabul - Afghan authorities said Friday they had started to release 400 Taliban prisoners, the final hurdle in long-delayed peace talks between the two warring sides, even as President Ashraf Ghani warned they were a "danger to the world".

Afghan authorities begin releasing final 400 Taliban prisoners

Kabul - Afghan authorities said Friday they had started to release 400 Taliban prisoners, the final hurdle in launching long-delayed peace talks between the two warring sides.

Afghan peace talks near after Taliban prisoner release approved

Kabul - 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, the head of Kabul's peace council said Sunday.

Afghan leader urges mega gathering to decide on 400 Taliban prisoners

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani urged thousands of prominent citizens gathered in Kabul on Friday to decide whether to release about 400 Taliban prisoners, including many involved in attacks that killed scores of Afghans and foreigners.

Afghan president orders release of 500 Taliban inmates

Kabul - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners as part of a new ceasefire that could lead into long-delayed peace talks.

Ex-envoy fails to secure prisoners in talks with Venezuela's Maduro

Washington - Former US ambassador Bill Richardson has failed to bring back jailed Americans from Venezuela after meeting President Nicolas Maduro, whom Washington is seeking to topple.

Ex-US envoy Richardson to see Venezuela's Maduro over prisoners

Washington - Former US ambassador Bill Richardson will meet Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to seek the release of prisoners, his office said Monday, a sharp contrast to the administration's shunning of the leftist leader.

After 'reconciliation': Syria regime's silent crackdown

Beirut - Syrian army defector Salam had signed a surrender deal with the regime supposed to protect him, but after reporting for military service, he disappeared and months later was declared dead."He went off and never came back," his elder brother told AFP.

Freed Taliban prisoners eye return to the battlefield

Kabul - Afghan authorities are opening prison doors for thousands of Taliban inmates in a high-risk gambit to ensure the insurgent group begins peace talks with Kabul.

Iran says scientist back home from US after prisoner swap

Tehran - An Iranian scientist returned home Monday after his release from a US jail in what the Islamic republic said was a prisoner exchange it hopes can be repeated between the arch-foes.

Trump hopeful for Iran after American freed in prisoner swap

Washington - President Donald Trump voiced hope for progress with arch-rival Iran on Thursday after the clerical regime released a US Navy veteran and the United States freed two Iranians.

US Navy veteran leaves Iran day after scientist returns to Tehran

Washington - US Navy veteran Michael White has been freed and left Iran nearly two years after his arrest, his mother said Thursday, following the US release of an Iranian scientist.

Iranian scientist freed by US back in Iran: reports

Tehran - Iranian scientist Sirous Asgari has arrived back in Iran after being released from prison by its arch-foe the United States, Iranian media reported Wednesday.
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