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Maher al-Akhras was taken out of Israeli prison and sent home after being imprisoned by Israel and kept on administrative detention.

An Australian-British academic freed by Iran said her release ended a "long and traumatic ordeal".

The women who served as a deadly Taliban duo

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The women who served as a deadly Taliban duo

Muzghan and her aunt Nasreen walked free from jail in September after confessing to being members of the Taliban's ultra-violent Haqqani network.

Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

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Israel has detained 400 Palestinian children this year

Israeli forces have arrested at least 400 Palestinians since the start of this year.

PA to halt <em>prisoner</em> funds to mend US relations

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PA to halt prisoner funds to mend US relations

The PA is planning to end its payments to prisoners after US Democrats said the only way a Biden administration will show sympathy to them is if ...

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'Terrorist motive' in Saudi embassy shooting: Dutch prosecutors

A man suspected of firing a gun at the Saudi Arabian embassy in The Hague last week acted with "terrorist intent", Dutch prosecutors said on Monday.

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'Makes no difference': Saudi minister slams German arms ban

Saudi's foreign affairs minister said the Kingdom does not need German military equipment, as the European country prepares to once again ...

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Brother of Yemen president listed for next prisoner swap

Nasser Mansour Hadi, who has been held by the Houthis since the war erupted in 2015, will be among the names listed in the upcoming ...

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Will Biden scrap Trump's US-Taliban peace deal in Afghanistan?

Analysis: Biden is expected to adjust but not dramatically change course in the US-led Afghan peace process.

Israel 'agrees to <em>release</em>' Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras

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Israel 'agrees to release' Palestinian hunger-striker Maher al-Akhras

Prisoner Maher al-Akhras will remain in hospital amid concerns over his deteriorated health condition.

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Yemen in Focus: New Houthi ambassador signals Iran's intentions

This week we focus on Iran's new ambassador to the Houthis in the rebel-held capital.

I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

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I escaped Sisi's jails, but thousands of others haven't

Comment: Despite death threats forcing me out of Egypt, I'm lucky compared to the tens of thousands jailed, tortured and killed for speaking ...

'Innocent Yemenis dying' UN says, amid escalating violence

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'Innocent Yemenis dying' UN says, amid escalating violence

The United Nations said innocent Yemenis are still dying because of the brutal conflict, which has since the end of September killed at least ...

Palestinian <em>prisoner</em> undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

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Palestinian prisoner undeterred after 83 days of hunger strike

Having refused food for over 80 days, Maher al-Akhras is continuing his hunger strike against his administrative detention.

Yemen in Focus: Joyous <em>prisoner</em> <em>release</em> after years-long misery

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Yemen in Focus: Joyous prisoner release after years-long misery

This week we focus on a long-anticipated prisoner release in Yemen.

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Yemen prisoner swap sees scores more freed

More than 350 prisoners were freed on the second day of a landmark exchange between Yemen's warring sides.

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Hard-won Yemen prisoner swap gets under way

A prison exchange between the Yemeni government and Houthi rebels have begun.

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Would Biden really stop writing blank cheques for Egypt?

Comment: Only a Biden administration would be capable of holding Sisi's regime accountable. But whether it would is another matter, writes Sam ...

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Palestinian detainee's health 'deteriorating' amid hunger strike

Maher Akhras is deteriorating inside an Israeli prison after going on a hunger strike.

Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

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Yemenis return home after 'mercy flight' to Jordan

The UN organised two evacuation flights to Amman in February, the first carrying seven children and the second with 24 other patients.

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French academic Fariba Adelkhah temporarily released in Iran: laywer

Adelkhah was sentenced to five years in prison earlier this year but her lawyer hopes the temporary release will be made permanent.

Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

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Yemen in Focus: Soon-to-be-released detainees dying in Houthi prisons

This week we focus on abductees dying in Houthi prisons, a damning UN report revealing grave violations against children and more.

Palestinian couple to marry after groom's 18-year prison sentence

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Palestinian couple to marry after groom's 18-year prison sentence

Jinan Samara and Abdel Karim Mukhader had planned to wed nearly two decades ago but are finally getting the chance to tie the knot after the ...

Palestinian prisoners facing worsening conditions in Israeli jails

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Palestinian prisoners facing worsening conditions in Israeli jails

Palestinian prisoners have started protest measures such as returning their meals as conditions in Israeli jails worsen .

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