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71 prisoners killed in attack in Iraq

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 14:40

At least 71 prisoners were killed Monday when militants attacked a bus convoy transferring them to another jail in Iraq`s Babil province, a police source said.

US soldier swap with Taliban was `right decision`: Hagel

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 22:57

Strongly defending US` decision to swap five Taliban detainees for an American soldier, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday said it was the "right decision" despite the "very high risk" involved.

Palestinians seek action against Israel over detainees

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 17:04

A senior Palestinian official has called for international action against Israel over the detention without charge of more than 100 Palestinians who have been on a long-term hunger strike.

Freeing of five Gitmo prisoners brings `great happiness`: Taliban

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 02:22

The release of five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for that of American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, held for five years by the Taliban, was welcomed with "great happiness" by the militants Sunday.

Health of Palestinian detainees on hunger strike worsens

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 22:46

The health conditions of 150 Palestinian detainees, on hunger strike in Israeli jails protesting their detention, deteriorated Sunday as they continued their strike for the 25th day, a Palestinian official said.

US senators to demand release of `torture report`

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 00:31

A US Senate panel appears likely to demand the release of a contentious torture report that has sharply divided lawmakers and the CIA.

Russia drops its first case against Greenpeace activist

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 16:43

riminal charges against a Greenpeace activist, accused of taking part in protest in the Arctic, were dropped by Russia on Tuesday.

US transfers two Guantanamo detainees to Sudan

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 20:02

The United States has announced it had transferred two Sudanese detainees from Guantanamo to their home country, as President Barack Obama seeks to meet his vow to close the prison.

Pakistan SC directs govt to produce detainees in 7 days

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 19:31

Ordering the government to produce 35 "missing persons" before it in seven days, Pakistan`s Supreme Court on Tuesday declared as illegal the secret detention of any individual by the Army.

Russia frees last of 30 Greenpeace detainees

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 22:27

Russia has freed the last of 30 people detained after a Greenpeace protest in Arctic waters.

Take up cases of Sikh detainees also: Dal Khalsa to Shinde

Last Updated: Monday, September 30, 2013, 22:19

After the Union Home Minister asking Chief Ministers to ensure that no innocent Muslim youth was wrongfully detained in the name of terror, radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa on Monday urged Sushilkumar Shinde to take up cases of Sikh detainees also.

Pentagon reveals Gitmo’s `indefinite detainees` list

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 14:57

The 15-page list, unveiling details about the prisoners for the first time, was released to The New York Times and The Miami Herald in response to freedom of information requests.