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Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun: US lab

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014, 17:19

Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a US official involved in the investigation said.

Mass prisoner deaths in Iraq point to police executions

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 17:35

It was supposed to be a routine job, police say. Move 69 prisoners from an outlying town to a jail in southern Baghdad. But before they arrived at their destination, every single prisoner had been killed.

Palestinian prisoners suspend hunger strike, terms unclear

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 11:28

Scores of Palestinians on hunger-strike suspended their protest against detention without charges by Israel on Wednesday, and an Israeli official said there had been no major change of policy.

Bowe Bergdahl`s condition stable, has not met parents: US Army

Last Updated: Saturday, June 14, 2014, 04:09

US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner of war before being released on May 31, was in stable condition at a military hospital in Texas.

Senator: Bergdahl deal sealed day before swap

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 23:15

The Obama administration only finalised the exchange of the last remaining US prisoner of war in Afghanistan for five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a day before the June 1 swap, a top Democratic lawmaker said today.

Egypt court overturns conviction for Islamist prisoner deaths

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 20:36

An Egyptian appeals court on Saturday overturned the conviction of a policeman who was sentenced to 10 years in jail for the deaths of 37 prisoners from tear gas.

Cuban spy calls for prisoner swap, like with Taliban

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 00:34

A former Cuban spy urged Washington to swap three detained agents for the freedom of American Alan Gross, citing the deal that saw a US soldier released over the weekend.

Republicans question US prisoner swap with Taliban

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 09:27

US politicians questioned whether the deal that freed Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban militants amounted to a negotiation with terrorists as the US soldier was flown out of Afghanistan to a military hospital in Germany on Sunday.

US-Taliban prisoner exchange will help peace: Afghan official

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 13:02

The release of five senior Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl bodes well for the resumption of peace talks, a senior member of Afghanistan`s High Peace Council said today.

Emblematic Venezuelan prisoner begins hunger strike for freedom

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 04:56

An imprisoned former Caracas police commissioner at the center of stalled political talks between Venezuela`s government and opposition went on a hunger strike on Tuesday, demanding he be released due to frail health.

Judge will allow force-feeding of Gitmo prisoner

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 20:28

A federal judge has lifted a temporary restraining order that had stopped the US military from force feeding a hunger-striking prisoner at Guantanamo Bay naval base, saying the man`s life hangs in the balance.

US government ordered to supply records of Guantanamo forced feeding

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 05:57

A US federal judge ordered the government Wednesday to provide the medical records and 34 videos of a Syrian hunger-striking prisoner who was forced-fed at Guantanamo.