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Another 23 prisoners released by Saudi Arabia return home

LAHORE: A flight on Tuesday brought back 28 Pakistani prisoners from Damam after they were released by Saudi Arabia. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport where the COVID-19 tests of the released passengers were carried

US to release three Guantanamo Bay prisoners

WASHINGTON: Three of the 40 prisoners still at the Guantanamo Bay US military prison have been approved for release, the first such approvals under the administration of President Joe Biden. The three included Pakistani Saifullah Paracha, who at 73 is

Saudi Arabia to release 1,100 Pakistani prisoners: Interior Minister

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has revealed that Saudi Arabia will soon return 1,100 Pakistani prisoners who are languishing in prisons in the Kingdom. The decision was made after an agreement was reached with Saudi Arabia during Prime Minister

Pakistan welcomes release of prisoners by Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has welcomed a presidential decree that orders the release of Pakistani prisoners languishing in jails in Afghanistan. Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani last week issued the decree for the prisoners who have completed their sentences but remain incarcerated because

Afghan president orders release of 500 Taliban prisoners

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday ordered the release of 500 Taliban prisoners as part of a new ceasefire that could start long-delayed peace talks. Ghani said the militants would be freed during the Eid-ul-Azha holiday, which started on

Afghanistan to release senior Taliban prisoners

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced Tuesday that three high-ranking Taliban prisoners would be released, in an apparent exchange for two Western hostages who were kidnapped by the insurgents in 2016. The three Taliban prisoners include Anas Haqqani, who was