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Sri Lanka to exchange prisoners with four countries


June 5th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, June 5 (IANS) Sri Lanka has signed prisoner exchange agreements with four countries, including India and Pakistan, and will start its implementation by sending back 22 Pakistanis detained ... Read more...

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Britain’s drug lord wants to run empire from prison


November 25th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 25 (IANS) A drug baron, described as Britain's most notorious, is likely to contest an order which expects him to stop running his multi-million-pound criminal empire from behind ... Read more...

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‘Pakistan, India must have policy on prisoners’


November 14th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Nov 14 (IANS) Innocent people being arrested on both sides of the Pakistan-India border is not a trivial issue and both countries must "devise a joint policy regarding prisoner ... Read more...

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Government working on repatriation of Indian prisoners (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) At least 12 Indian prisoners have been brought back from Mauritius under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act and three more are in the process ... Read more...

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Bill passed to replace words ‘martial law’ with ‘military law’


March 23rd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Parliament Wednesday passed a bill to amend the Repatriation of Prisoners Act to replace the words "martial law" with "military law", as the government ... Read more...

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International treaties hamper Aafia’s return to Pakistan


September 25th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Sep 25 (IANS) Pakistan will have to sign with foreign countries two international treaties dealing with the exchange of prisoners to enable the return from the US of Aafia ... Read more...

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Pak Supreme Court seeks report over detained Indian fishermen


August 13th, 2010 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 13(ANI): The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has ordered the Interior Ministry, the Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Sindh government to submit a report on the detention of Indian fishermen ... Read more...

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BP to begin deep-water drilling off coast of Libya


July 24th, 2010 - 11:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (DPA) BP will start deep-water drilling off the coast of Libya within weeks, a company spokesman said Saturday. "The drilling will start in a few weeks," spokesman David Nicholas told ... Read more...

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Demands in exchange for Shalit will grow: Hamas


June 28th, 2010 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 28 (DPA) Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshaal said Monday in Damascus that as Israel delays securing a prisoner exchange deal, the demands of the group will grow. Meshaal was speaking at ... Read more...

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India, Bangladesh to sign security, power pacts


January 11th, 2010 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) India Monday rolled out the red carpet for visiting Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as she began the official leg of her four-day visit during which ... Read more...

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Sheikh Hasina arrives, India calls visit historic (Lead)


January 10th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) As Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived here Sunday on her maiden visit, India said her trip offered a "historic opportunity" to build "a new and ... Read more...

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Netanyahu to hold talks with Mubarak in Egypt Tuesday


December 27th, 2009 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Dec 27 (DPA) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is to travel to Egypt Tuesday for talks with President Hosni Mubarak. Netanyahu announced the trip in his weekly cabinet briefing in Jerusalem Sunday, ... Read more...

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Four doctors visited Israeli soldier held in Gaza Strip: report


December 6th, 2009 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Gaza/Tel Aviv, Dec 6 (DPA) A team of four French doctors visited the Gaza Strip last week to examine an Israeli soldier held there for three-and-a-half years, ahead of a possible prisoner ... Read more...

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India in talks with Sri Lanka over prisoner exchange: Tharoor


August 14th, 2009 - 9:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) India is in talks with Sri Lanka to bring back Indians languishing in jails there, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi Tharoor said Friday. But Tharoor underlined ... Read more...

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Pregnant British woman gets life sentence in Laos


June 3rd, 2009 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Bangkok, June 3 (DPA) A Laos court Wednesday sentenced British national Samantha Orobator to life in prison for drug trafficking, mitigated from the death penalty on account of the defendant's pregnancy, diplomats ... Read more...

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Hamas threatens to kidnap more Israeli soldiers


March 29th, 2009 - 4:45 am ICT by IANS
Gaza, March 29 (Xinhua) The Islamic Hamas movement has threatened to kidnap more Israeli soldiers if Tel Aviv does not respond to its call to free Palestinian prisoners. The Al-Qassam Brigade, armed wing ... Read more...

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Talks with Hamas on prisoner swap failed: Israel


March 17th, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, March 17 (DPA) Negotiations on a last-minute prisoner exchange between Hamas and the outgoing Israeli government have broken down, Israel announced Tuesday. Outgoing Israeli premier Ehud Olmert, who has held intense, Egyptian-mediated ... Read more...

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Israel-Hamas talks on prisoner exchange fail


March 17th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, March 17 (DPA) Talks between Israel and Hamas in Cairo over a prisoner exchange failed to reach an agreement, Israeli media reports said. The office of outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud ... Read more...

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FARC rebels promise to release six hostages


December 22nd, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Dec 22 (DPA) Colombia's leftist FARC rebels have said that they would unilaterally release six hostages next month, Anncol news agency reported.The hostages, including former provincial governor Alan Jara, regional representative ... Read more...

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Israel buries returned dead soldiers


July 17th, 2008 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Tel Aviv, July 17 (DPA) Israel Thursday laid to rest the two soldiers whose bodies were returned a day earlier as part of a prisoner exchange deal with Lebanon's Shia militant group ... Read more...

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EU welcomes Israel-Hezbollah prisoner exchange


July 16th, 2008 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Brussels, July 16 (DPA) Wednesday's prisoner exchange between Israel and the Lebanese Hezbollah movement was "first and foremost a positive step taken by both sides," which contributed towards regional stability, European Union ... Read more...

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Abbas welcomes Israel-Hezbollah prisoner swap


July 16th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Ramallah, July 16 (DPA) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed Wednesday the ongoing prisoner exchange between Israel and Hezbollah and in a statement congratulated the families of the "liberated prisoners". Abbas, who was ... Read more...

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Israeli cabinet okays prisoner exchange with Hezbollah


July 15th, 2008 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Jerusalem, July 15 (DPA) The Israeli cabinet Tuesday gave final approval to a prisoner exchange deal with Lebanon's Hezbollah movement, scheduled for the next day. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and 21 ... Read more...

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Chavez hails Colombian hostage rescue, wishes talks with Uribe


July 4th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Caracas, July 4 (IANS) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has congratulated the Colombian army for their historic operation rescuing former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 others from the captivity of leftist guerrilla ... Read more...

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Indians in Sri Lankan jails get hope for freedom


July 4th, 2008 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) Forty-three Indians languishing in Sri Lankan jails got renewed hope of freedom when they were granted consular access Thursday as Indian officials told them that prisoner exchange formalities ... Read more...

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Key events in Colombia’s dealings with FARC


July 3rd, 2008 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Bogota, July 3 (DPA) The Colombian military Wednesday rescued former presidential candidate Ingrid Bentancourt, three US contractors and 11 other former hostages held for years by the leftist insurgent group Revolutionary Armed ... Read more...

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Israeli cabinet approves prisoner swap deal with Hezbollah


June 29th, 2008 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Jerusalem, June 29 (Xinhua) Israel's cabinet Sunday approved a prisoner exchange deal with the Hezbollah movement that would see the return of two Israeli soldiers held by the guerrilla group nearly two ... Read more...

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Israeli premier in Egypt for talks over truce with Hamas


June 24th, 2008 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Cairo, June 24 (DPA) Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrived Tuesday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh on a quick visit during which he will discuss with Egyptian President Hosny ... Read more...

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Hezbollah spy arrives in Lebanon after release from Israel


June 1st, 2008 - 6:26 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beirut/Tel Aviv, June 1 (DPA) Convicted Hezbollah spy Nassim Nisr was was released Sunday from an Israeli jail and arrived at the Israeli-Lebanon border crossing at Naquora accompanied by officials of the ... Read more...

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Indian prisoners in Sri Lanka’s jails appeal for relief


April 30th, 2008 - 11:28 am ICT by admin
By Papri Sri Raman Chennai, April 30 (IANS) Forty-three Indians languishing in Sri Lankan jails have approached an Indian human rights body to help them return to this country, but the Indian government ... Read more...

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Chavez offers help to French aid mission for Betancourt


April 4th, 2008 - 4:54 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) DPA Caracas, April 4 (DPA) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has offered France his help in its humanitarian mission seeking release of former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, in captivity of the leftist rebels. ... Read more...

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Mission in search of Betancourt under way: France


April 3rd, 2008 - 7:04 pm ICT by admin
Paris, April 3 (IANS) France has sent a humanitarian mission to establish contact with Colombia's former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, held hostage by the country's leftist rebels since 2002. President Nicolas Sarkozy ... Read more...

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India hopeful of clemency to Sarabjit, but no prisoner exchange


March 20th, 2008 - 9:21 pm ICT by admin
(Lead)Islamabad/New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) A day after Pakistan deferred the execution of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner on death row, India Thursday hoped he would be granted clemency but made it ... Read more...

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