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World - International
7/20/2024 6:01:01 PM
US reporter Evan Gershkovich was sentenced by a Russian court on Friday to 16 years in prison for "espionage", a verdict slammed by Washington and his employer The Wall Street Journal.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
7/18/2024 4:12:20 PM
Amnesty International on Thursday called on Israel to end the indefinite detention of Gaza Palestinians and their "rampant torture" in its prisons.

Egypt - Courts & Law
7/14/2024 9:51:54 PM
Cairo Criminal Court sentenced an Uber driver to 15 years in prison for sexually assaulting a woman involving the use of a deadly weapon in Nasr City last May.

World - Africa
7/13/2024 4:28:00 PM
Five inmates said to be from Somalia's Al-Shabaab jihadist group and three guards were killed in a blaze of gunfire during an attempted breakout from the main prison in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, prison authorities and witnesses said.

World - Region
7/7/2024 11:14:36 PM
A new round of talks between warring parties in Yemen for an exchange of prisoners has ended with a "significant breakthrough" but without an agreement, the United Nations said on Sunday.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
7/6/2024 3:29:51 PM
Israeli occupation forces have arrested 15 Palestinians, including former prisoners, in various raids across the West Bank over the past 24 hours, WAFA said.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
7/4/2024 10:49:00 PM
Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said on Thursday Israel is "closer than ever" to reaching a captive-prisoner swap deal with Palestinian factions, as diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the war stirred back to life after a weeks-long hiatus.

World - Region
7/3/2024 10:33:33 PM
The warring parties in Yemen have reached an understanding on the arrangements for an elusive exchange of prisoners agreed in principle six years ago, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

War on Gaza - War on Gaza
7/3/2024 10:08:00 PM
The UN denounced Wednesday reports of "unacceptable" abuse and even torture of Palestinian detainees in Israeli prisons, demanding an investigation.

World - War in Ukraine
7/1/2024 2:32:42 PM
At a rural penal colony in southeast Ukraine, several convicts stand assembled under barbed wire to hear an army recruiter offer them a shot at parole. In return, they must join the grueling fight against Russia.

World - Africa
6/26/2024 3:25:45 PM
The International Criminal Court on Wednesday convicted an Al-Qaeda-linked extremist leader of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Mali, notably for abusing prisoners as the de facto chief of the Islamic police in the historic desert city of Timbuktu.

Al-Ahram Weekly - World
6/25/2024 9:01:22 PM
Ghastly and shell-shocked, the gaunt face of recently released Palestinian prisoner Badr Dahlan has been making the rounds on social media, his staring eyes evoking the pain and suffering of a man just-returned from hell.

World - International
6/18/2024 6:00:04 PM
A Russian court on Tuesday refused to release from detention US-Russian journalist Alsu Kurmasheva, who faces up to 10 years in prison on charges of spreading "false information" about the country's army.

World - International
6/18/2024 3:37:01 PM
An Iranian court has sentenced Nobel Peace Prize laureate Narges Mohammadi to a year in prison for "propaganda against the state", the jailed activist's lawyer said on Tuesday.

Egypt - Society
6/16/2024 4:25:04 PM
The Ministry of Interior released 4,199 inmates on Sunday after they received presidential pardons in celebration of Eid Al-Adha.

Arts & Culture - Music
6/15/2024 6:44:47 PM
In a bar in Gabon's capital Libreville, revellers get up and dance as soon as the DJ plays N'Tcham -- a local rhythmic genre born out of the city's prisons.

World - Region
6/15/2024 3:44:02 PM
A Swedish EU diplomat and another Swede held in Iran have been released in exchange for an Iranian serving a life sentence in Sweden, Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson announced on Saturday.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/11/2024 9:45:07 PM
Egypt and Qatar announced on Tuesday in a joint statement that they had received a response from Hamas and Palestinian factions regarding the US proposal for a ceasefire and the exchange of prisoners and detainees.

World - International
6/2/2024 6:46:57 PM
Donald Trump has warned that sending him to prison could prove a "breaking point" for his supporters - remarks that will fuel concerns of political violence around the US presidential election on November 5.

Sports - Egyptian Football
5/30/2024 4:52:30 PM
Ahly winger Hussein El-Shahat was sentenced by the Nasr City Misdemeanor Court to a one-year suspended prison term and fined EGP 100,000 for slapping Pyramids FC right back Mohamed El-Chibi during a league game last year.

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