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U.S.-backed SDF hands over 280 Iraqi, foreign detainees to Iraq

U.S.-backed SDF hands over 280 Iraqi, foreign detainees to IraqAn Iraqi military colonel confirmed to Reuters that 130 people were transferred on Sunday, adding to the 150 transferred on Thursday. There are meant to be more such handovers under an agreement to transfer a group of some 500 detainees held by the SDF in Syria, Iraqi military sources said. Among the 280 were as many as 14 French citizens and six Arabs of unspecific nationality, according to one military source close to the handover process who commands troops near the Syrian border.



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Border wall negotiations hit hurdle as Democrats push for cap on number of ICE detainees

Border wall negotiations hit hurdle as Democrats push for cap on number of ICE detainees"The president is going to build the wall," Mulvaney said on "Fox News Sunday." "But this is going to get built with or without Congress."



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Canada to press allies on bid to free detainees in China: Ottawa

Canada to press allies on bid to free detainees in China: OttawaFreeland spoke a day after the United States joined Canada in calling on Beijing to release the pair, who were held after Canadian authorities arrested a senior Chinese executive on a U.S. extradition warrant. “I will continue in the coming days, along with Canada’s ambassadors around the world, to be speaking with foreign counterparts about this issue,” Freeland told reporters on a conference call. “Our ambassadors … will be speaking directly in an organized effort with their counterparts.” As well as the United States, Britain and the European Union have also expressed support for Canada.



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Melania Trump To Child Detainees: 'Good Luck'

Melania Trump To Child Detainees: 'Good Luck'First lady Melania Trump made an unannounced visit on Thursday to an immigrant



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Mexican Official Says Girl With Down Syndrome Among Detainees

Mexican Official Says Girl With Down Syndrome Among DetaineesMexico's Foreign Affairs Secretary Luis Videgaray said at a press conference



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LGBTQ Immigrant Detainees Reported Sexual Assault At Higher Rates

LGBTQ Immigrant Detainees Reported Sexual Assault At Higher RatesImmigration and Customs Enforcement detained transgender women in all-male



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U.S. checks reports three American detainees relocated in North Korea: official

U.S. checks reports three American detainees relocated in North Korea: officialWASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. government is looking into reports that three Americans detained in North Korea have been relocated from a labor camp to a hotel near Pyongyang ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a U.S. official said on Wednesday. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said there was no immediate confirmation of any change in the detainees’ status. Trump administration officials have pressed for their release as a show of goodwill by North Korea before the unprecedented U.S.-North Korea summit expected in late May or early June.



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Saudi Arabian corruption detainees may face terrorism-focused courts

Saudi Arabian corruption detainees may face terrorism-focused courtsSaudi Arabia’s public prosecutor has begun processing the cases of 56 men detained in the country’s sweeping anti-corruption purge late last year, an official said on Sunday. The 56 are still in Saudi government custody after failing to be exonerated or reach financial settlements with the government. The shock crackdown in November 2017 saw a new Supreme Anti-Corruption Committee round up 381 corruption suspects on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s orders, with many confined and interrogated. Just 30 or so of the men’s identities were released. The list of names included top officials, members of the Saudi royal family, and global investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. More than 2,000 bank accounts were frozen and private jets were grounded as detainees were rounded up and, in many cases, held in Riyadh’s opulent Ritz-Carlton hotel. In January, Saudi Arabia’s attorney general released a statement saying it had completed its review of cases and would release all those who had paid settlements or against whom it did not have enough evidence. The rise of MBS It estimated the value of settlements at 400 billion Saudi riyals (more than £75 billion) “represented in various types of assets, including real estate, commercial entities, securities, cash and other assets.” On Sunday, the Saudi government announced that the public prosecutor had begun investigations and opening arguments in the corruption cases of the 56 men still in custody. According to deputy attorney general for investigations Saud al-Hamad, the charged men will be referred to court for prosecution in cases related to money laundering or terrorism. Mr Hamad said some of those under investigation hadn’t respected confidential agreements, while others committed further, as yet unspecified, offences. The anti-corruption campaign was framed as part of Mohammad bin Salman’s push to transform Saudi’s oil-dependent economy, which has been long plagued by graft, and make it more modern, diversified, and capable of withstanding diving oil prices. But critics say the blanket of secrecy that has cloaked proceedings, as well as the lack of detail on financial settlements reached, suggests it was more about gathering cash and shoring up the crown prince’s growing authority than tackling corruption.



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ICE Ends Policy Of Presuming Release For Pregnant Detainees

ICE Ends Policy Of Presuming Release For Pregnant DetaineesThe Trump administration has abandoned a policy of generally releasing



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Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in Iran

Detainees on agenda as top British diplomat arrives in IranTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson arrived in Tehran on Saturday, where he is was expected to discuss the fate of detained dual nationals, including a woman serving a five-year prison sentence for allegedly plotting to overthrow Iran's government.



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