Russia Says Ceasefire Reached To Evacuate Wounded Troops

Chad NagleAzovstal iron and steel factory, Mariupol, Ukraine - Chad Nagle

The Russian Defense Ministry said it agreed to a ceasefire Monday to evacuate wounded Ukrainian troops from the Azovstal steel plant. According to the defense ministry, the ceasefire had opened humanitarian corridors, allowing wounded Ukrainian soldiers to be brought to …

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UN Sends New Humanitarian Convoy to Mariupol

Fourth EstateOCHA and ICRC staff accompanying humanitarian convoy to Mariupol - OCHA/Saviano Abreu

The United Nations sent another humanitarian convoy to Mariupol on Friday, following the safe passage of two convoys on Tuesday and Wednesday. UN’s Chief António Guterres announced Friday that this week’s first two convoys successfully evacuated nearly 500 people from …

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Saudi-Led Coalition Frees Several Houthi Prisoners As Part of Ceasefire

Fourth EstateReleased Houthi prisoners has arrived at the Aden Airport after being released by Saudi Arabia - International Commitee of the Red Cross

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has released 100 prisoners from Yemen’s Houthi rebel group as part of humanitarian and military ceasefires. A Spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Basheer Omar said on Friday that a …

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Syria Releases Dozens of Prisoners In General Amnesty

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said Monday that the government of Syria released dozens of prisoners under the General Amnesty on Eid al-Fitr. According to SOHR, the presidential decree called for a general amnesty for terrorist crimes unless …

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Arab Coalition To Release 163 Houthi Prisoners As Humanitarian Gesture

The Arab Coalition on Thursday said they would release 163 Houthi prisoners as a humanitarian gesture, a move followed by a two-month UN-brokered ceasefire in Yemen in order to achieve peace. “We have started finalizing the procedures for releasing these …

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US Report Alleges Russian Forces Executed Surrendering Ukrainian Troops

The United States Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice said Wednesday that there are “credible reports” alleged the Russian armed forces of executing surrendering Ukrainian troops. According to Ambassador Beth Van Schaack, “credible reports” said that Russian troops killed surrendering Ukrainian …

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Russia Releases Trevor Reed in Prisoner Swap

Fourth EstateTrevor Reed - Courtesy USMC

Russia exchanged American student Trevor Reed for Pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko during a prisoner swap with the US. “As a result of a lengthy negotiation process, on April 27, 2022, US citizen Trevor Rowdy Reid, previously convicted in the Russian Federation, …

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Putin Agrees to Involve UN, Red Cross in Mariupol Evacuations

Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to involve the United Nations (UN) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in assisting civilian evacuations from Mariupol. UN Chief Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said that Putin agreed “in principle” to cooperate with …

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Ten al-Qaida Militants Escape From Yemeni Prison

Fourth EstateBeir Ahmed Prison complex near Seiyun, Yemen

Yemeni officials launched a search operation after ten al-Qaida inmates escaped from a prison in Yemen’s eastern province of Hadramawt. “The inmates staged a quarrel among themselves late Thursday at the prison in the city of Seiyun, forcing guards to …

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Russia Opens Case On Alleged Ukrainian Abuse of Their POWS

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Russia said it had opened a criminal investigation into allegations from a Russian soldier who was beaten and received death threats while being held as a prisoner of war in Ukraine on Thursday. Russia’s Investigative Committee said the man, identified …

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