US-led coalition says allies foil Islamic State prison break

Asia & Pacific 04/06/19, 09:30

Islamic State militants attempted to break out of a detention facility in northeastern Syria but U.S.-backed Syrian fighters "successfully" restored calm, activists and the U.S-led coalition said Saturday. Few details emerged about what transpired a day earlier in the detention facility ...

Greek police hunt for 2 fugitives who escaped prison

Europe 01/02/19, 08:56

Greek police have launched a manhunt for two inmates who escaped from Greece's largest prison at Korydallos, west of Athens, apparently by cutting the bars of their cell and scaling the prison walls.Police said Wednesday the two men, brothers who ...

Egypt ‘s 2 ex-presidents appear in the same courtroom

Africa 12/26/18, 09:19

Two former Egyptian presidents appeared Wednesday in the same Cairo courtroom, with Hosni Mubarak testifying in a retrial of Mohammed Morsi over charges related to prison breaks at the height of the 2011 uprising that toppled Mubarak.The 90-year-old Mubarak, whose ...

French police nab convict in helicopter prison break

Europe 10/03/18, 04:22

Three months after his spectacular helicopter escape from a French prison, police caught one of France's most wanted men in a pre-dawn raid Wednesday, finding the gangster holed up in his hometown north of Paris.Fugitive Redoine Faid was arrested in ...

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