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Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

Federal officials confirmed Friday that a prominent American-born anchorwoman on Iranian state television was jailed in the U.S. as a material witness and has not been charged with any crime, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019

U.S. ambassador meets with American held for spying in Russia

U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman met in Moscow on Wednesday with a Michigan man who has been detained on espionage charges as the American government seeks answers about his …


Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, …


UPDATED: Mon., June 18, 2018

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls.


Detained Saudi women driving campaigners branded traitors

Just weeks before Saudi Arabia is set to lift its ban on women driving, the kingdom’s state security said Saturday it had detained seven people who are being accused of …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018

High court nixes periodic hearings for detained immigrants

A divided Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that immigrants the government has detained and is considering deporting aren’t entitled by law to periodic hearings on whether they should be released on …


Daughter of prof detained in Cameroon tells him not to worry

The 8-year-old daughter of a U.S. literature professor held in Cameroon on allegations he threatened government officials has written to her father, saying his family is proud of him and …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017

U.S. writer is detained in Cameroon, meets with lawyer

A Cameroonian-American writer and university professor was detained in the Central African nation, but a colleague said Friday he was in good spirits after meeting with a lawyer.


No lawyer for detained American accused of fighting with IS

The U.S. government acknowledged Thursday that it has detained an American citizen accused of fighting with the Islamic State for more than two months without fulfilling his request to see …


Appeals court in Washington allows detained immigrant teen to seek abortion

A young pregnant immigrant seeking to end her pregnancy is entitled to seek an abortion without delay, according to a ruling Tuesday from a federal appeals court in Washington.


UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017

Reports: Navalny supporters detained in Russian capital

Russian civil society organizations say that more than a dozen supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny have been detained in Moscow while holding small demonstrations.


Detained Palestinian activist begins hunger strike

A prominent Palestinian activist began a hunger strike Tuesday to protest his detention by the Palestinian authorities after he criticized the autonomy government of President Mahmoud Abbas.


UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017

Senator says detained student freed in China

A U.S. lawmaker says Chinese authorities have released an American college student who was arrested in their country a week ago after reportedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing …


Ohio city makes plans for funeral of student held by North Korea

About 50 volunteers tied blue and white ribbons along a road leading from a high school to a cemetery in the hometown of a college student who was detained for …


Father of freed American student says son was ‘brutalized’ by North Korean captors

The father of an American college student released by North Korea and now hospitalized in a coma says his son was “brutalized” by his captors.


UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017

Fugitive Mexican ex-Gov. Javier Duarte detained in Guatemala

Javier Duarte, the fugitive former governor of Mexico’s Veracruz state who is accused of running a corruption ring to pilfer from state coffers, was detained in Guatemala on Saturday.


Wyclef Jean says he was mistaken for robbery suspect

Grammy-winning musician Wyclef Jean says he was unfairly detained early Tuesday in Los Angeles County after he was mistaken for an armed robbery suspect.


UPDATED: Sun., March 5, 2017

Washington state-bound Afghan family detained in Los Angeles asks for release

An Afghan family of five who obtained special visas to relocate to the U.S. were detained by immigration officials when they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday and …


Australia police: Christmas Day bomb plot foiled, 5 detained

Police in Australia have detained five men suspected of planning a series of Christmas Day bomb attacks in the heart of the country’s second-largest city, officials said Friday.


Iran says 3 detained dual nationals, Lebanese man indicted

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran announced indictments Monday for three dual nationals and a Lebanese man who remain detained months after the nuclear deal with world powers, showing the influence hard-liners …