The 47-year-old Russian opposition leader was serving a 19-year prison sentence on extremism charges in a remote penal colony
Hamas said on Sunday it had handed over 13 Israeli hostages, three Thai nationals and a person with Russian citizenship who had been held in the Gaza Strip to the Red Cross on the third day of a truce between Israel and the militant group.
The release of some of the hostages captured is expected to be mirrored by the Israelis freeing another group of 39 Palestinian prisoners as on previous days in the truce.
The four-day truce is the first halt in fighting in the seven weeks since Hamas killed 1,200 people and took about 240 hostages back into Gaza.
Israel bombarded the enclave, mounting a ground offensive in the north. Some 14,800 Palestinians have been brutally killed, and hundreds of thousands displaced.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday met security forces inside the Gaza Strip and indicated that the campaign was far from over.
"Nothing will stop us, and we are convinced that we have the strength, the power, the will and the determination to achieve all the goals of the war, and that is what we will do," he said.
Netanyahu is expected to speak to U.S. President Joe Biden later on Sunday.
The WikiLeaks founder's lawyers will try to overturn Britain's approval to extradite him to the US at London's high court next week
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The US President calls for urgent steps to increase the consistency of humanitarian assistance to Palestinians
Nawaz Sharif's PML-N becomes largest single party with 75 seats while PTI-supported independents win 93 seats
There were no immediate reports of injuries from the magnitude 5.8 quake in Mindanao region
Federal Aviation Administration starts investigation after the crash of Bombardier Challenger 600 jet carrying 5 people
The lawsuit claimed ByteDance’s chairman Lidong Zhang disliked Puris celebrating her team’s successes and believed women should always remain humble and express modesty