Venezuelan authorities late Saturday began releasing some of those detained during demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, a goodwill gesture to the opposition at the end of a politically torrid year.
Turkish authorities on Saturday freed the top advisor to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim detained on suspicion of links to the movement of US-based political figure, Fethullah Gulen, blamed for last year's failed coup, state media reported.
Salafchegan Special Economic Zone, situated 180km from Tehran, ranked first for the sixth consecutive year among all free zones with 611 approved products out of 1,735 products manufactured in all free zones, announced the Supreme Council of Free Trade and Industrial Zones.
Two top Philippine communist rebel leaders walked out of a maximum security jail Friday to join next week's resumption of Norway-brokered peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-raging rebellions.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on Britain and Sweden on Friday to let him freely leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after a UN panel ruled he had been arbitrarily detained and should be awarded compensation.