Sudan could break the conditions that would see international financial sanctions lifted after a ceasefire in Darfur province was shattered by government bombing.
A Bahraini court also jailed the 36 citizens convicted of forming a 'terrorist group' with the aim of attacking police.
Analysis: The Palestinian president's Washington visit comes as the Israeli government continues its aggressive tone. He is expected to focus on security, negotiations and aid, writes Daoud Kuttab.
The release marks the first phase of an agreement between rebels and the regime to free 750 detainees as part of a deal to evacuate civilians from four besieged towns.
Israeli forces shot dead a 21-year-old Palestinian after an alleged car-ramming attack that injured an Israeli settler in the occupied Bethlehem area.
Videos of alleged human rights abuses in Kashmir fuel post-election unrest in disputed region claimed by both India and Pakistan.
Blog: National mythologies are under threat as Canada's heartthrob prime minister celebrates bombing for peace, writes Hadani Ditmars.
As Palestinians mark Palestinian Prisoners Day, rights groups have said Israeli security forces have detained around one million Palestinians since the Jewish state was established in 1948.
Jailed Palestinians demand improved visitation rights and access to telephones in one of the biggest acts of resistance by Israel's political prisoners in recent years.
The UK bombed Iraq and Syria 69 out of 99 days in 2017 as part of military operations against IS, dropping 216 bombs and missiles on both countries.