The US alleged that Gul, also known as Haroon al-Afghani, “served as a link between senior Al Qaeda members and other anti-Coalition fighters”.
Every year incarcerated workers in the US produce at least $11 billion in goods and services, in exchange for pennies per hour in wages and a lack of basic protection against labour exploitation and abuse.
Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the killing of Zia Mustafa, who was imprisoned in India for the last 18 years, raised serious questions about the safety and security of Pakistani prisoners in the country.
The decision has been taken after the country's junta chief was excluded from a regional ASEAN summit.
Qadri Abu Bakr, head of the Palestinian Authority's commission for prisoners, said 1,380 prisoners were to start the strike on Friday in protest of their detention conditions.
US denies Iranian media report regarding possible prisoner swap and release of $7 billion in frozen Iranian funds, saying such reports "are not true."
Security sources say the central prison, which is holding members of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shabab terrorist group, in the state of Puntland came under attack in the early hours of Friday.
US Southern Command said it expected to have enough vaccine for all of the approximately 1,500 personnel assigned to the detention centre.
The exchange was facilitated by Russian peacekeepers who have been deployed to Nagorno-Karabakh for five years under the peace deal.
The stalled release of prisoners has delayed talks between Afghanistan's government and the militant group but negotiations are expected to begin once the inmate impasse is overcome.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will enter self-quarantine after an aide tested positive for the virus while he has already been tested for the virus.
The Taliban demand for the release of its prisoners from Afghan jails cannot be a pre-condition to direct talks with the hardline group, Ghani told a news briefing in the capital, Kabul.
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