Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega is returning home to face murder charges after being extradited from France, where he was serving a sentence for money laundering.
Noriega was extradited to France in 2010 after serving 17 years in a U.S. prison on a drug-trafficking conviction.
Panama's Foreign Ministry says French doctors had determined the 77-year-old Noriega was fit to travel to Panama to face the new charges.
It is Noriega's first trip back since being ousted by a U.S. invasion in 1989.
compiled from agency reports