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Two U.S. nationals released by Houthi rebels
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The largest prisoner swap in Yemen's five-year war has taken placeYemen's warring parties have exchanged hundreds more prisoners on the second and final day of a swap seen as a push to end a disastrous war.
US citizens released by Iran-backed Houthi rebels in prisoner swapThe United States welcomed the release of two US citizens, Sandra Loli and Mikael Gidada, from Houthi custody and said the remains of Bilal Fateen would also be repatriated.
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Yemen: Warring sides complete major prisoner swapThe deal, brokered by the United Nations, was more than two years in the making. It's being hailed as "an important step," raising hopes that the country's stalled peace process can be revived.
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Yemen war: Mass prisoner swap under wayIt is the biggest exchange of captives by the warring sides since the conflict began in 2015.
US hostages released in Yemen 'prisoner swap'It comes as more than 200 Yemenis are allowed to fly back to rebel-controlled Sanaa from Oman.
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2 Americans, Remains of Another, Freed From Iran-Backed RebelsTwo Americans who were being held by Iran-backed militants in Yemen for at least a year were freed Wednesday in a prisoner swap. The remains of a third American, Bilal Fateen, were also returned to the..
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Mali releases 180 jihadists and extremists in likely prisoner swap