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Russia and Ukraine in controversial prisoner swap

Authorities hope the long-awaited exchange will ease tensions between the two countries.
BBC News - Published

Ukraine, pro-Russia separatists begin all-for-all prisoner swap

Separatists handing over 55 prisoners in exchange for 87 freed by Kyiv, according to breakaway region representatives.
Al Jazeera - Published

Ukraine begins all-for-all prisoner swap with separatists

Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine have started an all-for-all prisoner swap, after which all remaining prisoners of the five-year conflict should return home,..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •Reuters India

Russian envoy says terms agreed for new prisoner swap with Ukraine: RIA

An international working group on the conflict in eastern Ukraine has agreed terms for a prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine, Boris Gryzlov, Russia's envoy to the group, was cited by the RIA news..
Reuters - Published

Warring Yemen parties carry out prisoner swap in front-line Taiz

Warring parties in Yemen's Taiz governorate have exchanged dozens of prisoners in a locally-mediated swap, the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and government sources said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Ukraine, separatists fail to agree on prisoner exchange

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists failed to reach an agreement on a prisoner exchange Wednesday after several hours of tense talks on the conflict in eastern Ukraine...
Seattle Times - Published

Iran says ready for prisoner swap with US

Tehran, Dec 15 (IANS) Iran's Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that Iran is ready for exchange of prisoners with the US.
Sify - Published Also reported by •Al Jazeera

Six Reasons That Faltered The US And Taliban Peace Talks – OpEd

Following the prisoner swap between the Afghan government and the Taliban – a deal facilitated by the United States, Qatar and Pakistan – the Afghan peace appears to have formally stopped now...
Eurasia Review - Published

Iran-US Prisoner Swap Not Start of 'Any New Path' - Iran's National Security Council


RIA Nov. - Published

Iranian scientists’ charges dismissed after prisoner swap

ATLANTA (AP) — After an Iranian scientist was released over the weekend as part of a prisoner exchange, federal prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against two of his former students who were..
Seattle Times - Published

Ready for prisoner swaps, Iran says US holding 20 Iranians

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said American authorities are holding about 20 Iranian nationals in jail, its official news agency reported Tuesday, a day after Tehran said it was ready for more prisoner..
SeattlePI.com - Published

Cautious optimism for Russia-Ukraine ceasefire

Rebels have said they will participate in a prisoner swap as part of the deal, but offered fewer Ukrainians that Kyiv asked for. Ukrainian President Zelenskiy said he was a "hostage" of a failed 2015..
Deutsche Welle - Published

Iran: We are ready for full prisoner swap, "ball is in the US’ court"

iran: we are ready for full prisoner swap, ball is in the us’ court
"After getting our hostage back this week, fully ready for comprehensive prisoner exchange," Zarif said. ;
Jerusalem Post - Published Also reported by •Reuters IndiaWorldNewsReuters

Iranian Foreign Minister Says Tehran Ready for Prisoner Swap, 'Ball is in US Court' - Reports


RIA Nov. - Published

National Security Adviser Aids In U.S.-Iran Prisoner Swap

The U.S. and Iran conducted a prisoner swap over the weekend. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to national security adviser Robert O'Brien who played a pivotal role in the negotiations.
NPR - Published

US, Taliban Resume Peace Talks In Qatar

(RFE/RL) — The United States and Taliban officials have announced a resumption of official negotiations for the first time since U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly halted talks three months ago to..
Eurasia Review - Published

In prisoner swap, Iran and U.S. release detained student, scientist

After three years in a Tehran prison, Princeton graduate student Xiyue Wang is on his way home, in exchange for Iranian scientist Masoud Soleimani, who'd been arrested in the U.S. last year – part of..
CBS News - Published

Chinese-American grad student freed in prisoner swap after 3 years in Iranian prison

A Chinese-American grad student is free after being imprisoned in Iran for three years. In a rare diplomatic breakthrough, the U.S and Iran exchanged prisoners in Switzerland. President Trump boasted..
CBS News - Published Also reported by •NPR

United States and Iran conduct rare prisoner swap deal

The US and Iran swapped prisoners in a rare act of co-operation, with American graduate student Xiyue Wang exchanged for Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani.
SBS - Published

Iran Frees American Student Held Since 2016

iran frees american student held since 2016
Watch VideoIran has freed an American graduate student who had been imprisoned in Tehran for more than three years on suspicion of being a spy. Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner swap on..
Newsy - Published Also reported by •Daily Caller

Factbox: Rise in U.S.-Iran tensions precedes prisoner swap

In a year of heightened tensions between Iran and the United States that brought the longtime foes to the brink of military conflict, a swap of prisoners on Saturday was a rare act of cooperation.
Reuters - Published

'We Can Make Deal Together': Trump Thanks Iran for Prisoner Swap


RIA Nov. - Published

Scientist and scholar return home in rare US-Iran prisoner swap

Iran and the US conducted a prisoner exchange Saturday that saw a detained Princeton scholar released for an Iranian scientist held by America, marking a rare diplomatic breakthrough between Tehran and..
France 24 - Published

Iran releases US student held for three years in prisoner swap

Iran released the Chinese-American student Xiyue Wang on Saturday, with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirming the US freed Iranian scientist Massoud Soleimani in return.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

Trump makes surprise Thanksgiving trip to Afghanistan

President Donald Trump made an unannounced Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday, his first trip to the country since becoming president and a week after a prisoner swap between..
Reuters - Published

Houthi prisoners land in Yemen after release

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says over a hundred rebel prisoners released by the Saudi-led coalition have returned to Houthi-controlled territory in Yemen, a step..
Seattle Times - Published

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