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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.
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Iran ready for full prisoner swap, 'ball is in the U.S.’ court': Zarif

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday Iran is ready for a full prisoner exchange with the United States, tweeting: "The ball is in the US’ court".
Reuters - Published

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Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire [Video]Ukraine, Russia agree to new ceasefire

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine met in Paris to try and reach peace over east Ukraine, where 13,000 people have died in fighting since 2014. Caroline Malone reports

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Princeton Graduate Student Xiyue Wang Freed In Prisoner Swap In Switzerland [Video]Princeton Graduate Student Xiyue Wang Freed In Prisoner Swap In Switzerland

Wang was held on espionage charges, which his family strongly denies.

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U.S., Iran prisoner swap detained academics [Video]U.S., Iran prisoner swap detained academics

An imprisoned Iranian stem cell expert was released by Washington on Saturday in exchange for the liberation of a Chinese-American researcher detained in Iran for three years on spying charges. Emer..

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Iran Frees American Scholar In Prisoner Swap With U.S. [Video]Iran Frees American Scholar In Prisoner Swap With U.S.

Iran and the U.S. conducted a prisoner exchange on Saturday that saw a detained Princeton graduate student released for an Iranian scientist held by America.

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In Afghanistan, Trump voices hope for ceasefire [Video]In Afghanistan, Trump voices hope for ceasefire

U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America's longest war...

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'The Taliban wants to make a deal': Trump in Afghanistan [Video]'The Taliban wants to make a deal': Trump in Afghanistan

U.S. President Donald Trump made a surprise Thanksgiving visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Thursday and said he believed Taliban insurgents would agree to a ceasefire in America's longest war.

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U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap [Video]U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

Afghan and Taliban sources confirm that a prisoner swap has successfully released American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks, faculty at the American University in Kabul, in exchange for captured..

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Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani [Video]Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President..

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Taliban prisoner swap for U.S., Aussie professors [Video]Taliban prisoner swap for U.S., Aussie professors

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says he has secured the release of two professors from the American University of Afghanistan in exchange for three captured Taliban. It's part of a wider effort..

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Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani [Video]Taliban prisoner swap shows 'intention for peace' - Ghani

Afghanistan will release two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group in exchange for an American and an Australian professor who were kidnapped in 2016, Afghan President..

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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

Iran releases US hostage held for three years as suspected spy in prisoner swap

Tehran continues to hold British citizens including dual nationals Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Aras Amiri
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Iran and US complete prisoner swap 


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Factbox: Reactions to Iran-U.S. prisoner swap

The United States and Iran swapped prisoners - a Chinese-American detained for three years on spying charges and an imprisoned Iranian - on Saturday in a rare act of cooperation between two longtime..
Reuters - Published

US and Iranian men released in 'prisoner swap'

Xiyue Wang was jailed in Iran in 2016 while Massoud Soleimani was arrested at a US airport last year.
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Chinese-American freed from Iran, Iranian freed from U.S. in prisoner swap

A Chinese-American detained in Iran for three years on spying charges was freed and an imprisoned Iranian was released by Washington in return, President Donald Trump and an Iranian official said on..
Reuters - Published

Ukraine threatens to wall off part of Donbass region if no agreement with Russia

A top Ukrainian presidential aide on Thursday said Ukraine would wall off the rest of the country from occupied territories if Russia failed to agree to a ceasefire and prisoner swap at a summit in..
Reuters - Published

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

U.S. rejects proposal for spy swap of ex-Marine held in Russia

The United States rejected on Wednesday a suggestion it seek a prisoner swap involving a former U.S. Marine jailed in Russia for nearly a year over spying allegations, and called for his immediate..
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Freed film-maker Sentsov tells Europe: beware of Russia

A Ukrainian film-maker freed in a prisoner swap after four years in a Russian jail warned Europe against growing friendly with Moscow as he received an EU human rights prize on Tuesday.
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Taliban frees two Western prisoners, U.S. sees hope for wider Afghan peace

The Afghan Taliban released American and Australian university professors held hostage for more than three years on Tuesday, Afghan, U.S. and Australian officials said, completing a delayed prisoner..
Reuters - Published

Taliban commanders released in Afghan prisoner swap

Deal designed to kickstart peace talks with the US after Camp David debacle
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Afghanistan's president claims victory over Islamic State

Security forces have "obliterated" Islamic State (IS) militants in Afghanistan, President Ashraf Ghani said on Tuesday, hours after a prisoner swap with Taliban insurgents raised hopes of a lull in..
Reuters - Published

Lawyer for alleged U.S. spy held in Russia calls for prisoner swap

A Russian lawyer for Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine held in Moscow on spying charges, urged the United States and other countries on Tuesday to push for a prisoner swap with Moscow that could get..
Reuters - Published

U.S., Australian hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap

The Afghan Taliban released American and Australian university professors held hostage for more than three years on Tuesday, Afghan government officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap and..
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Western hostages freed by Afghan Taliban in swap for top commanders: sources

The Afghan Taliban released two Western hostages on Tuesday, Afghan government officials said, completing a delayed prisoner swap for three of the militant group's commanders and raising hopes for of a..
Reuters - Published

Taliban frees U.S. and Australian hostages in a prisoner swap: Afghan officials

Taliban insurgents released two Western hostages - Kevin King from the United States and Timothy Weeks from Australia - on Tuesday in a prisoner exchange deal with the Afghan government, two Afghan..
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Taliban commanders part of swap for Western hostages arrive in Qatar: sources

Three Taliban commanders who are part of a prisoner swap for two Western hostages held by the militant group have landed in Qatar, three Taliban sources familiar with the deal said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Taliban shifted Western hostages as prisoner swap postponed: sources

A plan to swap two Western hostages with three Taliban prisoners has been postponed, an Afghan government official told Reuters on Friday, and Taliban sources said the group had moved the Westerners to..
Reuters - Published

Afghan prisoner swap for American, Australian did not occur: diplomat

The planned exchange of two senior Taliban commanders and a leader of the Haqqani militant group for an American and an Australian kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2016 has not taken place, a diplomat said..
Reuters - Published

Afghanistan announces Taliban prisoner swap to free hostages

President Ashraf Ghani says three Taliban militants will be freed for Timothy Weeks and Kevin King.
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