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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 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 AgeBrisbane Times

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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

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:46Published

Putin, Zelenskyy agree to Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap at summit [Video]Putin, Zelenskyy agree to Russia-Ukraine prisoner swap at summit

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine held nine hours of talks in a Paris summit brokered by France and Germany.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:56Published

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.

Credit: CBS 3 Philly     Duration: 00:23Published

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..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:03Published

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.

Credit: KCAL 9 CBS LA     Duration: 00:29Published

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...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:53Published

'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.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:59Published

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..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:25Published

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..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:57Published

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..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 01:26Published

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..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

 

Ukraine PM coy on MH17 prisoner swap

Ukraine's PM has deflected questions about a prisoner swap with Russia that may affect the MH17 investigation.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Family 'relieved' after Australian professor Timothy Weeks freed in Taliban prisoner swap

Australian Timothy Weeks and American Kevin King have been released by the Taliban as part of a stalled hostage swap deal.
SBS - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeBrisbane Times

Australian and US hostages freed in Taliban prisoner swap

Australian Timothy Weeks and American Kevin King have been released by the Taliban as part of a stalled hostage swap deal.
SBS - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe AgeBrisbane Times

'It was a shortcoming from the American side': Taliban blames US for failed prisoner swap

The Taliban have blamed the US for a failed prisoner swap that would have seen Australian professor Timothy Weeks freed after being held captive in Afghanistan.
SBS - Published

Taliban blames US for failed prisoner swap

The Taliban have blamed the US for a failed prisoner swap that would have seen Australian professor Timothy Weeks freed after being held captive in Afghanistan.
SBS - Published

Taliban prisoner swap for Australian professor fails

The planned prisoner swap with the Taliban that would have freed Australian professor Timothy Weeks and his American colleague has not taken place.
SBS - Published

Australia-Iran prisoner swap 'would not have been done without US agreement'

One of Australia's top Middle East experts says the swap exposed Australia's negotiating tactics and would not have been done without approval from Washington.
Brisbane Times - Published Also reported by •Sydney Morning HeraldThe Age

Lawyer of Iranian academic denies use of 'hostage diplomacy' amid speculation of prison swap

The lawyer of an Iranian academic has shed light on Australia’s decision not extradite his client to the United States amid speculation of a prisoner swap deal.
SBS - Published

Iranian mum at centre of prisoner swap calls to learn sentence

An Iranian woman forced to hand over her three-day old child before returning to jail in Australia will be sentenced in a US court this week.
Sydney Morning Herald - Published Also reported by •The Age

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