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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

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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.

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..

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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..

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

 

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

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

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 American Student Held Since 2016 In Prisoner Swap

'The highest priority of the United States is the safety and well-being of its citizens.'
Daily Caller - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

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

Grad student Xiyue Wang will be released in U.S.-Iran prisoner swap

The United States and Iran have agreed to a prisoner swap. Xiyue Wang, a Princeton University graduate student who was detained in Iran in 2016 and charged with spying, will be released. In exchange,..
CBS News - Published

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

In Prisoner Swap, Iran Frees American Held Since 2016

Xiyue Wang was a graduate student at Princeton who had been sentenced to 10 years in prison on two charges of espionage that U.S. officials have called groundless.
NYTimes.com - Published

Ukraine’s leader hopes for lasting truce, prisoner swap

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s new president says he believes an international summit taking place next week will help achieve a lasting cease-fire in the country’s separatist conflict. Volodymyr..
Seattle Times - Published

Freed Taliban prisoner recounts SEAL rescue attempts

SYDNEY (AP) — An Australian teacher held captive with an American colleague by the Taliban for more than three years believes U.S. special forces tried and failed six times to free them. Timothy..
Seattle Times - 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

US: American jailed in Russia should be freed, not swapped

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow says it won’t be looking for a prisoner swap with Russia for an American jailed on spying charges. Instead, it said Wednesday that Paul Whelan should be..
Seattle Times - Published

A year on, once-jailed Ukraine filmmaker accepts EU award

BRUSSELS (AP) — A year after he won Europe’s top human rights award, Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has finally picked up the prize, following his release from a prison in Russia’s far-north..
Seattle Times - Published

Impeachment hearings, Taliban prisoner swap, Hong Kong protests

Watch Part 1 of "CBS This Morning": Four officials are testifying Tuesday in the public impeachment hearings. Also, an American and Australian were freed in a rare prisoner swap with the Taliban. In..
CBS News - Published

American Kevin King Freed In Taliban Prisoner Swap After 3 Years In Captivity

Three high-ranking Taliban prisoners have been swapped for American and Australian men who had been held hostage by the insurgent group since their abduction in 2016.
CBS 2 - Published

Taliban frees American, Australian hostages as part of prisoner swap

The Taliban kidnapped American Kevin King in 2016, along with Timothy Weeks, an Australian national, outside the American University of Afghanistan.  
USATODAY.com - Published Also reported by •azcentral.comDelawareonline

Taliban commanders released in Afghan prisoner swap

Deal designed to kickstart peace talks with the US after Camp David debacle
FT.com - Published

Eye Opener at 8: American freed in prisoner swap with Taliban

A look back at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
CBS News - Published

Taliban Frees 2 Hostages In Exchange For 3 Militants

An American and an Australian have been freed in Afghanistan as part of a prisoner swap with the Taliban. It could be a sign of movement on peace negotiations.
NPR - Published

Taliban-U.S. prisoner swap apparently imminent

Sources say three Taliban prisoners released by Afghan government are in Qatar and will be exchanged for an American and an Australian abducted in 2016
CBS News - Published

Taliban officials: 3 Taliban in Qatar for prisoner swap

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three ranking Taliban prisoners released by the Kabul government have been flown to Qatar for an expected swap for an American and an Australian hostage held by the insurgents since..
Seattle Times - Published

Taliban say prisoner swap promised by Kabul fails to happen

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Taliban spokesman says three Taliban prisoners who were to be freed in exchange for an American and an Australian national, both kidnapped in 2016, are still in custody in Bagram..
Seattle Times - Published

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