An Iranian deputy foreign minister elaborated on a prisoner swap that resulted in the release of three Iranian nationals jailed in Thailand in exchange for an Australian convict Kylie Moore-Gilbert after intensive tripartite diplomatic arrangements.
Yemen's warring parties agreed to exchange around 1,000 prisoners, including 15 Saudis, as part of trust-building steps aimed at reviving a stalled peace process, the United Nations and sources said on Sunday.
The Taliban said on Wednesday a plan from the Afghan president to stagger the release of Taliban prisoners violated an accord they struck with the United States and they would not talk with the Afghan government until all 5,000 prisoners were freed.
Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia forces in eastern Ukraine started a full prisoner swap on Sunday, driving all remaining detainees in the five-year conflict to a handover point and starting to unload them.
US authorities have dropped charges against two researchers accused of attempting to export chemicals to Iran in violation of trade sanctions. The decision follows a prisoner swap in which the United States freed a third researcher who was charged alongside them – and imprisoned.
Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has offered the Saudi-backed former government a new deal for exchange of prisoners over a week after the popular movement unilaterally released hundreds of detainees.