Cuban spy calls for prisoner swap, like with Taliban

A former Cuban spy urged Washington to swap three detained agents for the freedom of American Alan Gross, citing the deal that saw a US soldier released over the weekend.

Families of kidnapped Nigerian girls want `unconditional` release

Relatives of more than 200 schoolgirls held hostage by Boko Haram on Thursday called for their unconditional release, after Nigeria`s government ruled out a prisoner swap with the extremists.

Pakistan Army rejects Taliban claim of prisoner swap

The Pakistan army has rejected the Taliban`s claim that the latter had handed over three security men and secured the release of six Taliban members in the Waziristan tribal region.

Mexico, US carry out prisoner swap

Mexico and the US swapped 27 convicts to have them continue serving their sentences in their own countries.

`Pak, India planning largest-ever prisoner swap`

The swap will apply to all prisoners except those detained on terrorism or espionage charges, sources said.

US rejects Cuba prisoner swap

The United States said that contractor Alan Gross held by Havana was not a spy.

Israel rethinking position on prisoner swaps

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Israel has "no choice but to overhaul the rules" now that Gilad Schalit had been freed.

Israel releases 550 Palestinian prisoners

Israel has released hundreds of Palestinian prisoners, the second and final phase of a swap with Gaza Hamas militants that brought home an Israeli soldier after five years in captivity.

Israel prepares to free 550 Palestinian prisoners

Israel was preparing to release 550 Palestinian prisoners who will be freed after nightfall to complete a swap deal.

Israel and Egypt agree to prisoner swap

The US-brokered deal was reached days after a successful Egyptian-brokered swap between Israel and Hamas Islamists.

Egypt, Israel add `final touches` to prisoner swap

Israel has strongly denied Egypt`s accusations, insisting
the whole thing was a mistake and accusing Egyptian
authorities of "bizarre behaviour."

US concerned over release of Palestinian prisoners

Mark Toner said that "the US Government deems some of the prisoners as posing a threat to Israel and US interests".

Israel welcomes Shalit swap with mixed emotions

The prisoner swap will free soldier Gilad Shalit after 5 years in captivity in return for release of 1,000 Palestinians.

Israeli Cabinet approves swap deal with Hamas

Israel`s Cabinet has approved a
prisoner swap with Hamas that will bring home a captured Israeli soldier in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

Israel, Hamas announce swap for captured soldier

Israel and Hamas on Tuesday announced that an Israeli soldier abducted to Gaza five years ago would be swapped for about 1,000 Palestinians held by Israel and accused of militant activity.

Israeli cabinet meets on prisoner swap with Hamas

The agreement had been reached for a swap to take place possibly as soon as in the coming days.

Armenia, Azerbaijan agree to prisoner swap at Russia summit

Arch-rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed at a summit in Russia Wednesday to swap prisoners of war and exchange the bodies of soldiers killed in their conflict over the breakaway Nagorny Karabakh region.

US dismisses Ahmadinejad prisoner swap

The US has dismissed Iranian Prez Ahmadinejad`s suggestion for a prisoner swap.

Formal charges laid against alleged Russia spies

Russia, US are said to be planning a dramatic Cold War-style prisoner swap.

US rejects prisoner swap with Iran for detained hikers

The US on Wednesday rejected Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad`s offer of releasing three American hikers held in Iran in exchange for Iranian citizens held in US prisons.