Tuareg rebels and the Malian government on Tuesday exchanged dozens of prisoners in a goodwill gesture on the eve of peace talks opening in Algiers, an AFP correspondent witnessed.
Jordan`s ambassador to Libya has been freed, a month after being kidnapped, and is on his way home Tuesday in an exchange for a jihadist jailed for plotting bomb attacks.
`Avengers` director Joss Whedon has revealed that his `Marvel` movie franchise won`t share characters with James Gunn`s upcoming science fiction `Guardians of the Galaxy`.
Not many know it, but actor Abhishek Bachchan has for the second time taken on a role not originally meant for him.
Pak had taken up the proposal at "the highest level" in Obama administration.
Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad urged the United States on Wednesday to join talks on a
nuclear fuel swap deal, reiterating that Tehran was ready to
start talks near the end of the month.
Russian nuclear expert Igor Sutyagin contacted his family by telephone Saturday from Britain, a day after participating in a spectacular spy swap between Russia and the US, the Interfax news agency reported.
Russian diplomats will help in
reuniting swapped spies with their children left behind in the
US, according to media reports.
US spy Igor Sutyagin has been flown to Vienna in a likely first step of a Russia-US spy swap.
Russia could swap a jailed
American spy for one of its high-profile spying suspect
recently detained in the US, according to reports.
Iran says it expects the United States and other world powers to accept a nuclear fuel swap deal.
Iran is ready to consider an
exchange of nuclear fuel on foreign soil as proposed by world
powers if it gets "guarantees," the country`s atomic chief
said on Thursday.
Israel`s prime minister tried on Tuesday to temper expectations that a deal to free an Israeli soldier held by Hamas militants was imminent.
P Chidambaram said that there was no demand from Naxals for any swap of prisoners for the abducted cop.
Police officer Francis Enduwar, abducted by Maoists five days ago, has been killed in Jharkhand after government refused to free Ghandy.
Battling for survival in
different continents, an 18-month-old Nigerian child and a
Mumbai housewife, suffering from advance liver failure, have
virtually given each other a new lease of life.
Day in Pics: 26th February
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