Lawyer of ex-US Marine convicted of spying in Russia says Moscow & Washington negotiating a prisoner exchange to bring him home

The Russian lawyer of imprisoned former US Marine Paul Whelan has revealed that Moscow and Washington are working on a possible prisoner swap to secure his release. He was sentenced last year to 16 years in prison for espionage. … Read More >Lawyer of ex-US Marine convicted of spying in Russia says Moscow & Washington negotiating a prisoner exchange to bring him home

Largest prisoner swap in Yemen war: Over 1,000 people exchanged between Saudi-backed Yemen government and Houthi rebels

The Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen and the Iran-backed Houthi movement have kicked-off an operation that will see over 1,000 prisoners returning home, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has confirmed. … Read More >Largest prisoner swap in Yemen war: Over 1,000 people exchanged between Saudi-backed Yemen government and Houthi rebels

Saudi-backed Yemen government and Houthis agree to prisoner swap, UN hopes ceasefire to follow

Yemen’s Saudi-backed government and Iranian-backed Houthi rebels will exchange more than 1,000 prisoners, a landmark swap in a brutal five-year war. UN officials said that the exchange could pave the way for a ceasefire. … Read More >Saudi-backed Yemen government and Houthis agree to prisoner swap, UN hopes ceasefire to follow

Ex-US Marine Whelan convicted of espionage in Russia changes jail as Moscow says US not interested in swap

Paul Whelan, imprisoned in Russia on spy charges, will serve his sentence in Russia’s Republic of Mordovia, about 500km east of Moscow. It had been rumored he was likely to be swapped with the US for Russians. … Read More >Ex-US Marine Whelan convicted of espionage in Russia changes jail as Moscow says US not interested in swap

Ex-US Marine sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after drunken assault on two Moscow police officers

Texan Trevor Reed, a 29-year-old student and former US Marine, has been found guilty of attacking two police officers and handed a nine year jail sentence by a Moscow court, prompting media speculation about a “prisoner swap.” … Read More >Ex-US Marine sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison after drunken assault on two Moscow police officers