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Russia turns down prisoner swap for female basketball star

Russia turns down deal to swap WNBA star Brittney Griner for notorious weapons dealer serving 25 years for conspiring to kill Americans.

Russia turns down prisoner swap for female basketball starplayer

Russia releases American marine in prisoner swap

Biden said the move was not a precursor to further reconciliation as the two superpowers are at their lowest point in decades.

Russia releases American marine in prisoner swapplayer

Report: Israel, Hamas, nearing agreement on prisoner swap deal

Israel becoming more flexible in its demands for prisoner swap, upcoming deal may be 'great achievement' for Hamas, Arab sources say.

Report: Israel, Hamas, nearing agreement on prisoner swap deal

Hamas: If Israel doesn't pay price, captives won't see the light of day

Hamas leader says archterrorist Marwan Barghouti on list of prisoners to be freed in swap, claims Israel holding up deal.

Hamas: If Israel doesn't pay, captives won't see light of day

Report: Egypt will propose prisoner swap

Egypt's head of intelligence will arrive in Israel at the end of the month to present Hamas's proposed prisoner swap to Israel's leadership.

Report: Egypt will propose prisoner swap

Report: Hamas sets conditions for prisoner swap with Israel

Hamas reportedly tells Egyptian mediators it guarantees a ceasefire and a prisoner swap should Israel adhere to a number of conditions.

Report: Hamas sets conditions for prisoner swap with Israel

Iran: Ten prisoners could be free tomorrow - if US and UK cooperate

Iranian deputy minister says Vienna talks 'must await new administration,' promises prisoner swap will occur Sunday if US, UK, cooperate.

Iran: Ten prisoners could be free tomorrow

Report: US agrees to unfreeze $7 billion, free Iranians in prisoner swap with Tehran

Biden administration denies reports it agreed to free 4 Iranian suspects, release billions of dollars in frozen Iranian assets in exchange.

US to unfreeze $7 billion in Iranian assets, free four prisoners

Hamas: Prisoner exchange floated by Israel a 'mirage'

Hamas spokesman says Netanyahu spreading rumors of upcoming prisoner swap to propel election campaign.

Hamas: Prisoner exchange floated by Israel a 'mirage'

Report: Prisoner swap deal 'still in early stages'

Arab sources say conditions for prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas have yet to be finalized.

Report: Prisoner swap deal 'still in early stages'

Hamas demands ventilators in prisoner exchange

Hamas demanding medical equipment and terrorists in possible agreement with Israel, sources say.

Hamas demands ventilators in prisoner exchange

Israel to hand over sovereignty and possibly prisoners to free Naama Issachar

PM Netanyahu has been pressuring Pres. Putin to release a drug-carrying Israeli backpacker - and Putin may agree. But at what cost?

This is the price Israel will pay to free Naama Issachar

US and Australian hostages freed in Taliban prisoner swap

Afghan officials say the deal is aimed at restarting talks with the Taliban.

US and Australian hostages freed in Taliban prisoner swap

Naama - held hostage by the Russians

Israeli source confirms Israel's refusal to swap Russian hacker for Israeli arrested for marijuana possession.

Naama - held hostage by the Russians

Senior Hamas official denies reports of prisoner swap

Hamas official claims reports of prisoner swap are 'rumors' intended to 'calm prisoners' spirits.'

Senior Hamas official denies reports of prisoner swap

Hamas TV: Agreement with Israel includes prisoner swap

Hamas TV claims soon-to-be-signed agreement includes prisoners swap. Goldin family: We haven't heard that.

Hamas TV: Agreement with Israel includes prisoner swap

Hamas: We are ready for negotiations on prisoner swap

Senior Hamas official says terror group is ready to negotiate on prisoner exchange deal, and that it conveyed its conditions to Israel.

Hamas: We are ready for negotiations on prisoner swap

Justice Minister: An opportunity to bring our soldiers home

Justice Minister Shaked says Israel won't release recaptured 'Shalit deal' terrorists as precondition to return of IDF soldiers, civilians.

Justice Minister: An opportunity to bring our soldiers home

Hamas: No negotiations with Israel on prisoner swap

Hamas says reports in Israeli media about negotiations on new prisoner exchange deal are lies.

Hamas: No negotiations with Israel on prisoner swap

Hamas lays down conditions for prisoner swap

Hamas sets preconditions for prisoner swap with Israel, promises to force Israel to release convicted terrorists.

Hamas lays down conditions for prisoner swap

'The Arabs stand there and laugh at us'

Dr. Hagi Ben-Artzi explains the difference between Jewish and Arab terror, protests the 'joke' of Israeli jail sentences.

'The Arabs stand there and laugh at us'

Two life sentences for terrorist who murdered IDF soldier

Terrorist who murdered Elhai Taharlev, injured a second soldier, receives two life sentences, to pay compensation to victims' families.

Two life sentences for terrorist who murdered IDF soldier

'Government has unprecedented opportunity for prisoner swap'

Parents of kidnapped, murdered soldier Hadar Goldin say government must pressure Hamas, utilize new opportunity.

'Government has unprecedented opportunity for prisoner swap'

Report: Israel negotiating prisoner swap with Hamas

Hamas offered to free three living Israelis in exchange for Shalit deal terrorists who returned to terrorism after previous release.

Report: Israel negotiating prisoner swap with Hamas

New Hevron mayor is a terrorist and murderer

New mayor is a Fatah terrorist who killed 6 people in a 1980 terror attack, received a life sentence - and was freed during a prisoner swap.

New Hevron mayor is a terrorist and murderer

US to expel terrorist who lied about her past

Convicted terrorist released in prisoner swap immigrates to US by lying on application forms.

US to expel terrorist who lied about her past

Hamas: Israel proposed prisoner swap

New report says Israel communicated with Hamas through intermediaries to achieve a prisoner swap, but proposal was rejected by Hamas.

Hamas: Israel proposed prisoner swap

'Rethink prisoner swap policy'

Meir Indor of the Almagor terror victims' association urges the government to stop releasing terrorists from Israeli prisons.

'Rethink prisoner swap policy', urges terror victims' groupplayer

Iran: Americans contacted us for a prisoner swap

Senior Iranian official says unnamed Americans have contacted Iran for a deal to swap Jason Rezaian for other detainees.

Iran: Americans contacted us for a prisoner swap

Report: Iran Released 5 Top Al Qaeda Terrorists

Five released as part of swap deal in March, including Osama bin Laden's direct replacement.

Report: Iran Released 5 Top Al Qaeda Terrorists

Three Hamas Terrorists Placed on US Blacklist

Military commander Mohammad Deif and two operatives released in Gilad Shalit prisoner swap placed on US 'terror blacklist.'

Three Hamas Terrorists Placed on US Blacklist

Iran Calls on US to Release 19 Prisoners

Tehran insists US may be violating human rights in imprisoning 19 Iranians, despite imprisoning US citizens and refusing swaps.

Iran Calls on US to Release 19 Prisoners

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Hamas leader demands release of terrorists rearrested since Shalit deal in order to start talks to free Israeli civilian captives.

Haniyeh Demands Release of 54 Terrorists

Hamas: Israeli Media Will Let Us Empty Their Jails

Israel 'experts' quoted in Hamas paper saying media uproar over captives will allow Hamas to 'empty Israeli jails' of terrorists.

Hamas: Israeli Media Will Allow Us to Empty Israeli Jails

US Released Iranian Prisoners as Precursor to Deal

Four prisoners released to Tehran in 2012-13 as part of 'wish list' Iran sent US for nuclear deal; three Americans still held by Iran.

Report: US Released Iranian Prisoners as Precursor to Deal

Hamas: We Won't Stop Quest to Abduct IDF Soldiers

Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman stresses importance of continuing to abduct IDF soldiers, while Hamas urges PA to renounce peace negotiations.

Hamas: We Will Continue Quest to Abduct IDF Soldiers

Report: US Considered Swapping Al Qaeda Terrorist

Swap deal of citizens for terrorists had been on the table, ex-diplomat confirms. Are prisoner swaps now a matter of policy?

Report: US Considered Swapping Al Qaeda Terrorist

US, Iran Deny Reports of Prisoner Swap

Both Washington and Tehran rush to reject Iranian news agency's claim of a prisoner swap deal.

US, Iran Deny Reports of Prisoner Swap

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Alan Gross swapped for 3 Cuban nationals, officials say - opening up ties between Washington, Havana for first time since 1961.

Cuba, US to Resume Ties after Fifty Years

Investigation into Bowe Bergdahl Abduction Begins

US Army investigates whether or not controversial US captive deserted to join the Taliban.

Investigation into Bowe Bergdahl Abduction Begins