Report: Iran frees jailed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian

Iranian authorities have freed Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian in a prisoner swap deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reports, citing the prosecutors.

Rezaian, who was taken into custody in July 2014 and convicted on espionage charges last year, was one of four Iranian-American nationals held by Iran to be released under the deal.

In exchange, the US will release six Iranian-Americans it had jailed, the Fars report said.

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:25

More from World

US State Department releases more Clinton emails

The US State Department on Friday released 112 emails from Hillary Clinton's email account that had been recovered...

Cyberattack downs major websites; US investigating

Major internet sites including Twitter, Paypal, Netflix and Spotify were offline in parts of the US and Europe...

Burkina Faso foils coup attempt, minister says

Burkina Faso's government has foiled a coup attempt involving the former presidential guard, a senior government...

Aid workers: No "security guarantees" to move wounded from Aleppo

Aid workers said they lack the necessary "security guarantees" to evacuate the wounded from rebel-held eastern...

Canada: Efforts to resolve impasse over EU trade deal failed

Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland says it appears "impossible" to conclude a free trade deal with the...