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DFAT warns early release of Matthew Ng could threaten China prisoner swap deal

Updated December 08, 2015 23:52:45 The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned the future of Australia’s prisoner swap deal with China could be jeopardised if the Lawyer-General, George Brandis, grants businessman Matthew Ng an early release from prison. Mr Ng was arrested in Guangzhou in 2010 right after refusing to sell his $ one hundred…


IS leader’s ex-wife amongst captives freed in Nusra Front-Lebanon prisoner swap

Posted December 01, 2015 23:35:31 Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, has released 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive considering that 2014 in a Qatari-mediated deal. In exchange, the Nusra Front received aid, as effectively as 13 prisoners, including Saja al-Dulaimi, the ex-wife of Islamic State (IS) jihadist group leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,…