Iran Frees American Hikers Held Since 2009…
Sarah Shourd, one of three American hikers who were arrested and accused of spying by Iran, was released from prison on $500,000 bail after being held for 410 days. The fate of the two others remains in limbo.
In other news Thursday, a bomb packed with metal bars and bolts tore through an entrance to a busy market in Russia killing at least 17. In Iran, American hiker Sarah Shourd is scheduled to be set free on Saturday…
Three U.S. hikers, captured in Iran, are at the center of a war of words this week, with initial reports suggesting they would be charged with espionage, but subsequent statements saying they would be prosecuted for entering the country illegally.
By Larisa Epatko
In other news, the Dow Jones industrial average closed at a 13-month high after G-20 nations pledged to continue stimulus efforts, and Iraq set a date for national elections.
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