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Oman Plane To Iran Amid Bail Efforts For Hikers

The Gulf state of Oman dispatched a private plane to Iran Wednesday amid efforts toward a bail-for-freedom deal for two Americans jailed for spying — in a possible replay of the diplomatic exchange that freed a third member of the group last year.

09/14/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Judiciary: Bail For 2 Americans Under Study

A bail offer for two Americans convicted of spying is still under review, Iran’s powerful judiciary said Wednesday in a potentially embarrassing rejection of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s prediction that their release could be in a matter of days.

09/14/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran’s President: 2 Americans Could Be Freed Soon

Iran’s president predicted Tuesday that two Americans arrested while hiking along the Iraq-Iran border and sentenced to eight years in jail on espionage-related charges could be freed “in a couple of days” after a court set bail of $500,000 each.

09/13/2011

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Klobuchar, Franken Call On Iran To Release Hikers

Minnesota U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken say they’re disappointed about the reported convictions of two U.S. hikers in Iran, and they’re asking the Iranian government to reconsider.

08/21/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Families Maintain Hope Iran Will Release Hikers

The families of two Americans imprisoned in Iran say the news that the men have been sentenced to eight-year terms has hit them hard.

08/21/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran Sentences 2 American Men To 8 Years In Jail

The announcement appeared to dash hopes for the imminent release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal after Iran’s foreign minister suggested earlier this month that the trial could clear the way for their freedom.

08/20/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Verdict For 2 Americans In Iran Within A Week

The lawyer for two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage said Sunday the court will announce its verdict within a week, dashing hopes for their immediate release after a final hearing in the case.

07/31/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Hikers Face Iranian Court Date On Spy Charges

The families of two Americans imprisoned in Iran for nearly two years say they’re counting on a court hearing Sunday to end their ordeal at last.

07/28/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. The mothers of three US hikers detained for 10 months in Iran called for their release as a "humanitarian gesture" after an emotional reunion with their children, an AFP correspondent said. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Family Cautiously Optimistic About Hikers Trial

A trial is scheduled for July 31 for two American hikers imprisoned in Iran and one family member is cautiously optimistic about it, after previous trials were canceled.

07/09/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Duluth Will Host Rally For Imprisoned Hikers

The families of the two American hikers imprisoned in Iran are planning a rally in Minnesota next month, the home state for one of the men.

06/15/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Iran: Ruling On Detained Americans By Late August

Iran expects to make a final decision in the case of three Americans charged with espionage by late August, Iran’s official news agency said Tuesday. Two of the three have been in Iranian custody since 2009.

06/14/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Hikers Jailed In Iran Make Rare Call To Family

Two American hikers held captive in Iran have called home for only the third time since their arrest nearly two years ago.

05/23/2011

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Klobuchar To Visit Mother Of Detained US Hiker

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar plans to visit the Minnesota mother of one of the two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years.

05/19/2011

A picture obtained from Iran's state-run English-language Press TV shows detained US hikers (L-R) Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal waiting to meet their mothers for the first time since their arrest, in the Iranian capital Tehran on May 20, 2010. The mothers of three US hikers detained for 10 months in Iran called for their release as a "humanitarian gesture" after an emotional reunion with their children, an AFP correspondent said. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

Families Await News On Trial Of US Hikers In Iran

The mother of one of two American hikers held in Iran for nearly two years said Monday she’ll be up before dawn on Wednesday waiting for any news as her son and his friend go on trial on allegations of spying for the U.S.

05/09/2011

US hikers Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal detained in Iran. (credit: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

2 Hikers Held In Iran Face Trial Wednesday

Two American men held in Iran for nearly 2 years will go on trial in the Tehran Revolutionary Court this week on charges of espionage.

05/09/2011

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