Belgian aid worker jailed in Iran is freed after prisoner swap deal

(CNN) — A Belgian aid worker who was imprisoned in Iran for more than a year has been freed after the Gulf state of Oman said it had facilitated a prisoner swap deal.

The aid worker, Olivier Vandecasteele, is set to arrive in Belgium later Friday, Belgium’s foreign ministry said. Meanwhile, an Iranian diplomat, Assadolah Assadi, was released from Belgium and is on his way back to Iran, the country’s foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, said.

Forecast Update

FIRST WARN FORECAST: 80s will be the rule this Memorial Day Weekend.

May 26, 2023 @ 5:43 pm

News 8 Now First Warn Meteorologist Erik Dean has the latest 8-Day Forecast.

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Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun. Highs in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.
Mostly clear skies. Low around 60F. Winds SE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s and lows in the mid 60s.