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Kayla Mueller’s Islamic State Captivity Was Different, In Both Life And Death

Questions remain over Kayla Mueller’s ordeal.

February 11, 2015
Image grab taken off a video on January 20, 2015, reportedly released by the Islamic State allegedly shows Japanese hostages Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) with a black-clad militant brandishing a knife at an undisclosed location

Mother Pleads With Islamic State; Deadline For Killing Hostages Passes

Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa’s fates still remain unknown.

January 23, 2015
Image grab taken off a video on January 20, 2015, reportedly released by the Islamic State allegedly shows Japanese hostages Kenji Goto (L) and Haruna Yukawa (R) with a black-clad militant brandishing a knife at an undisclosed location

IS Threatens To Kill Japan Hostages, Tokyo Vows Not To Give In

Learn more about the latest IS hostage crisis.

January 20, 2015
French police take up a position on a roof in Dammartin-en-Goele, where the suspected Charlie Hebdo gunmen were holding one person hostage on January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo Suspects Killed As Twin Sieges Rock France

AFP: The Charlie Hebdo gunmen’s hostage has been freed.

January 9, 2015
French police stand guard in Dammartin-en-Goele where shots were fired and at least one hostage was taken in the same area police were hunting for the suspected Charlie Hebdo gunmen on January 9, 2015

Twin Hostage Dramas As Paris Massacre Suspects Cornered

Two hostage crises are playing out in France.

January 9, 2015

Australians Mourn Siege Victims, Ask Why Gunman Was Free On Bail

Could Australian authorities have done more to prevent Monday’s attack?

December 16, 2014