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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Families Plead For Release Of Islamic State Hostages As Deadline Passes

As another reported deadline passed, the fate of two IS hostages remains unknown.

January 29, 2015
Two hostages (L) run for cover behind a policeman (R) during a hostage siege in the central business district of Sydney on December 15, 2014

Police Storm Cafe Where Hostages Held In Sydney; Gunman Said To Be Radical Cleric

Get the latest on the hostage standoff in Sydney.

December 15, 2014

Family Credits Qatar For Negotiating U.S. Journalist’s Release

By Christi Parsons, Tribune Washington Bureau EDGARTOWN, Mass. — An American journalist and author who spent almost two years in the hands of al-Qaida-linked captors in Syria was released Sunday after a successful negotiation for which his family credits the Qatari ruling family. Exactly what, if anything, was promised to the group was not disclosed. […]

August 25, 2014

Jihadist Captors Sent Taunting Letter To Foley Family: Employer

Washington (AFP) — Journalist James Foley’s jihadist captors sent his family a taunting and rambling email threatening to kill him, just a week before making public a video of his execution, the American reporter’s employer said Thursday. GlobalPost said it released the full text of the email from Islamic State (IS) militants “in the interest […]

August 22, 2014

For Sotloff Family, Quiet Waiting For News Of Kidnapped Journalist

By Glenn Garvin, The Miami Herald It was a day of quiet waiting Thursday for the family of Steven Sotloff, a Pinecrest journalist abducted by Muslim jihadists in Syria who on Tuesday threatened to kill him. “He’s still alive, so there is nothing to say,” his mother, Shirley Sotloff, told a crowd of reporters assembled […]

August 22, 2014

North Korea Detains Third U.S. Tourist

Seoul (AFP) – North Korea said Friday it had detained a U.S. tourist for “hostile activities” after he reportedly left a bible at a hotel, bringing to three the number of Americans held by the reclusive regime including missionary Kenneth Bae. The official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said in a brief report that Jeffrey […]

June 6, 2014