Family members of Americans who are imprisoned abroad or held hostage by militant groups say in a new report that the U.S. government must do better in communicating with them.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
The two men killed a number of people including journalist James Foley and fellow Americans Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig.
By Deb Riechmann, Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
When it comes to negotiating hostage releases from terrorist networks, the United States’ “no-concessions” policy puts many decisions in the hands of the families, leaving them wondering what to do.
By Larisa Epatko
The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was publicly beheaded in August 2014 by the Islamic State, says her family felt abandoned by the American government. She wants to see a review of the U.S. hostage policy.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is clearing the way for families of U.S. hostages to pay ransom to terror groups without fear of prosecution, as the White House seeks to address criticism from those whose loved ones have been killed…
Freelance British photojournalist, John Cantlie — abducted in 2012 along with U.S. journalist James Foley — appears in the Islamic State’s latest video as a foreign correspondent reporting from the Syrian town of Kobani, the New York Times reported.
Islamic State militants released a video Friday night that purportedly shows the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, the Associated Press reports. This is amid ongoing U.S. airstrikes against the extremist group’s strongholds along the Syria-Iraq border.
Islamic State militants released a video on Saturday which purports to show the beheading of British aid worker David Cawthorne Haines, the Associated Press reports.
By Anne Azzi Davenport
Poet Daniel Johnson wrote "In the Absence of Sparrows" during the 656-day captivity of his close friend, journalist James Foley. on Aug 19, Foley became the first American citizen known to be killed by the Islamic State group.
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