Mother Of Japanese Journalist Held By ISIS Begs For His LifeThe "My son is not an enemy of the Islamic State," pleaded the mother of one of two Japanese hostages being held for ransom by ISIS as the deadline for payment nears.
University of Maryland Building Evacuated After Hostage HoaxArmed police officers swarmed a building at the University of Maryland on Wednesday after a hostage hoax was called in to authorities.
U.S. Says American Held In Syria Has Been FreedAn American journalist kidnapped and held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria was released Sunday, less than a week after the horrific execution of American journalist James Foley by Islamic militants.
Family of al-Qaida Hostage from Rockville Hopeful of ReturnFamily members of an American development expert from Rockville kidnapped in Pakistan more than two years ago say they're holding out hope that he'll return safely home.
Police Arrest Man for Armed Hostage Hoax Call Police have made an arrest after a telephone report of a hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax.
Wife: Jailed American Pastor Still Held In Iran Iran's semi-official news agency said Monday that a jailed American pastor of Iranian origin is to be released after posting $116,000 bond, but his wife in the U.S. claims Tehran has no intention of freeing him and that the announcement is "a game to silence" international media reports.
Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy CrisisMissed in all the controversy over Romney's 47% don't pay taxes remark is Romney's callous and downright dangerous remarks that a crisis sparked by Iran would be good for his election prospects.

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