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Mother Of Japanese Journalist Held By ISIS Begs For His Life

The “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.


Armed police officers swarmed the Main Administration Building on the University of Maryland's College Park campus. (Photo from @rhd777)

University of Maryland Building Evacuated After Hostage Hoax

Armed police officers swarmed a building at the University of Maryland on Wednesday after a hostage hoax was called in to authorities.


Supporters of al-Qaida tote their rifles in the back of a pick-up truck. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Says American Held In Syria Has Been Freed

An 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.


An elderly Pakistani man rides his bicycle past the house where Warren Weinstein, of Rockville, is allegedly being held captive by al-Qaida members in Lahore in 2011. Weinstein was snatched after gunmen tricked their way into his home, days before he was due to return to the United States. (Photo credit: Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

Family of al-Qaida Hostage from Rockville Hopeful of Return

Family 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.


File photo of a person text-messaging. (credit: INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


File photo of a street in Iran. (credit: BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

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.


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Opinion: Romney Roots For Foreign Policy Crisis

Missed 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.