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August 15, 2015
Islamic State leader raped American hostage, US finds
American hostage Kayla Mueller was repeatedly forced to have sex with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State ...
August 13, 2015
Croatia says 2 groups were involved in Egypt abduction
The alleged beheading of a Croatian hostage in Egypt took a sinister new turn Thursday with the revelation that a criminal ...
August 13, 2015
Correction: Islamic State story
In a story Aug. 12 about a Croatian national reportedly beheaded by Islamic State militants, The Associated Press erroneously ...
August 12, 2015
Hometown of Croat allegedly slain by IS in disbelief
In Tomislav Salopek's hometown Vrpolje in Croatia, residents refuse to believe Wednesday's reports that the 30-year-old ...
August 11, 2015
Cameroon military releases 72 people illegally held
Cameroon's military has freed 72 people, including children, held illegally in the north for periods ranging from eight ...
August 09, 2015
Correction: Georgia Aquarium-Belugas story
In a story Aug. 8 about a legal fight between the Georgia Aquarium and a federal agency over a permit to import beluga ...
August 07, 2015
Hostages held in Mali hotel after jihadist attack kills 8
Jihadists stormed a hotel hosting United Nations staff in central Mali on Friday, seizing hostages and killing at least five ...
August 06, 2015
Wife of killed Islamic State leader now in Iraq custody
The wife of an Islamic State leader who was captured earlier this year in a military operation that left her husband dead, ...
August 05, 2015
Islamic State group in Egypt threatens to kill Croat hostage
An Islamic State affiliate released a video Wednesday threatening to kill a Croatian hostage if Egyptian authorities do not ...
August 04, 2015
Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa
Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions. Critics, who refer to the custom as ...
August 02, 2015
Peru government reports Shining Path captives rescued
Peruvian security forces rescued 54 adults and children, mostly members of the Ashaninka indigenous group, who had been held ...
July 30, 2015
Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram
Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in ...
July 23, 2015
South African aid group works to free hostages
A video showing a South African and a Swedish hostage alive in Mali after three years, is a sign that their captors are ...
July 22, 2015
Spain to seek Syrian government help to find journalists
Spain said Wednesday that it is trying to establish what happened to three Spanish freelance journalists who went missing ...
July 22, 2015
Iranian official: Held US citizens discussed at nuke talks
Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday that Iranian diplomats discussed the case of Americans still held captive ...
July 20, 2015
Walker's Iran view shaped by friendship with ex-US hostage
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a reason for aggressively opposing the nuclear deal with Iran — and it's personal.
July 17, 2015
Kerry: Captive Americans raised at all meetings with Iran
Secretary of State John Kerry says there was "not one meeting that took place" during the recent Iranian nuclear talks at ...
July 08, 2015
Boko Haram offers to swap kidnapped girls for detainees
Nigeria's Boko Haram extremists are offering to free more than 200 young women and girls kidnapped from a boarding school in ...
July 02, 2015
European court to rule on 2004 Russian school hostage-taking
The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to rule in a case brought by nearly 400 survivors and family members of victims ...
June 30, 2015
Red wolf reintroductions halted while changes considered
Federal officials said Tuesday that they won't release any more endangered red wolves in eastern North Carolina while they ...