Obama and Kerry deny U.S. paid ransom to IranPresident and Secretary of State deny reports that $400 million payment to Iran was related to four Americans who were held in Tehran.
US paid ransom money to Iran to free AmericansIranians celebrate US payment as 'ransom money,' but Obama claims simply that 'the time was right to resolve old disputes.'
Did the US pay Iran $1.7 billion in ransom?Republicans demand an inquiry as Iran reveals US taxpayer fund transfer was 'in return' for prisoner release, and came on the same day.
Slain Hostage's Father Slams American No Ransom PolicyFather of Kayla Mueller accuses Obama administration of putting its policy of not paying ransoms "in front of American lives".
ISIS Issues New Threat to Kill Jordanian PilotISIS threatens to execute Jordanian pilot if female suicide bomber not released by sunset, new recording by Japanese hostage states.
ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save HostagesJapanese men become latest hostages in pre-beheading video, the first time ISIS has threatened Asia instead of the West.
Jacob Ostreicher, Jewish Man Held in Bolivia, Released to USJewish-American contractor, held in Bolivia since 2011, finally lands on US soil; details of 'escape' remain unclear.
Jerusalem-Arab Charged in Bedouin Kidnapping RingNadal Tubasi, a 35-year-old Arab resident of Jerusalem, is charged with kidnapping with the intent to murder or blackmail and extort.