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British hostages held in Iran released after 5 years

Anoosheh Ashoori was convicted of spying for the Mossad; Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran's regime.

British hostages held in Iran released after 5 years

After Colleyville, American Jews still remain hostage to the narrative

Ultimately, the most dangerous false narrative for Jews is the one we tell ourselves, but Coleyville can be a force for change. Op-ed.

After Colleyville, US Jews are still hostage to the narrative

Who is steering America's ship of state?

A Jihadist walks into a temple, takes hostages in order to free a known Jew hater and Jihadist and it has nothing to do with the Jews? Op-ed

Who is steering America's ship of state?

Comments on the Colleyville synagogue hostage event

The talking point about this event not being “related to the Jewish community,” is absurd from the start. Opinion.

Comments on the Colleyville synagogue hostage event

Hamas leader threatens additional kidnappings

Ismail Haniyeh, leader of Hamas, has threatened to kidnap additional IDF soldiers to serve as leverage in negotiations with Israel.

Hamas leader threatens additional kidnappings

Gang who held French Jewish family hostage sentenced to up to 12 years in jail

Well known Pinto family was held and beaten for hours in their house while assailants searched for money and valuables that weren't there.

Gang leader who abducted French Jewish family gets 12yrs in jail

9 suspects appear in French court over 2017 anti-Semitic home invasion

The family’s lawyer has “not a doubt” that the home invasion was motivated by anti-Semitism.

9 suspects in French court over 2017 anti-Semitic home invasion

Iranian presidential candidate: Fix economy by taking 1,000 Americans hostage

Mohsen Rezaei suggests trading American hostages for billions of dollars to fix Iran's ailing economy.

Iran presidential candidate: Fix economy with 1,000 US hostages

Watch: Attempted bank robbery modeled after Hollywood hit

Bank robber live-streams himself holding hostages, tossing dollar bills at onlookers & ordering pizza, with FBI surrounding the building.

Watch: Attempted bank robbery modeled after Hollywood hitplayer

'Prisoners must be freed - even by agreement with the enemy'

Former negotiator for missing persons: "There are brave young men among us ready to give their lives to bring their brothers home."

'Prisoners must be freed - even by agreement with the enemy'player

Hostage situation in Paris

Man reportedly holding three hostages in Paris building, demands to speak with Iranian embassy.

Hostage situation in Paris

4 child hostages murdered in Florida

Gunman who shot police officer before taking 4 kids hostage murders children, turns gun on himself.

4 child hostages murdered in Florida

“Seven Days in Entebbe” misses the point

“Seven Days in Entebbe” misses the point

WATCH: Soldiers train to free hostages from hotel

IDF forces practice scenarios posing potential danger to life in vacation city of Eilat.

WATCH: Soldiers train to free hostages from hotelplayer

At least 22 dead in Mali hostage taking

At least 22 people dead after jihadists take over hotel in Mali's capital, holding more than 100 people hostage.

At least 22 dead in Mali hostage taking

Gunmen on the Run after Primark Hostage Drama

18 people were held in a Primark clothing store, in what appears to be a robbery gone awry.

Gunmen on the Run after Taking Hostages in Store Near Paris

US to Legalize Private Ransom Pay to Terror Groups

Washington's review of hostage policy to quietly sanction funding terror through private means; White House insists law has not changed.

US to Legalize Private Ransom Payments to Terror Groups

U.S. to Compensate Families of Killed Hostages

The United States will compensate the families of two Al-Qaeda hostages killed in an operation near the Afghan-Pakistan border.

U.S. to Compensate Families of Killed Hostages

ISIS Issues New Threat to Kill Jordanian Pilot

ISIS threatens to execute Jordanian pilot if female suicide bomber not released by sunset, new recording by Japanese hostage states.

ISIS Issues New Threat to Kill Jordanian Pilot

UNSC Condemns ISIS's Murder of Japanese Hostage

15-member council issues unanimous condemnation of Haruna Yukawa's murder as 'heinous and cowardly act.'

UN Security Council Condemns ISIS's Murder of Japanese Hostage

Analysts: Who is Sajida al-Rishawi?

Why did ISIS drop its demand for $200 million in ransom, and instead seek the release of a female terrorist in Jordanian custody?

Who is the Woman ISIS so Desperately Wants Freed from Jordan?

One of the Japanese ISIS Hostages Mentally Ill

Local media reveals Haruna Yukawa has a history of suicide attempts, may have gone to Syria to die.

Report: One of the Japanese ISIS Hostages Mentally Ill

Japanese Gov't: 'We Will Not Give in to Terrorism'

'Taking people hostage is unforgivable and I feel strong anger,' Tokyo spokesman says after ISIS releases ransom video.

Japanese Gov't: 'We Will Not Give in to Terrorism'player

ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save Hostages

Japanese men become latest hostages in pre-beheading video, the first time ISIS has threatened Asia instead of the West.

ISIS Gives Japan 72 Hours to Save Hostages

Al-Qaeda Hostages Killed During Rescue Attempt

Journalist Luke Somers and teacher Pierre Korkie killed by Al-Qaeda terrorists in Yemen during a failed rescue bid.

Al-Qaeda Hostages Killed in Yemen During Failed Rescue Attempt

Al-Qaeda Releases Video of Hostages

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb releases a video showing two hostages begging for their lives.

Al-Qaeda Releases Video of French and Dutch Hostages

Egypt Said Readying Operation to Free Hostages

Egypt sent hundreds of troops and dozens of tanks into Sinai, in apparent preparation for a military operation to free kidnapped officers

Egypt Said Readying Sinai Operation to Free Hostages

French Family Kidnapped by Islamist ‘Boko Haram’

A French family of seven with four children has been abducted by the Nigeria-based radical Islamist “Boko Haram” terrorist organization.

French Family Kidnapped by Islamist ‘Boko Haram’ Terror Group

Panetta: US Has to Fight Back After Algeria Attack

America has "got to fight back," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday, referring to terrorist attack in Algeria.

Panetta: US Has to 'Fight Back' Against Al Qaeda After Attack

Algeria Launches Second Rescue Operation

Algeria begins a second military operation to rescue some 30 foreign hostages still captive by Al-Qaeda-affiliated group.

Algeria Launches Second Operation to Rescue Hostages

30 Hostages Killed as Algeria Operation Ends

30 hostages and at least 11 Al-Qaeda linked terrorists killed when Algerian forces storm a desert gas plant in a bid to free captives.

30 Hostages Killed as Algeria Operation Ends

48 Dead in Rescue Attempt by Algerian Army

At least 35 hostages and 15 terrorists were reportedly killed in a rescue attempt by the Algerian army at the In Amenas gas installation.

34 Hostages, 15 Terrorists Dead in Rescue by Algerian Army

Al Qaeda Terrorists Kill 3, Hold Americans, Others

Al Qaeda-linked terrorists are holding Americans and other foreign nationals hostage after seizing a gas field in southern Algeria.

Al Qaeda Terrorists Kill 3, Hold Americans, Others Hostage

Hostage Situation in US Turns Brutal: Four Dead

A gunman killed three people before police shot him dead in the same town that played host to a violent massacre at a cinema last year.

Hostage Situation in US Turns Brutal: Four Dead

Al-Qaeda Releases Another Video of U.S. Hostage

In the second video in two days, Warren Weinstein asks his wife to contact American Jewish communities to secure his release.

Al-Qaeda Releases Another Video of U.S. Hostage Weinstein

US Hostage Appeals to PM 'as One Jew to Another'

Warren Weinstein, captured in Pakistan, in August 2011, asks Israel's leader: "please intervene on my behalf."

US Hostage Appeals to Netanyahu 'as One Jew to Another'player

Two U.S. Tourists Freed by Captors in Sinai

Two Massachusetts tourists who were abducted in the Sinai region freed after three days in captivity.

Two U.S. Tourists Freed by Captors in Sinai

US Family of Sinai Kidnap Victim: 'A Nightmare'

The family of an American Christian pastor kidnapped by Bedouin in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday say they still can't believe it happened.

Family of Sinai Kidnap Victim: 'Seems Like a Nightmare'

Lebanon Works to Free Kidnapped Shi'ites in Syria

Beirut has asked Turkey to help free 11 Shi'ite tourists who were kidnapped in Syria Wednesday.

Lebanon Works to Free Kidnapped Shi'ites in Syria