U.S. Approach to Iran Has Failed To Stop Regime From Targeting Americans
A model for how to deal with the Iranian regime is already in place.
Russia's Vladimir Putin Is Stealing Ukraine's Children. What Can We Do?
Russian President Vladimir Putin'sVla troops have long been separating families and detaining anyone in the occupied territories suspected of pro-Ukrainian sentiments.
Ukraine "saboteurs" take hostages inside Russia: Reports
Russian media outlets said that group entered the region of Bryansk.
As Trump touts hostage record, David Whelan says brother shown "zero" care
Trump boasted that his hostage release record was better than "any other administration" while denouncing a prisoner swap for WNBA star Brittney Griner.
'Elvis' and All the Shows and Movies Coming to HBO Max in September 2022
Baz Luhrmann's 'Elvis' biopic and dozens of new TV shows and films, as well as some firm classics, will be added to HBO Max in September.
Chernobyl Staff Defiantly Played Ukraine Anthem Daily After Russian Capture
A Ukrainian nuclear official said he is worried because "looters" raided the site's radiation monitoring lab, taking materials that could create a "dirty bomb."
Synagogue Hostage Taker Wanted Drugs, 'Machine Gun' Before Standoff: FBI
The FBI said that Henry "Michael" Williams sold Malik Faisal Akram "a machine gun or a weapon that contains a large number of bullets."
Who Is Mark Frerichs? Biden Demands Taliban 'Immediately Release' Hostage
On Sunday the president said Frerichs must be freed before the Taliban "can expect any consideration of its aspirations for legitimacy."
We Were Hostages in Iran. The U.S. Can Prevent More Stories Like Ours
Due to the regime's longstanding policy of hostage-taking, an enriching visit to World Heritage Sites could easily end behind bars in a Tehran prison.
Woman at Center of Texas Synagogue Attack Vowed to Kill Americans
Preet Bharara said Aafia Siddiqui, who was convicted of terrorism charges in 2010, has attracted sympathizers, some of whom are violent.
What We Know About the Colleyville Synagogue Hostage Taker
British officials confirmed to Newsweek that the man killed in a shooting at the synagogue was from Britain.
Anonymous Donor Paid Ransom That Freed 3 Missionaries Kidnapped in Haiti
Recent accounts from the former hostages are the first acknowledgement that a ransom was paid following the October kidnapping of 16 Americans and one Canadian.
To End Iran's Hostage Taking, a Hostage Debate is Required
With a lack of will to apply pressure, the Biden team may have to return to the ransom-for-hostage policy of the Obama years and call it nothing less than "success of diplomacy."
Biden's Moment of Truth on Turkey
Soon, the Biden administration is going to have to decide where it stands on Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey.
Relatives of American Hostages Question Biden's Commitment to Their Release
The family members wrote that Biden's administration kept them "uninformed of what you can and cannot do to help us."
Haitian Gang Threatens to Shoot American Hostages Unless Ransom Paid
The 400 Mawozo gang's leader also threatened Prime Minister Ariel Henry and the head of Haiti's National Police.
Criminals Set Fire to Cars, Tie Hostages to Vehicles After Robbing 2 Banks
At least three people were killed and six others were injured in the clash in Araçatuba, Brazil. Officials reported the criminals used drones to track law enforcement progress.
Statement by Family of Last U.S. Hostage in Afghanistan to Haqqani Network
The sister of Mark Frerichs, a man believed to be the last U.S. hostage in Afghanistan, has shared with Newsweek a statement addressed to Sirajuddin Haqqani, whose Taliban-aligned militia that U.S. officials believe to be behind Frerichs' kidnapping.
Exclusive: U.S. Seeks Taliban Deal for Last Hostage, Needs Proof of Life
"The U.S. government needs to get over its hang-ups on steps and process and meetings," Mark Frerichs' sister told Newsweek. "The Taliban have been clear about what they wanted since last summer and we need to act on it while the window is open to get Mark home. Why can't we just take 'yes' for an answer?"
Family of Last Hostage in Afghanistan Pleads with Biden to Pardon Drug Lord
"As far as I can tell, this is the only viable option," Charlene Cakora, sister of U.S. hostage Mark Frerichs told Newsweek. "Everything else is just smoke."
TikTok Star's Awkward Girlfriend Video Escalates into Hostage Thriller
When a TikTok user decided to introduce his girlfriend to his followers, people became very creative with the app's duet feature—with hilarious results.
No Ransom Payment for Iran
The Biden administration should secure the release of American hostages in Iran from a position of strength.
'I'm an FBI Trained Former Hostage Negotiator'
After watching police movies, people often expect that a negotiator is going to come in and tell the person: "You're going to have to do this right now!"
Former U.S. Ambassador Wants 'No Part' of Trump's 'Posturing About Iran'
Retired U.S. Ambassador John Limbert warned that President Trump had "no plan" and this could lead to a "disaster."
R. Kelly's Lawyer Insists 'There Is No New Video' of R&B Singer
Attorney Steve Greenberg also denied Kelly was holding women hostage.
Armed Man Takes Hostages Inside Colorado Beauty Shop
SWAT teams and crisis negotiators surrounded a Boulder, Colorado beauty salon on Wednesday morning aiming assault rifles on its storefront as an armed man with a female hostage are reportedly holed up inside.
Putin's Claims Over Hostages Are Inaccurate: Pentagon
Defense Department officials pushed back on assertions made Thursday by President Vladimir Putin that suggest Islamic State militants seized roughly 700 people after an attack on a Syrian refugee camp last week.
Iraq Orders Hundreds of Terrorism Convicts Executed
The Iraqi authorities are fast-tracking trials for prisoners in the war against ISIS, including European women who traveled to Iraq to marry fighters for the group.
Paris Hostage Taker Demanded Contact With Iran Embassy
An armed man took three hostages in Paris on Tuesday afternoon.
Melania Trump 'Hoping to Be Freed Next,' Colbert Says
"The president was there to meet the freed men—along with Melania, who is hoping to be freed next," Colbert said.