Retired U.S. Ambassador John Limbert warned that President Trump had "no plan" and this could lead to a "disaster."
Attorney Steve Greenberg also denied Kelly was holding women hostage.
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.
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.
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.
An armed man took three hostages in Paris on Tuesday afternoon.
"The president was there to meet the freed men—along with Melania, who is hoping to be freed next," Colbert said.
McGowan was kidnapped along with a Swede and Dutch national, both of whom have already been released.
The 22-year-old University of Virginia student was sentenced to 15 years' hard labor.
If the deal is so good, why is the Obama administration keeping so many secrets?
Armed protesters are still holed up at police station in Yerevan, demanding President Serzh Sarksyan leave office.
Islamic militants killed 20 people inside a cafe popular with foreigners.
In exclusive interviews for CNN, two prisoners speak of their alleged crimes and hard labor.
Sixteen Lebanese soldiers and a policemen were released
As events unfold, some people are trapped in their offices and schools.
There weren't immediate threats to U.S. cities.
France tightened its border controls in response to deadly attacks at a concert venue, stadium and restaurant.
There is no indication any of the hostages were the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped last year.
Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad and Fan Jinghui were identified in an ISIS magazine alongside ransom demands late Wednesday.
The Obama administration on Wednesday is expected to change its hostage policy.
Both of them worked as doctors.
"We thank God to be alive today. We thank the Nigerian army for saving our lives."
The group would combine leaders from the FBI, the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.