The unidentified man says he was kidnapped after working as a freelance reporter in the region.
The demand comes after two major Taliban attacks in Kabul that left 150 civilians dead.
Putin has twice declared 'mission accomplished' and announced Russian forces will be withdrawn from Syria.
Iran's military commitment in Syria is costing $15–20 billion per year.
Netanyahu doesn't deny he received gifts of cigars, champagne, jewelry and clothing worth $300,000.
Trump's figures have been disputed.
ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi once laid claim to half of Iraq and Syria, but now only a small, mostly desert stretch known as Al-Jazeera, or "the Island," remains.
This week Tillerson will meet with US companies in Kuwait to plan Iraq's recovery.
Not since the 1950s has America been such an irrelevant actor in events in this part of the Middle East.
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said, "The U.S. government is the cruelest and most merciless system in the world."
The president privately mocked an Iraqi delegation, it was claimed.
Then why did Trump launch a missile strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria?
It includes the militants' elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as well as his second-in-command.
Why is it OK to question Christianity but not Islam?
Young American Jews are distancing themselves from Israel.
An American and an Iraqi national have been charged after Turkish officials discovered two cars loaded with 47 guns on their way to Iraq.
Why we must remember International Holocaust Remembrance Day.