JON GAMBRELL / The Associated PressNov 23, 2019
The nation is ordered to pay Jason Rezaian after he spent 544 days in captivity and was tortured on still-unexplained espionage charges. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigDec 15, 2014
Five people managed to escape Monday from the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in Sydney, where they had been detained by an armed assailant who was still holding several hostages. Meanwhile, Australian authorities, from police to Prime Minister Tony Abbott, pushed to defuse the crisis. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigJul 30, 2014
Although the governments of several European countries weren't exactly willing to corroborate this story, The New York Times reported Tuesday that al-Qaida has made a consistent practice of kidnapping European citizens for ransom, and it has paid off very well. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJan 20, 2013
"Algerian authorities said they believe the militants' attack was revenge for allowing France to use Algerian airspace for an offensive against Islamist militants in neighboring Mali," CNN reports. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigSep 1, 2010
A man holding three hostages at the Silver Spring, Md, headquarters of the Discovery Channel
was shot to death by police Wednesday The gunman (continued) . Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigJul 10, 2010
After spending six years as a hostage in Colombia, politician Ingrid Betancourt, who was rescued from her rebel captors in 2008, has filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Colombian state for "emotional stress and loss of earnings." Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Staff / TruthdigApr 22, 2009
Whether or not Abduwali Abukhadir Muse is 15, as his father claims, he will be tried in New York as an adult for his alleged role in holding an American ship captain as a hostage. Muse's mother, on the other side of the world, has asked President Obama for mercy, or to at least let her be with her son. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
E.J. Dionne Jr. / TruthdigApr 16, 2009
The president insists that the U.S. can't achieve great objectives on its own. This may break with George W. Bush's style, but it is in keeping with the traditions of Roosevelt, Truman and George H.W. Bush. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
William Pfaff / TruthdigApr 15, 2009
Obama's promise that the U.S. and its allies will put an end to Indian Ocean piracy had the forceful ring to it that good American citizens like to hear, but half the NATO navies aren't going to change the desperate circumstances that turned Somalia's fisherman into pirates. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
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