A Pennsylvania woman held by the Taliban since 2012 appeared in a new video posted online today, looking dazed but healthy with her Canadian husband and saying their captors will kill the couple if the Afghanistan government doesn't stop executing militant prisoners.
Even after a failed U.S. Special Forces hostage rescue mission in Syria, the launch of hundreds of coalition airstrikes and the subsequent video beheadings of three hostages, ISIS offered hope to Carl and Marsha Mueller that made them believe paying a ransom could still bring their captive daughter Kayla home, emails from the family's negotiations show.
As President Barack Obama tried to console the parents of Kayla Mueller after she was killed in ISIS captivity last year, they say he offered to make a contribution to a foundation they had established in her name. But he has yet to do so, the parents say, 17 months after he made his promise to them on March 13, 2015.
American hostage Kayla Mueller was tortured, verbally abused, forced into slave labor for ISIS commanders in Syria and raped by the group's top leader, but her fellow hostages say she never surrendered hope, selflessly put the welfare of fellow captives above her own and even stood up to executioner " Jihadi John " to defend her Christian faith.
The MP4 video clip was only 10 seconds. Long enough for her family to recognize the young American woman in a black head scarf and green hijab but not long enough to identify where she was or who held her hostage in Syria in 2013.
Even though she was kidnapped by ISIS from a Doctors Without Borders vehicle and was helping at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Syria, the prestigious humanitarian group refused to help negotiate for the freedom of American hostage Kayla Mueller, her parents told ABC News.
Even though she was kidnapped by ISIS from a Doctors Without Borders vehicle, and was helping at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Syria, the prestigious humanitarian group refused to help negotiate for the freedom of American hostage Kayla Mueller, her parents tell ABC News.
U.S. officials say they are investigating a series of cyberattacks against The New York Times' Moscow bureau in what authorities suspect is a continuing onslaught of sneak attacks by Russia. None of the Times' internal systems were compromised, the paper said.
Government email traffic and internal call logs made public by conservative groups this week offer more evidence that donors to the Clinton Foundation sought, and at times received, special favors and access to the State Department. "Mrs.
Government email traffic and internal call logs made public by conservative groups this week offer more evidence that donors to the Clinton Foundation sought, and at times received, special favors and access to the State Department. "Mrs. Clinton and her staff treated the State Department as an...
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