American Jews ask Egypt's Sisi for help in releasing Gaza captives

In addition, Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Egyptian Ambassador to Israel Khaled Azmi on Thursday.


Hamas publishes photos it claims are of Hadar Goldin’s rifle

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar warned that the terrorist group would give Israel 'a limited time' to reach a prisoner swap deal.

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Following Griner's release, US lawmakers want a 'National Hostage' day

The bill seeks to make March 9 "National Hostage and Wrongful Detainee Day," to call increased attention to Americans unjustly held abroad.


Germany says Dresden hostage taker was likely 'confused' lone wolf

The suspected hostage taker, a 40-year-old man, died of the injuries he sustained during the police operation.


Who was Turkey's American diplomatic hostage for 2 years?

Pastor Andrew Brunson was living in Turkey when he was detained and held in harsh conditions for two years.

Depositors, some armed, storm 4 Lebanese banks over withdrawal limits

Cases of bank hold-ups have snowballed across Lebanon as residents have grown exasperated over the informal capital controls that banks have imposed since an economic downturn began in 2019.


'Uncaged Sky': How a woman survived 804 days in an Iranian prison - review

Kylie Moore-Gilbert delves into the psyche of the wild conspiracy theories that occupy the minds of the ruthless men who wield power in the theocratic state of Iran.

Lebanese woman holds up bank for $13,000 of her own money

Lebanon's banks have locked most depositors out of their savings since a financial crisis took hold three years ago, leaving much of the population unable to pay for basic needs.


Israeli locks himself in family home with knife, stabs police officer

An Israel police officer was stabbed after attempting to break into the locked apartment, fearing that the suspect could hurt himself.

Families of Iran-held hostages slam EU foreign policy head for inaction

"We, the families of French, Swedish, German, and Austrian citizens, who have been illegally detained by the Iranian regime, are outraged that the European Union seems to be ignoring these crimes."

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