National security adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington on Feb. 14. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption toggle caption Mark Schiefelbein/AP National security adviser Jake Sullivan speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington on Feb. 14. Mark Schiefelbein/AP Representatives from the U.S., Israel and several […]

Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images Placards bearing portraits of Israeli hostages held in Gaza are lifted during a rally calling for their release in Tel Aviv on February 8. CNN  —  Negotiators have come to an “understanding” on the broad contours of a potential deal to

The 2024 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is at risk of being canceled, with Major League Soccer and US Soccer yet to come to a tenable agreement on a format for the tournament. According to multiple sources, the Division 1 league has the federation “held hostage” and, as of Friday, MLS first teams are not […]

As the U.S. attempts to push Israel and Hamas closer to an agreement that would see all remaining hostages in Gaza freed in exchange for an extended truce, U.S. officials say CIA Director William Burns will travel to Egypt for negotiations — but that his Israeli counterparts had not yet committed to participating in the […]

In a joint news conference in Qatar, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Qatar’s prime minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said that Hamas had responded to a hostage deal proposed weeks ago by Israel, the United States, Qatar and Egypt. The framework agreement includes a six-week cessation of hostilities and a phased release of […]

Air defenses failed to stop an attack on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan on Sunday that killed three American soldiers at least in part because the hostile drone approached its target at the same time an American drone was returning to the base, two U.S. officials said on Monday. The enemy drone was mistaken […]

A communications blackout is creating danger for the Palestine Red Crescent Society, the organization says Doha Madani Another communications blackout is compounding the danger for Palestine Red Crescent Society teams as Israel bombards Khan Younis, where its Al Amal hospital is located, the organization said. “Ambulance teams face significant difficulties in reaching the wounded and […]

Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s presidential campaign is releasing a three-minute television ad on the eve of the New Hampshire primary slamming former President Donald Trump over his handling of the U.S. relationship with North Korea and hostage Otto Warmbier. The ad features the testimony of Warmbier’s mother, Cindy Warmbier.  American college student

When Iranians took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979, they held 52 Americans hostage for over 444 days. On this day in 1981, the hostage crisis ended, but that wasn’t the end of the story – or the suffering – for the hostages and their families.  The hostage crisis began when Iranians stormed […]

Gadi Haggai, a 73-year-old man taken hostage in the Hamas-led invasion of Israel, is now believed to have died in the Oct. 7 attack, the Hostages and Missing Persons Families Forum said in a statement on Friday. It said his body was still being held by Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The forum said Mr. […]

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