The FBI helped arrange a ransom payment from the family of Warren Weinstein, the Jewish-American government contractor who had been held hostage by al-Qaida from 2011.
The wife of slain Jewish captive Warren Weinstein said the aid worker’s family was devastated by his death in an American drone strike — and slammed the U.S. government for “inconsistent and disappointing” assistance during his years in captivity.
The family of captive U.S. government contractor Warren Weinstein called for ”date-specific confirmation” that he is still alive.
The family of an American Jewish aid worker held captive in Pakistan for the last two years has broken their silence, expressing their frustration with their ailing loved one’s lingering captivity.
A U.S. development worker kidnapped in Pakistan by al Qaeda two years ago appealed to President Barack Obama to intervene and help negotiate his release, in a video released on Thursday.
Jacob Ostreicher is free after a public campaign, while Robert Levinson and two others remain in captivity overseas. Why are the Jewish prisoners being treated so differently?
Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday met with the family of a former FBI agent who disappeared in Iran in 2007, and urged anyone who may have information about his whereabouts to come forward.
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has called on Muslims to kidnap Westerners, join Syria’s rebellion and to ensure Egypt implements sharia, SITE Monitoring reported on Saturday, citing a two-part film posted on Islamist websites.
Jews being held captive overseas share the dilemma of whether to highlight their identity or hide it. Their decisions may determine whether the community backs their pleas.
The wife of Warren Weinstein, who was kidnapped in Pakistan by Al-Qaida gunmen, marked the first anniversary of his abduction with a plea for his return.