/ Aug 4, 2016

White House again denies paying Iran ransom for prisoners

The White House on Wednesday denied renewed accusations that it paid Iran ransom for the release of four American prisoners, parrying a tidal wave of condemnations from Republicans. Amid revelations that the U.S. helped airlift $400 million worth of Swiss francs and euros to ...

Manila confirms Canadian hostage was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf

Jun 14, 2016

Manila confirms Canadian hostage was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf

Philippine officials confirmed Tuesday that Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded a Canadian man, the second Canadian hostage to be killed in two months after their demands for a large ransom were not met. The hostage, Robert Hall, was abducted from a marina last September along ...

Mar 10, 2016

Philippine militants holding foreigners set ransom deadline

Islamic militants holding two Canadians and a Norwegian in the southern Philippine jungles have set a one-month deadline for millions of dollars in ransom to be paid, according to a video released Thursday. In the video posted on a local jihadi group’s Facebook page, ...