Hometown mourns for American woman held by Islamic State

World Feb 11, 2015

Hometown mourns for American woman held by Islamic State

The small Arizona town where Kayla Jean Mueller grew up gathered in grief Tuesday upon learning that the 26-year-old aid worker who traveled the world on a quest to help others had died while in the hands of Islamic State militants. A memorial of flowers ...

Mueller was among hostages sought in failed rescue, says Obama

World Feb 11, 2015

Mueller was among hostages sought in failed rescue, says Obama

Kayla Jean Mueller, the U.S. aid worker whose death as a captive of Islamic State extremists was confirmed Tuesday, was among the hostages sought in a failed U.S. rescue attempt last year, President Barack Obama said. Obama, in an interview on Tuesday with the web ...

Parents of slain Islamic State hostage confirm U.S. woman's death

World Feb 11, 2015

Parents of slain Islamic State hostage confirm U.S. woman's death

U.S. aid worker Kayla Mueller, held hostage by Islamic State militants for 18 months, is dead, her family said on Tuesday, but the circumstances were unclear and President Barack Obama vowed to hunt down the culprits. Mueller's family received an email and photograph over the ...

National / Politics Feb 10, 2015

Japanese diplomat pledges humanitarian aid during visit to Iraq

A vice foreign minister has thanked Iraqi officials in Baghdad for supporting Japan in the recent hostage crisis and pledged to uphold promised humanitarian assistance, the Foreign Ministry said. On a visit to the Iraqi capital, Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Kentaro Sonoura briefed ...