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Wife of longest-held U.S. hostage says Iran's president key to release

As of last week, former FBI agent Robert Levinson is now the longest-held American hostage in history. His family and the U.S. government hope that the new Iranian president could help secure Levinson's release.

Wednesday - 12/04/2013, 07:13am EST

Tags: Iran, Hassan Rouhani, Robert Levinson, FBI, j.j. green, longest held hostage

US won't negotiate with al-Qaida on aid worker

The White House says the Obama administration does not and will not negotiate with al-Qaida even though it is concerned about the safety and well-being of a 70-year-old American aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan nine months ago.

Tuesday - 05/08/2012, 01:13am EDT

Tags: Warren Weinstein, obama, Al Qaeda

Al-Qaida releases video of American hostage

In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 01:39pm EDT

Tags: Warren Weinstein, Al Qaeda, Rockville, Md.

Friend grateful to see video of US hostage

A friend and business associate of a Rockville man kidnapped in Pakistan last year says he was grateful to view a video released by al-Qaida that showed Warren Weinstein alive and in apparent good health.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 01:32pm EDT

Tags: Warren Weinstein,