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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.
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.
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.
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.
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