How Trump's Middle East trip may have alienated a key counterterror ally
President Trump said Thursday that his first trip overseas has given him “renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism , a common threat to all of humanity.” But his time in the Middle East may have done more to deepen one of the region's main religious divides and
Yazidi activist weary after years of anti-IS campaigning
Yazidi activist Nadia Murad says her work speaking out against the Islamic State group has left her weary and considering passing the torch to other women enslaved by the extremist group
9 injured, 2 arrested in fight at Turkish ambassador's home
Nine people were injured and two were arrested on Tuesday after violent protests broke out at the Turkish ambassador's home in Washington, D.C ., where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited earlier, authorities said. DC Fire and EMS spokesman Doug Buchanan told ABC News that two people
US Holocaust Museum Urges Lawmakers to Protect Refugees 'Whatever Their National or Religious Identity'
The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum issued a statement Tuesday addressing the global refugee crisis, urging lawmakers to craft policy that addresses national security concerns while protecting legitimate refugees, regardless of nationality or religion. But the 183-word statement curiously makes no
Life After ISIS: One Girl's Story From Slavery to Freedom
Julia arrived in Stockholm looking like any other typical Western teenage girl. An embroidered blue backpack slung over her arm, rhinestone-encrusted sandals sparkling on her feet, and a butterfly clip pulling her long hair back from her big brown eyes. She is petite, barely five feet tall, and
Kayla Mueller Part 5: Kayla's Sacrifice Allows Sex Slave to Escape
Even after being raped by ISIS leader, Kayla foregoes her chance to run to save others.
Kayla Mueller in Captivity: Courage, Selflessness as She Defended Christian Faith to ISIS Executioner 'Jihadi John'
American hostage Kayla Mueller was tortured, verbally abused, forced into slave labor for ISIS commanders in Syria and raped by the group’s top leader, but her fellow hostages say she never surrendered hope, selflessly put the welfare of fellow captives above her own and even stood up to
“20/20” Investigation Reveals Shocking Details about the Captivity and Fight for Freedom of American ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller
Report Features Exclusive Interviews with Fellow Hostages, Never Before Seen Communications with ISIS and Kayla’s Proof of Life Video “The Girl Left Behind” Airs Friday, August 26 at 10pm ET|PT on ABC When 26-year old Kayla Mueller, a humanitarian aid worker from Prescott, Arizona was
TIMELINE: Kayla Mueller in ISIS Captivity
American aid worker Kayla Mueller , 26, was kidnapped by the terror group ISIS in Syria in 2013 and held until she was killed 18 months later. A new investigation by ABC News' "20/20" reveals for the first time the behind-the-scenes struggle to get Kayla back and how Kayla's parents say they felt
Two Years of U.S.-led Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria and Iraq Show Progress
Today marks the two-year anniversary of the first U.S. airstrikes against ISIS militants. ISIS had captured the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq , after overrunning the cities of Mosul, Kirkuk, Baiji, and Tikrit to name a few. Tens of thousands of Yazidis who had fled the ISIS siege were trapped on