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President Obama Orders Changes to US Hostage Policy
White House makes policy changes that would allow families of hostages to pay ransoms demanded for their loved one.
Bazi Kanani is a correspondent for ABC News based in Nairobi, Kenya since 2011. Kanani reports about news from Africa across ABC News' broadcast, radio and website platforms. In 2012, she reported on the daring Navy SEALs rescue of American hostage Jessica Buchanan who flew to Nairobi after being
Navy SEAL Commander Advised to 'Get the Hell Out of the Media'
A retired general today assailed the commander of the Navy SEAL raid that killed Osama bin Laden for drawing too much media attention to operations that he argued should be kept under wraps. Special Operations Commander Adm. Bill McRaven was confronted by retired Lt. Gen....
Hostage Jessica Buchanan's Father Speaks
woman rescued from pirates by the intrepid Navy SEALs will spent her first night back in the US tonight. Jessica Buchanan held for three months by pirates in Somalia and we're getting a glimpse of her life as a captive. When I had a chance to speak by phone with her father John Buchanan. Who was
Jessica Buchanan's Dad: 'Today Is the Big Day'
The father of rescued American Jessica Buchanan , who is flying home to Pennsylvania today, told ABC News "today's the big day." John Buchanan told ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview that his daughter and his family have held up during her captivity and rescue, but the grueling
The Global Note: Violence Near Damascus…Hostage Heads Home…Honor Killings…The Fold-Up Car
SYRIA -CRACKDOWN NEAR DAMASCUS…Alex MARQUARDT reports that Syrian troops have stormed rebellious areas near the capital, shelling neighborhoods that have fallen under the control of army dissidents and clashing with fighters. A diplomatic source in Damascus tells Alex it’s not clear who’s ...
Somali Pirates Make Hostage Threat
American threatened by pirates following Jessica Buchanan's Navy SEAL rescue.
U.S. Negotiating Release of American Writer in Somalia
Days after the rescue of a U.S. aid worker held hostage in Somalia, officials are now working on the release of an American writer taken captive by pirates and now under the threat of death. The writer was only supposed to be in the country...
The Global Note: A Hostage Dilemma…Americans In Egypt…Cruise Company To Pay…Golf - In North Korea
RESCUED HOSTAGES – AND FEARS FOR ANOTHER AMERICAN Kelly COBIELLA reports from the Sigonella air base that Jessica Buchanan has been joined there by family members, after her dramatic rescue from captors in Somalia earlier this week. Buchanan and her Danish colleague and fellow ex-hostage,...
Somalian Pirates Threaten to Kill U.S. Hostage
Kidnappers in Somalia now are threatening to kill an American hostage captured over the weekend. If the US stages another Like the one this week that save two people including US aid worker Jessica Buchanan ABC's Martha Raddatz joins us now from Washington with the very latest good morning to you