Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the 28-year-old infantryman from Idaho taken hostage by the Taliban in 2009, may finally be home and back on active duty in San Antonio. But others aren’t so lucky. Dozens of Westerners held hostage around the world,… Continue reading  

Washington — The family of US journalist James Foley, who on Friday will mark the first anniversary of his disappearance in war-torn Syria, say they have not given up hope of welcoming him home. The freelancer, a five-year veteran of… Continue reading  

Phil Balboni, president and CEO of GlobalPost, has been indefatigable in his support for Jim and his family.  Today he sent the following note for the staff of GlobalPost, which we reproduce with his permission. Last November 22nd was Thanksgiving… Continue reading  

If you are able to, please join us for Mass at 8am at St. Charles Children’s Home, Rochester, NH Dearest Friends of Jim, This is a somber day for us; but also a day to renew our commitment to find our… Continue reading  

Thirty journalists — half of them foreign reporters, half of them Syrian — have been kidnapped or gone missing in Syria, the Associated Press reported this week. The number is unprecedented. Syria today is the scene of the single largest… Continue reading  

BEIRUT — Behind a veil of secrecy, at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria — held and threatened with death by extremists or taken captive by gangs seeking ransom. Read more on the Washington Post’s… Continue reading  

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 30 journalists currently are reported missing while covering Syria’s civil war. The widespread abduction of journalists is unprecedented. Many have gone unreported in hope that keeping the kidnappings out of public view may help to… Continue reading  

Sky News Arabia has said it has lost contact with its crew covering developments in northern Syria. Reporter Ishak Moctar, a Mauritanian national, went missing along with cameraman Samir Kassab, a Lebanese citizen, and their Syrian driver on Tuesday morning.… Continue reading  

It’s been one year since freelance journalist James Foley went missing after crossing the border into Syria. His parents, Diane and John, tell TODAY’s Matt Lauer they had no idea that their ordeal would drag on for a year, and… Continue reading  

Washington (AFP) – US journalist James Foley turns 40 this week but his family will not be able to celebrate with him. Foley was kidnapped almost a year ago while covering Syria’s civil war. Foley, an experienced freelance reporter, was… Continue reading  

BOSTON — The parents of American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped while reporting in Syria last November and has been missing ever since, issued a new appeal for information about their son today, the eve of his 40th birthday.… Continue reading  

France has revealed the existence of two more journalists taken hostage in Syria, after the prime minister identified them in a radio interview, apparently by mistake. The disclosure that Nicolas Henin and Pierre Torres had been kidnapped while working in… Continue reading  

Thousands of people are missing in Syria, their whereabouts unknown. The Damascus office of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) regularly fields requests from family members attempting to locate their loved ones and tracks their cases with government… Continue reading  

As the battle against President Bashar al-Assad has attracted more extremist groups into Syria, the country now becomes one of the most dangerous places for journalists. Abductions have increased sharply this year. Western journalists think twice before covering the war,… Continue reading  

My Friend James Foley

How do I sum up my friend James Foley? Around this time last year, having returned to the U.S. from his first trip to Syria, he was emailing me repeatedly. “Come to NYC, dude,” he said, the nickname he used… Continue reading