Palestinian Territories

Hamas Captures Alleged Israeli Spy Dolphin

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Militant Palestinian Islamist group Hamas announced it has captured a suspected Israeli spy: a dolphin equipped with cameras and other devices. Hamas, based in Gaza, said the naval unit of its military wing discovered a dolphin equipped with cameras and other spying devices off shore and captured the animal. The Arabic-language Al-Quds newspap... more

Bergdahl Deal Crushed Hopes for Kayla Mueller, Family Says

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw)

The Obama administration's swap of five Taliban leaders held at Guantanamo Bay for accused Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl may have doomed any hope Kayla Mueller's family had for working out a deal with ISIS, the murdered aid worker's family said in an interview. Carl Mueller told NBC in an interview that aired Monday that he and his wife thought t... more

White House Says No Determination How or When Mueller Died

In this May 30, 2013, photo, Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Daily Courier, Matt Hinshaw)

WASHINGTON — Kayla Jean Mueller, a 26-year-old American woman held by Islamic State militants, has been confirmed dead, her parents and the Obama administration said Tuesday. The White House said that Mueller's family received a private message from her captors over the weekend and the information contained in that communication was authentica... more

Islamic State Hostage's Family Hopeful She's Still Alive

Kayla Mueller with her mother Marsha in this undated photo. (Al Jazeera)

PRESCOTT, Arizona -- The parents of a 26-year-old Arizona woman who Islamic State extremists say has been killed in an airstrike in northern Syria have said in a statement addressed to group leaders that the claim of their daughter's death concerned them but they were still hopeful she was alive. The Islamic State Group said on Friday that Kayl... more

Palestinian Militants Kill 4 in Jerusalem Synagogue Attack

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man prayers as Israeli rescue workers clean the scene of a shooting attack in a Synagogue in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

JERUSALEM — Two Palestinian cousins stormed a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, attacking worshippers with meat cleavers and a gun during morning prayers and killing four people before they were shot dead by police. The attack, the deadliest in Jerusalem in six years, ratcheted up fears of sustained violence in the city, which is already on edge... more

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