Three Americans have been air-lifted out of Yemen to Oman, the Omani foreign ministry said on Thursday, according to a report by the state news agency ONA.
The three were flown out of Yemen's capital, Sanaa
The White House said on Friday that there is a rigorous US government effort to try to secure the release of Americans held in Iran.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Secretary of State John Kerry's earlier remarks about
Qatar is working to help free four Americans held hostage in Syria by various armed groups, a Gulf source familiar with the matter said on Monday, a day after the country's diplomacy helped free a journalist held since 2012.
Americans are deeply divided over whether the Obama administration did the right thing by swapping five Taliban leaders to win the freedom of Afghanistan prisoner of war Bowe Bergdahl, according to Reuters/Ipsos survey released on Friday.
China will eventually overtake the US as the global superpower but its rise is not making it more popular, according to a major global survey by Pew Research Center published on Thursday.
The survey, which canvassed the views of n
Switzerland is on the brink of a deal to settle a long-running dispute with US authorities over Swiss banks accused of helping wealthy Americans evade billions of dollars of tax, the finance minister said.
"We hope that we wi
Americans started to vote in a presidential election on Tuesday with polls showing President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney neck-and-neck in a race that will be decided in a handful of states.
An Egyptian court adjourned the trial of dozens of democracy activists including 16 Americans on Sunday at the opening session of a case that has threatened ties between Cairo and Washington and $1.3 billion in annual US military aid.