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James Foley, a freelancer who was captured on Thanksgiving day in northern Syria, was working for the news organization the GlobalPost. NBC's Lester Holt reports. (Nightly News)
After being held captive for five days in Syria, NBC's Richard Engel and his team recount being ambushed and blindfolded before being freed at a checkpoint. (TODAY)
Rev. Michel Louis was on a church group trip when he was abducted in Egypt, along with woman in the group and a tour guide. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports. (msnbc tv)
Rev. Michel Louis and woman in the church group were kidnapped at gun point. NBC's Tom Llamas reports. (TODAY)
A newly released proof-of-life video and several photographs show retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran nearly five years ago. Natalie Morales reports. (TODAY)
Al Qaida's leader announces his terror group is holding a 70-year-old American aid worker hostage in Pakistan. NBC's Richard Engel reports. (TODAY)
A 24-year-old catcher for the Washington Nationals was rescued Friday night in a daring nighttime gun battle between police and his kidnappers. NBC's Charles Hadlock reports.
A Major League Baseball player was kidnapped while home in his native Venezuela. Wilson Ramos is a 24-year-old catcher for the Washington Nationals who just finished his rookie season. NBC's Brian Williams reports.
After five years of captivity in Gaza, 25-year-old Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit has been released in exchange for more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners. NBC's John Ray reports. (TODAY)