Family members and supporters of two American hikers who are scheduled to have a "final hearing" Sunday in Iran rallied Friday outside that country's mission to the United Nations and called for their release.
A top leader of a leftist guerrilla group in Colombia may have been killed during a bombing of a rebel camp, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday.
Former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt tells CNN's Becky Anderson she thought about taking her own life.
During her darkest hours in captivity, former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt considered death preferable to her ordeal, she said in an interview with CNN's "Connect the World."
Former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt tells the story of her six-year captivity in a book due to hit the shelves Tuesday.
Former Colombian hostage Ingrid Betancourt tells the story of her six-year captivity in a book due to hit the shelves later this month, her publisher said Friday.
Former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt is asking for about $7 million from the country's government for the years she spent as a hostage of leftist rebels.
A Colombian soldier and three police officers were released from captivity by leftist guerrillas Sunday night, completing the first stage of a three-step release of hostages.
A Colombian rebel group announced plans to release 6 hostages, including former Gov. Alan Jara and former legislator Sigifredo Lopez Tobon, according to a statement from the group on Sunday.
A former congressman was freed in a military operation Sunday after eight years of captivity in the hands of leftist Colombian rebels
More than two months after former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt and 14 others were rescued from FARC rebels, relatives of the thousands of remaining hostages say the government has abandoned them.
Colombia's minister of defense has admitted that two of the nine people involved in this month's daring rescue of 15 hostages held by Colombian rebels were pretending to be working for a Venezuela-based television news organization.
Two people who helped rescue 15 hostages from Colombian rebels posed as journalists from a real Venezuela-based television news organization, Colombia's defense minister said Wednesday.
Demonstrators around the world demand liberation of hostages by leftist rebels. CNN's Kim Hutcherson reports.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe admitted Wednesday that the symbol of the neutral Red Cross organization was used in a hostage rescue mission that freed 15 people from leftist rebels two weeks ago.
Ingrid Betancourt receives one of France's top civilian honors, the Legion of Honor.
Three Americans rescued last week from captivity in the Colombian jungle left a medical center for their homes Saturday, hoping for some time out of the spotlight as they reconnect with loved ones.
Colombia's constitution currently forbids its president a third term of office, but a surge in support could help him change that
Freed hostage Thomas Howes describes 'Enrique', one of the FARC commanders who kept him hostage.
Three Americans rescued last week from captivity in the Colombian jungle will return to their homes Saturday, the U.S. Army South said.
Ingrid Betancourt's letters from captivity, published before her stunning rescue in Colombia, offer a poignant glimpse of her experience as a hostage
In the media frenzy of her return to France, the Parisian-raised Colombian politician ponders the psychological costs of her captivity and sudden freedom
Ingrid Betancourt says death was her "everyday companion" during the six years she was a hostage of a leftist rebel group in Colombia.
The United States has formally requested the extradition of two Colombian guerrillas who were detained last week in a mission that freed 15 hostages, including three U.S. defense contractors and former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt.
For former hostage Ingrid Betancourt, everyday experiences that many people take for granted are potent symbols of her new freedom
Two guerrillas who were detained last week in a mission that freed 15 hostages -- including three U.S. defense contractors -- may soon face a judge in the United States.
The new leader of a rebel group in Colombia proposed peace talks with the government in a message made public Tuesday.
The hostages held alongside Ingrid Betancourt in the Colombian jungle endured years of deprivation and abuse from the leftist rebels who kidnapped them, according to one former captive.
Three former U.S. hostages readjust to their new lives after being rescued in Colombia. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
They were chained by their necks as punishment -- sometimes to a tree or post -- other times to each other.
Freed FARC hostage Ingrid Betancourt makes a statement upon arriving in France.
Fellow hostages and members of Ingrid Betancourt's family talk about her years in captivity. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports
The three Americans rescued after more than five years in captivity in Colombia say they are doing well but are "overwhelmed with emotion," according to a statement released on their behalf.
Years after she was taken hostage in the jungles of South America, Ingrid Betancourt stood on French soil Friday, telling a crowd of well-wishers: "I cry out of joy."
Ex-hostage Ingrid Betancourt receives a hero's welcome in France. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
Former hostage Ingrid Betancourt hugged the children she hadn't seen for six years Thursday, and marveled at how they'd grown.
Government agents posing as rebels tricked a gang of armed desperados into handing over 15 hostages during a rendezvous deep in Colombia's unforgiving jungle.
Secret agents posing as leftist rebels hoodwinked insurgents and freed 15 hostages from the jungles of Colombia by pretending an "international mission" was on its way to visit the hostages, authorities in Colombia say.
Colombian President Alvaro Uribe speaks about the hostage rescue that freed 15 people.
CNN's Ed Lavandera looks ahead to what awaits the three freed U.S. hostages.
Ingrid Betancourt has been reunited with her children for the first time in six years since her abduction by FARC rebels in Colombia.
Former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt has described her rescue from leftist rebels as "a miracle" and "a moment of pride" in Colombia.
Freed hostage Ingrid Betancourt describes the "extraordinary operation" that freed her and 14 others from Colombian rebels.
In a secret operation a U.S. official called "brilliant," the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group FARC and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages including former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, Colombia's defense ministry said.
The relatives of three U.S. government contractors who were rescued in Colombia rejoiced as the men boarded a plane home Wednesday.
The operation that freed Ingrid Betancourt and three Americans is a major victory for Colombia's President
Colombia said its military rescued former presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three U.S. military contractors and 11 other hostages from leftist rebels on Wednesday
Relatives and friends of the hundreds of men and women held hostage in the jungles of Colombia held out hope for their release now that the leader of the country's largest leftist guerilla group is dead.
A French-led humanitarian mission faced an uncertain future Friday in its efforts to deliver medical assistance to a high-profile hostage in the Colombian jungle.
A humanitarian mission to help hostages held by Colombian rebels began as a hostage's son said his mother needs a blood transfusion, French President Nicolas Sarkozy's office said Wednesday.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy will send a humanitarian mission to Colombia's jungles to treat ailing hostages held by leftist rebels there, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe said Tuesday.
The Colombian government says it will free jailed guerillas if the rebels free hostages such as Ingrid Betancourt, a French-Colombian citizen whose captivity has attracted worldwide attention.
There is little chance Colombia rebels will free one-time Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt after that country's March 1 attack on a rebel camp inside Ecuador, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez deploys 10 battalions to the border with Colombia. CNN's Carlos Guillen reports
Ecuador's president said Monday that a deal to release political prisoners -- including former Colombian Sen. Ingrid Betancourt -- was nearly complete before a Colombian raid into his country Saturday.
Colombian rebels free four hostages held for more than six years.
France has renewed its plea to Colombian rebels to free more hostages, particularly politician Ingrid Betancourt, after the release this week of four captives.
Four former Colombian lawmakers arrived in Venezuela on Wednesday after being released by the guerilla group that had held them captive in the jungle for nearly six years.
The same leftist rebel group that released two long-held hostages three days ago has kidnapped six tourists at a remote beach on Colombia's Pacific coast, a spokeswoman for the Colombian navy said Monday.
Colombia's child welfare agency has granted freed hostage Clara Rojas full custody of the 3-year-old son taken from her during her years in a rebel camp in the jungle, the agency's director said Sunday.
Former hostage, Clara Rojas, has been reunited with her son after three years as a captive. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports
Two hostages freed by Colombian rebels have landed in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, where dozens of their friends and family carrying flowers clapped and embraced them.
Preliminary DNA tests indicate a 3-year-old foster child is the son of a woman being held captive by leftist rebels, Colombian officials announced Friday.
A mission to free three hostages held by leftist rebels in Colombia stalled Monday, with the rebels and Colombian authorities trading blame for the delay.
A tense waiting game is under way in Colombia, where the rescue of three hostages -- to be freed by Colombian leftist rebels -- failed to take place Saturday.
CNN's Karl Penhaul reports from Villavicencio, Colombia, where the mission to free three hostages is under way.
Two Venezuelan helicopters arrived in central Colombia on Friday as part of an operation to free three hostages from the jungles of Colombia.
The husband of Ingrid Betancourt, a hostage not set to be released, reacts to possible release of three rebel captives.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said three hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, could be in Venezuela by sundown if an operation to transfer them begins Thursday morning.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that three hostages held by Colombian rebels could be freed within hours.
Colombia authorities seized videotapes that could provide evidence that hostages are still alive.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy has made a direct appeal to a Colombian rebel group to release a French citizen held hostage for the last five years.
The Colombian government has seized five videotapes from suspected members of a rebel group that show a number of hostages, including Colombian Sen. Ingrid Betancourt and three American contractors, a government statement said Thursday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and a top Colombian guerrilla chief Thursday gave a glimmer of hope that dozens of hostages held by the leftist rebels would be freed.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will negotiate on behalf of the Colombian government with leftist rebels holding dozens of hostages, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe announced Friday.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez entered Colombia's bitter hostage standoff Friday, seeking to broker a deal between the government and leftist guerrillas to free hostages, including politician Ingrid Betancourt and three U.S. defense contractors.
A Colombian police officer says he walked for 17 days in the Amazon jungle to escape his captors, the country's revolutionary militia group.
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