Friday, July 1, 2022

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FBI names Texas hostage-taker as British citizen

The four hostages were all released unharmed Saturday night, prompting relief in the US, where the Jewish community and president Joe Biden renewed calls to fight anti-Semitism.

Texas police in synagogue hostage standoff

The man is reportedly claiming to be the brother of Aafia Siddiqui – who has been dubbed 'Lady Qaeda' by US tabloids – and is demanding to have his sister freed from prison.

Family of US hostage held by Taliban calls for envoy’s firing

But the US State Department says they have been pressing for the 'immediate and safe release' of Mark Frerichs.

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