ReutersTwo Americans freed by North Korea are on their way homeReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea freed two Americans from prison and they were returning to the United States on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official in their release. Kenneth Bae and Matthew Todd Miller, ...North Korea Captives Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller Returning to USNBCNews.comNorth Korea releases 2 detained American citizens, Bae and MillerFox NewsNorth Korea frees two Americans as Obama heads to Beijing (+video)Christian Science MonitorBusinessweek -CN
Forty-nine hostages held for months in Iraq were returned to Turkey on Saturday after what Turkey said was a covert operation led by its intelligence agency.
NBCNews.comAmerican Peter Theo Curtis, Freed By Militants in Syria, Back in USNBCNews.comAn American writer who was freed this week by an al Qaeda affiliated group that held him captive in Syria for nearly two years has arrived back in the United States, his family said in a statement. Peter Theo Curtis, 45, flew from Tel Aviv and arrived at Newark ...U.S. planes fly over Syria without gaining permission from DamascusTehran TimesPeter Theo Curtis, US journalist, returns home after kidnapping in SyriaCBC.caFamily: Syrian hostage Curtis back on US soilUSA TODAYHuffington Post -New Yor
The soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, was handed over to American Special Operations forces inside Afghanistan on Saturday morning by a group of 18 Taliban, Obama administration officials said.
President Viktor F. Yanukovych fled Kiev, denouncing what he called a violent coup, as his nemesis, former Prime Minister Yulia V. Tymoshenko, was released from prison and Parliament found him unable to fulfill his duties.    
CNNFreed Ukrainian ex-PM Tymoshenko rallies protestersCBC.caIn a stunning reversal of fortune, Ukrainian opposition icon Yulia Tymoshenko left imprisonment Saturday and spoke to a massive, adoring crowd, while her arch-foe President Viktor Yanukovych decamped to eastern Ukraine and vowed he would remain in ...Ukrainians gawp as Yanukovich's luxury estate is opened to publicReuters IndiaUkraine upheaval: What the president, the opposition leader, and US and ...Washington Post (blog)Live Updates: Ukraine Activists Declare VictorySky Newsall 10,745 news articles »
A statement from aides to Mikhail B. Khodorkovsky, the former oil tycoon, said he has “not yet made any plans about permanent residency in Switzerland or anywhere else.”    
New York Times2 Members of Pussy Riot Freed Under Amnesty LawNew York TimesMOSCOW — Two women from the punk group Pussy Riot serving two-year prison terms for staging a protest performance against President Vladimir V. Putin in Moscow's main cathedral were released on Monday under a new amnesty law.Amnestied Russian punk band pair criticize Putin after releaseReutersEver defiant, freed Pussy Riot members slam Putin's amnestyChristian Science MonitorMaria Alyokhina and and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova pardoned three months ...TIMEThe Hindu -Los Angeles Times -BBC Newsall 645 news a