• Pakistan rescues Chinese tourist held by the Taliban

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Chinese tourist held hostage for more than a year by the Taliban in Pakistan has been freed by the country’s security forces and intelligence agencies, authorities said.

  • FILE- In this Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond delivers his speech at Peking University in Beijing. Hammond confirmed the release of a British hostage, Douglas Robert Semple, by UAE forces in a military intelligence operation on Sunday, Aug. 23. "The British national is safe and well, and is receiving support from British government officials," said Hammond. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    UAE says army frees British hostage held in Yemen

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that its military freed a British hostage who was kidnapped 18 months ago by al-Qaida in Yemen, which has expanded its reach amid fighting between Shiite rebels and their opponents.