The family of Kayla Mueller released a statement on Tuesday confirming her death while being held hostage by ISIS militants. Mueller's death raises questions about whether U.S. policies made it more difficult to save her.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad granted a rare interview to the BBC. In it, he said the Syrian government has given the U.S. intelligence on airstrikes against the militants of the Islamic State, but he said there is no tactical cooperation with Washington, D.C.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.