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Lori Lyon, right, and Terri Crippes, aunts of Kayla Mueller, share a statement on behalf of the family at a news conference Tuesday in Prescott.

Residents of Prescott mourned the death of Kayla Mueller, the aid worker imprisoned by the Islamic State group and reported killed last week in an airstrike. Her captors claim that Mueller was killed in an airstrike by Jordan. Read more»

Mueller in an undated photo released by her family.

The family of Kayla Mueller, the Prescott, Ariz., woman held in Syria, confirmed her death in a statement Tuesday. Last week, the Islamic State claimed Mueller had been killed in a Jordanian airstrike against the group in Syria. "Kayla was a compassionate and devoted humanitarian. She dedicated the whole of her young life to helping those in need of freedom, justice, and peace," her family said. Read more»

Flag of the Islamic State (IS), also known as "Islamic State of Iraq and Syria" (ISIS) or "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL).

The killing of hostage Maaz al-Kassasbeh by the Islamic State was different from others that came before it, but the motivation was the same. There is a reason that al-Kasaesbeh was killed in such a theatrical and sadistic manner. Read more»

McCain, Kirkpatrick issue statements on the possible death of Prescott, Ariz., aid worker Kayla Mueller during airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria. Read more»

Civilians face torture as part of a systematic attack by the Syrian government, said Amnesty International. Read more»

King Abdullah of Jordan visited the White House. Matters were discussed. Diplomatic matters. Read more»

First it was Tunisia. Then it was Libya, Algeria, Jordan, Yemen, Albania, Lebanon and Egypt. Suddenly, civil unrest has erupted in countries, some of which have been under authoritarian rule for decades, all over the Middle East and North Africa. Confused about all the protests? Here's what you need to know. Read more» 3

“This is a humiliation to human rights. We don’t have the right to decide for these girls,” said Manal Tahtamouni, a Jordanian gynecologist.

Though they’ve been close allies for sometime now, Jordan and the United States have an unlikely common ground. Groups in both nations are working to stop the sterilization of intellectually disabled women. Read more»

Jordan's Queen Rania

The kings of Morocco, Jordan and Saudi Arabia could speak more freedom into the law with a single royal statement. Read more»

Processing Iraqi election papers.

The official results of Iraq's election could be months away, but there is a lot riding on what happens in the coming weeks as the vote tallies seep out and the still pooling allegations of fraud are investigated. Read more»