Peter Theo Curtis, a US writer and journalist, who was reportedly released by a militant group in Syria after nearly two years of captivity. Photograph: EPA

An American writer released this week from two years in the captivity of insurgents in Syria is doing well and is excited to be free, his mother said (...)

Peter Theo Curtis:  in an undated still frame taken from video courtesy of Al Jazeera: he was abducted near the Syria-Turkey border in October 2012. Photograph: Reuters/Al Jazeera

An American journalist held captive for nearly two years by al-Qaeda’s official branch in Syria has been freed. The journalist, Peter Theo Curt(...)