1. National

US journalist released from Syria 'overwhelmed with emotion'

A US journalist released earlier this week after almost two years of imprisonment in Syria said he was "overwhelmed with emotion" because of the attention he has received upon returning home.

Peter Theo Curtis, 45, was captured in 2012 by Nusra Front and was only released on Sunday.

He said: "I suddenly remember how good the American people are, and what kindness they have in their hearts."

Meanwhile, Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, who is suspected of fighting with Islamic State militants operating in Iraq and Syria, has been killed in the Middle East, a US security official has said.

View all 381 updates ›

Assistance for Iraq 'will be too little too late'

Humanitarian assistance for Iraq will be "too little too late" unless there is safety for the affected people, a Middle East expert told Good Morning Britain.

"You can't have humanitarian help in the sense of food and water if actually their lives are threatened and no nothing is done first and foremost to protect their lives, and I think we will find this will be too little too late unless there is action also to ensure that there are some safe havens for these people," said Dr Yossi Mekelberg.

More on this story