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I didn't sleep a wink last night, but I'm not tired. After a night of anxiety and drama, the BBC's Alan Johnston is finally free.

For 114 days, those of us who know Alan have been fretting over his kidnapping in Gaza and looking forward to some good news. We finally got it -- something that brings relief to all us who've reported in the region.

When I spoke to him on the phone early Wednesday, he sounded positively giddy. "I'm so glad to be free," he said. "It was a nightmare, and I didn't think it would ever end." Read full article »

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