Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena has been released after being held hostage in Iraq for more than a month.
Giuliana Sgrena was shown pleading for help on a videotape
Two French journalists - Georges Malbrunot and Christian Chesnot - were freed in December after more than four months held hostage.
Another French reporter, Florence Aubenas, remains captive after she was kidnapped in January with her interpreter.
Altogether, more than 120 foreigners have been taken hostage in the country since the US-led occupation began in 2003.
More than 35 have been killed by their captors, but several have been released or have managed to escape.
Gunmen showed Iraqi journalists a blindfolded body of a dead hostage on 16 December. They claim it is that of Italian photographer Salvatore Santoro.
Dublin-born British-Iraqi aid worker Margaret Hassan was seized on her way to work on 19 October. On 16 November she was reported to have been shot by her captors. No body has been found.
Japanese hostage Shosei Koda was confirmed killed on 31 October
Three Macedonian workers in Iraq, Dalibor Lazarevski, Zoran Naskovski and Dragan Markovic, were confirmed killed on 22 October. They were kidnapped on 21 August near Baghdad
Ramazan Elbu, Turkish, killed on October 14 according to an Islamist website posting
one unidentified Turkish hostage, killed on October 11, according to an Islamist website posting
Kenneth Bigley, British, killed on 7 October
Yilmaz Dabca, Turkish, killed on 2 October
Iyad Anwar Wali, Italian-Turkish, killed on 2 October
Jack Hensley, American, killed on 21 September
Akar Besir, Turkish, killed on 21 September
Eugene Armstrong, American, killed on 20 September
Durmus Kumdereli, Turkish, killed on 13 September
Nasser Juma, Egyptian, killed on 5 September
12 unnamed Nepalese hostages, killed on 31 August
Enzo Baldoni, Italian, killed on 26 August
Mohammed Mutawalli, Egyptian, killed on 10 August
Osman Alisan, Turkish, killed on 5 August
Murat Yuce, Turkish, killed on 2 August
Sajjad Naeem, Pakistani, killed on 28 July
Raja Azad Khan, Pakistani, killed on 28 July
Ivailo Kepov, Bulgarian, body found on 22 July
Georgi Lazov, Bulgarian, killed on 13 July
Keith Matthew Maupin, American, reportedly killed on 28 June but no official US confirmation
Kim Sun-il, South Korean, killed on 22 June
Hussein Ali Alyan, Lebanese, killed on 12 June
Nick Berg, American, killed on 11 May
Fabrizio Quattrocchi, Italian, killed on 14 April
Currently held hostages
Florence Aubenas, French, reported taken on 5 January
Hussein Hanoun Al-Saadi, Iraqi, believed taken with Aubenas on 5 January
Ghazi Abu Hamzeh, Lebanese, reported taken on 13 November
Radim Sadiq, American, taken on 2 November
Roberto Tarongoy, Filipino, taken on 1 November
Roy Hallums, American, taken on 1 November
Noureddin Zakaria, Sudanese, taken on 30 October
one unidentified hostage, Somali, taken on 30 October
two unidentified hostages, Turkish, taken on 14 October
one unidentified hostage, Turkish, taken on 9 October
Cherbal Karam Haj, Lebanese, taken on 17 September
Aram Nalbandian, Lebanese, taken on 17 September
one unidentified hostage, Syrian, taken on 16 September
two unidentified hostages, Turkish, taken on 14 September
Khalifa al-Breizat, Jordanian, taken on 14 September
two unidentified hostages, East Asian, taken on 13 September
four unidentified hostages, Jordanian, taken on 5 September
unidentified hostage, Jordanian, taken on 1 September
Ali Ahmed Mousa, Somali, taken on 29 July
Saad Saadoun, Kuwaiti, taken on 5 June
Wael Mamduh, Jordanian, taken on 12 April
Timothy Bell and William Bradley, taken on 9 April
Mohammed Rifat, Canadian, taken on 8 April
(Sources: Reuters, Associated Press)
Hundreds of Iraqis, including businessmen and doctors or their relatives, have been kidnapped for ransom. This is a common phenomenon and goes largely unreported.