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May 26, 2016
Colombia: Missing journalist may not be hostage of rebels
Colombia's president said Wednesday that a Spanish journalist missing in a lawless region might not be a hostage of leftist ...
May 23, 2016
Police: Hostages in deadly Sydney siege appeared 'jovial'
A police official described a group of people being held hostage by a gunman inside a Sydney cafe during a 16-hour ordeal as ...
May 19, 2016
1st Chibok girl to escape Boko Haram is feted in Nigeria
Aid workers and parents of the girls who were kidnapped from a school in 2014 lashed out at the Nigerian government and ...
May 18, 2016
FBI said Sydney gunman prone to violence years before siege
Five years before he held 18 people hostage inside a Sydney cafe, Iranian-born Man Haron Monis attracted the attention of the ...
May 18, 2016
Nigerian girl kidnapped 2 years ago is found alive
One of the teenagers kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists over two years ago from a boarding school in northeastern Nigeria has ...
May 14, 2016
5 Boko Haram leaders arrested; dozens of captives freed
The multinational forces fighting the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram have arrested five of the group's leaders and freed ...
May 13, 2016
Danish newspaper to pay damages to 2 kidnapped seamen
A Danish court has ordered the tabloid Ekstra Bladet to pay 300,000 kroner ($46,000) each in damages to two seamen who were ...
May 08, 2016
3 Spanish reporters home after 10 months captivity in Syria
Three Spanish freelance journalists held captive in Syria for nearly 10 months returned home Sunday, tearfully hugging ...
May 07, 2016
Aid worker abducted in Yemen last year is French-Tunisian
France's foreign affairs ministry says that a woman working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) who was ...
May 04, 2016
Germany: Woman says she was held by horror house couple
A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive for around three months and was physically abused by a couple ...
May 01, 2016
Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines
Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on ...
April 28, 2016
After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat?
Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the ...
April 27, 2016
Aquino: Canadian's killers also plotted to kidnap Pacquiao
The Philippine president said Wednesday that Abu Sayyaf militants may have plotted to kill him and kidnap boxing star Manny ...
April 26, 2016
Philippine troops hunt extremists who beheaded Canadian
The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim ...
April 25, 2016
Canadian man decapitated by Philippine extremists
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday night in the ...
April 24, 2016
Pope: May Christian faithful kidnapped in Syria soon be free
Pope Francis is praying that a "merciful" God will touch the hearts of those in Syria who have abducted Catholic and Orthodox ...
April 22, 2016
Former al-Qaida hostage recounts bitter return to France
The back of his shorn head still bears a deep scar of his al-Qaida jailers' beatings, although he has regained the weight ...
April 22, 2016
Lawyer: Brussels bomber was a jailor for Islamic State group
The bomb maker for attacks on Paris and Brussels had a previous career as a jailor for the Islamic State group, a lawyer for ...
April 13, 2016
Video appears to show some kidnapped Chibok girls alive
A schoolmate says she cried with joy when she saw a Boko Haram video appearing to show some of Nigeria's kidnapped Chibok ...
March 30, 2016
Last 5 hostages on hijacked Egypt plane recall fear, photo
First the hijacker said the women could leave. All the children, too. Then the man in the suicide vest agreed that all ...