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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 ...
March 26, 2016
Teen in north Cameroon says she is a missing Chibok girl
A teenager who surrendered before carrying out a suicide bombing attack in northern Cameroon has told authorities she was one ...
March 19, 2016
Captive British journalist appears in new IS video
A captive British photojournalist has appeared in a new Islamic State group propaganda video purportedly from the IS-held ...
March 07, 2016
Former Italian hostage in Libya says escape aided by nail
An Italian construction worker who endured nearly eight months in captivity in Libya with three co-workers — suffering ...
March 04, 2016
Death of Italians in Libya ramps up intervention pressure
The death of two Italian hostages in Libya this week has added urgency to calls for Italy to intervene militarily in its ...
March 04, 2016
2 Italians freed from Islamic State in western Libya
The head of Sabratha council said two Italian hostages were freed on Friday from Islamic State group custody in the western ...
February 29, 2016
Navy SEAL receives Medal of Honor at White House ceremony
A Navy SEAL who helped rescue an American hostage in Afghanistan received the nation's highest military honor Monday, hailed ...
February 27, 2016
Hundreds of Boko Haram hostages freed; 100 militants killed
Cameroonian and Nigerian forces have freed several hundred hostages in a border town held by Boko Haram including young girls ...
February 22, 2016
IS gets millions in ransom for abducted Christians
The Islamic State group has collected millions of dollars in ransom for a group of Assyrian Christians it kidnapped in Syria ...
February 20, 2016
Serbia: 2 hostages killed in US airstrikes in Libya
Two Serbian embassy staffers held hostage since November died in Friday's U.S. airstrikes on an Islamic State camp in western ...