Croatian citizen kidnapped in Egypt by armed men

2015-07-24 18:29

A group of armed men have abducted a Croatian citizen in Egypt, Croatia’s foreign ministry says.

Teen arrested for kidnapping newborn

2015-07-21 12:47

A 19-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly abducting a newborn baby outside a hospital in Rustenburg, police say.

How kidnapped 'Baby B' was found

2015-07-16 05:43

This is the story of how police brought “Baby B” home after a massive joint operation that relied on a combination of sophisticated technology and good old fashioned detective work.

India's Maoist rebels kill 4 abducted policemen

2015-07-15 10:07

India's Maoist rebels have killed four policemen they abducted from a bus in the restive central state of Chhattisgarh, a senior officer says.

Kenyan policemen freed after 2 years of captivity by al-Shabaab

2015-07-10 12:58

Two Kenyan policemen have been freed after over two years being held hostage in Somalia by al-Shabaab militants, Kenya's police chief says.

Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate kidnaps priest

2015-07-07 20:00

A Franciscan priest working in a part of Syria controlled by an al-Qaeda affiliate has likely been kidnapped by the group, a monitoring body says.

Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria freed - police

2015-06-29 15:52

An Argentinean who was kidnapped by gunmen near a farm where he was working in Nigeria’s Niger state has been released, a police spokesperson says.

Argentinean kidnapped in Nigeria - police

2015-06-25 17:02

Gunmen have kidnapped an Argentinian national near a farm where he was working in Niger state, north central Nigeria, police say.

Al-Qaeda hostage was planning to start a family

2015-06-23 14:41

The family of a South African man kidnapped by al-Qaeda in Mali more than three years ago is struggling to cope in the wake of his capture.

Mali hostages, including SA man, plead for release in video

2015-06-23 07:49

Two hostages, including an SA man, kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in north Mali more than three years ago have asked their governments to help secure their release in a rare video.


UN Libya envoy says team working for 4 hostages' freedom

2015-07-21 18:06

The UN special envoy for Libya says his team is trying to gather intelligence as part of efforts to free four Italian construction workers kidnapped there this week.

Italy: 4 Italians kidnapped in Libya

2015-07-20 13:56

Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya near an industrial complex owned by the Italian energy giant Eni in the western city of Mellitah, Italy’s foreign ministry says.

Missing activist not worth Mugabe's attention – aide

2015-07-15 12:46

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s spokesperson has reportedly said that the disappearance of human rights activist Itai Dzamara does not deserve the veteran leader’s attention.

Kidnappers free 12 loggers in Senegal - army

2015-07-13 12:07

Twelve loggers who were kidnapped four days ago in the southern Casamance region of Senegal have been freed, an army source says.

Buhari meets campaigners for girls abducted by Boko Haram

2015-07-09 07:50

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has held his first meeting with campaigners calling for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants in the north-eastern town of Chibok last year.

Man accused in Boko Haram abduction of Chibok girls arrested

2015-07-01 07:42

Nigerian troops have arrested a businessman accused of "participating actively" in Boko Haram’s mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls from the north-eastern town of Chibok last year, Nigeria’s defence ministry says.

McGown family happy to see son alive

2015-06-26 05:34

The father of kidnapped South African Stephen McGown says he is happy to see his son in good health, and even still in possession of his watch and wedding ring.

2 Lebanese men abducted in Nigeria's oil delta

2015-06-25 11:48

Gunmen in two speed boats have abducted two Lebanese citizens and killed two policemen in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta, police say.

Gunmen abduct Dutch citizen in Afghanistan

2015-06-23 09:43

Unknown gunmen have abducted an aid worker in Afghanistan’s capital, officials say, adding the victim is a woman with Dutch nationality.

Team leaves to repatriate 'abducted' SA siblings from Malawi

2015-06-22 12:46

A specialist team has left South Africa to repatriate a 14-year-old girl and her brother who were allegedly abducted by a Malawian woman.

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