Remaining 16 Turkish hostages in Iraq freed

2015-09-30 17:09

Sixteen Turkish workers who were kidnapped in Iraq nearly a month ago, have been freed and are in good health, Turkish officials say.

Philippine gunmen haul hostages into remote mountain region

2015-09-23 08:16

Gunmen holding three foreigners and one Filipina hostage have slipped past a naval cordon and escaped to remote mountains in the southern Philippines without making ransom demands, police say.

ISIS demands ransom for Chinese, Norwegian hostages

2015-09-10 10:28

The Islamic State group says it is holding a Chinese and a Norwegian hostage and is asking for an unspecified ransom for their release.

Gunmen kidnap 16 Turkish workers in Baghdad

2015-09-02 10:05

Gunmen wearing army uniforms have abducted 16 Turkish building workers and an Iraqi colleague in Baghdad, police say.

Pakistan rescues Chinese tourist held by the Taliban

2015-08-24 14:44

Pakistan's interior minister says a Chinese tourist held hostage for months by the Taliban has been freed in a government operation.

Unknown assailants snatch Palestinians in Sinai - Hamas

2015-08-20 09:08

Gunmen in Egypt have boarded a bus carrying Palestinians from Cairo to Gaza and seized four of the passengers before letting the others continue, Hamas officials in the strip say.

Father of Croatian abducted in Egypt calls for son's release

2015-08-07 11:44

The father of Tomislav Salopek, a Croatian national who was abducted in Cairo and has been threatened with execution by ISIS, has urged the kidnappers to release his son.

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.


Philippine troops search for kidnapped foreigners

2015-09-23 11:27

Philippine troops have scoured communities and mountains near a southern island where three foreigners and a Filipino were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.

Norwegian ISIS hostage's family can't pay ransom

2015-09-10 22:55

The family of a Norwegian man the Islamic State is claiming to hold hostage, has called for his release, saying it is unable to pay the ransom ISIS is asking.

I want a blue-eyed Yazidi: Teen describes ISIS slave market

2015-09-02 11:29

Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: ISIS is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves, a teenager who escaped tells reporters.

Gunmen attack southwest Pakistan airport

2015-08-30 10:47

Authorities say gunmen have attacked a small airport in restive southwestern Pakistan, killing one official there and kidnapping another.

Police bust kidnap ring in northern Mexico, free 11 victims

2015-08-24 08:31

Mexican officials say federal police have arrested a cell of the Gulf Cartel in the border state of Tamaulipas and freed 11 kidnap victims showing signs of severe malnutrition and torture.

German woman kidnapped in Kabul

2015-08-17 14:02

A German woman has been kidnapped in Kabul by armed assailants, a senior Afghan police official says.

French government: Woman kidnapped in Yemen set free

2015-08-07 10:04

The French government says a woman kidnapped in Yemen in February has been set free, returning to France.

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.

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