Niger town calls for release of abducted US aid worker

2017-10-16 10:01

A small central city in Niger has called for the "unconditional release" of a longtime US aid worker abducted in 2016, whose fate is unknown a year later.

Philippine troops rescue abducted Catholic priest

2017-09-18 12:44

Philippine officials say government forces have rescued a Roman Catholic priest and another civilian who were among dozens of people abducted in Marawi.

Man accused of holding 10-year-old boy captive in sewage pipe

2017-09-05 11:44

A North West man who allegedly abducted a 10-year-old boy and kept him captive in an unused sewage pipe for a week, while demanding ransom for him, has appeared in court.

Iraq: Fate unknown of Indians abducted in 2014

2017-07-25 06:16

Iraq's foreign minister says he doesn't know if almost 40 Indian workers who were abducted by militants in Iraq three years ago are dead or alive.

Chile court convicts 106 of abductions in dictatorship

2017-06-03 11:36

A Chilean judge convicted 106 former secret police officers Friday over the abduction of political dissidents who disappeared under Augusto Pinochet's military dictatorship.

Freed Nigerian schoolgirls to meet families after 3 years

2017-05-20 20:00

The 82 Nigerian schoolgirls recently released after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity are reuniting with their families for the first time, officials say.

Nigeria negotiating with Boko Haram for more Chibok releases

2017-05-11 22:01

A Nigerian minister says the government is negotiating "seriously" for the release of the more than 110 kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls still held by Boko Haram extremists.

Parents of Chibok schoolgirls face wait to be reunited

2017-05-10 17:59

Eighty-two Nigerian schoolgirls who were released from Boko Haram captivity after more than three years face a wait to be reunited with their families, a town elder says.

Nigeria identifies 82 freed Chibok girls; parents await word

2017-05-09 18:44

Nigerian newspapers have published the names of 82 Chibok schoolgirls set free three years after being kidnapped by Islamic extremists, but they remained behind closed doors and their parents awaited word on whether they could see them

Search for Courtney Pieters continues

2017-05-09 11:19

The search for missing Elsie's River 3-year-old Courtney Pieters continues with a thorough inspection of all the rubbish bins being set out for bin day in the area.


Swiss aid worker abducted in Darfur

2017-10-08 21:39

A Swiss humanitarian aid worker has been abducted in the conflict-torn Darfur region of Sudan, Switzerland's foreign ministry says.

Father abducts his 1-month-old baby

2017-09-06 12:19

Police say they have launched a manhunt for a 21-year-old man who abducted his 1-month-old baby in Mayfair, Johannesburg.

Kidnappings rife in SA, 'syndicates becoming more daring' warns expert

2017-08-30 13:21

Organised crime has now ventured into kidnappings and South Africa needs to clamp down on it before it escalates, social activist Yusuf Abramjee has said.

Five-woman gang 'abducts, sells' boy, 3, for $2 000

2017-06-20 11:29

Police in Nigeria have reportedly arrested at least five women suspected of abducting and selling a 3-year-old boy for less than $2000.

Baby snatched by father returned after 5 days

2017-05-23 14:00

An 8-month-old baby girl whose father had allegedly snatched her from her mother's car, has been returned after five days, police say.

Nigeria says freed girl not one of Chibok abductees

2017-05-18 15:00

Nigeria's government has retracted its announcement that another Chibok girl is free, saying she is not one of the 219 whose kidnapping three years ago caused global outrage.

Chibok girls to reunite with parents 'next week':Nigerian govt

2017-05-11 19:08

Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls who were released after being held for more than three years by Boko Haram will be reunited with their parents next week, according to Nigeria's minister for women.

Chibok girl refused to be part of release deal: Nigeria

2017-05-09 19:31

A schoolgirl who was among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 refused to be part of a release deal because she is now married to a militant fighter, Nigeria's government says.

UN welcomes Chibok girls' release, urges all be freed

2017-05-09 14:41

The United Nations has welcomed the release of 82 Nigerian schoolgirls in a prisoner swap after more than three years in Boko Haram captivity and urged others to be freed.

Freed 82 Chibok schoolgirls arrive in Nigeria's capital

2017-05-07 15:34

The 82 freed Chibok schoolgirls have arrived in Nigeria's capital to meet President Muhammadu Buhari, as anxious families awaited an official list of names and looked forward to reuniting three years after the mass abduction.

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