Polish cargo ship attacked off Nigeria, 5 abducted

2015-11-27 15:40

Armed attackers have abducted five Polish seamen, including the captain and three officers, from a cargo ship on Nigerian waters, Poland’s government says.

Kidnapped Chinese man says he was forced to kill woman

2015-11-19 12:54

A wealth Chinese businessman has told police that kidnappers forced him to kill a woman and then tried to blackmail him about it, officials and reports say.

Report attempted child abductions - SAPS

2015-11-12 19:46

Police are calling on South Africans to report attempted child abductions.

US woman, 86, kidnapped by teenagers, escapes car trunk

2015-11-05 11:01

An 86-year-old Washington state woman forced into the trunk of her car and taken to Oregon by a trio of teenagers to escape when the alleged kidnappers stopped at a store, authorities say.

14 kidnapped aid workers freed in eastern DRC

2015-11-03 14:16

Fourteen aid workers kidnapped two days ago by unidentified assailants in the eastern Rutshuru region of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been released, the UN says.

14 aid workers kidnapped in eastern DRC - employer

2015-11-02 07:25

At least fourteen aid workers have been kidnapped in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, their employer says.

Video shows foreigners, Filipino kidnapped in Philippines

2015-10-14 09:24

Suspected Muslim militants have posted a video purportedly showing for the first time two Canadians, a Norwegian and a Filipino woman who were abducted last month from a southern Philippine resort.

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.


3 Americans held captive in Yemen freed, flown to Oman

2015-11-20 08:12

Three Americans held captive by Shi'ite rebels in Yemen's capital have been freed and were flown to neighboring Oman, Oman's state news agency and officials in Yemen say.

Nigerian football coach begs kidnappers to free his mother

2015-11-17 19:25

Nigeria's under-23 football team coach has appealed to kidnappers who seized his mother to release her.

Philippine militants free Malaysian hostage - police

2015-11-09 14:44

Muslim militants in the Philippines have released a Malaysian woman they had been holding for nearly six months, authorities say.

Filipino militants demand $60m ransom for 3 foreigners

2015-11-04 13:18

Suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen have demanded more than $60m for two Canadians and a Norwegian they are holding in the jungles of the southern Philippines.

Conflicting reports on 'kidnap' of Islamic scholar's grandson

2015-11-03 11:55

Conflicting reports on the alleged kidnapping of the grandson of well-known professor and Islamic scholar Shaykh Yusuf da Costa, who was believed to have been kidnapped on Monday, have surfaced following his return home.

‘My world came to an end’ - mother of girl held hostage for 3 years

2015-10-20 12:06

A mother whose daughter was abducted and held hostage for three years - during which her captors claimed R330 a month in social welfare grants - has told of her lingering pain and emotional breakdown.

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.

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