ARTICLES RELATING TO ABDUCTIONS

Nigeria military rescues more Boko Haram hostages

2015-05-23 16:31

Nigeria's military has claimed the killing of scores of Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 20 more hostages during an operation in the notorious Sambisa forest, an Islamist stronghold.

Jihadist group hold mineworker

2015-05-19 06:30

North African jihadist group Al-Murabitoun says it is holding a Romanian mineworker who was kidnapped in Burkina Faso last month.

Kidnappers demand ransom for Malaysian hostages in Borneo

2015-05-17 12:21

Suspected Philippine Abu Sayyaf rebels have demanded a ransom in exchange for the release of two Malaysians seized in Borneo, a Malaysian police official says.

Mom: Stop speculating and find my child!

2015-05-08 14:00

An exhausted Hanover Park mother has pleaded with people in the community to spend their energy on helping to find her child, rather than "speculating".

Ethiopians reported to have been kidnapped in Libya arrive at Cairo airport - state TV

2015-05-07 18:11

A group of Ethiopians reported to have been kidnapped in Libya has arrived at Cairo airport after Egyptian authorities managed to get then released, a report says.

Kidnapped businesswoman rescued in Philippines, 5 gunmen killed

2015-05-07 13:02

Philippine police have rescued a businesswoman abducted by terrorists in the south of the country, killing five of the kidnappers, the military say.

Tests, counselling for traumatised ex-Boko Haram hostages

2015-05-04 19:55

Many of the women and girls rescued from Boko Haram are traumatised and showing signs of depression, with psychological counselling urgently needed as they recover in camps in northeast Nigeria, officials say.

Panayiotou murder accused to appear in court

2015-05-04 05:31

The second of two men arrested in connection with the abduction and murder of teacher Jayde Panayiotou is expected to appear in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate's Court.

1st group of freed women brought to safety in Nigeria

2015-05-02 21:17

The first group of nearly 300 Nigerian girls and women released from Boko Haram have been brought by the military to the safety of a refugee camp in the country's northeast.

Army evacuating girls, women freed from Boko Haram

2015-04-29 14:31

Nigeria’s military says it is moving 200 girls and 93 women from a north-eastern forest where they were rescued from Boko Haram extremists.

 

100s saved from Boko Haram now in military custody

2015-05-21 09:13

All 275 women, girls and children rescued from Boko Haram and taken to the safety of a northeast Nigerian refugee camp have been taken into military custody amid suspicions that some are aiding the Islamic extremists.

Taliban release dozens of kidnapped Afghan civilians

2015-05-17 13:50

Taliban insurgents who kidnapped dozens of people in southeast Afghanistan have released most of them but at least two are still being held, officials say.

'Boko Haram wives' taunts won't stop

2015-05-10 21:08

After enduring captivity by Boko Haram, the hundreds of girls and women recently rescued from months of captivity by the militants, may now face stigma from their communities.

Mexico arrests police commander in 43 missing case

2015-05-08 09:20

Mexican authorities have arrested a fugitive former deputy police chief wanted in connection with the disappearance of 43 students who were abducted by his force last year, officials say.

Rumours about missing Cape Town girl untrue - community leader

2015-05-07 13:11

A Hanover Park community leader has dismissed rumours that the body of 6-year-old Shasha-Lee November has been recovered.

Over 200 women rescued from Boko Haram are pregnant

2015-05-04 20:55

At least 214 young women and girls recently rescued from Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria are pregnant, the UN Population Fund says.

Boko Haram will not be defeated militarily - academic

2015-05-04 13:16

A call has been made in the US for a more citizen-centred approach to root out Boko Haram in Nigeria, as almost 300 women and children were freed by the extremist group.

With rescuers near, girls stoned to death by Boko Haram

2015-05-03 19:09

Boko Haram fighters stoned some of their captives to death as Nigeria's military approached to rescue the women.

Nigerian army: 234 girls, women freed from extremists

2015-05-02 09:14

Nigeria’s military has rescued 234 more girls and women from a Boko Haram forest stronghold in the country’s northeast, an announcement on social media says.

Hong Kong police hunt for kidnappers who fled with millions

2015-04-29 13:16

Hong Kong police are hunting for up to six men who kidnapped a woman then reportedly fled with millions in ransom after their hostage was rescued, authorities say.

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