'I want her to come home' - mom of 'kidnapped' teen

2016-02-10 16:48

Sixteen-year-old Lizel Molefe, a pupil at Queens High School in Kensington, has allegedly been kidnapped in Lombardy East.

Three siblings vanish in Stellenbosch area

2016-02-02 09:58

A search is under way for three siblings, aged between 7 and 11, who went missing in Stellenbosch five days ago.

Americans reunited with families after Iran ordeal

2016-01-19 07:52

Americans freed by Iran over the weekend reunited with their families at a US military base in Germany, but relatives of another hostage expressed serious disappointment he had not been released.

Foreign doctor, wife kidnapped in Burkina Faso

2016-01-16 16:15

An Austrian doctor and his wife, who were both working as volunteers in Burkina Faso, have been kidnapped by extremists in near its border with Mali.

2 New York college students abducted, held hostage

2015-12-07 07:22

Two missing New York college students have been found safe after police say they were abducted and held hostage.

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.


FBI creates Facebook page in Farsi for case of missing agent

2016-02-02 11:01

The FBI has launched a Facebook page in Farsi to solicit tips on the whereabouts of a former FBI agent who went missing in Iran in 2007.

Sweden: Woman locked up in bunker demands money

2016-01-25 18:29

The trial against a Swedish doctor who admitted to abducting a woman and locking her up in a home-made bunker has started with the victim demanding damages.

Iraq: Americans abducted from 'suspicious flat'

2016-01-18 16:14

Three American nationals missing in Iraq were kidnapped from a "suspicious apartment" in Baghdad, a spokesperson for the security command responsible for the capital says.

News24 speaks to mom of kidnapped toddler: 'He picked up habits from abductors'

2015-12-08 09:51

It's been almost a week since 1-year-old Relebogile "Ditsebe" Tsotetsi was found left outside a petrol station with a note tied to his clothes after being abducted. But now his mother believes her son has picked up some of the habits of his abductors.

Tunisian Red Cross worker abducted in Yemen

2015-12-01 22:46

The International Committee of the Red Cross says unidentified gunmen in Yemen's capital have kidnapped a Tunisian woman working for the group.

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.

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