German woman says she was held by horror house couple

2016-05-05 05:18

A woman has told German investigators that she was held captive and physically abused for around three months by a couple who are in custody over the deaths of two other women.

Former al-Qaeda hostage recounts bitter return to France

2016-04-22 21:26

Serge Lazarevic, who was abducted in Mali and held hostage by al-Qaeda extremists for more than three years, is recounting his bitter homecoming to France.

Parents of Nigeria's missing girls get calls from their cell numbers

2016-04-13 14:59

Parents of five of the missing Chibok girls in Nigeria have been left in a state of shock and confusion after receiving strange phone calls from the cellphone numbers of their missing children.

250 Syrians missing after ISIS attack east of Damascus

2016-04-07 18:08

About 250 Syrians are missing and feared kidnapped after the Islamic State group attacked a cement factory in an advance against government positions east of Damascus.

Japanese journalist missing in Syria appears in video

2016-03-17 11:46

A video has surfaced online showing a missing Japanese journalist, reportedly held by an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, reading a message to his family and country.

Zephany Nurse accused found guilty

2016-03-10 11:09

The woman accused of kidnapping Zephany Nurse has been found guilty of snatching the child from her sleeping mother’s arms 19 years ago.

Zephany Nurse kidnap accused to hear her fate

2016-03-10 05:30

The woman accused of kidnapping Zephany Nurse will hear her fate on Thursday when judgment will be handed down in the Western Cape High Court.

Kidnapped son of slain Pakistan governor found after 5 years

2016-03-09 09:55

The kidnapped son of a liberal Pakistani governor assassinated by his bodyguard has been found after five years, senior officials say, just over a week after his father's killer was hanged.

Libya: Ex-hostage pried loose lock with nail

2016-03-07 16:07

An Italian construction worker who escaped after nearly eight months in captivity in Libya says he used a nail to slowly loosen the lock from the hardwood doorframe

Hospital baby abduction: Case dropped against one of the accused

2016-03-01 12:27

One of two women accused of abducting a newborn boy from Worcester Hospital has been released due to lack of evidence.


Durban man arrested for kidnapping 11-year-old son

2016-05-01 17:30

A Durban man has been arrested for allegedly kidnapping his 11-year-old son and holding him hostage for eight days, KwaZulu-Natal police say.

Emotional mother reunited with toddlers after nanny allegedly kidnaps them

2016-04-14 15:54

When a mother from Albersville on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast was reunited with her two toddlers after they went missing, she held them tightly for 20 minutes, all the while thanking God they had been found alive and safe.

Nigerian pastor slams govt over missing Chibok girls

2016-04-11 14:56

A pastor has slammed the Nigerian government, saying that too little has been done to rescue the more than 200 girls who were abducted from the north-eastern town of Chibok in 2014.

10 Indonesian sailors kidnapped in Philippines

2016-03-29 07:38

Ten Indonesian sailors have been kidnapped in Philippine waters by Islamic militants who have demanded a ransom for their release, an official said Tuesday.

Zephany case: 'Nobody wins' - Celeste Nurse

2016-03-15 13:04

There were no winners in the Zephany Nurse kidnapping case, the teenager's biological mother Celeste has said in a radio interview.

As it happened: 'Your story is a fairy tale' - Zephany Nurse snatcher found guilty

2016-03-10 11:00

Judge John Hlophe has found the woman accused of kidnapping Zephany Nurse from Groote Schuur hospital in 1997 guilty on all three counts against her.

I listened to accused’s lies for days – Zephany judge

2016-03-09 11:09

Judge John Hlophe has questioned the evidence of a woman accused of snatching baby Zephany Nurse 19 years ago, saying in the Western Cape High Court that no one would believe her claims.

'I'm broken' - man who raised Zephany Nurse

2016-03-08 14:30

The man who raised Zephany Nurse believing she was his biological daughter was "devastated" to discover she was not his child, the Western Cape High Court has heard.

Three girls kidnapped from school in Lagos

2016-03-02 19:15

Nigerian police are hunting for three girls who were abducted by armed men from their school on the outskirts of Lagos.

I was not at hospital on day Zephany disappeared - kidnap accused

2016-02-29 13:21

The woman accused of snatching baby Zephany Nurse while her mother lay sleeping has reiterated her claim that she was not at Groote Schuur Hospital on the day of the kidnapping in 1997.

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