ARTICLES RELATING TO HOSTAGES

Surveillance footage shows a group of hostages ganging up on their armed captor at an Arizona convenience store, smashing a crate into him and hitting him with shoes

2019-08-02 10:23

The suspected gunman was eventually shot by SWAT officers, though he survived and faces charges for murder, kidnapping, and aggravated assault.

McGown: Gift of the Givers unaware of reported €3.5m ransom

2017-08-04 11:36

The Gift of the Givers says it knows nothing about a ransom of more than R50m that was allegedly paid for the release of South African hostage Stephen McGown.

Raids, arrests in search for Shiraaz Mohamed - NGO

2017-02-03 15:30

People will be rounded up and arrested as the search for South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed continues in Syria, according to the Gift of the Givers.

'We are paralysed with worry' – family of Shiraaz Mohamed

2017-01-18 11:10

The family of a South African photojournalist, Shiraaz Mohamed, who was kidnapped in Syria last week, say they are paralysed with worry.

Aus central bank staff safe amid hostage drama

2014-12-15 08:36

Reserve Bank of Australia headquarters in Sydney's Martin Place are locked down with everyone safe inside, according to a spokesperson.

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Yolande Korkie, a former hostage and wife of Pierre Korkie, hed a press conference in Johannesburg to appeal for the release of her husband, still held in Yemen. See pictures.

Yolande Korkie, a former hostage and wife of Pierre Korkie, hed a press conference in Johannesburg to appeal for the release of her husband, still held in Yemen. See pictures.

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Plane built to rescue Iran hostages goes to New York museum

2018-07-08 07:25

A rocket-boosted military transport plane built to rescue American hostages in Iran is making its way piece-by-piece to an upstate New York museum.

Swedish hostage released in Mali, no word yet on SA man

2017-06-26 17:25

The Swedish government has announced that a man held by Islamic extremists in northern Mali for 6 years has been released.

We believe Shiraaz Mohamed is still alive - Gift of the Givers

2017-01-23 11:27

The Gift of the Givers says it believes that abducted South African photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed is still alive, but is still seeking proof.

Five years on: Negotiations continue for SA hostage in Mali

2016-11-24 07:59

Gift of the Givers has said negotiations are continuing in an effort to have two hostages being held in Mali, including South African Stephen McGown, freed after five years of captivity.

Hostage crisis forces Sydney bank closures

2014-12-15 07:22

Banks have closed their Sydney CBD branches as police have surrounded a cafe in Martin Place, home to the Reserve Bank of Australia, where hostages are being held.

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