French journalists abducted in Syria freedFour French journalists were found by Turkish soldiers on the border with Syria on Saturday after being abducted by the rebel group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in S...
French troops free five aid workers kidnapped in Mali by IslamistsFrench armed forces on Thursday freed five local aid workers kidnapped in Mali in February by an al-Qaeda linked Islamist group, the presidents of France and Mali announced in a jo...
More than 100 schoolgirls kidnapped in northeast NigeriaSuspected Islamist militants have abducted more than 100 girls from a secondary school in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno state, a teacher said on Tuesday.
Canadian nun and Italian priests kidnapped in CameroonArmed men kidnapped two Italian priests and a Canadian nun overnight in northern Cameroon, Italy’s foreign ministry and media reported on Saturday.
SYRIA - SPAIN
Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria releasedAl Qaeda-linked militants have freed two Spanish journalists taken hostage in Syria last year and held captive for more than six months, the newspaper one of the men worked for rep...
Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in LibyaA Tunisian diplomat has been abducted by unidentified gunmen in Libya, Tunisia’s foreign ministry said Saturday.
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Syria: The Christians who have taken up armsThis week, a rare deal with the Syrian regime leads to the release of a group of nuns held captive by rebels for over three months. But the move does little to allay the Christian...
Nuns kidnapped in Syria three months ago releasedAbout a dozen nuns held in Syria for more than three months have been released and are on their way to the capital Damascus via neighbouring Lebanon, a Lebanese security source sai...
SYRIA - SPAIN
Spanish journalist kidnapped in Syria releasedA Spanish journalist who was kidnapped by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria last year has been released by his captors, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced on Sunday.
Kidnappings: Mexico's criminal industryIn Mexico, kidnapping for ransom is an industry so lucrative that experts say there's no reason it should end any time soon. For many Mexicans, the police are part of the prob...
Al Qaeda-linked Islamists abduct Red Cross workers in MaliAn al Qaeda-linked Islamist group has kidnapped a Red Cross team working in northern Mali, a spokesperson for the militants, known as the Movement for Oneness and Jihad in West Afr...
LIBYA - EGYPT
Three of five kidnapped Egyptian diplomats freed, Libyan official saysThree of the five Egyptian diplomats who were kidnapped in Tripoli earlier this week have been freed, Libya’s vice minister of foreign affairs Abderrazak al-Gridi said Sunday.
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