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  • I Was an ISIS Hostage: A Kerala Nurse's Iraq Diary

    I Was an ISIS Hostage: A Kerala Nurse's Iraq Diary

    They were fasting for Ramzan, but gave us food, says Neenu Jose.

  • Victims' Bodies Held Hostage Over Distrust

    Victims' Bodies Held Hostage Over Distrust

    For now, they are stuck, lying in five gray refrigerated train cars in this rebel-controlled war zone, hostages to high politics and mutual distrust.

  • California Bank Robbery Ends in Three Deaths

    California Bank Robbery Ends in Three Deaths

    Three bank robbers took three screaming women hostage as they made their getaway and waged a ferocious, high-speed gun battle with police that left three people dead and cars and homes riddled with bullets, authorities said.

  • Turkish Truck Drivers Back Home After Iraq Ordeal

    Turkish Truck Drivers Back Home After Iraq Ordeal

    Thirty-two Turkish truck drivers held hostage by Islamic militants in Iraq flew back home to Turkey on Thursday following their release after three weeks in captivity, local officials said.

  • Marine Who Disappeared in Iraq in 2004 Back in US

    Marine Who Disappeared in Iraq in 2004 Back in US

    A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the US claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in US custody, officials said on Sunday.

  • Kidnapped Afghan Professors, Students Released: Report

    Kidnapped Afghan Professors, Students Released: Report

    Militants from Afghanistan's eastern province of Ghazni released 24 out of 34 university professors and students they held hostage for nearly two weeks, an official said on Monday.

  • Vasundhara Raje Writes to Sushma Swaraj for Speedy Release of Indians in Iraq

    Vasundhara Raje Writes to Sushma Swaraj for Speedy Release of Indians in Iraq

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has written to the Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj seeking her intervention for safe and speedy release of Indian nationals held hostage in Iraq.

  • Government Cancels Workers' Iraq Travel Clearance Over Hostage Crisis

    Government Cancels Workers' Iraq Travel Clearance Over Hostage Crisis

    India today announced it would stop granting its nationals permission to travel to Iraq for work as it stepped up efforts to secure the release of 39 Indians abducted by gunmen.

  • Indian Among 11 Sailors Held by Somali Pirates Freed After Four Years

    Indian Among 11 Sailors Held by Somali Pirates Freed After Four Years

    Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have been freed and are safe on their way to Kenya, mediators who helped secure their release said yesterday.

  • Gunmen Take Hundreds of Students Hostage on Iraq University Campus

    Gunmen Take Hundreds of Students Hostage on Iraq University Campus

    Gunmen occupied a university in Iraq's western province of Anbar on Saturday, taking hundreds of students and their professors hostage on campus, security sources said.

  • Barack Obama Makes 'No Apologies' for Taliban Hostage Deal

    Barack Obama Makes 'No Apologies' for Taliban Hostage Deal

    President Barack Obama vehemently refused to apologise on Thursday for doing a prisoner trade with the Taliban to free a US soldier, despite a fierce political storm over the deal in Washington.

  • China Data Disappoints, Asian Shares Give Ground

    China Data Disappoints, Asian Shares Give Ground

    Asian share markets grudgingly gave ground on Thursday while the euro flatlined at $1.3600, hostage to great expectations that the European Central Bank will finally end months of dithering by easing policy further.

  • Asian Share Markets End Mostly Flat, Europe Set to Follow

    Asian Share Markets End Mostly Flat, Europe Set to Follow

    Asian share markets grudgingly gave ground on Thursday while the euro flatlined at $1.3600, hostage to great expectations that the European Central Bank will finally end months of dithering by easing policy further.

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton Defends Prisoner Swap

    Hillary Rodham Clinton Defends Prisoner Swap

    Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday gave a measured defence of the Obama administration's controversial decision to swap five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a US soldier held hostage in Afghanistan, noting that many of America's allies make similar deals.

  • Indian Jesuit NGO Director Taken Hostage in Afghanistan

    Indian Jesuit NGO Director Taken Hostage in Afghanistan

    Jesuit Father Alexis Prem Kumar Antonysamy has been identified as the Indian national kidnapped in Afghanistan on Monday. He is the country head of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS) - an international NGO in Afghanistan.

  • Boko Haram Fears Hold a City Hostage in Nigeria

    Boko Haram Fears Hold a City Hostage in Nigeria

    The Nigerian city of Maiduguri may be calmer than this time last year but locals in Boko Haram's spiritual home still feel under siege, afraid to venture beyond the city limits because of the high risk of attack.

  • Taliban Take Around 15 Afghan Policemen Hostage

    Taliban Take Around 15 Afghan Policemen Hostage

    Taliban militants took around 15 Afghan policemen hostage during an assault on a remote northern district, officials said, adding that security forces flushed out the insurgents from the volatile area on Saturday.

  • Police Say Taliban Kidnap 27 Afghan Officers

    Police Say Taliban Kidnap 27 Afghan Officers

    Taliban fighters kidnapped 27 police officers during an assault on a northeastern province in Afghanistan, authorities said Thursday, part of the extremist group's spring offensive ahead of the withdrawal of foreign troops at the end of this year.

  • France Calls for 'Immediate' Release of Mali Hostages

    France Calls for 'Immediate' Release of Mali Hostages

    French President Francois Hollande on Monday demanded the release of top civil servants and others taken hostage in Mali's north after deadly clashes between separatists and the army.

  • Mali: Tuareg Rebels Take 30 Hostages in North

    Mali: Tuareg Rebels Take 30 Hostages in North

    Mali officials say separatist rebels killed eight soldiers, stormed a government building and took 30 people hostage in an assault on the northern city of Kidal.

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