World | Associated Press | Sunday April 20, 2014
Syria is considered the world's most dangerous assignment for journalists.Most cases of abductions are largely unreported by news organisations in the hope that may help negotiations on freeing the captives kidnapped in Syria in 2013.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 19, 2014
Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world's most dangerous country for the media.
World | Agence France Presse | Wednesday April 16, 2014
Several branches of armed forces were involved in a search for the missing soldiers, said Ukraine, and vowed a 'firm response' against those who attack their troops
World | Reuters | Saturday April 12, 2014
The United States denied a visa to Iran's proposed UN ambassador on Friday, citing the envoy's links to the 1979-1981 Iranian hostage crisis, in a rare step that raises questions over how much influence the White House can wield over the world body.
Offbeat | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday March 12, 2014
A 22-pound (10-kilo) Himalayan cat attacked a baby boy and then took a US family hostage in their apartment, forcing them to call 911 to get police help.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 4, 2014
Militants seized the city council headquarters in the Iraqi city of Samarra and took employees hostage on Tuesday, officials said, the second such attack in recent months.
World | Press Trust of India | Wednesday February 19, 2014
The US has said that it is not involved in active negotiations with the Taliban, but would want to discuss the fate of its soldier held hostage by insurgents since 2009 if the talks were to resume.
Cities | Press Trust of India | Tuesday February 11, 2014
A 16-year-old married girl was allegedly kept hostage and gang raped by three youths for three days in Alwar district in Jaipur, police said on Monday.
Cheat Sheet | Edited by Surabhi Malik (With inputs from PTI) | Tuesday February 4, 2014
Three Ugandan women who came to India last month are at a nari niketan or "home for women", after alleging that they were lured to Delhi with the promise of jobs, but were held "hostage" by people they have reportedly described as the "drug mafia." T...
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday February 3, 2014
A rifle-wielding student killed a teacher and a policeman on Monday in a Moscow school hostage drama that unfolded amid security jitters preceding this week's Sochi Winter Olympic Games.
World | Agencies | Monday February 3, 2014
An armed student entered a Moscow school on Monday and took more than 20 teenagers hostage in an incident that also claimed the lives of a policeman and a teacher, security officials said.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 25, 2014
Favouring a stable government after the coming elections, President Pranab Mukherjee today warned that a fractured government will be hostage to "whimsical opportunists" and be "catastrophic" to India.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 1, 2014
A French Roman Catholic priest held hostage for seven weeks by Islamic militants in Cameroon arrived home in France on Wednesday a day after his release.
World | Associated Press | Thursday December 26, 2013
A 72-year-old American development worker who was kidnapped in Pakistan by Al Qaeda more than two years ago appealed to President Obama in a video released on Thursday to negotiate his release, saying he feels "totally abandoned and forgotten."
Friday December 13, 2013
The currency carry trade is making a slow comeback in Asia although, unlike its popular pre-crisis version, punters are more selective in their investment targets for fear that market volatility could leave them with losses.
World | Press Trust of India | Sunday November 24, 2013
Taking advantage of anonymous payment services, cyber criminals are increasingly using a malicious software 'Ransomware' that holds a computer hostage until the victim pays to free it, online security firm McAfee says.
Assembly | Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Friday November 8, 2013
The Congress in Madhya Pradesh is facing unprecedented rebellion over the selection of candidates for the November 25 state polls, with one veteran party member committing suicide, and an MP in Rahul Gandhi's team virtually 'held hostage' by angry pa...
World | Associated Press | Friday October 18, 2013
French police say a gunman who took four people hostage at a Paris bank has given himself up and all the hostages are safe and unharmed.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday October 18, 2013
An armed man was holding two people hostage in a bank in Paris today and demanding a negotiator, police said.
World | Associated Press | Sunday September 29, 2013
The Reverend Jesse Jackson said on Saturday that he had agreed to mediate in the case of a former US soldier held captive by Colombia's largest guerrilla group since June, calling the American's release "imminent."