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Jun 28, 2014
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 29, 2014
Dozens of heavily armed Philippine peacekeepers defied Syrian rebels on Friday in a Golan Heights standoff, hours after the fighters took hostage 43 Fijian soldiers there, the Filipinos' commander said.
World | Rukmini Callimachi, The New York Times | Thursday August 28, 2014
The mother of a U.S. hostage being held by the Islamic State group released an emotional video appeal to his captors Wednesday. Shirley Sotloff, the mother of 31-year-old freelance journalist Steven J. Sotloff, addressed her plea directly to Abu Bakr...
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday August 28, 2014
The mother of a US hostage who has been threatened with death by jihadist militants pleaded for his life on Wednesday amid mounting fears for Americans captured in Syria.
World | Associated Press | Wednesday August 27, 2014
The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday August 26, 2014
Family members and U.S. officials say the Islamic State militant group has been holding a young American woman hostage in Syria since last year.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 25, 2014
Inmates rioting to press for better facilities in an overcrowded Brazilian jail have beheaded two fellow prisoners and taken two guards hostage, officials said on Sunday.
World | Associated Press | Monday August 25, 2014
An American held hostage in Syria by an al-Qaida-linked group has been released after about two years, the Obama administration and a relative confirmed Sunday, days after militants had beheaded a US journalist abducted while covering that country's ...
World | Reuters | Friday August 22, 2014
A British Muslim leader called on Thursday for action to tackle a jihadi sub-culture after an Islamic State video showed a suspected Briton beheading U.S. journalist James Foley held hostage in Syria.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday August 15, 2014
Al Qaeda has urged the family of an American kidnapped in Pakistan in 2011 to press their government to negotiate an exchange or face the risk of his "dying a lonely death".
Blog | Neenu Jose | Friday July 25, 2014
They were fasting for Ramzan, but gave us food, says Neenu Jose.
World | Asscociated Press | Thursday July 17, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 4, 2014
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.
World | Associated Press | Monday June 30, 2014
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.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Monday June 23, 2014
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.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday June 21, 2014
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.
India | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 20, 2014
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.
India | Agence France-Presse | Sunday June 8, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Saturday June 7, 2014
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.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday June 6, 2014
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.
Thursday June 5, 2014
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.