World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday June 6, 2015
Unknown assailants have abducted the daughter of the director of Colombia's National Protection Unit (UNP), the force charged with guarding people at risk of kidnapping or assassination, officials said Friday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday May 21, 2015
French special forces killed two key jihadist leaders in a raid in Mali, one of whom has been linked to the kidnapping and execution of foreigners, the defence ministry said Wednesday.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday May 20, 2015
Two smugglers arrested over the deaths of hundreds drowned in the Mediterranean's most deadly shipwreck in decades will not be charged with kidnapping because assertions that migrants had been locked below deck had proved wrong, an Italian prosecutor said on Tuesday.
India News | Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday May 7, 2015
A doctor and his wife, kidnapped six days ago in Bihar by men in police uniforms, were freed early this morning from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. Nine alleged kidnappers have been arrested, including the mastermind, a man who has a degree in ancient history and once contested a national election.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday May 3, 2015
A doctor and his wife are suspected to have been abducted in Bihar's Gaya district, police said on Saturday.
Mumbai News | Written by Saurabh Gupta | Monday April 27, 2015
A mechanical engineer and his lawyer wife have been arrested for allegedly kidnapping a 21-year-old man from Ghatkopar in Mumbai last month. The 21-year-old was picked up from a desolate and poorly lit area near his house.
Indo-Asian News Service | Wednesday April 1, 2015
Rohit Roy once wrote his own kidnapping note to his mother
World News | Reuters | Monday March 16, 2015
A Chechen mother has taken her two young children to Syria to join Islamic State, Dutch prosecutors said on Monday, in the first known case in the Netherlands of kidnapping by one parent to join the militant group.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday March 14, 2015
Three French citizens were arrested in Serbia Friday after kidnapping a two-year-old girl in the capital Belgrade, prompting a movie-style police chase.
Tamil Nadu News | Written by J Sam Daniel Stalin | Tuesday March 10, 2015
Despite opposition parties in Tamil Nadu, the DMK and the Left, coming out strongly in his support, Tamil writer Puliyur Murugesan is so traumatised by his kidnapping and alleged assault by those protesting against his latest book that he has left his hometown Karur.
World News | Agence France Press | Thursday February 26, 2015
The kidnapping of nearly 100 Assyrian Christians by Islamic State militants in Syria has prompted terrified families to flee their homes, activists said on Wednesday, as Washington vowed to defeat the group.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 25, 2015
The kidnapping of dozens of Assyrian Christians by the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria has prompted an exodus of terrified families fleeing their homes, activists said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 21, 2015
A regional summit opened in Niger on Tuesday aimed at stopping Boko Haram as the Islamist insurgents step up attacks both inside Nigeria and in neighbouring countries.
World News | Reuters | Tuesday January 20, 2015
Cameroon's army has freed 24 of some 80 hostages kidnapped during a cross-border attack by suspected Boko Haram Islamist fighters based in neighbouring Nigeria, a defence ministry spokesman said on Monday.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Friday January 16, 2015
Boko Haram fighters detained hundreds of women and children at a school in the northeast Nigerian town of Baga after a massive attack earlier this month, one woman who was freed told AFP.
Associated Press | Wednesday January 14, 2015
The Amber Alert warning system was started after the 1996 kidnapping and murder of 9-year-old Amber Hagerman.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal | Tuesday January 13, 2015
A Delhi court has framed charges against Shiv Kumar Yadav, the driver of the Uber cab who allegedly raped a woman passenger last month, triggering nationwide outrage. Yadav has been charged with rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday January 7, 2015
An Israeli military court today handed three life sentences to a Palestinian militant convicted of organising the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers.
India News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday January 6, 2015
Six men arrested for the gang rape of a Japanese tourist allegedly held hostage for nearly a month will appear in an identity parade later this week, a Kolkata court said today.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie | Sunday January 4, 2015
A Japanese tourist who was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a Kolkata-based gang in Bodhgaya in Bihar will be asked to identify the culprits at a Test Identification Parade next week.
Kolkata News | Written by Monideepa Banerjie (with inputs from Agencies) | Friday January 2, 2015
Five people have been arrested by Kolkata Police for allegedly kidnapping, robbing and raping a Japanese tourist in Bihar's Bodhgaya in November last year.
World News | Associated Press | Friday December 26, 2014
Suspected Shiite rebels kidnapped Yemen's second highest intelligence official from his house in the capital Sanaa today, security officials and a close associate of the general said.
World News | Reuters | Thursday December 18, 2014
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnapped more than 100 women and children and killed 35 other people on Sunday during a raid on the remote northeast Nigerian village of Gumsuri, a security source and resident said on Thursday.
World News | Reuters | Thursday December 18, 2014
A driver for ride-sharing company Uber in Boston was charged with the kidnapping and rape of a woman who used the service earlier this month.
World News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday November 29, 2014
An Indian construction worker is reportedly among three expatriates who have been kidnapped, presumably for ransom, in Nigeria.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 27, 2014
A group of 42 men who were being held for crimes including murder, kidnapping and robbery broke out of a jail outside Caracas early on Wednesday, local media reported.
Ahmedabad News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday November 26, 2014
A woman has been held along with her paramour for faking the kidnapping of her baby and murdering the child.
India News | Reported by Uma Sudhir, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Thursday November 20, 2014
The man who tried to kidnap a top industrialist in Hyderabad on Wednesday, armed with an AK 47, is allegedly a policeman who was part of the "Greyhounds", an elite anti-Naxal commando force.
World News | Press Trust of India | Saturday October 25, 2014
An anti-terrorist court (ATC) in Pakistan on Friday acquitted a co-accused in the 2002 kidnapping and murder case of US journalist Daniel Pearl for lack of evidence.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 16, 2014
A New Yorker who spent 29 years in prison for kidnap and murder walked free on Wednesday after a judge overturned his conviction, saying it was based on a false confession.