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Pro-Russians take two Ukrainian soldiers 'hostage'

Kiev - Ukraine's defence ministry said on Wednesday that pro-Russian militants had taken two of its soldiers "hostage" in the separatist eastern region of Lugansk.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Nigeria: Silent video posted online appears to show dead hostages

A silent video posted online appears to show the bodies of hostages kidnapped in Nigeria on February 16. Islamist militant group Ansaru claimed to have killed all seven hostages, at the weekend, as special forces launched a rescue mission.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey

More bloodshed as 'final assault' at Algerian gas facility ends

The international hostage crisis at the BP gas facility in Algeria appears to have come to a deadly conclusion, with Algerian officials finding additional bodies within the complex on Sunday.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

United States Air Force begins evacuating hostages in Algeria

A United States Air Force aero evacuation plane has begun the process of evacuating Americans and other foreign nationals from the BP gas complex in Amenas, Algeria.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Details of attempted hostage rescue in Algeria remain unclear

Thursday was a day marked with confusion, concern, frustration and bloodshed as members of the Algerian military launched a rescue offensive on a BP gas complex in Amenas, Algeria.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Militants: 35 hostages held in Algeria killed in assault

Algerian security sources have told Reuters that 35 hostages being held at an oil field in Algeria have been killed. Fifteen kidnappers have also been killed, according to Al Jazeera.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 4 comments

Affleck says Argo reveals strong Canada-U.S. relationship Special

Toronto - At a Toronto press conference for his new film Argo, Ben Affleck explains how the story - based on real events - exemplify the need for the U.S. and Canada to work together on international crises.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 6 comments

Pirates seize oil tanker and 24 hostages in gunfight off Togo

Pirates have seized a Greek oil tanker and 24-crew on board, after a gun battle with a naval patrol boat off the coast of Togo.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 1 comment

South African hostages released by pirates

Mogadishu - Two South Africans, Deborah Calitz and Bruno Pelizzari, held hostage since 2010 have been released after spending almost two years in Somali pirate captivity.
In the Media by Christopher Szabo - 2 comments

FARC releases all political hostages

BBC News is reporting that Colombian rebel group Farc has released their last 10 hostages. A Brazilian military helicopter flew the men, who had been held for more than 12 years, to safety.
In the Media by Layne Weiss
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