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S.African Al-Qaeda hostage tells of 6-year ordeal

Johanesburg - South African hostage Stephen McGown, who was held by Al-Qaeda in Mali for nearly six years, said Thursday he had been well treated but was distraught to have not be freed before his mother died.

S.African Al-Qaeda hostage tells of 6-year ordeal

Johanesburg - South African hostage Stephen McGown, who was held by Al-Qaeda in Mali for nearly six years, said Thursday he had been well treated but was distraught to have not be freed before his mother died.

Swede freed in Mali denounces ransom payments

Stockholm - A Swede who was held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali for more than five years before being freed in June said Thursday he was opposed to ransoms being paid in kidnapping cases.

S.African held hostage by Al-Qaeda for six years freed

Pretoria - A South African man snatched from his hotel and held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed unscathed, his country's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

The Lexus-driving Vietnamese exec 'kidnapped' in Berlin

Portrayed by the Vietnamese government as a Lexus-driving tycoon who flaunted his wealth while costing the state millions of dollars, Trinh Xuan Thanh fled the country as he fell under the cross-hairs of a corruption crusade by communist authorities.

Philippine militants behead seven loggers: police

Manila - Islamist militants in the Philippines have beheaded seven local loggers they kidnapped last week in their stronghold in the strife-torn south, police said Monday.

Afghan police search for villagers after mass kidnapping

Kandahar - Afghan police on Sunday launched a search operation for some 30 villagers still missing two days after a mass kidnapping blamed on Taliban militants in the southern province of Kandahar.

70 villagers kidnapped in Afghanistan, at least 7 killed: police

Kandahar - Seventy Afghans were abducted Friday from their village along the main highway in the south of the country, and at least seven were killed, police said, accusing the Taliban of the kidnappings.

Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

Bunia - A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

Seized US journalist in DR Congo found safe

Bunia - A US journalist kidnapped last week by a militia group in DR Congo was found safe early Sunday, officials said, as another source said five people had been killed in clashes.

FARC dissidents release UN hostage in Colombia

Estanzuela - Dissident FARC rebels in Colombia have released unharmed a UN official whom they kidnapped in May, officials said on Wednesday."We are very grateful for the decision to release him unharmed.

Al-Qaeda in Mali releases video showing 6 foreign hostages alive: SITE

Bamako - Al-Qaeda's Mali branch has released a proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, including elderly Australian surgeon Arthur Kenneth Elliott and Frenchwoman Sophie Petronin, US-based monitoring group SITE said.

Kidnapped journalist found dead in Mexico, sixth of 2017

Mexico - Police in Mexico found the burned remains of a journalist who was kidnapped in May, the sixth reporter killed this year in the country, a state prosecutor said Monday.

Kidnapped journalist found dead in Mexico: prosecutor

Mexico - Police in Mexico found the burned remains of a journalist who was kidnapped in May, the sixth reporter killed this year in the country, a state prosecutor said Monday.

Swede held by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 freed

Stockholm - A Swede who had been held hostage by Al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011 has been freed and has returned home, the Swedish government said Monday, but the fate of a fellow hostage from South Africa remains unknown.

Colombia's ELN rebels free two kidnapped Dutch reporters

Estanzuela - Rebels with Colombia's National Liberation Army (ELN) group have freed two Dutch journalists snatched days ago in the country's northeast, officials said Saturday.

Colombia rebels free kidnapped Dutch journalists: ELN

Estanzuela - Colombia's ELN rebel force said Friday it had released two Dutch journalists it kidnapped in the north of the country four days ago.

Kyrgyz animations tackle bride kidnapping stigma

Bichkek - Sports journalist Gulzhan Turdubayeva still cries when she thinks about the day she was kidnapped, taken to the home of an unknown man and told she would marry him. "He was quite short.

China condemns couple's kidnapping in Pakistan

Bejing - China condemned on Thursday the armed kidnapping of a Chinese couple in Pakistan, after the abduction raised safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

China condemns couple's kidnapping in Pakistan

Bejing - China condemned on Thursday the armed kidnapping of a Chinese couple in Pakistan, after the abduction raised safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

China condemns couple's kidnapping in Pakistan

Bejing - China condemned on Thursday the armed kidnapping of a Chinese couple in Pakistan, after the abduction raised safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan

Quetta - Two Chinese working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan

Quetta - Two Chinese working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

Two Chinese nationals kidnapped in Pakistan

Quetta - Two Chinese working in Pakistan were kidnapped Wednesday, local police and China's state media said, an attack which could raise safety concerns for Beijing's multi-billion dollar investments in the country.

Oman flies freed Australian out of Yemen

Muscat - An Australian kidnapped in Yemen was evacuated from the war-torn country by the Omani government on Wednesday after negotiations through tribal mediators led to his release.

Gunmen in Philippines take hostages, including priest: Church

Manila - Islamist militants battling security forces in a southern Philippine city have taken hostages, including a local priest, the Catholic Church said Wednesday, after President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law to combat the gunmen.

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists kill vigilantes in Nigeria

Kano - Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed six people fighting alongside the military in two separate incidents in northeast Nigeria, vigilantes told AFP Sunday.

Joy as Chibok girls reunited with parents

Abuja - There were emotional scenes Saturday as 82 kidnapped Chibok girls released by Boko Haram Islamists earlier this month were reunited with their parents.

Boko Haram video of purported Chibok girl worries parents

Kano - The Boko Haram jihadist group has released a video claiming to show Chibok schoolgirls who refused to be rescued as part of a recent swap deal with the Nigerian government.

Chibok girls to reunite with parents 'next week': Nigeria

Abuja - Eighty-two Chibok schoolgirls who were released after being held for more than three years by Boko Haram will be reunited with their parents next week, according to Nigeria's minister for women.
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Chibok school girls who escaped from the Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from of...
Chibok school girls who escaped from the Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
, AFP
A mugshot of Krystle Rochelle Tanner
A mugshot of Krystle Rochelle Tanner
San Augustine Sheriff's Office
The Taliban have kidnapped Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in Ghazni  as she and her children were tra...
The Taliban have kidnapped Afghan MP Fariba Ahmadi Kakar in Ghazni, as she and her children were travelling in a rural area south of the capital Kabul
Afghan Parliament
Chloe Rodriguez
Chloe Rodriguez
Police Photo
Facebook photo of former ICC staff Jean Chrysostome Ntirugiribambe.
Facebook photo of former ICC staff Jean Chrysostome Ntirugiribambe.
Nairobi News
Joseph Boller  18.
Joseph Boller, 18.
Centre Co. Correctional / YouTube screengrab
James Lee DiMaggio  suspected of kidnapping two children
James Lee DiMaggio, suspected of kidnapping two children
San Diego Sheriff’s Department
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive informations from officials on May 5, 2014
, AFP
Ariel Castro  a man convicted of kidnapping three women in Ohio. He committed suicide in his prison ...
Ariel Castro, a man convicted of kidnapping three women in Ohio. He committed suicide in his prison cell
Police handout
Lisa Ann McKay at her manslaughter trial  2006
Lisa Ann McKay at her manslaughter trial, 2006
Screen capture from CBC News
Ahsir Simmons (l) and surveillance image of woman walking out of mall with abducted baby
Ahsir Simmons (l) and surveillance image of woman walking out of mall with abducted baby
Upper Merion police
Marie Dedieu was suffering from cancer and she was disabled and the kidnappers left behind her wheel...
Marie Dedieu was suffering from cancer and she was disabled and the kidnappers left behind her wheelchair.
Family handout
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive inform...
Mothers of the missing Chibok school girls abducted by Boko Haram Islamists gather to receive information from officials on May 5, 2014
STR, AFP/File
James Lee Dimaggio  40  left; Ethan Anderson  8  middle; and Hannah Anderson  16  right.
James Lee Dimaggio, 40, left; Ethan Anderson, 8, middle; and Hannah Anderson, 16, right.
California Highway Patrol
The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
The Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.
Yuvalhuck/Wikimedia Commons
María Concepción Marlaska and Ángel Sánchez were kidnapped in Colombia. On being rescued they pu...
María Concepción Marlaska and Ángel Sánchez were kidnapped in Colombia. On being rescued they publicly announced a wedding.
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Ten-month-old Lisa Irwin reported missing from family home since Oct. 4
Ten-month-old Lisa Irwin reported missing from family home since Oct. 4
Courtesy the Find Lisa Facebook page
Spaniard Ángel Sánchez proposed to María Concepción Marlaska during a press conference on their ...
Spaniard Ángel Sánchez proposed to María Concepción Marlaska during a press conference on their rescue from a kidnapping in Colombia.
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A young South African student in Durban writes a message on a blackboard during a "BringBackOur...
A young South African student in Durban writes a message on a blackboard during a "BringBackOurGirls" school project on May 15, 2014
Rajesh Jantilal, AFP