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Officials Say 80 Hostages Released in North West Nigeria

At least 80 people held captive by armed bandits in the northwestern state of Zamfara have been rescued by Nigerian government forces, an official...

Disgruntled employee shoots one, holds hostages in U.S. restaurant

A disgruntled employee shot one person and is holding several other hostages in a restaurant in downtown Charleston, U.S. state of South Carolina, authorities...

Nine Hostages still Missing after Indian cargo ship released

Somalia security forces have rescued an Indian cargo ship which was hijacked by Somali pirates on April 1 but nine members of the 11-crew...

Somali Pirates set free 26 hostages

An Omani-flagged fishing vessel FV Naham 3 was hijacked south of the Seychelles in March 2012, according to John Steed, a regional coordinator of...

Islamic State Confirms The Killing of Two More Hostages

IS released photos purporting to show Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad and Fan Jinghui IS gave no details about when or where Ole-Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad, 48, from...

Government of Adamawa to reorient 275 rescued hostages from Sambisa

Adamawa State Governor Bala James Ngilari has assured the 275 rescued women from Sambisa forest by the military of government continued support. Ngilari, who...

Police rescue 2 hostages and Kill 3 kidnappers in Anambra

Three kidnappers who operate between Imo and Anambra States were, on Wednesday, shot dead by the men of Nigeria Police Force, after holding their...
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US affirms the killing of two hostages during an Al-Qaeda Strike

The US government has said it is ?tremendously sorry? for killing two hostages held by al-Qaeda during a counterterrorism operation in the border region...

Japan?s MP denounces ISIL threat to kill 2 hostages

Japan?s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Japan?s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has strongly condemned a threat by Takfiri ISIL terrorists to kill a Japanese national...

ISIL Warns Japan Over Deadline Expiration

A 72-hour deadline set by ISIL Takfiri militants for Japan?s government to pay a ransom to release two Japanese captives has come to an...

IS Demands $200-million ransom on 2 Japanese hostages

The Islamic State terrorist group (IS, formerly ISIS) said in a video it will execute two Japanese nationals unless a $200-million ransom is paid...

24 Boko Haram hostages set free

Cameroon's army freed 24 people kidnapped by suspected members of Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, a government official said Monday. The freed hostages were part...

Italian Foreign Minister Welcomes 2 Kidnapped Aid Workers

Greta Ramelli, 20, and Vanessa Marzullo, 21, were greeted by Italy?s foreign minister as they arrived at Rome airport early on Friday. No details have...

Jailed Boko Haram members traded for hostages

Cameroon secured the release of 27 hostages held by Boko Haram by swopping them for seven members of the Nigerian radical Islamist group who...

German hostages beg for their release

Two Germans held captive by Islamist militants in the southern Philippines appealed Monday for authorities to secure their immediate release. The hostages, who were seized...
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras (file photo)

Turkish Hostages Release Is A Source Of Joy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of a group of Turkish nations held since June by the group, the Islamic State...

Are Ghanaians Held Hostages In Their Own Land?

The situation in which Ghanaians find themselves for the past few years raises a cause for concern. Less than 1% of the population, especially...

Security Council demands the release of hostages

Wide view of the Security Council. UN Photo/JC McIlwaine (file photo) The United Nations Security Council today strongly condemned the ?heinous and cowardly? murder...

French Hostages Released

Paris ? Four Frenchmen held captive for three years by an Al-Qaeda offshoot in North Africa flew home to their families on Wednesday, as...

Released Lebanese Shia Pilgrims Arrives Home

Nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims who were kidnapped by rebels in Syria in May 2012 have arrived back in Beirut a day after being released.There...

Syria Frees Kidnapped Lebanese Shia Pilgrims

Nine Lebanese Shia pilgrims held hostage in Syria have been freed, Lebanon's interior minster has said. The pilgrims have crossed over into southern Turkey,...

Nairobi hostages to be freed amid battle

Nairobi ? Kenyan troops were locked in a fierce firefight with Somali militants inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on Sunday, in a final...

al-Shabab Militants Still Holding Hostages in Nairobi Mall

An unknown number of hostages are still inside a shopping centre in the Kenyan capital Nairobi after a deadly assault by al-Shabab militants,...

Man Takes 3 Hostages at Germany City Hall

 A gunman took three people hostage at the city hall in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt on Monday, officials said, and the standoff forced...

Hostages wounded as US gunman killed

A US police Swat team stormed a rural Louisiana bank early on Wednesday, killing a gunman after he shot and critically injured two hostages,...

Military Clamps Down On Boko Haram

The military on Sunday claimed the rescue of women and children hostages from a Boko Haram Islamist stronghold, saying troops killed several insurgents during recent...

Kidnapping Gang Leader Arrested

The Special Task Force (STF) Anti-kidnapping Squad in Jos on Saturday arrested three members of kidnapping gang and rescued eight victims.The squad arrested the...

Bayelsa Communities Rescue Hostages, As Gov. Dickson Commends Communal Efforts

The Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has commended the efforts of the people of Amatu and Ogbolomabiri in Ekeremor and Nembe local...

Somali Troops Free 22 Hostages Held by Pirates

Twenty-two hostages seized by pirates nearly three years ago have been freed, the authorities in Somalia?s semi-autonomous region of Puntland say. They said their maritime...