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No ransom paid for release of Sgt Bergdahl: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 07:23

No ransom was paid for the release of Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who was held under Taliban captivity for five years, the US has said, refuting all such reports in this regard.

Bergdahl`s hometown cancels celebration amid furor

Last Updated: Thursday, June 05, 2014, 14:11

Sgt Bowe Bergdahl`s hometown abruptly cancelled plans for a welcome-home celebration, citing security concerns over the prospect of big crowds, both for and against the soldier.

Released US soldier Bergdahl in `good` condition: Officials

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 01:40

The American soldier released Saturday by the Taliban after nearly five years in captivity is in "good" condition and is undergoing medical treatment at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, officials said.

Italy says aid worker freed after year of captivity in Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 27, 2014, 15:53

Italian aid worker Federico Motka has been freed after over a year of captivity in Syria, the foreign ministry announced in a statement today.

Missing Nigerian schoolgirls start second month in captivity

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 17:44

More than 200 schoolgirls on Wednesday began their second month as Boko Haram hostages, with Nigeria`s government indicating it was willing to talk to the militants to secure their release.

Noted Pakistani doctor released from captivity

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 23:18

A well-known Pakistani cardiologist was released on Sunday by his kidnappers in the restive south- western province of Balochistan after he spent 78 days in captivity.

`Taliban`s Baradar working for Afghan peace in captivity’

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 13:20

Senior Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was instrumental in bringing the militant leadership to the negotiating table, according to a media report.

Ukrainian reporter returns home after Syrian captivity

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 17:50

Ukraine`s foreign ministry said the 40-year old reporter arrived in the capital, Kiev, Sunday, and that her state of health was "satisfactory".

Indian held captive by ultras in Philippines back home

Last Updated: Sunday, August 19, 2012, 20:33

A Keralite who escaped from the captivity of an extremist group in the Philippines returned home , ending 14 months` of ordeal .

For Israel, 1 soldier = 1000 Palestinians

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 08:57

Israel`s abducted soldier Gilad Shalit`s five year ordeal under captivity came to an end as his captors handed him over to Egyptian authorities.

Qaeda-held Frenchmen mark year in captivity

Last Updated: Friday, September 16, 2011, 11:11

Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, whose country is also affected by the activities of the al Qaeda-affiliated group, said earlier this week he thought the hostages were still alive.

5 Bangladeshis say Afghan captivity was `horrific`

Last Updated: Sunday, August 07, 2011, 23:09

Five Bangladeshis held by kidnappers for seven months in Afghanistan returned home on Sunday, telling tearful family members that their time in captivity was horrific.