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No visa for Iran UN envoy over hostage crisis `role`: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 01:37

The United States said Tuesday it will not issue a visa to Iran`s chosen UN envoy Hamid Aboutalebi because he was involved in the 1979 hostage crisis at the US embassy in Tehran.

Row over Iran UN pick not impacting nuclear talks: US

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 01:26

The United States` refusal to issue a visa to Iran`s pick for UN ambassador is not impacting talks over the country`s disputed nuclear program, Washington`s envoy to the United Nations said Sunday.

White House: No US visa for Iran pick as UN envoy

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 02:37

The United States Friday said it would not grant a visa to Tehran`s newly appointed UN ambassador, Hamid Aboutalebi, who has been linked to the 1979 US hostage crisis.

US denial of visa to Iran UN envoy `unacceptable`: Tehran

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 23:55

Iran described as "unacceptable" a decision by the United States to deny a visa to Tehran`s newly appointed UN ambassador over his alleged links to the 1979 US hostage crisis.

US tells Iran UN ambassador pick is `not viable`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 02:54

The United States said on Tuesday it had told Iran the selection of a UN ambassador who is allegedly linked to the 1979 American embassy hostage crisis was "not viable."

Man, daughter die after hostage crisis in Holland

Last Updated: Friday, November 08, 2013, 10:55

The Hague: A hostage situation in a Dutch town ended Thursday with the death of hostage-taker and his three-year-old daughter, police said.

Syria hostage deal: Two Turkish pilots freed in Lebanon

Last Updated: Saturday, October 19, 2013, 23:58

Two Turkish pilots, Murat Akpinar and Murat Agca, who were being held hostage in Lebanon by Syrian rebels have been released, Turkish state media was reported on Saturday as saying.

Former Iran hostage crisis spokeswoman named as VP

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 23:16

Iranian President Hasan Rouhani has given a vice-presidency post to an environmental expert who once served as a spokeswoman for the hostage-takers at the US Embassy after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, an adviser said.

Man takes hostages at city hall in Germany’s Ingolstadt

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 18:29

A man took several people hostage at the city hall in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt on Monday, police said.

Property dealer`s family held hostage, robbed of Rs 18 lakh

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2013, 01:01

A 40-year-old property dealer and his family were allegedly held hostage at gunpoint and robbed of cash and valuables worth Rs 18 lakh by six armed persons in Sahibabad area here on Monday.

Hostages rescued in Russian college siege

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 11:06

Police in Russia rescued several hostages held at a college in the southern city of Astrakhan and detained the hostage-taker who claimed to have a bomb, the Interior Ministry said.

Three Americans died in Algerian terrorist attack: US

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 08:55

Seven US citizens survived the attack.