Australian PM Abbott says tough new national security laws failed Sydney hostages
Australian PM Abbott says tough new national security laws failed Sydney hostages

Tough new national security laws failed to prevent a deadly hostage crisis in the heart of Sydney this week, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, raising questions about the usefulness of such measures.

Australia PM offers sympathy after Pakistan school raid

Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday offered sympathy to Pakistan after a deadly Taliban raid on a school, as Australia deals with the fallout from a cafe siege by a deranged Islamic gunman.

PM Narendra Modi condemns hostage crisis in Australia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condemned as "inhuman" the hostage crisis in Australia and said he prays for everybody's safety.

British hostage appears in new IS video

British journalist John Cantlie, being held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) terror group, has appeared in a new video in which he claims the US failed to rescue him and fellow hostages in July.

Man, daughter die after hostage crisis in Holland

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

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.

Man takes hostages at city hall in Germany’s Ingolstadt

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

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.

Three Americans died in Algerian terrorist attack: US

Seven US citizens survived the attack.

Algeria hostage crisis over; 25 bodies found in gas field

The Algerian Special Forces have discovered 25 bodies in the gas field facility attacked by militants in Tiguentourine.

Algerian assault ends crisis, 19 hostages dead

Algerian special forces on Saturday stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert in a "final assault" that ended a four-day-old hostage crisis, according to the state news agency and two foreign governments.

Govt defends mediation policy during hostage crisis

The government Wednesday justified the policy of mediation for freeing hostages.

Collector case: Mediators hold inconclusive talks

The mediators would brief their respective sides about today`s discussion and talks would continue tomorrow.

Hostage crisis: Chg to hold meeting with mediators

The Chhattisgarh government said it has called for a high-level meeting with its two mediators, to decide on the strategy and further course of action for resolving the hostage crisis.

Hostage crisis: Mediators seek CM`s intervention

Unable to find a conclusion through negotiations with government officials, the two Maoist nominated mediators sought Odisha CM`s intervention.

Hostage crisis: Odisha CM holds emergency meet

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday presided over an emergency meeting on the ongoing hostage crises in the state.

Cong blames intelligence for hostage crisis

The Italian hostage crisis issue figured in Odisha Assembly for the second day with
Opposition Congress alleging failure of intelligence system.

Bomb threat at Sydney law firm, district evacuated

Police on Tuesday surrounded a law firm and evacuated the heart of a Sydney suburb after a man reportedly took a child hostage.

Malaysian kindergarten hostage drama ends: Police

The hostage-taker was armed with a knife and a hammer, said the father of one of the children.

Navy rushes warship to Somali coast

Seven Indian sailors are still being held hostage by pirates despite payment of ransom.