Wednesday, June 19, 2013
UK prisons alerted after hostage taking: Reports
British newspapers say that UK prisons are on the alert after a hostage-taking attack blamed on extr...
Ankara `in intensive talks` with Kabul over kidnapped Turks
Turkey confirmed on Monday that eight nationals were abducted by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan a...
Hostage crisis: Taliban capture seven Turks, two Russians
The Taliban have seized up to nine foreigners which includes seven Turks and two Russians from a civ...
French hostage freed in Afghanistan, returns home
French photographer Pierre Borghi returned to France on Sunday, a week after he was freed in Afghani...
French hostage freed in Afghanistan: Embassy
A Frenchman who was kidnapped in Afghanistan at the end of November has been freed, the French embas...
Australian hostage freed by Filipino al Qaeda after 15 months
The al Qaeda allies in Philippines has reportedly on Saturday released Australian hostage Warren Rod...
Al Qaeda beheads French hostage in Mali
Al Qaeda has said that it has beheaded a French hostage in response to the country`s military interv...
Man who took hostages wanted to impress ex-lover
A former Russian army commando who took several hostages in a city in southern Russia, demanding mon...
Hostages rescued in Russian college siege
Police in Russia rescued several hostages held at a college in the southern city of Astrakhan and de...
UN chief hails peacekeepers` release
The peacekeepers are part of the UN Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which monitors the 1974 di...
Italy says 7 foreign hostages killed in Nigeria
Italy`s foreign ministry said on Sunday that seven foreign hostages kidnapped in northern Nigeria ha...
Syrian hostage crisis: All 21 UN peacekeepers freed, arrive safe in Amman
Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights on Saturday released the 21 Filipino peacekeepers they had held h...
Hostage sailors` kin protest in Delhi
Aggrieved family members of the 17 Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates on board MT Royal G...
Alabama hostage crisis ends, FBI rescues boy safely
The child named Ethan was rescued safely and was “physically unharmed”, whereas the kidnapper, a 65 ...
Three Americans died in Algerian terrorist attack: US
Seven US citizens survived the attack.
Inside job, 2 Canadian militants in Algeria siege
The militants, who wore military uniforms and knew the layout, included explosives experts.
Algeria bomb squad finds more bodies, toll crosses 80
The four-day Algeria hostage crisis turned out to be bloodier than assumed with the death toll cross...
Algerian attack reminder of al Qaeda threat: Obama
US President Barack Obama has blamed terrorists for the tragedy.
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 militant...
Algerian assault ends crisis, 19 hostages dead
Algerian special forces on Saturday stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert...
Russian demands drug injection in hostage standoff
Police arrested a man in Siberia after he stormed a hospital, took hostages and demanded a lethal in...
American dies in Algerian hostage crisis
An American has been killed in the hostage standoff at an Algerian gas plant, officials said Saturda...
Somali militants say they killed French hostage
Somalia`s most dangerous militant group says it has killed a French hostage that French military for...
Canadian who sheltered Americans in Iran dies
John Sheardown, a former Canadian diplomat who sheltered fugitive US Embassy staffers at his Tehran ...
Somalia’s Puntland troops rescue hostages on hijacked ship
The Puntland government said their forces captured the Panama-flagged MV Iceberg 1, which was docked...
WB: Teachers held hostage by students, later freed
A group of girl students, who had failed their Class 12 pre-board examinations held their teachers h...
Ensure release of 17 Indians held hostage by pirates: AAP to govt
Aam Admi Party demanded that government take immediate "remedial actions" to safeguard the...
Someone pulls `Cowell hostage` prank on cops
A prank call was made to police department here about Simon Cowell being held hostage in his house.
Families of sailors held hostage by Somali pirates protest
Family members of the 17 sailors, who have been held hostage by Somali pirates for the past nine mon...
Kerala seeks PM help on Somali hostage issue; debt package
CM Oommen Chandy said the PM has responded positively to most of the demands put forward by the stat...
Hyderabad hostage drama: Constable apologises
Giriprasad Sharma, a suspended head constable with the Police Transport Organisation, called on Dire...
Hostage drama ends in Hyderabad, aggrieved cop releases SP
A four-hour-long `hostage` drama ended as a suspended head constable who had taken a senior police o...
Syrian rebels release Lebanese hostage
One of the 11 Lebanese hostage, Hussein Ali Omar, was reportedly released by Syrian rebels on Saturd...
New plan afoot to deal with Maoist-triggered hostage crisis
The SOP has been sent in the wake of the recent abductions of district collectors (Chhatisgarh) and ...
Somali hostage negotiator gets 10 concurrent life sentences
A Somali national, found guilty of negotiating the ransom from the US and Indian nationals held host...
Hostage-taker shot dead in China
The incident happened when a knife-wielding man allegedly took a girl hostage in the Huadu district ...
Retd Army men among Syria hostages, admits Iran
Tehran admitted that retired members of its Revolutionary Guards are among 48 Iranians taken hostage...
Pak in talks with militants holding Shahbaz Taseer
Pak government is in talks with the men holding Shahbaz Taseer, whose father was killed by his bodyg...
Hostage-taker shot dead at Beijing subway
A man was shot dead at a subway station in Beijing night after he took a security officer hostage.
Official: French hostage-taker used `fake firearm`
An official says a man who took hostages at a school complex just south of Paris used a "fake f...
French school hostage crisis ends, all freed
The man entered Charles Perrault School in Vitry-sur-Seine today morning and detained children and p...
German gunman kills self, 4 others in hostage standoff
A German man facing eviction from a flat, shot dead self and four other hostages in the city of Karl...
German hostage killed by captors during raid
A German engineer, who was abducted in Nigeria`s northern state of Kano in January, was killed by hi...
Odisha govt following hostage commitments: Behera
The Odisha govt expressed determination in dealing firmly with attempts to disrupt public order and ...
Govt defends mediation policy during hostage crisis
The government Wednesday justified the policy of mediation for freeing hostages.
Armed men loot jewellery showroom
Two armed men entered the showroom as customers and then held the owners along with their staff host...
Government plans hostage policy for Naxals
Earlier in the day, Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh pitched for a national hostage policy in ...
Sukma collector to be released on May 03
Barring any last minute hitch, Sukma Collector Alex Paul Menon, who has been held hostage by Maoists...
Chhattisgarh DM’s abduction: Deadlock continues
Talks between mediators of Chhattisgarh govt and Maoists to end the hostage crisis involving Sukma D...
Man charged for central London ruckus
Michael Green, 48, who was arrested after creating chaos in central London on Friday, has been reman...
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