Hostages

Hostages in Philippines siege forced to fight, loot, become sex slaves: Army

Civilians held hostage by Islamist militants occupying a southern Philippine city have been forced by their captors to loot homes, take up arms against government troops and serve as sex slaves for rebel fighters, the army said on Tuesday.

Jun 27, 2017, 15:44 PM IST

Bangladesh forces rescue hostages in Dhaka cafe; ISIS militants killed

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Jul 02, 2016, 11:55 AM IST
Orlando club shooting: Hostage texts mom 'I'm in the bathroom. He's coming. I'm gonna die'

Orlando club shooting: Hostage texts mom 'I'm in the bathroom. He's coming. I'm gonna die'

Mina Justice was trying to contact her 30-year-old son Eddie Justice when she received his test messages.

Jun 12, 2016, 21:21 PM IST
Extremist group Abu Sayyaf releases new video, threatens to behead three more hostages

Extremist group Abu Sayyaf releases new video, threatens to behead three more hostages

 Extremist group Abu Sayyaf released a new video on Wednesday threatening to kill three more hostages, who were kidnapped along with John Ridsdel, who was beheaded on April 25 in southern Philippines.

May 04, 2016, 12:03 PM IST
Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill four hostages if ransom not paid

Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf threatens to kill four hostages if ransom not paid

The Philippines-based Abu Sayyaf terrorist group threatened to kill four hostages within a month if an unspecified ransom amount is not paid to it, the media reported on Friday.

Mar 11, 2016, 14:41 PM IST
Jihadists attack hotel in Mali's Bamako; 170 guests, staff taken hostage

Jihadists attack hotel in Mali's Bamako; 170 guests, staff taken hostage

 Jihadists launched a shooting rampage in the Radisson Blu hotel in the centre of the Malian capital Bamako on Friday, security sources and an journalist said.

Nov 20, 2015, 14:56 PM IST

Possible `hostage` boat found on militant island: Philippine military

Philippine authorities have found a boat they suspect was used by kidnappers to take a group of mainly Western hostages to an island stronghold of Islamic militants, the military said on Saturday.

Sep 26, 2015, 10:51 AM IST

Army frees women and child hostages of Boko Haram: Nigeria

Nigeria's army says it has rescued dozens of kidnapped women and children held captive by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.

Sep 16, 2015, 05:47 AM IST

US names first envoy for hostages

 The United States named a senior envoy Friday to work for the safe return of hostages, after criticism of its response to the kidnap and murder of Americans held in Syria.

Aug 29, 2015, 02:33 AM IST

Four dead in Mali hotel siege, hostages taken: Military source

Four people including two soldiers were killed on Friday in an ongoing siege at a hotel in central Mali, where gunmen have also taken a number of hostages, a military source said.

Aug 07, 2015, 19:10 PM IST

Nigerian army frees more than 50 women, children held by Boko Haram

Nigeria`s army said Thursday it had set free 59 people held by Boko Haram, among them 29 women and 25 children, amid an ongoing offensive against the Islamist group in the country`s restive northeast.

Jul 31, 2015, 05:03 AM IST

Nigerian army frees dozens of women, children from Boko Haram

Nigeria's army said it had liberated 30 hostages held by Boko Haram, including 21 children and seven women, amid ongoing offensives against the extremists in the country's northeast.

Jul 29, 2015, 07:18 AM IST
Armed suspect takes one hostage in Western Australia

Armed suspect takes one hostage in Western Australia

A hostage situation is underway in Bunbury in Western Australia.

Jul 16, 2015, 19:05 PM IST

10 Tunisian consulate staff taken hostage in Libya

 Tunisia`s foreign ministry said on Friday that 10 of its officers at its consulate in Tripoli were taken hostage by a Libyan armed militia group.

Jun 12, 2015, 22:20 PM IST

Several US probes likely of drone strikes that killed hostages

The Central Intelligence Agency`s Inspector General will conduct what could be the first of several investigations into the CIA drone strikes that killed American and Italian hostages and two US-born al Qaeda militants, US government sources said on Friday.

Apr 25, 2015, 06:42 AM IST

Hostages killed in US strike were veteran aid workers

Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, killed inadvertently in a US strike against Al-Qaeda, were seasoned humanitarians who spent years helping poor communities recover from war and natural disaster.

Apr 24, 2015, 01:01 AM IST
American, Italian hostages inadvertently killed in US operation: Barack Obama

American, Italian hostages inadvertently killed in US operation: Barack Obama

An American and an Italian who had been held hostage for several years by al Qaeda in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan were inadvertently killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in January, President Barack Obama said on Thursday.

Apr 23, 2015, 23:49 PM IST

Afghan forces kill dozens of militants in hostage rescue operation

Afghan security forces have killed dozens of militants in a military operation aimed at freeing a group of civilian hostages in southern Afghanistan, an Army official said on Wednesday.

Mar 04, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

Greek oil tanker hostages released in Nigeria

Two Greeks and a Pakistani taken hostage three weeks ago off the coast of Nigeria in a bloody attack on a Greek oil tanker have been freed, the ship`s owner said Wednesday.

Feb 25, 2015, 18:10 PM IST