German hostages released by Philippine rebels

Two German hostages held by the Abu Sayyaf group have been released, said a senior Philippine military official Friday evening.

Turkish president says no ransom paid for release of hostages held by IS

President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that no ransom was paid for the release of Turkish hostages held by Islamic State in Iraq and that it was a result of diplomatic and political negotiation.

US airstrikes boost Islamic State, more hostages possible: FBI

Support for Islamic State increased after U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq and the militant group may take more hostages to try to force concessions from Washington, the FBI director told Congress on Wednesday.

Americans oppose paying ransom for hostages

Just 21 percent of respondents said they disagreed with that policy in the online poll conducted from Aug. 12-25. A sample of 4,685 Americans aged 18 and over were interviewed in the survey.

Seven Bangladeshi hostages return home

Seven sailors freed by Somali pirates, returned to Bangladesh Thursday, nearly four years after their abduction.

Brazil prisoners take more than 120 hostages

Inmates in a prison in the northeastern Brazilian state of Sergipe took 122 hostages on Saturday - nearly all of them visiting inmate relatives, a prison official told AFP.

Philippine rebels free most of their hostages

Communist insurgents who seized 39 gold prospectors in the southern Philippines have released all but three of them, authorities said Monday.

Angela Merkel presses Putin for release of OSCE hostages

German Chancellor Angela Merkel again called Russian President Vladimir Putin this morning and asked for his assistance in freeing seven observers from the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe who are being held by pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine.

US call on Russia for safe release of hostages, US journalist kidnapped in Ukraine

The US State Department said it was "deeply concerned" Wednesday over reports about the kidnapping of an American journalist by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

German police in standoff at cafe, man holds 12

Police in southwestern Germany are trying to end an overnight standoff with a man who barricaded himself inside a cafe with 12 other people.

Gunman briefly holds four hostage at Paris bank

An armed man with a history of mental health issues held four people hostage for two hours at a Paris bank today, demanding social housing for himself and his son before surrendering to police.

Hostages freed in Philippines, but police chief seized

Dozens of people held hostage by Muslim rebels waging deadly street battles with Philippine troops escaped on Tuesday amid a military offensive, but the guerrillas kidnapped the city`s police chief, authorities said.

Hollande believes hostages alive, Paris `seeking contacts`

French President Francois Hollande said Sunday that he had "every reason to believe that the hostages are alive", and that Paris was "always seeking contacts" to free them.

Eight European hostages still alive: Al Qaeda group

Al Qaeda`s north African branch said in a statement Saturday that eight European hostages it is holding are alive and well, promising to release a new video of the five Frenchmen among them.

Video shows bodies of foreign hostages in Nigeria

A video posted online appears to show the corpses of some of the seven foreign hostages abducted by Islamic extremists in northern Nigeria and later killed, a gruesome warning of the growing dangers in the region.

Italy, UK, Greece confirm murder of hostages in Nigeria

Britain, Italy and Greece have confirmed that hostages from their countries were among seven construction workers reported killed in Nigeria over the weekend.

Syrian rebels treated UN hostages like `guests`

Rebels who held 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers in Syria put blankets on their hostages to help them sleep through the cold nights and a rebel commander became visibly emotional when his group released the men.

Six foreign hostages executed in Nigeria

Seven "Christian foreigners" taken hostage by a Nigerian Islamic terror group are feared to have been executed, a British daily said on Sunday.

Algerian forces free 650 hostages from militants

Around 650 hostages detained by an armed group at a gas field in Algeria have been freed, the official APS news agency reported.

In Algeria raid, 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers killed

Algeria raided a remote Sahara gas plant in an attempt to free dozens of foreign hostages held by militants with ties to Mali`s rebel Islamists.

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