Jihadists free 70 kidnapped children in Syria: Monitor

The Islamic State jihadist group on Tuesday freed more than 70 Kurdish school children its fighters kidnapped in northern Syria in May, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Kidnapped German released in Syria: Report

A 27-year-old German kidnapped in Syria by militants from the Islamic State around a year ago has been released, according to the Sunday newspaper Welt am Sonntag.

Police search for five aid workers kidnapped in Afghanistan

Afghan police on Sunday sought to free five local Red Cross employees kidnapped by gunmen in the western province of Herat, in the latest case of aid workers being targeted.

Mute, hearing-impaired girl kidnapped, gang-raped in Punjab

An 11-year-old mute and hearing- impaired girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by two men in Shandewala village of the district, police said.

Lawmaker kidnapped in Nigeria

Nigeria`s police in the southeastern state of Rivers Wednesday confirmed the abduction of a member of the state house of assembly by unidentified gunmen.

Kidnapped Israelis shot 10 times with silenced gun: US lab

Three Israeli teenagers who were abducted by Palestinians in the occupied West Bank last month were shot at least 10 times with a silenced gun in what appeared to be premeditated killings, a US official involved in the investigation said.

Bihar Finance Minister`s grandson kidnapped

Bihar Finance Minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav`s maternal grandson has been kidnapped from Pipra block area of Supaul district of the state, police said.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian charged with killing Israeli

Israel on Wednesday demolished the home of a Palestinian, Ziad Awad, arrested this month on charges of shooting dead an off-duty police officer April, the army said.

Kidnapped Tunisian embassy workers freed in Libya

A Tunisian diplomat and an embassy worker kidnapped earlier this year by unknown gunmen in Libya arrived at dawn on Monday at a Tunis airport after being freed on Sunday.

Israel says Palestinians kidnapped three missing teens

Three Israeli teenagers, one of them also a US citizen, have been kidnapped in the occupied West Bank, presumably by Palestinians, the army said today.

Six Philippine forest workers kidnapped: military

Gunmen have kidnapped six forestry surveyors in the violence-stricken southern Philippines, the military said Sunday, the latest in a number of attacks against environmental workers there in recent years.

Two Boko Haram attacks near Nigeria`s Chibok kill 30: witnesses

Two attacks by Boko Haram gunmen killed 30 people near Chibok, the northeast Nigerian town where the Islamists kidnapped more than 200 school girls last month, witnesses said on Wednesday.

Japan, North Korea to hold talks next week in Sweden: Official

Japan said today it will hold talks with North Korea next week in Sweden, seeking to speed up discussions on the Japanese nationals kidnapped by North Korean spies decades ago.

Iraq election candidate kidnapped as attacks kill nine

Militants kidnapped an Iraqi election candidate Sunday as attacks in Baghdad and northern Iraq killed nine people and officials prepared to announce the results of last month`s election.

Youth kidnaps, rape a 10-yr-old girl in Chhattisgarh

A 10-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by a youth in Balodabazar district of Chhattisgarh, police said today.

Pakistan denies kidnapped Iranian guards ever on its soil

Pakistan Tuesday strongly denied that kidnapped Iranian border guards were ever on its soil, amid fresh efforts to improve fractured ties before Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif`s visit to Tehran.

Three Dutch nationals kidnapped in Nigeria oil region

Three foreigners have been kidnapped in Nigeria`s southern oil-producing Niger Delta region, police said Monday, after the Dutch foreign ministry told AFP it was "aware" of reports that those taken were Dutch citizens.

Honeymoon murder: Shrien Dewani loses bid to block extradition to SA

A British Indian businessman on Friday lost his final bid to block his extradition to South Africa, where he is accused of murdering his Indo-Swedish wife while on their honeymoon in 2010.

Two Italians kidnapped by gunmen in eastern Libya

Gunmen have kidnapped two Italians working for a telecommunications company in eastern Libya, the official state news agency said.

Al Qaeda releases video of American kidnapped in Pakistan

Al Qaeda has released a video of an American NGO worker kidnapped by it in Pakistan in 2011, in which he is shown asking US President Barack Obama to negotiate with his captors for his release.