US urges `restraint` as Israel hunts kidnappers

The United States today called on both Israel and the Palestinians to show restraint as Israelis tightened their grip on the West Bank hunting for three kidnapped teenagers.
"We recognize this is an incredibly sensitive and difficult circumstance on the ground, and we feel all sides should exercise restraint," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters.

Kidnappers release Colombian police officer`s daughter

The kidnappers who grabbed the 10-year-old daughter of a Colombian police commander released the girl hours later, authorities said.

Son`s kidnappers do not want ransom: former Pakistan PM

 Former Pakistan prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that his son Ali Haider`s kidnappers have never asked for a ransom as they were only interested in securing release of some Taliban prisoners, media reported Monday.

Kidnappers seize Egypt diplomat in Libya

Kidnappers seized an Egyptian diplomat in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Friday, Libya`s foreign ministry said.

Three `kidnappers` lynched in Assam

Suspecting them to be behind the abduction of two school students, villagers lynched three persons today in Assam`s Goalpara district, police said.

RSS worker gives kidnappers the slip

A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker, who was allegedly kidnapped two days back, has managed to give his captors the slip and is now safe in police hands.

Kidnappers abduct wrong man from Russian hospital

A man, kidnapped from a hospital by a group of men, was released after the kidnappers realised they had abducted the wrong person, investigators said.

Talks with kidnappers of Shahbaz Taseer at advanced stage

Family of kidnapped Shahbaz Taseer, the son of the slain Pakistani politician Salmaan Taseer, has said that negotiations with the abductors are at an advanced stage.

Kenya to pursue kidnappers into Somalia

Somali militants this week kidnapped two Spanish women working with Doctors Without Borders in a Kenya camp.

Kenyan coastguards surround Frenchwoman`s captors

Kenyan coastguards have surrounded
the kidnappers of a disabled Frenchwoman at sea as they
reportedly were heading for Somalia.

Kate ‘undergoing SAS course to protect herself from kidnappers’

The Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly on a Special Air Service (SAS)-run course to protect herself from potential kidnappers.

Eight abducted children recovered, one arrested

Police claimed to have
busted a gang of child kidnappers with the arrest of a man and
recovery of eight children in Saharanpur district.

Afghan Taliban publicly flog kidnappers: Governor

The Taliban publicly flogged four men on Saturday for kidnapping a doctor, a local official said.

Soldiers kill 4 alleged kidnappers in Mexico

Mexican soldiers killed four presumed kidnappers during a gunfight at a ranch in northeast Mexico, the army said Monday.

Tribal villagers help nab kidnappers in Orissa

Residents of a tribal hamlet in Orissa helped police rescue a man within a few hours after his abduction, an official said.

Mexican politician released in Mexico: Report

Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, a prominent former Mexican presidential candidate, has been released by his kidnappers after more than six months in captivity, the newspaper El Universal reported Saturday.

Kidnappers will be dealt mercilessly: TN Govt

Tamil Nadu Government on Wednesday said it
would deal mercilessly with those who indulge in kidnapping
and police would keep a vigil on all schools, especially in
cities, to prevent such incidents.

France seeks talks with Qaeda kidnappers: Sarkozy`s office

Gunmen seized 5 French nationals in a raid on a uranium mining town in Niger.

Suspected kidnappers of ex-PM`s son caught: Nigeria police

Nigerian police said on Sunday they
have arrested three people suspected of kidnapping the son of
the country`s first Prime Minister Tafawa Balewa.

Kidnappers free US tourists in Yemen

Yemeni tribesmen freed two American tourists and their driver on Tuesday, a day after they were kidnapped near a popular tourist site in the Arabian peninsula country, a mediator said.