Tests, counselling for traumatised former Boko Haram hostages

Many of the women and girls rescued from Boko Haram are traumatised and showing signs of depression, with psychological counselling urgently needed as they recover in camps in northeast Nigeria, relief officials said Monday.

Gaya doctor ‘abduction’: Bihar unit of IMA threatens to go on strike

With the police clueless about the suspected kidnapping of a prominent doctor from Gaya, the Bihar unit of Indian Medical Association (IMA) threatened, Monday, to launch an agitation.

World must do more to free Nigerian schoolgirl hostages: Malala Yousafzai

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday criticised Nigerian and world leaders for not doing enough to help free 219 schoolgirls kidnapped a year ago by Boko Haram militants.

Five abducted aid workers killed in Afghanistan: Officials

The bullet-ridden bodies of five aid workers have been found, weeks after they were abducted by armed gunmen in the volatile south of Afghanistan, officials said Saturday.

Two arrested for kidnapping, extortion in Thane

With the arrest of two youths from Kalwa town in the district, police today claimed to have solved a number of kidnapping and extortion cases.

Romanian worker kidnapped from Burkina Faso mine: Security sources

Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped a Romanian security guard from a mine in northern Burkina Faso and fled with him towards the border with Mali, security sources in both countries said.

Delhi: Body of missing four-year-old boy found

The dead body of a four-year-old boy Faizan has been found in Geeta colony, Delhi.

Delhi businessman arrested for stagging 'own' kidnapping

 Police have arrested a Delhi-based businessman for allegedly stagging his own abduction and demanding a ransom of Rs 5 lakh from his in-laws here.

South African man jailed 1,500 years for 29 rapes

A South African court has sentenced a serial rapist to 1,535 years in prison for sexually assaulting 29 women over a period of six years, media reported Friday.

Central Africa minister kidnapped by armed men

Armed men on Sunday kidnapped the Central African Republic minister for sport and young people and former rebel chief Armel Ningatoloum Sayo as he returned from church in the capital Bangui, his wife said.

Japanese hostage crises: A timeline

The apparent execution of Haruna Yukawa, one of two Japanese hostages being held by Islamic State militants, marks one of the darkest moments in Japan`s experience of kidnapping.

UN staffer freed after new Central African kidnapping

Armed men from the mainly Christian anti-balaka militia released a UN employee in the Central African Republic after holding her briefly on Tuesday, a military spokesman said.

Schoolgirl allegedly gang-raped in by 3 men Noida

A student of class 10 was allegedly abducted from Ghaziabad, adjacent to the national capital, driven to another suburb Noida and gangraped in a house there on Wednesday evening.

Abducted UP trader's minor son rescued

Abducted UP trader's minor son rescued

Faizabad: An 11-year-old son of a local trader was today rescued, a day after he was allegedly abducted from Ayodhya town of the district, police said.

Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap over 100 women, children in Nigeria
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen kidnap over 100 women, children in Nigeria

Boko Haram militants killed 32 people and kidnapped scores of others, including women and children, in a brutal attack on a village in the northeast, officials and a witness said Thursday. 

Andhra seeks early release of youth kidnapped in Nigeria

The Andhra Pradesh government is in touch with the Indian embassy in Nigeria to seek early release of a youth allegedly kidnapped by unidentified gunmen.

Kidnapped Indian villager released in Tripura

An Indian villager, who was kidnapped from near the Indo-Bangla international border at Mohanpur in West Tripura district, has been released, a senior official said on Thursday.

Indian sentenced to death for killing baby, grandmother in US

A 28-year-old Indian has been sentenced to death in the US for killing an Indian baby and her grandmother in a 2012 kidnapping plot that went horribly wrong after a trial during which the accused said he would rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments.

IS-linked group threatens to kill French hostage in Algeria

An Algerian group linked to Islamic State jihadists on Monday claimed the kidnapping of a French national and threatened to kill the hostage within 24 hours unless Paris halts air strikes on the IS in Iraq.

Youth fakes his own abduction for extorting money from family

A 22-year-old youth has been arrested for allegedly faking his own kidnapping so that he could squeeze money out of his family.