The American soldier released Saturday by the Taliban after nearly five years in captivity is in "good" condition and is undergoing medical treatment at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, officials said.
Italian aid worker Federico Motka has been freed after over a year of captivity in Syria, the foreign ministry announced in a statement today.
More than 200 schoolgirls on Wednesday began their second month as Boko Haram hostages, with Nigeria`s government indicating it was willing to talk to the militants to secure their release.
Senior Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar was instrumental in bringing the militant leadership to the negotiating table, according to a media report.
Ukraine`s foreign ministry said the 40-year old reporter arrived in the capital, Kiev, Sunday, and that her state of health was "satisfactory".
A Keralite who escaped from the captivity of an extremist group in the Philippines returned home , ending 14 months` of ordeal .
Israel`s abducted soldier Gilad Shalit`s five year ordeal under captivity came to an end as his captors handed him over to Egyptian authorities.
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, whose country is also affected by the activities of the al Qaeda-affiliated group, said earlier this week he thought the hostages were still alive.
Five Bangladeshis held by kidnappers
for seven months in Afghanistan returned home on Sunday, telling
tearful family members that their time in captivity was
An FIR has been registered against
five professors of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for
allegedly keeping a black buck in captivity at the varsity
campus in Aligarh, police said here on Tuesday.
Sultan Amir Tarar, who was kidnapped last March, has died of a heart attack.
Jaycee Lee Dugard was allegedly held as a sex slave for 18 years.
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