The Hague: A hostage situation in a Dutch town ended Thursday with the death of hostage-taker and his three-year-old daughter, police said.
Two Turkish pilots, Murat Akpinar and Murat Agca, who were being held hostage in Lebanon by Syrian rebels have been released, Turkish state media was reported on Saturday as saying.
A man took several people hostage at the city hall in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt on Monday, police said.
A 40-year-old property dealer and his family were allegedly held hostage at gunpoint and robbed of cash and valuables worth Rs 18 lakh by six armed persons in Sahibabad area here on Monday.
Seven US citizens survived the attack.
The Algerian Special Forces have discovered 25 bodies in the gas field facility attacked by militants in Tiguentourine.
Algerian special forces on Saturday stormed a natural gas complex in the middle of the Sahara desert in a "final assault" that ended a four-day-old hostage crisis, according to the state news agency and two foreign governments.
The government Wednesday justified the policy of mediation for freeing hostages.
The mediators would brief their respective sides about today`s discussion and talks would continue tomorrow.
The Chhattisgarh government said it has called for a high-level meeting with its two mediators, to decide on the strategy and further course of action for resolving the hostage crisis.
Unable to find a conclusion through negotiations with government officials, the two Maoist nominated mediators sought Odisha CM`s intervention.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday presided over an emergency meeting on the ongoing hostage crises in the state.
The Italian hostage crisis issue figured in Odisha Assembly for the second day with
Opposition Congress alleging failure of intelligence system.
Police on Tuesday surrounded a law firm and evacuated the heart of a Sydney suburb after a man reportedly took a child hostage.
The hostage-taker was armed with a knife and a hammer, said the father of one of the children.
Seven Indian sailors are still being held hostage by pirates despite payment of ransom.
An attack and hostage-taking killed 57 people at an Iraqi govt building.
District Collector RV Krishna was kidnapped by Maoists on February 16.
A concerned BJP said
it was shocking to learn that abducted Malkangiri district
collector R V Krishna is yet to be released by the Maoists.
Ganti Prasadam had expressed his desire
to participate in the negotiations with the state govt for freedom of abducted Collector and
junior engineer taken hostage by the Maoists.
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