Five coal miners kidnapped in Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen kidnapped five coal miners in Pakistan`s Balochistan province Tuesday, media reported.

Body of slain French hostage to be flown home from Algeria

The body of a French tourist who was kidnapped and beheaded by jihadists in Algeria last September is to be flown home on Monday, a source close to the case told AFP.

Missing soldier abducted by FARC: Colombian Army

 A soldier who went missing last Friday after a clash with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas was kidnapped by the rebels, the Colombian army announced Monday.

Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song: Chris Martin
Angelina Jolie kidnapped me to write a song: Chris Martin

Singer Chris Martin jokes he was kidnapped by actress-director Angelina Jolie to write a song for her forthcoming film “Unbroken”.

I was kidnapped by Jolie and Pitt: Chris Martin
I was kidnapped by Jolie and Pitt: Chris Martin

Singer Chris Martin joked that he was kidnapped by Angelina Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt to write a song for her upcoming movie 'Unbroken'.

Over 400 kidnapped, 7 still in captivity of pirates: Govt

Fate of seven Indians kidnapped four years ago by pirates operating off Somalia and Nigerian coasts remains unknown and the past six years have seen the abduction of over 400 nationals, the government has said.

Colombia suspends peace talks with FARC after general kidnapped

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Sunday suspended peace talks with the country`s largest rebel group, the FARC, as the military investigates the suspected abduction of a general.

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.