Stories Tagged 'Hostage'
Qatari citizens held hostage in Iraq by unidentified gunmen since 2015 have been freed and handed over to the Iraqi interior ministry, Qatar-based al-Jazeera reported on Friday.
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Philippine troops have rescued three Malaysians held captive by Abu Sayyaf rebels, the military said on Monday, the second such operation in four days as security forces step up offensives against the notorious Islamist group.
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Philippine soldiers have found the remains of a German man who was beheaded by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militants last week, a military official said late on Saturday.
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Gunmen are holding several hostages after what French police sources say was a robbery attempt on a Primark shop north of Paris.
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UCPN (Maoist) leader Baburam Bhattarai has accused the ruling parties—Nepali Congress and CPN-UML—of holding the Constituent Assembly hostage.
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Six inmates who seized weapons from the armory at a Taiwan jail and took the warden and top guard hostage have committed suicide after an overnight standoff.
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