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Qatari hostages in Iraq freed after 16 months

Twenty-six Qatari hostages, including members of the ruling family, were freed on Friday after being held by gunmen in Iraq for over a year, officials say.

Twenty-six Qatari hostages, including members of the ruling family, were freed on Friday after being held by gunmen in Iraq for over a year, officials say.

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Philippine soldiers recover remains of beheaded German hostage

In a shallow grave, Philippine soldiers have found the remains of a German man beheaded by IS-linked militants Abu Sayaff last week.

In a shallow grave, Philippine soldiers have found the remains of a German man beheaded by IS-linked militants Abu Sayaff last week.

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ISIL 'soldiers' carried out France church attack, murdering Catholic priest

The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) says two of its “soldiers” carried out a church attack in the French region of Normandy in which a priest was murdered and worshippers taken…

The group calling itself Islamic State (ISIL) says two of its “soldiers” carried out a church attack in the French region of Normandy in which a priest was murdered and worshippers taken…

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Armenia: scores of arrests at Yerevan police station protest

There was tension in Yerevan on Wednesday night as hundreds of demonstrators gathered to support gunmen holding several hostages in a police station in the Armenian…

There was tension in Yerevan on Wednesday night as hundreds of demonstrators gathered to support gunmen holding several hostages in a police station in the Armenian…

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Bangladesh police storm Dhaka siege café, 'several hostages freed'

Bangladeshi police have stormed a café in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…

Bangladeshi police have stormed a café in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…

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Bangladesh police storm Dhaka restaurant after gun attack and siege

Bangladeshi police have stormed a restaurant in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…

Bangladeshi police have stormed a restaurant in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…

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Trudeau condemns killing of Canadian hostage in Philippines

Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in what Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned as an

Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in what Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned as an

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Two Italian hostages reportedly killed in Libya attack

Two Italian construction workers who’d been kidnapped in Libya have reportedly been killed in fighting between security forces and Islamic State

Two Italian construction workers who’d been kidnapped in Libya have reportedly been killed in fighting between security forces and Islamic State

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Bodies of killed Serbian hostages returned home from Libya

The bodies of two Serbian embassy workers, believed to have been killed in US airstrikes in western Libya, have been flown back home. The remains of

The bodies of two Serbian embassy workers, believed to have been killed in US airstrikes in western Libya, have been flown back home. The remains of

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Syria: ISIL frees hundreds of hostages held in Deir-al-Zour

ISIL has released 270 civilians held hostage since the weekend assault on the Syrian government held city of Deir-al-Zour. Daesh backers to blame for

ISIL has released 270 civilians held hostage since the weekend assault on the Syrian government held city of Deir-al-Zour. Daesh backers to blame for

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Burkina Faso siege: witnesses describe moment gunmen entered

Witnesses to the Ouagadougou attack say suspected Islamist militants shot indiscriminately at them and did not speak French – the national language

Witnesses to the Ouagadougou attack say suspected Islamist militants shot indiscriminately at them and did not speak French – the national language

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Burkina Faso attack: 23 dead, of 18 nationalities - correspondent

Burkina Faso’s President Kaboré has condemned the attack on the Splendid Hotel as “cowardly and vile.” With the news of multiple operations taking

Burkina Faso’s President Kaboré has condemned the attack on the Splendid Hotel as “cowardly and vile.” With the news of multiple operations taking

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Burkina Faso siege: women among dead attackers, all operations over

Operation at Splendid Hotel and Hotel Yibi both over At least 126 hostages released At least 23 people dead President condemns attack Four suspected

Operation at Splendid Hotel and Hotel Yibi both over At least 126 hostages released At least 23 people dead President condemns attack Four suspected

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Burkina Faso: siege over, four Islamists killed, 'including two women'

Operations over at both Splendid Hotel and Hotel Yibi At least 126 hostages released At least 23 people dead President condemns attack Four suspected

Operations over at both Splendid Hotel and Hotel Yibi At least 126 hostages released At least 23 people dead President condemns attack Four suspected

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USA: Hostages safe, suspect 'critical' after Georgia motel siege

A woman and 11 children held hostage at a motel in the US state of Georgia have been safely rescued, according to police. The suspect, however

A woman and 11 children held hostage at a motel in the US state of Georgia have been safely rescued, according to police. The suspect, however

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Prisoner swap frees Lebanese soldiers and ISIL leader's ex-wife

16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, have been released. The group was kidnapped during an

16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive by Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, have been released. The group was kidnapped during an

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Turkish hostages released in Baghdad after a month in captivity

A group of 16 Turkish nationals taken hostage by a little-known armed Islamic group a month ago have been released. They are already in Turkey after

A group of 16 Turkish nationals taken hostage by a little-known armed Islamic group a month ago have been released. They are already in Turkey after