Twenty-six Asian sailors have been freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years.
An American warship has been targeted by Houthi missile attacks in Yemen.
An Armenian policeman was killed on Saturday as chaos gripping Yerevan spirals increasingly out of control.
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…
Armed men, who took nine police officers hostage in the Armenian capital Yerevan, have freed the four remaining captives.
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…
In western Kenya, several police officers have been killed, after a gunman held up a police station early on Thursday morning.
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission has released new findings in the case of 43 students who disappeared two years ago.
Several Italians died in the attack, claimed by the group calling itself Islamic State.
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 restaurant in Dhaka trying to free 20 hostages including several foreigners – trapped inside after gunmen attacked it on Friday…
Several women and children have been dramatically rescued in China after being taken hostage by a suspected drug-dealer.
Canada believes its hostage Robert Hall – held for months by Islamist militants in the Philippines – has been killed by his captors.
Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in what Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned as an
The bodies of two Italian hostages held in Libya by ISIL militants since last July have been flown back to Rome. The pair
Two Italian construction workers who’d been kidnapped in Libya have reportedly been killed in fighting between security forces and Islamic State
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
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
Witnesses to the Ouagadougou attack say suspected Islamist militants shot indiscriminately at them and did not speak French – the national language
Burkina Faso’s President Kaboré has condemned the attack on the Splendid Hotel as “cowardly and vile.” With the news of multiple operations taking
Operation at Splendid Hotel and Hotel Yibi both over 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
Security forces in Burkina Faso storm hotel to free hostages taken by suspected Islamic militants - reports of 20 deadSecurity forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso have launched an assault on a hotel in the capital where a number of hostages were being
Security forces in the West African country of Burkina Faso have launched an assault on a hotel in the capital where a number of hostages were being
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
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
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
Argentinian police have arrested 66-year-old Edgardo Oviedo on suspicion of keeping his wife and son locked up for six years. They were allegedly
US officials have announced that aid worker Kayla Mueller, seized in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo in August 2013 and held hostage by
Back home, a Frenchwoman abducted in Yemen in February has arrived safely in Paris after being freed by her captors. Development worker Isabelle
A French woman who was abducted in Yemen in February has been freed and is expected in Paris on Friday morning, according to a statement from the