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Nicky Verstappen: Dutch court convicts man of 1998 child killing
The abduction and killing of the 11-year-old boy shocked the Netherlands and had remained unsolved for over 20 years.
'Dripping with blood': Anger as Moro kidnapping letter sold at auction
Critics have questioned whether the sale of the note -- claiming responsibility for abducting Italy's former PM -- is in good taste.
Migrants in southern Mexico prevented from moving towards US border
Hundreds protest outside the migration office in the southern city of Tapachula, saying they're vulnerable to criminal extortion and kidnapping.
France issues arrest warrant for Japanese woman over 'parental kidnap'
The case has regenerated debate in Japan, where shared custody is not legally recognised and children are often "abducted" by one parent.
Man arrested over alleged kidnap of cable car crash survivor in Italy
Six-year-old Eitan Biran has been the focus of a custody battle between his maternal grandparents in Israel and his paternal relatives in Italy after surviving the crash in May.
US religious group says 17 missionaries kidnapped in Haiti
A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti, a religious group said.
Italy launches probe into kidnap of sole cable crash survivor
Since the boy's release from hospital, his paternal family in Italy and his maternal family in Israel have been fighting over his custody.
Swedish rappers jailed for kidnapping in major organised crime trial
The well-known rapper Yasin has been convicted of involvement in a plot to kidnap a rival musician in 2020. Another rapper Haval, was also found guilty.
Police officer Wayne Couzens pleads guilty to murdering Sarah Everard
Wayne Couzens's guilty plea for murder came a month after he also admitted to kidnapping and raping 33-year-old Sarah Everard.
Argentine campaign to reunite families begins overseas search
The movement was started by the Abuelas de la Plaza de Mayo, whose pregnant daughters went missing or were killed by the dictatorship.
Police officer pleads guilty to kidnap and rape of Sarah Everard
The body of 33-year-old Sarah Everard was found in Ashford, Kent on March 10 a week after she disappeared in south London.
French conspiracy theorist and kidnapping suspect arrested in Malaysia
Malaysian police have arrested French conspiracy theorist Rémy Daillet-Wiedemann, who was wanted over the kidnapping of a young girl in April.
Gunmen kill one and abduct students from school in Nigeria
Nigerian media report gunmen abducted around 200 students from the Salihu Tanko Islamic School.
Malaysian police search for man linked to kidnapping of French girl
France has issued an international arrest warrant for the suspect who allegedly helped organise eight-year-old Mia's abduction on April 13.
Salvini may avoid trial over kidnap allegations
Italian prosecutor tells court there is no reason to put the right-wing leader, Matteo Salvini, on trial for alleged kidnapping
Nine Romanian police officers prosecuted over violent facemask arrest
Prosecutors in Bucharest have opened criminal proceedings against nine police officers for their treatment of two people they arrested for failing to wear facemasks in September.
Nigerian governor says 279 kidnapped schoolgirls are freed
The girls were abducted from their boarding school by gunmen last Friday.
Police and army in bid to rescue 317 schoolgirls kidnapped in Nigeria
Unidentified gunmen stormed the Government Girls Secondary School in the town of Jangebe and took the girls away, say police.
United Arab Emirates
UAE a 'lawless country with good PR', says Princess Latifa campaigner
Princess Latifa, the daughter of UAE vice president Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, claims she is being held against her will.
Schoolboys kidnapped in northwest Nigeria released
More than 300 schoolboys kidnapped last week in an attack on their school in northwest Nigeria have returned home.
300 schoolboys kidnapped in Nigeria have been freed - state governor
The abduction of more than 300 boys bears chilling similarities to the kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014. About 100 of those girls are still missing.
Nigeria: Hundreds of students missing after gunmen attack school
Bandits are thought to be behind the attack in the northwestern Katsina state, an area where kidnapping for ransom is common.
3 European hostages and Malian politican freed by Islamic extremists
French president Emmanual Macron welcomed the news of the release of French captive Sophie Pétronin, saying it was "a joy to have heard her voice."
‘Militia’ plot to kidnap US governor foiled by undercover agents
A plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer and put her “on trial” was foiled by undercover agents and informants, the FBI said.
German art curator kidnapped in Iraq freed in government operation
Her friends and acquaintances reported her missing earlier this week, and she has since been freed.
Moldovan MP 'kidnapped' after defecting from ruling party
MPs with the Pro-Moldova party have said Ștefan Gațcan has been kidnapped and forced to resign as a member of parliament after he tried to defect the ruling Socialists.