France says their captors were terrorists who planned to hand them over to an al Qaeda affiliate in Mali.
The UK Foreign Office confirms David Squire was killed, but three others who were kidnapped at the same time have been freed.
A man held a woman hostage at a Dutch radio station on Thursday morning, before releasing her and being arrested by police.
A police spokeswoman
An attack on the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul has ended with 13 people dead including seven students.
The people of Manbij have been celebrating their liberation from the so-called Islamic State group. The fate of civilians taken as human shields remains unclear.
US-backed Kurdish and Arab fighters say they have seized full control of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, liberating more than 2,000 civilian hostages who had been held as human…
Armed men who seized a police station in the Armenian capital Yerevan have surrendered after a two week stand-off.
Hundreds of demonstrators have clashed with police in Armenia in support of gunmen who have taken several policemen captive.
In Armenia, gunmen have seized a police station in the capital Yerevan taking hostages, including the country’s police chief.
In western Kenya, several police officers have been killed, after a gunman held up a police station early on Thursday morning.
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.
Islamist militants in the Philippines have killed Canadian hostage John Ridsdel in what Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has condemned as an
US army segeant Bowe Bergdahl, who has been charged with desertion, appeared before a court to ask for time on deciding whether a judge or a jury
A hostage taking incident in the northern French town of Roubaix appears to be over. Police have reported one gunman as dead and another arrested