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Texas synagogue standoff: Hostages safe, captor dead
The four hostages were released and freed after an FBI SWAT team stormed the synagogue, where an unnamed, allegedly armed man kept them for hours on Saturday.
Man arrested after taking woman hostage in Paris shop overnight
The hostage-taker is a 56-year-old man known to police for having harassed a local doctor at her surgery, according to a police source.
Husband of British-Iranian woman stuck in Iran ends hunger strike
Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, ended his hunger strike.
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Europe and the United States must stop pandering to Tehran's nuclear 'extortion' tactics, argues dissident author Alireza Jafarzadeh.
Guards freed after hostage-taking by inmates at Swedish prison
Two inmates broke into a staff room and are holding two guards hostage, demanding a helicopter and 20 pizzas.
US citizen kidnapped in Niger rescued in military operation
Philipe Nathan Walton was taken from his farm in Massalata in southern Niger early Tuesday morning by armed kidnappers who demanded a ransom from the man’s father.
Police manhunt after armed raider holds dozens hostage at Georgia bank
An armed assailant entered a bank in the western Georgian town of Zugdidi on Wednesday. A police operation is ongoing after the individual escaped with three hostages and abandoned them in a forested area.
Gunman who took hostages at bank in Le Havre surrenders to police
An official in France’s national police said the hostage-taker was known to have psychological problems.
Ukrainian police detain hostage-taker threatening to blow up bank
A young man who held a bank employee hostage and threatened to detonate a bomb in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv on Monday has been arrested, the country's Security Services (SBU) have announced.
Criminal suspect flees after taking police chief hostage in Ukraine
Over six hours after the pursuit began, the man left his hostage in the car and fled into a forest, according to police.
Ukraine: Police detain armed man holding 13 people hostage on bus
"It's over," Interior Minister Arsen Avakov announced on Twitter, adding: "All are safe".
Hostages pay tribute to French soldiers who died to save them
France says their captors were terrorists who planned to hand them over to an al Qaeda affiliate in Mali.
Two French soldiers killed during rescue of four hostages in Burkina Faso
Two French soldiers have been killed during a rescue operation by special forces of four people being held hostage by an armed group in Burkina Faso
British hostage killed in Nigeria, three others released
The UK Foreign Office confirms David Squire was killed, but three others who were kidnapped at the same time have been freed.
Colombia's ELN rebels admit hostage killed in April
Colombia's ELN rebel group has admitted a Russian-Armenian citizen it held hostage for six months was killed in April.
Hostage-taking at Dutch radio station now over
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
Beslan:Russia to appeal ECHR ruling
The chaotic gun battle that ended the siege was the bloodiest incident of its kind in modern Russian history.
Russia's response to the Beslan school siege had ''serious failings''
Russia’s response to the 2004 Beslan school siege had ‘‘serious failings’‘ and breached human rights laws, one of Europe’s top courts has said.
Several students are among the dead after an attack on a Kabul university
An attack on the American University in the Afghan capital, Kabul has ended with 13 people dead including seven students.
Liberation of northern Syrian city of Manbij is major blow to IS
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.
ISIL forced out of strategic Syrian city of Manbij
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…
Armenian gunmen surrender after two week stand-off at police station
Armed men who seized a police station in the Armenian capital Yerevan have surrendered after a two week stand-off.
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…
Armenia: Violence erupts over police station hostage crisis
Hundreds of demonstrators have clashed with police in Armenia in support of gunmen who have taken several policemen captive.
Armenia: gunmen storm police station in Yerevan
In Armenia, gunmen have seized a police station in the capital Yerevan taking hostages, including the country’s police chief.
Kenya: several officers killed in hostage siege at police station
In western Kenya, several police officers have been killed, after a gunman held up a police station early on Thursday morning.