Nearly five years after they were captured in Afghanistan, a North American family have been freed.
Canadian Joshua Boyle and his US wife Caitlan
Loup Bureau says he is both relieved and surprised to have been freed on Friday.
Several members of staff are being held hostage at an employment office in a city in the north of the UK.
A man armed with a knife barricaded
The 82 girls were released by Boko Haram in exchange for commanders of the jihadist group.
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.
In a shallow grave, Philippine soldiers have found the remains of a German man beheaded by IS-linked militants Abu Sayaff last week.
The ISIL affiliated group Abu Sayyaf has released footage which appears to show a German hostage being beheaded in the Philippines.
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.