Pirates have kidnapped 19 people from Greek tanker off the coast of Nigera, which is the third such incident in just over a month.
Monday's ruling comes at a sensitive time, amid public outrage over the slow response of authorities to the abduction and murder of two teenage girls.
The chief of the Romanian police Ioan Buda was fired by the Romanian Interior ministry on Saturday after a series of errors in his police department led to their failure to save a missing girl.
Austrian cyclist and triathlete Nathalie Birli said she was hit, beaten, and tied up before freeing herself from a kidnapper.
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
A body allegedly belonging to Benin guide was found by authorities after two French tourists and their guide were reported missing on Wednesday.
13 year old Jayme Coss escaped from the house where she'd been allegedly held for three months in the tiny town of Gordon by 21 year old Jake Patterson.
Gunmen have kidnapped a 23-year-old Italian female aid worker in the coastal region of Kilifi in Kenya, with five others also injured during the attack
Olia Kedik, also known as Olia Moda, is a Russian fashion blogger based in San Francisco, California. Her Instagram account was hacked in early August 2018, and hackers bribed her to pay 350 dollars to get it back.
It's after British model Chloe Ayling told Italian police she'd been lured to a photo shoot in Italy's fashion capital last summer, abducted and held captive for six days by Lukasz Herba
Two British tourists who were kidnapped in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on Friday have been released, Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson confirmed Sunday.
Two Britons kidnapped in Democratic Republic of Congo Virunga National Park have been released, Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said.
Unidentified armed men ambushed the tourists' convoy on Friday and killed the park ranger while they were gorilla trekking at Virunga National Park.
UK intelligence services helped the CIA abduct Abdul Hakim Belhadj and his then-pregnant wife in 2004 from Thailand to return them to Tripoli, where Abdul was tortured. Now Britain has admitted its mistake and paid compensation.
The Turkish president promises Ramush Haradinaj "he will pay" for sacking senior officials after six Turks working in Kosovo were hunted down and deported back to Turkey.
The government says 76 of the 110 girls abducted in Dapchi last month by Islamist militants have been returned to the northeastern town
Police in the USA have arrested a man who reportedly threatened to kidnap the singer Lana Del Rey
Colombia's ELN rebel group has admitted a Russian-Armenian citizen it held hostage for six months was killed in April.
Twenty five children allegedly kidnapped to be trained as suicide bombers have been rescued by Afghan police as they were smuggled towards
A male model has been found murdered in the streets of Baghdad.
Karar Nushi, who was known for his flamboyant style and flowing blonde locks, was
82 Nigerian schoolgirls Kidnapped by Boko Haram three years ago in Chibok have been freed.
Boko Haram militants have released 82 of the more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in the Nigerian town of Chibok more than three years ago.
A UN official is said to have been kidnapped in Colombia by dissident, former FARC rebels who have rejected the peace process.
A human rights group says the investigation into the disappearance of 43 student teachers in 2014 has failed to make significant progress for 16 months.