Kidnapping

U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti as gangs grow more brazen
World

U.S. missionaries kidnapped in Haiti as gangs grow more brazen

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 17 (Reuters) – A U.S. Christian aid organization on Sunday said a group of its missionaries had been…
Desperate Nigerians sell homes and land to free kidnapped children
World

Desperate Nigerians sell homes and land to free kidnapped children

TEGINA, Nigeria, Aug 24 (Reuters) – After armed men snatched seven of Abubakar Adam’s 11 children in northwestern Nigeria, he…
Iran’s ‘hostage diplomacy’ traps foreign nationals
Middle East

Iran’s ‘hostage diplomacy’ traps foreign nationals

The 67-year-old German-Iranian activist Nahid Taghavi is still in detention after being arrested in the Iranian capital in October 2020. Last…
Inside Iran’s plot to kidnap an American journalist
Middle East

Inside Iran’s plot to kidnap an American journalist

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – The image on the alleged Iranian intelligence operative’s device was chilling: A graphic showing photos…
Italian prosecutors ask judge to try Egyptian officers over Regeni murder
Egypt

Italian prosecutors ask judge to try Egyptian officers over Regeni murder

ROME (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors asked a judge on Thursday to have four senior members of Egypt’s security services sent…
Dozens of students abducted from forestry college in northwest Nigeria
World

Dozens of students abducted from forestry college in northwest Nigeria

KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Gunmen in northwest Nigeria kidnapped around 30 students overnight from a forestry college near a military…
Nigeria: Hundreds of schoolgirls feared abducted in raid
World

Nigeria: Hundreds of schoolgirls feared abducted in raid

An armed gang has abducted an unknown number of children in an attack on a boarding school in northwestern Nigeria, a…
Iraq: The disappearance of Baghdad’s party king
Middle East

Iraq: The disappearance of Baghdad’s party king

It was past 10:00 on a Friday night, and the party was in full swing. Hundreds of young men and…
Nigerian official: More than 300 abducted schoolboys freed
World

Nigerian official: More than 300 abducted schoolboys freed

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — More than 300 schoolboys abducted last week by armed men in northwest Nigeria have been released,…
13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police
World

13 charged in plots against Michigan governor, police

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Agents foiled a stunning plot to kidnap Michigan Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, authorities said Thursday in…
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