ABUJA (Reuters) - Gunmen boarded two fishing vessels just off the coast of Nigeria and took two people hostage, security sources said on Saturday, the latest in a series of hijackings in the waters aroundAfrica's largest oil business.…Continue
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(CNN) -- A French woman seized in northern Kenya was taken to Somalia by her captors after a sea battle to rescue her failed, Kenyan government officials said.
Gunmen snatched the woman early Saturday from her holiday home in Manda Island, close to where a Briton was abducted and her husband killed last month.
They were "10 heavily armed Somali bandits suspected to be al-Shabaab operatives" from Ras Kamboni, across the border in Somalia,…Continue
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Nairobi, Kenya (CNN) -- An English tourist kidnapped from a remote Kenyan resort is being held by Somali pirates in a remote corner of the lawless country, according to experts and security analysts in Nairobi.
"Gangs from Southern Somalia took her up the coast and then moved her several times,"…Continue
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QUERÉTARO, Mexico — Of all the strange circumstances surrounding the violent abduction last year of Diego Fernandez de Cevallos, the Mexican power broker and former presidential candidate known here as "Boss Diego," perhaps nothing was weirder than the mysterious tracking chip the kidnappers allegedly cut from his body.
Lurid Mexican media accounts reported that an armed gang invaded Fernandez' home, sliced open his arm with a pair of scissors and extracted a satellite-enabled…Continue
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Two teenage Coptic girls, cousins, were recently kidnapped and then “sold” in Minya, Egypt—the same region where a Coptic church was recently attacked and desecrated. I tried to find this story in English-language media and, as expected, found nothing, except for one report in Al-Masry Al-Youm titled “Clashes between police and Coptic protesters in Minya”—as if that’s the…Continue
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Two French journalists held hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan for 18 months have returned to France after being freed by their captors.
France-3 television videographer Stephane Taponier and reporter Herve Ghesquiere were greeted by relatives and French President Nicolas Sarkozy when they arrived Thursday at a military airport near…
Published June 19, 2011
WASHINGTON – Pressured by increased scrutiny of terrorist money sources and strikes aimed at its…Continue
By CHRISTINA NG
Missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer's mother sent a pointed message today: "I…
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Chicago - Police are looking for a 25-year-old Rogers Park woman last heard from after getting lost last week while heading to a Near West Side nightclub.
Irma Sabanovic left her home in the 1900 block of West Hood Avenue on May 12 with the intention of going to the Exit nightclub near Elston and North, a missing persons alert from…Continue
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Kidnap and ransom insurance or K&R insurance is designed to protect individuals and corporations operating in high-risk areas around the world, such as Mexico, Venezuela, Haiti, and Nigeria, certain other countries in Latin America, as well as some parts of the …Continue
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Editors last heard from the journalists on Tuesday as they were covering the retreat of rebels from the town of Ajdabiya, and Libyan officials told the newspaper they were trying to locate the four, executive editor Bill Keller said in a statement. The Times said there were unconfirmed…Continue
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BRUSSELS (AFP) – Somali pirates are believed to have captured a large cargo vessel off Oman, with 13 Iranian and 10 Indian crew on board, European Union naval forces said Sunday.
The seizure of the Sinin in the Arabian Sea took place late Saturday afternoon, 350 nautical miles East of…Continue
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