Hostage situations

May 07, 2018 - 3:06 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — More than 1,000 people held captive in northeastern Nigeria by the jihadi group Boko Haram have been rescued, Nigeria's military said Monday. The hostages, which consisted mainly of women and children, were rescued from four villages in the Bama area of Borno State, military...
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May 07, 2018 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former homeland security and counterterrorism adviser to President Barack Obama is teaming up with a non-profit that gives free counseling and legal and other advice to the families of captives. Hostage US announced Monday that Lisa Monaco has been elected to its board. The...
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This photo provided by WFSB-TV shows a fire behind a house, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, in North Haven, Conn. A Connecticut woman's call to police to report domestic violence led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left at least one person dead and other officers injured, officials said Thursday. (Kevin Galliford/WFSB-TV via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman's call to police to report that she had escaped after being held hostage for several days led to a standoff and explosion in a barn behind her home that left one person dead and nine police officers injured, officials said Thursday. A regional police...
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President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands during a news conference at Trump's private Mar-a-Lago club, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Palm Beach, Fla.. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 18, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is pledging to help free Japanese citizens abducted and held captive by North Korea. Trump said Wednesday that he made "a promise" to Japanese...
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Women place flowers on pictures of three press workers from the newspaper EL COMERCIO, after Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno confirmed their deaths, in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, April 13, 2018. Moreno confirmed the deaths of the three press workers kidnapped along the country's conflictive border with Colombia. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
April 13, 2018 - 3:30 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Friday confirmed that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia had been killed, opening the door to a military strike against their captors. Moreno spoke after a 12-hour deadline ended with the captors failing...
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A relative of on of the three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Ecuador and Colombia arrives to meet with Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno in Quito, Ecuador, Friday, April 13, 2018. President Moreno said that it is highly likely that the journalists were killed and gave their captors 12 hours to demonstrate they remain alive before he orders a major military operation against them. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)
April 13, 2018 - 1:59 pm
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping of Ecuadorean press workers. (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno has confirmed the deaths of three press workers kidnapped along the country's conflictive border with Colombia. Moreno spoke Friday after a 12-hour deadline...
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April 03, 2018 - 10:57 am
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Journalists kidnapped a week ago along Ecuador's increasingly conflictive border with Colombia have appeared in a video appealing to Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno. In the 22-second proof-of-life video, the three men, chained together at their necks, relayed their captors...
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Alexanda Amon Kotey, left, and El Shafee Elsheikh, who were allegedly among four British jihadis who made up a brutal Islamic State cell dubbed "The Beatles," speak during an interview with The Associated Press at a security center in Kobani, Syria, Friday, March 30, 2018. The men said that their home country’s revoking of their citizenship denies them fair trial. “The Beatles” terror cell is believed to have captured, tortured and killed hostages including American, British and Japanese journalists and aid workers. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
March 30, 2018 - 5:53 pm
KOBANI, Syria (AP) — Two British militants believed to have been part of an Islamic State group cell notorious for beheading hostages in Syria were unapologetic in their first interview since their capture, denouncing the U.S. and Britain as "hypocrites" who will not give them a fair trial. The men...
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A photo of Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame placed on a bunch of flowers at the main gate of the Police headquarters in Carcassonne, France, Saturday, March 24, 2018, following an attack on a supermarket in Trebes in the south of the country on Friday. A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll in the attack to four, and the officer was honored Saturday as a national hero of "exceptional courage and selflessness." (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 27, 2018 - 5:12 pm
PARIS (AP) — The latest on the Islamic extremist attack in southern France (all times local): 10:45 p.m. The girlfriend of an attacker who killed four people and took hostages in a French supermarket has been given preliminary terrorism charges in the investigation. A French judicial official says...
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A photo of Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame placed on a bunch of flowers at the main gate of the Police headquarters in Carcassonne, France, Saturday, March 24, 2018, following an attack on a supermarket in Trebes in the south of the country on Friday. A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll in the attack to four, and the officer was honored Saturday as a national hero of "exceptional courage and selflessness." (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 26, 2018 - 10:12 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the southern France attack (all times local): 4 p.m. The pope has condemned the attacks in southern France, while lauding the "heroic act" of the French policeman who died after taking the place of a supermarket employee held hostage by an Islamic extremist. Pope Francis...
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