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Canada, UK to urge other nations not to pay ransoms - Trudeau | Reuters

Apr 27, 2016

Canada, UK to urge other nations not to pay ransoms - Trudeau | Reuters

KANANASKIS, Alberta Canada and Britain will urge other nations not to pay ransoms to free kidnap victims, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, the day after a Canadian hostage was found dead in the Philippines. Trudeau said if Canada paid ransoms it would put at risk all of its citizens who travelled or lived abroad #United States #Middle East #science #United Kingdom #kidnapping
Canada PM condemns 'cold-blooded murder' of hostage in Philippines | Reuters

Apr 26, 2016

Canada PM condemns 'cold-blooded murder' of hostage in Philippines | Reuters

KANANASKIS, Alberta/MANILA Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned on Monday the execution of a Canadian hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in the Philippines, calling it "an act of cold-blooded murder." John Ridsdel, 68, a former mining executive, was captured by Islamist militants along with three other people in September 2015 while on vacation on a Philippine island. The Philippine army said a severed head was found on a remote island on Monday, five hours after the expiry of a ransom deadline set by militants who had threatened to execute one of four captives. "Canada condemns without reservation the brutality of the hostage-takers and this unnecessary death #Business #Islam #Europe #Norway #Entertainment #kidnapping
Month after Dalit woman was dragged, kidnapped and raped, police arrest second accused

Apr 24, 2016

Month after Dalit woman was dragged, kidnapped and raped, police arrest second accused

Nearly a month after a Dalit woman was dragged, abducted and raped in Muktsar district of Punjab, the second person accused for the crime was arrested. #India #Punjab #NewsTracker #Crime #Rape #CCTV #Police #kidnapping #Muktsar
Suspected suicide bomber not one of Nigeria's missing Chibok girls | Reuters

Mar 31, 2016

Suspected suicide bomber not one of Nigeria's missing Chibok girls | Reuters

ABUJA A suspected suicide bomber intercepted in northern Cameroon last week before she could blow herself up is not one of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok in 2014, an African public advocacy group said on Wednesday. The abduction of about 270 school girls by the Islamist militant group sparked international outrage and a campaign for their safe return. Some 50 of the girls managed to escape but 219 are still missing. #Islam #Technology #Middle East #United Kingdom #Violence #kidnapping
Suspected suicide bomber identified as a 12-year-old Boko Haram victim but not from Chibok | Reuters

Mar 31, 2016

Suspected suicide bomber identified as a 12-year-old Boko Haram victim but not from Chibok | Reuters

ABUJA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A would-be female suicide bomber arrested in Cameroon was not one of the 219 schoolgirls missing from Chibok in northeast Nigeria but she had also been abducted by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, officials said on Wednesday. #India #Middle East #Africa #Nigeria #Latin America #kidnapping #article
Mexico says experts investigating 43 students will cease work in April | Reuters

Mar 30, 2016

Mexico says experts investigating 43 students will cease work in April | Reuters

MEXICO CITY An international panel of experts that picked apart the Mexican government's account of what happened to 43 students who disappeared in 2014 will cease work in the country by late April, a senior government official said on Tuesday. The 43 student teachers went missing from the southwestern Mexican city of Iguala in 2014, and their abduction caused an international uproar over human rights abuses in Mexico. #India #Middle East #United Kingdom #Guatemala #opinion #kidnapping
Cameroon delays quizzing of bomber claiming to be Chibok schoolgirl as doubts mount | Reuters

Mar 29, 2016

Cameroon delays quizzing of bomber claiming to be Chibok schoolgirl as doubts mount | Reuters

ABUJA, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cameroon officials delayed on Monday the questioning of a female suicide bomber claiming to be one of the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok in northeast Nigeria two years ago by Islamic militants due to injuries as doubts mounted over her identity. The girl claiming to be one of the 219 missing schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram and another woman were arrested on Friday carrying explosives in Limani in northern Cameroon that has been the target of frequent suicide bombings recently. The arrest raised hopes that the girl might be able to assist the Nigerian government in investigations regarding the fate and whereabouts of the missing Chibok girls. #Islam #Europe #markets #Latin America #kidnapping #article
Afghan gunmen free kidnapped Tajiks | Reuters

Mar 29, 2016

Afghan gunmen free kidnapped Tajiks | Reuters

SHURO-OBOD, Tajikistan Gunmen from Afghanistan have released two Tajik road workers kidnapped in a cross-border raid last week, Tajikistan's border guard service said on Monday. #India #Business #markets #United Kingdom #Entertainment #kidnapping #article
Delhi: Five-year-old boy allegedly abducted from outside his school by tenants

Mar 22, 2016

Delhi: Five-year-old boy allegedly abducted from outside his school by tenants

A five-year-old boy was allegedly abducted from outside his school by three persons who lived in the victim's residence as tenants in south Delhi. #India #Delhi #NewsTracker #abduction #kidnapping #boy #minor #tenants
Kidnapped son of slain Pakistan governor found after five years

Mar 08, 2016

Kidnapped son of slain Pakistan governor found after five years

The kidnapped son of a liberal Pakistani governor assassinated by his bodyguard has been found, senior officials said Tuesday, just over a week after his father's killer was hanged. #Pakistan #Taliban #NewsTracker #kidnapping