Security was on Saturday beefed up in the city following Bangladesh's worst terror attack by suspected Islamic State militants.
Suspected Islamist gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Mali's capital Friday, firing automatic weapons and seizing more than 100 guests and staff in a hostage-taking that has left at least 22 people dead.
A timeline of unrest in Mali since January 2012, after gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in the capital Bamako taking hostages on Friday
Mali siege as it unfolds: Gunmen take 170 hostages, including 20 Indians, at Radisson hotel; three killed
Gunmen went on a shooting rampage at the luxury Radisson Blu hotel in Mali's capital Bamako on Friday, seizing 170 guests and staff in an ongoing hostage-taking, the hotel chain said.
Around 400 villagers from Marenga village in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh were taken hostage by Naxals on Friday night ahead of PM Modi's visit.
The plight of freelance journalist Kenji Goto, taken captive by Islamic State group militants, has gripped Japan, and the people's hopes for his safety are now on Facebook with a simple, unifying plea: "I am Kenji.
Amirah Droudis, the partner of the Sydney siege gunman Man Haron Monis, had her bail revoked after being deemed an "unacceptable risk" by a magistrate.
Australia's prime minister said that a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable, as the chorus of critics demanding to know why the gunman was out on bail.
Iran's Foreign Ministry said it had warned Australia repeatedly about Monis, who fled Iran claiming persecution.
Australia's prime minister acknowledged Wednesday that the nation's security system failed to keep track of a gunman responsible for a deadly siege at a Sydney cafe.
At least 15 people are currently being held hostage at Lindt cafe in Sydney's central business district. We track developments as they happen.
The hostage crisis has ended but the effects of the crisis will linger on and create animus between Australian Muslims and natives. This, to repeat, will constitute a travesty and a tragedy.
Sydney's dramatic siege in which a gunman displayed an Islamic flag follows months of warnings about "lone wolf" attacks.
Five people have fled from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages at the height of Monday morning rush hour.
Three people fled to safety from a cafe where over 30 people are being held hostage at gunpoint in Sydney, Australia.
The head of UN peacekeeping operations has commended General Iqbal Singh Singha, the Indian force commander of the UN mission in the Golan Heights, for his "strong leadership" and "good and sound judgement" during a hostage crisis in the area last week.
Despite the horror of hostage-taking and the beheading of American journo Steve Sotloff, by ISIS, the fact is all countries are doing deals with terrorists. Terror finds oxygen from all countries that claim to be victims of terrorism
Public radio reported that Sotloff's family, who live in Miami, Florida, is Jewish and that he had studied in Herzliya, north of Tel Aviv.
In terms of gravity, this is the Kandahar-type crisis and challenge for the Narendra Modi government. Earlier the relatives of kidnapped construction workers had descended on New Delhi from Punjab. Now the family members of kidnapped nurses are likely to troop to New Delhi from Kerala.