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Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq freed

Two Filipinas kidnapped in Iraq freed

Two women from the Philippines kidnapped in Iraq on Saturday have been freed, the Diyala province police chief said on Sunday.

Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan

Seven Indian engineers kidnapped in Afghanistan

Seven Indian engineers and an Afghan national working for a power plant in northern Baghlan province of Afghanistan were kidnapped on Sunday, officials said.

Army rescues 1,130 Boko Haram hostages

Army rescues 1,130 Boko Haram hostages

Nigerian and Cameroonian soldiers have rescued 1,130 people who had been held captive by the Boko Haram Islamist terrorist group in north-eastern Nigeria, the Nigerian army said on Tuesday.

Kidnapped Saudi released in Lebanon

Kidnapped Saudi released in Lebanon

Kidnappers in Lebanon have released a Saudi Arabian man whose abduction was announced by Riyadh last week, Lebanon's National News Agency reported on Wednesday.

Afghan Taliban says kidnapped US professor is seriously ill

Afghan Taliban says kidnapped US professor is seriously ill

The Afghan Taliban said on Monday that Kevin King, one of two professors from the American University of Afghanistan who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Kabul last year, is seriously ill and needs urgent medical attention.

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Deputy governor of Afghan province kidnapped in Pakistan

Unidentified kidnappers bundled the deputy governor of Afghanistan's northwestern province of Kunar into a car in the Pakistani city of Peshawar and took him away, police sources said on Sunday.

South Africans who forced man into coffin convicted

South Africans who forced man into coffin convicted

The men said they had caught Victor Mlotshwa trespassing on their farm in possession of stolen copper cables.

Man arrested over British model kidnapped in Italy

Man arrested over British model kidnapped in Italy

Italian police said on Saturday they had arrested a 30-year-old man suspected of abducting a British model in Milan and threatening to auction her online unless a ransom of $300,000 was paid.

IS says it killed Chinese teachers kidnapped in Pakistan

IS says it killed Chinese teachers kidnapped in Pakistan

Islamic State has killed two Chinese teachers it kidnapped in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province last month, the militant group's Amaq news agency said on Thursday, in a blow to Islamabad's efforts to safeguard Chinese workers.

Calls to release Australian, US hostages after Taliban threat

Calls to release Australian, US hostages after Taliban threat

A university in Afghanistan appealed to the Taliban Friday to release an American and an Australian abducted last year, after the insurgents threatened to kill foreign hostages if Kabul executes their prisoners.

Kabul probes 'terrorist' attack on foreign guest house

Kabul probes 'terrorist' attack on foreign guest house

Kabul police said Monday they were investigating a ‘terrorist’ attack on an international guest house that left a German aid worker and an Afghan guard dead and a Finnish woman kidnapped.

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

German and Afghan killed, Finnish woman kidnapped in Kabul

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and a Finnish woman kidnapped as gunmen stormed an international guest house in central Kabul, officials said Sunday.