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