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Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

Freed UK hostage and wife say chained, threatened in Philippines

A British man and his wife rescued this week from militant captors in the Philippines' south say they were chained and threatened with beheading if they didn't deliver a ransom.

Two French tourists and park guide missing in northern Benin

Two French tourists and park guide missing in northern Benin

Two French tourists and their guide have been missing for the last two days after going on a game drive in Pendjari National Park in northern Benin, near the border with Burkina Faso, the company that manages the park said on Friday.

At least 59 'bandits' killed in NW Nigeria: security sources, resident

At least 59 'bandits' killed in NW Nigeria: security sources, resident

At least 59 ‘bandits’ were killed by a civilian defence force when they attacked a village in northwest Nigeria, security officials and locals told AFP on Thursday.

Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

Tunisian workers kidnapped in Libya

Militiamen have kidnapped a group of Tunisian workers near the Libyan capital Tripoli, demanding Tunis release a comrade, the foreign ministry and a rights activist said.

Italy judges say Salvini should be tried for 'kidnapping' migrants

Italy judges say Salvini should be tried for 'kidnapping' migrants

Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini should be tried for ‘aggravated kidnapping’ in connection with a summer stand-off over rescued migrants, a special court has ruled.

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire released unharmed

Kidnapped Tanzanian billionaire released unharmed

Tanzania's richest man, who was kidnapped last week, has been released, one of his family members told dpa early Saturday

Slovakia threatens to freeze relations with Vietnam over kidnapping case

Slovakia threatens to freeze relations with Vietnam over kidnapping case

Slovakia has threatened to freeze relations with Vietnam over the case of a Vietnamese businessman who Germany says was kidnapped by Vietnamese agents and smuggled back home through Slovakia, the Slovak foreign ministry said on Saturday.

Tanzanian police say driver identified in billionaire kidnapping

Tanzanian police say driver identified in billionaire kidnapping

Tanzanian police said Friday they had identified the driver of a vehicle used in the kidnapping of Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji, who was snatched over a week ago.

Italian court finds man guilty of kidnapping British model

Italian court finds man guilty of kidnapping British model

An Italian court on Monday found a Polish man guilty of kidnapping British model Chloe Ayling in July 2017.

Bandits kidnap at least 30 people, kill two in Nigeria

Bandits kidnap at least 30 people, kill two in Nigeria

More than 30 people have been abducted and two killed by armed bandits in several attacks on a highway in northern Nigeria's Kaduna state, local officials said Saturday.

Gunmen kidnap Afghan election staff, burn voter documents

Gunmen kidnap Afghan election staff, burn voter documents

Gunmen have attacked a voter registration centre in Afghanistan, kidnapping five people, including three election employees, and destroying documents, officials said Wednesday.

Nigeria talking to Boko Haram about possible ceasefire

Nigeria talking to Boko Haram about possible ceasefire

Nigeria's government is in talks with militant group Boko Haram about a possible ceasefire and the talks have been going on for some time, Information Minister Lai Mohammed said on Sunday.