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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.

Search on for kidnapped Americans and Canadians in Nigeria

Search on for kidnapped Americans and Canadians in Nigeria

The Nigerian armed forces have joined the hunt for two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in an ambush, a military source told AFP on Thursday.

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped off the coast of southern Nigeria, maritime security analysts said.

Freed hostage says Taliban faction murdered his baby

Freed hostage says Taliban faction murdered his baby

Joshua Boyle and his American wife and three children were freed on Wednesday in Pakistan after five years of captivity at the hands of the Haqqani network.

Swiss woman abducted in Sudan's Darfur region

Swiss woman abducted in Sudan's Darfur region

A Swiss woman, reportedly working for an aid organisation, has been abducted in the conflict-torn Darfur region of Sudan, Switzerland's foreign ministry said on Sunday.

Finnish woman kidnapped in Afghanistan freed

Finnish woman kidnapped in Afghanistan freed

A German aid worker and an Afghan guard were killed and the Finnish woman was abducted as gunmen stormed the guest house in Kabul in May.

Oman says secures release of Indian priest abducted in Yemen

Oman says secures release of Indian priest abducted in Yemen

Muscat has secured the release of an Indian priest who was abducted last year during a deadly attack by militants in Yemen, Oman's official news agency said on Tuesday.

Former Libyan prime minister freed after abduction in Tripoli

Former Libyan prime minister freed after abduction in Tripoli

Former Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan has been released after being abducted during a visit to the capital, Tripoli, and held for nine days by an armed group, a relative said on Wednesday.

UK police arrest suspect in Italy model kidnap

UK police arrest suspect in Italy model kidnap

British police on Wednesday arrested the brother of a man accused of an extraordinary abduction of a young British model in Italy, following a request from the Italian authorities.

Philippine militants behead seven loggers: police

Philippine militants behead seven loggers: police

Militants in the Philippines have beheaded seven local loggers they kidnapped last week in their stronghold in the strife-torn south, police said Monday.

Boko Haram militants issue video of kidnapped oil workers

Boko Haram militants issue video of kidnapped oil workers

Suspected Boko Haram members released a video on Saturday that shows three kidnapped members of an oil exploration team in northeastern Nigeria, one of whom asks the government to reduce the use of force against the jihadists.