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'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

A charter airline in Papua New Guinea said armed men hijacked one of its planes Tuesday and forced the pilot to fly to a remote unused airstrip before they made off with the cargo.

Suspected TWA hijacker arrested in Greece more than 30 years later

Suspected TWA hijacker arrested in Greece more than 30 years later

Greek authorities on Saturday confirmed that they have arrested a 65-year-old man in connection with the hijacking of a TWA airline flight more than 30 years ago.

Five arrested after Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Five arrested after Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Five men were arrested Thursday after Maltese armed forces took control of a tanker that was hijacked by migrants off Libya and the ship docked in Malta.

School bus hijack 'hero' to be granted Italian citizenship: Salvini

School bus hijack 'hero' to be granted Italian citizenship: Salvini

A 13-year-old boy who helped foil a terrorist attack against 51 school children will be granted Italian citizenship as a reward, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Tuesday.

Italy in shock after school bus hijack inferno

Italy in shock after school bus hijack inferno

Italy was in shock Thursday after the dramatic rescue of 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver who torched the vehicle in protest at Mediterranean migrant deaths.

Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

Egyptian accused of hijacking plane extradited from Cyprus

An Egyptian man accused of hijacking a plane and diverting it to Cyprus has been sent back from the Mediterranean island to his homeland after a two-year extradition battle, officials said Sunday.

Bangladesh arrests pilot accused of plot to hijack plane

Bangladesh arrests pilot accused of plot to hijack plane

The Rapid Action Battalion police unit said Sabbir Emam plotted with senior extremists from Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh to crash a plane into the homes of politicians or to take passengers hostage.

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel

Somali pirates hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel on Tuesday to use as a base to attack bigger, more valuable ships, the mayor of a Somali town said, part of an upsurge in attacks following years of relative calm.

Man hijacked plane to highlight Egypt injustices: lawyer

Man hijacked plane to highlight Egypt injustices: lawyer

An Egyptian man who hijacked a plane and forced it to be diverted to Cyprus did so to draw attention to injustices in his homeland, his lawyer said on Monday.

Cyprus remands suspected EgyptAir hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife

Cyprus remands suspected EgyptAir hijacker who wanted to see ex-wife

The man accused of hijacking an EgyptAir plane and forcing it to land in Cyprus was remanded into police custody for eight days during his first court appearance on Wednesday.

EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed unharmed, suspect arrested

EgyptAir hijack ends with passengers freed unharmed, suspect arrested

An EgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo was hijacked and forced to land in Cyprus but the passengers and crew were freed unharmed and the hijacker was arrested after giving himself up.