Four Australians detained in Lebanon on kidnapping suspicion

Apr 7, 2016

Four Australians detained in Lebanon on kidnapping suspicion

Lebanese authorities have detained four Australians, including journalists, on suspicion they were involved in the abductions of two children in Beirut, police officials and Australian media said Thursday. The officials added that a British citizen has been detained as well on suspicion that he ...

Apr 6, 2016

Two foreign hunters kidnapped in Iraq released

One of the roughly two dozen Qatari hunters kidnapped in Iraq this December has been freed along with an Asian who had accompanied the trip, the peninsular nation’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday. Authorities offered no details regarding their release, and did not give any ...

Apr 2, 2016

Gunmen kidnap Malaysian ship crew: reports

Gunmen have kidnapped four Malaysians from a ship off the east coast of Sabah state in waters where Abu Sayyaf militants are known to operate, local media reported on Saturday. If the Philippine Islamist group is confirmed to be behind the kidnapping, it would ...

Abductor likely targeted Saitama girl in advance: police

Mar 29, 2016

Abductor likely targeted Saitama girl in advance: police

The man suspected of abducting a female teenager who recently escaped two years of captivity might have collected information on her beforehand because he called her by her full name when they first met, police said Tuesday. The teenager, now 15, fled her captor’s ...

Mar 29, 2016

Indonesia says 10 nationals held hostage after ship hijacked

Indonesia’s foreign ministry said Tuesday that 10 Indonesian nationals are being held hostage after their ship was hijacked in Philippine waters. The ministry said in a statement that the owner of the hijacked tug boat and coal barge has received two telephone calls, purportedly ...

Mar 28, 2016

Saitama abduction suspect led low-key life in capital

Neighbors in the apartment complex where a 23-year-old man suspected of abducting a Saitama girl lived said on Monday they were mystified he could have held the girl inside. Kabu Terauchi, who was taken into custody the same day, moved into the apartment in ...