Jan 18, 2016

Uniformed men abduct at least three Americans in Baghdad

U.S.. and local authorities are searching for three American citizens who were reportedly kidnapped in Baghdad, officials from the two countries said on Sunday. Kidnappings are a major problem in Baghdad and other parts of the country and most frequently target Iraqis, but Qatari ...

Jan 12, 2016

Canadian freed after five years in Afghan Taliban captivity

A Canadian man has been freed from captivity in Afghanistan after being taken hostage by the Taliban five years ago, Canada’s foreign minister said Monday. Colin Rutherford, who was 26-years-old when he was reported missing in February 2011 while visiting the war-torn nation as ...

Dec 26, 2015

Stolen child turns out to not be Argentine activist's granddaughter

The woman who was thought to be the lost granddaughter of an activist who searches for babies stolen during Argentina’s 1976-1983 military dictatorship has turned out to be someone else. Two genetic tests showed that the 39-year-old woman is not the granddaughter of Maria ...

Dec 25, 2015

Argentine activist, granddaughter stolen 39 years ago are reunited

The long-lost granddaughter of a founder of an Argentine rights group that fights to find babies stolen by the 1976-1983 military dictatorship has been found, her organization said Thursday. Clara AnahiTeruggi, who was abducted at the age of three months when regime agents killed ...

Dec 1, 2015

Syria's al-Qaida branch releases captive Lebanese soldiers

Syria’s al-Qaida branch was releasing on Tuesday a group of Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive since August 2014 as part of a swap deal brokered by Qatar that included Lebanon setting free an unspecified number of prisoners wanted by the militant group. The ...

New California law seeks to help immigrant victims get U.S. visas

Oct 25, 2015

New California law seeks to help immigrant victims get U.S. visas

Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants illegally in the U.S. To apply, she needed law enforcement officials that handled the case to sign paperwork documenting the crime and her assistance ...