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 ...

Mar 8, 2016

Amazonian tribe in Peru takes hostages after oil spill

An indigenous community in the Peruvian Amazon took at least eight public officials hostage to demand help from the central government after an oil spill polluted its lands, authorities said Monday. The Wampis community of Mayuriaga seized a grounded military helicopter late on Sunday, ...

U.N. expert discusses North Korea abductions with kin, Japan ministers

Jan 19, 2016

U.N. expert discusses North Korea abductions with kin, Japan ministers

U.N. special rapporteur on North Korea Marzuki Darusman on Monday discussed Pyongyang’s past abductions of Japanese nationals with Japanese ministers and relatives of abductees during his visit to Tokyo. “Japan does not intend to close the window for dialogue with North Korea,” Katsunobu Kato, ...