Sep 11, 2015

Afghan captors free Dutch aid worker after 81 days

A Dutch aid worker who was abducted by unknown gunmen in June in Afghanistan has been freed after being held for 81 days, the Dutch foreign ministry said late Thursday. Anja de Beer was recovering in the Dutch Embassy in Kabul and was "doing pretty ...

Leftist attackers, hostage prosecutor die in Istanbul shootout

Apr 1, 2015

Leftist attackers, hostage prosecutor die in Istanbul shootout

Two members of a banned leftist group and a prosecutor they held hostage inside a courthouse in Istanbul died Tuesday after a shootout between the hostage takers and police, officials said. Istanbul's police chief, Selami Altinok, said police had negotiated with the gunmen for six ...

Feb 3, 2015

Suga acknowledges increase in terror threat after hostage murder

The threat of terrorism has become more real following the recent murder of two Japanese nationals by Islamic State militants in the Middle East, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said Tuesday, calling for stepped-up security measures both at home and abroad. "The threat of terrorism ...

Jan 16, 2015

Algeria finds body of beheaded Frenchman

Algerian troops found the body of French tourist Herve Gourdel, security sources said Thursday, months after he was beheaded by jihadists demanding that France halt airstrikes against the Islamic State group. The body was found buried without its head in Akbil, where Gourdel was abducted ...