Mar 9, 2015

Vatican receives ransom demand for stolen Michelangelo letters

The Vatican said on Sunday it had received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo that were stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago. The theft of the two documents — one a letter including ...

Feb 23, 2015

Slain hostage's dad slams U.S. ransom policy

The father of American hostage Kayla Mueller, who died while being held by the Islamic State group, has accused the Obama administration of putting its policy of not paying ransoms “in front of American lives.” Islamic State fighters claimed Mueller, who was seized in ...

Mar 14, 2013

Japan offered ransoms in Algerian hostage crisis: report

Tokyo offered to pay ransoms for the release of Japanese nationals seized in the hostage crisis in Algeria in January, a recent Algerian newspaper report said. Algerian Interior Minister Dahou Ould Kablia spoke about the Japanese offer at a meeting with Algerians in the ...