Mar 10, 2016

Philippine militants holding foreigners set ransom deadline

Islamic militants holding two Canadians and a Norwegian in the southern Philippine jungles have set a one-month deadline for millions of dollars in ransom to be paid, according to a video released Thursday. In the video posted on a local jihadi group’s Facebook page, ...

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 ...