LOS ANGELES: A gunman and three women thought to be his hostages were found dead Friday at a California veterans home after an hours-long standoff with police. The assailant struck at 10:20 am (1820 GMT) at the Veterans Home of…
DOHA/BAGHDAD: Twenty-six hostages, including members of Qatar's ruling royal family, were freed on Friday after being kidnapped and held for 16 months in Iraq,Iraq's interior ministry said. The men had been handed over to a Qatari…
NAIROBI: A group of 26 hostages freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates touched down in Kenya on Sunday, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal. "Am so, so happy. Really, am so, so happy. For UN, for…
DHAKA, BANGLADESH: Twenty foreigners were killed by their captors after being taken hostage at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and most of the victims were either Italian or Japanese, an army officer said on Saturday.
DHAKA: Gunmen stormed a crowded restaurant popular with foreigners in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday night, taking dozens of people hostage and triggering a deadly firefight with police, witnesses and officials said.
FRANKFURT: A gunman took hostages at a cinema in western Germany on Thursday before police shot him dead, a police spokesman told the N-TV television channel, adding that no other people were injured.
BEIRUT: Islamic State on Tuesday released 270 of an estimated 400 civilians, most of them women and children, kidnapped at the weekend when its fighters attacked Syrian government-held areas in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor, a monitoring…
BEIRUT: The Islamic State group said Wednesday it had killed two hostages, one Chinese and a Norwegian, as French and Russian air strikes on its Syrian stronghold reportedly left 33 fighters dead.
BAMAKO: Malian security forces on Saturday stormed a hotel used by United Nations staff and freed four hostages held there by suspected Islamist militants during a nearly 24-hour siege in which 12 people died.
PARIS: Police freed 18 hostages held by gunmen inside a Primark store near Paris after what appears to be an attempt to rob the shop, police said, adding that special forces were dispatched to the scene.