Kidnappings and Hostage Situations Timeline
Oct 02 2016
Three Indonesian hostages have been released in the southern Philippines after being held by the militant group Abu Sayyaf for three months, The New York Time reported Oct. 2.
Sep 10 2016
Success is a relative term in Duterte's fight against Abu Sayyaf.
Sep 01 2016
A kidnapping in India offers universal lessons in personal security.
Aug 17 2016
A Malaysian oil tanker loaded with 900,000 liters of diesel was hijacked and is believed to have been taken to waters off the Indonesian island of Batam, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said Aug. 17, BBC reported.
Jul 07 2016
Despite government efforts to quell attacks, militancy remains a constant threat.
May 21 2016
If Canada stands by its no-ransom policy, another of its citizens could soon face execution.
May 20 2016
Kidnappers belonging to Abu Sayyaf, an Islamic separatist group in the southern Philippines, have released the grandson of a Chinese-Filipino businessman after holding him and his grandfather captive for nearly two months, Zamboanga Today reported May 20.
Mar 10 2016
Fear and panic are your enemies when an abduction scammer is on the telephone.
Feb 16 2016
A month after the abduction of three U.S. citizens from Baghdad's Dora neighborhood, Iraqi intelligence authorities have located and brought them to the U.S. embassy, Al-Itijah TV reported Feb. 16.
Jan 26 2016
An active shooter has been reported at the Naval Medical Center San Diego according to a message posted on the center's official Facebook page, CNN reported Jan. 26.
Jan 21 2016
An examination of the perpetrators and attacks in Istanbul, Jakarta and Ouagadougou highlights how they fit into Stratfor's analytical narratives relating to jihadist terrorism.
Jan 15 2016
At least three armed men stormed a hotel frequented by Westerners and U.N. staff and took hostages Jan. 15 in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, AFP reported.