Kidnappings and Hostage Situations Timeline
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.
Dec 24 2015
According to a U.S. spending bill, a $1 billion fund is being set up for victims of terrorism with an additional $2.8 billion set aside for 9/11 victims, BBC reported Dec. 24.
Dec 02 2015
According to Cameroon's Defense Ministry, more than 100 members of the Nigerian militant group Wilayat al-Sudan al-Gharbi, formerly known as Boko Haram, were killed in an operation launched in November by the country's army and a regional task force to free around 900 hostages held by the group, Reuters reported Dec. 2.
Nov 30 2015
Almost 20 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held by Jabhat al-Nusra militants since August 2014 could be released tonight, The Daily Star reported Nov. 30.
Nov 13 2015
French President Francois Hollande has ordered the French borders closed and Paris under lockdown following multiple small-arms and explosive-device attacks across the city.
Nov 05 2015
Four Iranian fishermen held hostage by pirates were rescued by security forces in Somalia, News 24 reported Nov. 5.