Twenty hostages died during a siege in the Bangladeshi capital where troops stormed a restaurant and killed six terrorists holding hostages, a military spokesman said Saturday.
Gunmen have taken several people hostage, including foreign nationals, at a Spanish restaurant in a diplomatic area of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, a top security official said.
The Philippines’ incoming president called on Islamist militants Monday to free hostages that they have threatened to behead on a southern island.
Nigerian forces have killed around 40 Boko Haram militants and freed 455 of the group's hostages, an army spokesman said Saturday.
Four Indonesian nationals are being held hostage after their ships were hijacked in the maritime borders of Malaysia and the Philippines, an official said Saturday.
A 29-year-old man who held seven hostages in an apartment near the German city of Leipzig on Thursday has given himself up, a police spokesman said.
A man is holding several hostages near the German city of Leipzig, a police spokesman said.
Two Italians taken hostage in Libya eight months ago have been freed, the Foreign Ministry in Rome said Friday, a day after another two Italians kidnapped at the same time were reported dead.