Saturday 02 July 2016 10:34 CET
20 hostages killed in Bangladesh attack
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.
Friday 01 July 2016 20:52 CET
Gunmen take hostages at Spanish restaurant in Bangladesh capital
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.
Monday 16 May 2016 11:11 CET
Philippines' Duterte tells Islamist militants to free hostages
The Philippines’ incoming president called on Islamist militants Monday to free hostages that they have threatened to behead on a southern island.
Saturday 16 April 2016 16:07 CET
Nigeria kills dozens of Boko Haram militants, frees 455 hostages
Nigerian forces have killed around 40 Boko Haram militants and freed 455 of the group's hostages, an army spokesman said Saturday.
Saturday 16 April 2016 05:05 CET
Four Indonesians held hostage after ships hijacked near Malaysia
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.
Thursday 14 April 2016 12:50 CET
German police: Man who held seven hostages has given himself up
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.
Thursday 14 April 2016 10:30 CET
Police: Man has taken several hostages near German city of Leipzig
A man is holding several hostages near the German city of Leipzig, a police spokesman said.
Friday 04 March 2016 15:42 CET
Two Italian hostages in Libya freed from kidnappers
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.