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First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 4 reports

Manchester: Muslim 'Spiritual' Leader Ordered Blackmail Gang to Terrorise Families

Tariq Dhamial, top left, was the leader of the gang that was jailed at Manchester Crown Court GMPSeven Manchester men have been jailed for a "terrifying" hold-up that saw the gang threaten two male hostages with weapons and demanded they phone their wives ... [Published International Business Times UK - 2 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 14 reports

Heading Home After Years in Capti...

By Sharon UranieSomalia — Seven Indian sailors were flown to the Somali Capital of Mogadishu from the coastal town of Harardhere today after they were freed more than four years after being kidnapped by Somali pirates.According to AFP the news was confirmed ... [Published AllAfrica.com - 3 hours ago]
First reported 21 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 2 reports

German national kidnapped in Nigeria released

A German national, who was abducted a week ago in southwestern Nigeria, has been released, the authorities confirmed Thursday.Ogun State police spokesperson Abimbola Oyeyemi said the hostage was "rescued" on Thursday and reunited with officials of his ... [Published China.org.cn - 12 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Gunmen take woman hostage, shoot security guard in NE Houston food store

HOUSTON – Houston police said two men took a woman hostage and shot a security guard while trying to hold up a food store on the northeast side.According to the Houston Police Department, it happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Big City Food Store ... [Published KHOU - Oct 30 2014]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 4 reports

Burkina Faso President Declares State of Emergency

Burkina Faso’s leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire, marking the greatest threat to his rule since he himself ... [Published TIME.com - 18 hours ago]
First reported Oct 30 2014 - Updated 16 hours ago - 4 reports

Mediator holds talks with hostage-takers

BEIRUT: An envoy from Qatar tasked with negotiating the release of 27 Lebanese servicemen captured by Islamist militants held meetings with the abductors Thursday, sources following the case said.The mediator, believed to be a Syrian, arrived in the northeastern ... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 16 hours ago]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

Islamic State militans free schoolchildren

A Syrian human rights group says Islamic State militants have freed 25 Kurdish schoolchildren they had kidnapped in northern Syria in May.The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said they were the last of 153 schoolchildren, aged between 13 and ... [Published Radio TV Hong Kong - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 3 reports

Echoes of Patty Hearst in Kobani

A propaganda video released on Monday by Islamic State militants in Syria, recorded in the besieged city of Kobani and narrated by a hostage, has forced news organizations to grapple once again with the ethical question of whether to broadcast material ... [Published RealClearWorld - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 30 2014 - 4 reports

IMB Warns on "Worrying Rise" in Southeast Asian Tanker Piracy

There have been 178 global piracy incidents so far this year.Southeast Asian waters have seen a worrying rise of pirate attacks on small oil tankers carrying gasoil or diesel fuel, Businessweek reports .The  International Maritime Bureau and International ... [Published Ship & Bunker - Oct 30 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 3 reports

U.N. peacekeepers free 67 hostages in Central African Republic

The releases represent positive news for civilians and the U.N. mission in a country plunged into chaos when the mostly Muslim Seleka rebels seized power in the majority Christian country in March 2013, toppling President Francois Bozize.Seleka's rule ... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 2 reports

People now hostage to illegal govt: BNP

:00:00 A A- A+ BNP alleged Wednesday that the current government has held the country's people hostage with the "audacity of its illegal power," reports UNB."People's rights have been snatched on the pretext of protecting independence and constitution ... [Published Financial Express Bangladesh - Oct 29 2014]
First reported Oct 29 2014 - Updated Oct 29 2014 - 2 reports

Life as a Hostage in Syria

Theo Padnos, formally Peter Theo Curtis, was taken hostage in September 2012 and held primarily in Syria by Jabhat al-Nusrah, the local al-Qaeda branch. He was freed in August of this year, and in a new piece for The New York Times Magazine, Padnos tells ... [Published Yahoo! UK and Ireland - Oct 29 2014]

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UAE Concludes 4th Piracy Conference [Published Maritime Security Review - 4 hours ago]
A Higher Purpose For Apple's Sales In Iran [Published Forbes.com - 4 hours ago]
MPHRP welcomes hostage release [Published Maritime Security Review - 5 hours ago]
Support for our military [Published Penticton Herald - 5 hours ago]
Gang jailed after men held hostage [Published BBC - 5 hours ago]
Beijing bans Halloween costumes from subway [Published Telegraph - 5 hours ago]
Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity an... [Published Talkleft - 5 hours ago]
Obama vs. Netanyahu: Who’s the Real Coward? [Published Frontpagemag.com - 5 hours ago]
Radovan Karadzic demands secret diplomatic cables [Published Turkish Weekly - 6 hours ago]
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UAE Concludes 4th Piracy Conference [Published Maritime Security Review - 4 hours ago]
Final day coincides with release of seven hostages.  UAE Concludes 4th Counter Piracy Conference International organizations in halting the rise of cross-border crimes across Africa. Continue Reading » ...
MPHRP welcomes hostage release [Published Maritime Security Review - 5 hours ago]
Release of MV Asphalt Venture seafarers welcomed by MPHRP The Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) has welcomed the news that seven Indian Seafarers who Continue Reading » ...
Theo Padnos' Remarkable Account of Captivity an... [Published Talkleft - 5 hours ago]
In the New York Times, Peter Theo Curtis, aka Theo Padnos, provides a detailed and fascinating account of his 2 years as an Al Nusra hostage in Syria. He is now home in Vermont, having been released in August, days after the James Foley execution,...[[ ...
World: Calling Migration a Human Rights Issue, ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 8 hours ago]
Source: UN General AssemblyCountry: Kiribati, Maldives, Syrian Arab Republic, Tuvalu, World GA/SHC/4114 Sixty-ninth session,35th & 36th Meetings (AM & PM)General AssemblyMeetings Coverage Concluding General Debate on Human Rights, Delegates Raise Concerns ...
Afghanistan’s Women: After 13 Years of War, the... [Published Informed Comment - 10 hours ago]
By Ann Jones via Tomdispatch.com On September 29th, power in Afghanistan changed hands for the first time in 13 years. At the Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani was  sworn in  as president, while the outgoing Hamid Karzai watched calmly ...
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'John Cantlie' seen in new Islamic State video [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Oct 28 2014]
Philippine militants free two German hostages [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Oct 18 2014]
Brazilian prisoners hold guards, inmates hostage [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Oct 15 2014]
Inmates take officers hostage in Brazil prison ... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Oct 14 2014]
Sister of UK hostage urges Islamic State to res... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Oct 13 2014]
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