Kidnappings

First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 11 mins ago - 6 reports

Gaza Strip crisis

Israeli warplanes have kept up their bombing of Gaza, as Hamas rockets set sirens wailing, raising fears the conflict could spread as Washington offered help brokering a truce. Israel launched the Gaza offensive to stop incessant rocket fire that erupted ... [Published Telegraph - 39 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 53 mins ago - 13 reports

Updated - SSS Arrests Suspected Kidnappers of President Jonathan's Uncle

The Department of State Services (DSS), alias SSS, says it has arrested six suspects in connection with the February 23 abduction of Nengite Nitabai, the 70-year old uncle of President Goodluck Jonathan.The spokesperson for the service, Marilyn Ogar, ... [Published Individual.com - 53 mins ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Ukraine: abductions, beatings and torture – Amnesty International report

Amnesty International has published a damning report accusing separatist groups and pro-Kyiv forces of abducting, beating and torturing activists, protesters and journalists in the east of Ukraine over the last three months.“The bulk of the abductions ... [Published EuroNews - 2 hours ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Arrests made in shocking Pta child kidnapping case (video)

Police were unable to provide details on when the suspects would be appearing in court, as investigations were on-going.Video footage of the attempted kidnapping of twins from a pharmacy in the Zambezi Junction Shopping Centre in Montana in northern Pretoria ... [Published Citizen.co.za - 1 hour ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 3 reports

Legislation would post reward for capture of Fraenkel’s murderers

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives would post a $5 million reward for information leading to the capture of the murderers of an Israeli-U.S. citizen.Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Co.) ... [Published JTA - 1 hour ago]
Entities: Murderer, HAMAS, Ted Cruz, Israel
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 9 reports

Amber Alert CANCELLED for toddler abducted by father, boy found safe

Ottawa police have cancelled the Amber Alert issued Thursday afternoon when a two-year-old was abducted.Police had been searching for the boy's father, Kevyn Lex Menard, 24, of Ottawa who is known to police.The boy is safe and sound.Police say Menard ... [Published 580 CFRA - 17 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 3 reports

Indian woman arrested after returning to US with kidnapped son

IndiaToday.inNew Delhi, July 11, 2014 | UPDATED 14:18 ISTPadmashini Devi Drees, who was arrested on arrival at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport on Tuesday night.A father and son had an emotional reunion at the Dallas-Fort Worth International ... [Published India Today - 4 hours ago]
Entities: Kidnapping, India, Devi
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 6 reports

Man claims he was kidnapped by Uber-taxi driver...

(WTTG-TV) A New York man visiting D.C. claims he was kidnapped by his Uber driver.Ryan Simonetti tweeted during the experience saying quote, ‘was just kidnapped by an Uber driver in D.C., held against my will, and involved in a high speed chase across ... [Published WorldNetDaily - 7 hours ago]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 10 reports

Abu Sayyaf releases abducted Chinese

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines - A Chinese fish farm manager abducted from Sabah by suspected Abu Sayyaf gunmen has been freed Thursday in Sulu province, a police official confirmed Friday.Senior Superintendent Abraham Orbita, Sulu Provincial Police director, ... [Published Philippine Star - 7 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 8 reports

UW Religion Today Column for Week of July 12-19: Israel and Gaza: How a War Starts

- By Paul V.M. FlesherAs I write this column, bombs and rockets fall in Tel Aviv and Gaza. Half the population of the nation of Israel has cowered in bomb shelters the past four days. The people of the Gaza territory have no bomb shelters. By the time ... [Published Noodls - 13 hours ago]
Entities: Israel, missile, Palestinian
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated 14 hours ago - 15 reports

‘I was kidnapped by an Uber driver in D.C.’: New Yorker

FEINTUCH COMMUNICATIONS Ryan Simonetti, CEO of Convene, says he was kidnapped by an Uber driver in Washington, D.C. and involved in a high-speed chase as the driver of the car he hired tried to get away from authorities.It was one Uber crazy ride.A New ... [Published New York Daily News - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 7 reports

Israel and Gaza, A Contrived Crisis?

Stop the primal scream. I am not denying nor dismissing as nothing the fact that Hamas is firing a flood of rockets into Israel. But I do want to encourage you to go read an important article by Max Blumenthal at the Electronic Intifada . The facts ... [Published NO QUARTER - 22 hours ago]

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...The latest update with her is the insurgents had split the group into two - one from India and the other from Bangladesh. "We just want him back. Money can be earned in other ways but I am worried about my family" said Namita, who repeatedly tunes in to news on TV for updates
"I wish to restate that the long arm of the law will always catch up with perpetrators of crime in Nigeria, no matter how long it takes" she said
...During the recently held Parliamentary election, the Panchayat members were targeted and killed. "We have already lost our nine colleagues (Sarpanches) to the bullets of unknown gunmen" JKPC said and demanded that an inquiry is needed to be conducted through NIA to know who these unknown gunmen are?. UNI BAS YSS SB CS1304 NNNN
...that Jonathan's call for global support and cooperation against Boko Haram certainly did not amount to an abdication of responsibility, he said: "Boko Haram, the political opposition and a section of the Nigerian media may have turned Jonathan-bashing into a tasteless and unpatriotic sport, it will be sad indeed if the international media were to allow itself to be led by the nose into that game"

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Counselor pleads no contest to false kidnap report [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - 16 mins ago]
VIDEO: Pretoria mall kidnapping video sparks fear [Published Southlands Sun - 20 mins ago]
Gaza Strip crisis [Published Telegraph - 39 mins ago]
Endless wait for kin of two Bengal workers abdu... [Published ProKerala.com - 49 mins ago]
Updated - SSS Arrests Suspected Kidnappers of P... [Published Individual.com - 53 mins ago]
What can Israel and Hamas gain from latest conf... [Published BBC - 1 hour ago]
KARACHI - Extortion and kidnapping threats fome... [Published The Nation Pakistan - 1 hour ago]
Latin American Herald Tribune - Six Mine Deacti... [Published DailyMe.Com - 1 hour ago]
Iran renews Israel accusation over missing dipl... [Published Lebanon Daily Star - 1 hour ago]
Police claim killing three gangsters in encoun... [Published Pakistan Press International - 1 hour ago]
Militant suspects arrested [Published The Nation Pakistan - 1 hour ago]
Attempt to kidnap sarpanch foiled in Kashmir [Published NetIndia123.com - 1 hour ago]
Police: Sword used in kidnapping in Wilkes-Barre [Published Wilkes-Barre Times Leader - 1 hour ago]
Arrests made in shocking Pta child kidnapping c... [Published Citizen.co.za - 1 hour ago]
Military mum on dismissal of charges vs Andrea ... [Published Philippine Daily Inquirer - 1 hour ago]
DSS parades suspected kidnappers of Jonathan’s ... [Published Point Blank News - 1 hour ago]
Legislation would post reward for capture of Fr... [Published JTA - 1 hour ago]
Chibok - Presidency Decries Failure of Foreign ... [Published Individual.com - 2 hours ago]
Ukraine: abductions, beatings and torture – Amn... [Published EuroNews - 2 hours ago]
Marlow kidnapping suspect arrested [Published Duncan Banner - 2 hours ago]
Fath Ali: We have not sensed serious action ove... [Published National News Agency Lebanon - 2 hours ago]
Come Because You’re Gay, Stay For Jesus [Published Daily Beast - 2 hours ago]
Boko Haram - the Hunt for Victorious Models (II... [Published Individual.com - 2 hours ago]
The Search for the Nigerian Girls Continues [Published Amsterdam News - 2 hours ago]
SSS Parades Kidnappers of Jonathan's Uncle, Others [Published Individual.com - 2 hours ago]
Sex offender gets life prison for rape, kidnapping [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 3 hours ago]
Pakistan's big cities next door for well-financ... [Published The Nation Pakistan - 3 hours ago]
Ex-MS kidnapped near Sukkur [Published The News International - 3 hours ago]
Boko Haram - the Hunt for Victorious Models (II) [Published AllAfrica.com - 3 hours ago]
Ministry Of Health: “More Than 1,000 Palestinia... [Published International Middle East Media Center - 3 hours ago]
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occupied Palestinian territory: Protection of c... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 5 hours ago]
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian AffairsCountry: occupied Palestinian territory Key issues A 16-year-old Palestinian boy from East Jerusalem was abducted and killed by Israelis in retaliation for the killing of three Israeli ...
Israeli Army: We have been instructed to Hit Ha... [Published Informed Comment - 6 hours ago]
By Robert Naiman The government of Benjamin Netanyahu has launched a new war on Palestinians in Gaza, a war whose purported justifications make George W. Bush's excuses for his illegal invasion of Iraq smell nice by comparison. So far, the United ...
Baby Zetas Caught with Vids Depicting the Butch... [Published Borderland Beat - 10 hours ago]
Borderland Beat  Brutal Teens ages 16 and 13 led the Tampico kidnapping gang Two minors who led a kidnapping cell of  "Los Zetas",  had in their possession eight videos showing victims of kidnappings being butchered, despite having  paid transom demands, ...
Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon: A Nation of Cowards? [Published Firedoglake - 10 hours ago]
Who will answer for yesterday’s acts of torture? Or today’s? It sounded like the beginning of a bad joke: a CIA agent and a U.S. Special Operations commando walked into a barbershop in Sana… That’s the capital of Yemen in case you didn’t remember ...
Ukraine: Ukraine: Mounting evidence of abductio... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 13 hours ago]
Source: AmnestyCountry: Ukraine Amnesty International has gathered graphic and compelling evidence of savage beatings and other torture meted out against activists, protesters and journalists in eastern Ukraine over the last three months. A new briefing, ...
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Audio/Video

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Released Indian nurses abducted in Iraq, return... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 05 2014]
The Tragedy of Collective Punishment [Published Slate Magazine - Jul 03 2014]
Kidnap suspects named by Israel [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 27 2014]
Israel names kidnap suspects [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 27 2014]
Prayer vigil in New York for release of three I... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jun 16 2014]
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Irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa with... [Published Europol Publications - Mar 02 2014]
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