Kidnappings

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

UK to send warplanes to find Chibok girls

British warplanes are to be sent to Nigeria to help locate the abducted Chibok girls, it emerged yesterday.The over 200 pupils of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State were abducted from their hostels on April 15.MailOnline reported ... [Published The Nation Nigeria - 13 mins ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 15 mins ago - 4 reports

Reactions to killing of journalist James Foley

We also have more stories about:(click the phrases to see a list)People:Subjects:James Foley was remembered on Wednesday as a journalist who was passionate, persistent, big-hearted, always pushing closer to the story. The 40-year-old went missing in northern ... [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - 15 mins ago]
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 19 mins ago - 15 reports

White House defends failed rescue operation to free US hostages saying it had "sufficient evidence" to launch it

Executed journalist James Foley was one of those being held by Islamic State militants when the rescue bid took placeVIEW GALLERYThe White House has defended its failed bid to rescue James Foley and other US hostages earlier this summer, claiming it had ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - 27 mins ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 11 reports

Hamas Admits it Murdered Three Israeli Teens

Hamas has finally admitted that it was behind the kidnapping and murder of Israeli teenagers Gilad Sha’ar, Naftali Frenkel and Eyal Yifrah.Senior Hamas member Salah Al-Aruri told a conference of Muslim clerics in Turkey that it was indeed his organization ... [Published Israel National News - 1 hour ago]
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Family had pleaded for mercy

Foley was moved a number of times, and passed through the hands of various captors, Balboni said.Didier Francois, a veteran French war correspondent who was held with Foley and released with three other French hostages in April, said he had little doubt ... [Published Sunday Star-Times - 11 mins ago]
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 9 reports

Special forces could not rescue James Foley

Tributes are flowing in for US Journalist James Foley, after he was beheaded at the hands of IS militants. US President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron have condemned the killing.Authentic ... US President Barack Obama says this video featuring ... [Published Geelong Advertiser - 3 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 7 reports

XINHUA - Abducted ICRC staff members in Afghanistan released

Abducted ICRC staff members in Afghanistan releasedContributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.GENEVA, Aug. 20 (Xinhua) -- All five staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) abducted last week in western Afghanistan were released unharmed ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - 2 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 10 reports

Remembering James Foley

U.S. journalist James Foley, right, arrives at Rixos hotel in Tripoli, after being released by the Libyan government on May 18, 2011. Louafi Larbi/ReutersOn Tuesday, ISIS members posted a video on YouTube entitled “A Message to America,” allegedly depicting ... [Published MSNBC Newsweek - 3 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 3 hours ago - 13 reports

Beheading 'shocks world's conscience' - Obama

President Francois Hollande called for an international conference to discuss how to tackle the group.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned "the horrific murder of journalist James Foley, an abominable crime that underscores the campaign of terror ... [Published Dominion Post - 7 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 17 reports

ISIL takes brutality towards hostages to extreme - RWB

PARIS, Aug 20 (KUNA) -- Reporters Without Borders (RWB) on Wednesday said it is appalled by yesterday's release of a video that shows kidnapped US journalist James Foley being beheaded in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).A masked ... [Published Kuwait News Agency - 5 hours ago]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated 4 hours ago - 10 reports

President Obama Makes Statement on Beheaded Journalist

President Barack Obama delivered a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded.Obama spoke from Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts, where he's currently in the second week ... [Published KTVN - 9 hours ago]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated 5 hours ago - 10 reports

James Foley: Mother of beheaded journalist appeals for release of second Isis hostage

Diane Foley paid a moving tribute to her "extraordinary son, journalist and person" and said: "We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages"The mother of American journalist James Foley selflessly appealed for the release of ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - 8 hours ago]

Quotes

"We have never documented so many kidnappings in a single conflict as we have in Syria" Mahoney said
...the plight of the Syrian people, to bear witness to their fight, and in so doing to fight for press freedom," said CPJ Chairman Sandra Mims Rowe. "Our hearts go outout to his family, who had dedicated themselves to finding and freeing Jim."
Chief executive of GlobalPost Phil Balboni, who James was working for at the time of his kidnap, said: "On Wednesday night of last week the family received an e-mail from the kidnappers that was full of rage against the United States for the bombing and they stated that they would execute Jim."

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Family had pleaded for mercy [Published Sunday Star-Times - 11 mins ago]
UK to send warplanes to find Chibok girls [Published The Nation Nigeria - 13 mins ago]
Reactions to killing of journalist James Foley [Published Greenfield Daily Reporter - 15 mins ago]
Man kidnaps, rapes girlfriend, 14 [Published Zimbabwe Chronicle - 24 mins ago]
White House defends failed rescue operation to ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - 27 mins ago]
The risks are bigger than ever - but the lure o... [Published Irish Independent - 29 mins ago]
Second journalist threatened with death by jiha... [Published Irish Independent - 29 mins ago]
Kidnapper of Byculla bizman nabbed [Published Mumbai Mirror - 33 mins ago]
US mission to rescue Foley failed [Published BT.com - 46 mins ago]
Hostage situation ends in Illinois [Published Gnom.es - 57 mins ago]
Foley ‘punished’ for escape plan [Published Tasmania Mercury - 1 hour ago]
Hamas Admits it Murdered Three Israeli Teens [Published Israel National News - 1 hour ago]
Hamas Official Admits His Group Murdered Three ... [Published The Investigative Project on Terrorism - 1 hour ago]
Comment: Would American money have saved James ... [Published Special Broadcasting Service - 1 hour ago]
Threats against Foley's life last week [Published WBRZ-TV - 1 hour ago]
In case of slain journalist, negotiations, sile... [Published WKZO-AM - 1 hour ago]
8/21/2014: PUNJAB: 13-yr-old girl blackmailed a... [Published Hindustan Times - 1 hour ago]
Trader's son fakes kidnapping [Published Times of India - 1 hour ago]
Reporter asks if U.S. Ransom Policy led to Jame... [Published Accuracy in Media - 1 hour ago]
Ghastly trade: Midwife among suspects of infan... [Published The Express Tribune - 1 hour ago]
Sleeping 6-year-old girl kidnapped, then return... [Published WRAL - 1 hour ago]
How news outlets deal with kidnapping [Published Shreveport Times - 1 hour ago]
US launched operation in Syria to free American... [Published Business Standard India - 1 hour ago]
Secret mission to rescue Foley failed [Published Brisbane Times - 1 hour ago]
US tried to rescue American hostages in Syria, ... [Published McClatchy DC - 2 hours ago]
1 Hunt for identity of masked killer who behead... [Published Irish Times - 2 hours ago]
Chibok girls: Britain to send three Tornado planes [Published Nigeria Punch - 2 hours ago]
CEO: Kidnappers threatened Foley's life last week [Published The Washington Times stories: News - 2 hours ago]
Raleigh police investigate kidnapping> [Published WTVD Raleigh Durham - 2 hours ago]
Hamas claims responsibility for three Israeli t... [Published Haaretz - 2 hours ago]
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Rescue attempt of American hostages in Syria fails [Published The Malaysian Insider - 2 hours ago]
US personnel recently tried to rescue American hostages held in Syria by the so-called Islamic State (IS) but failed, the Pentagon and White House said Wednesday, a day after the militants released a video of a US reporter being beheaded."The United States ...
US Attempted To Rescue James Foley, Other ISIS ... [Published Zero Hedge - 3 hours ago]
If there was one thing the Obama administration did not need as it is careening from one international crisis to another, was compounding comparisons to the Carter administration and its botched attempt to rescue US hostages in 1980 Iran also known as ...
Hamas Official Admits His Group Murdered Three ... [Published Breitbart Feed - 3 hours ago]
A senior Hamas official acknowledged that the terrorist organization was behind the June kidnapping and murder of three Israeli students, the Jerusalem Post  reports . Salah al-Aruri, a senior Hamas official, praised the "heroic action of the Kassam ...
Hamas Takes Responsibility For Kidnapping/Murde... [Published YID With LID - 4 hours ago]
Today Hamas admitted what we already knew, but it's one less thing for Israel's critics to trash the Jewish state about. In a speech posted to YouTube, Hamas leader Salach Aruri claims the terrorist group was responsible for the kidnappings of Eyal ...
Syrian Arab Republic: American freelance journa... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - 5 hours ago]
Source: International Freedom of Expression ExchangeCountry: Syrian Arab Republic The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of James Foley, a U.S. freelance journalist, who was abducted in Syria in November 2012. In a video posted online, ...
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Audio/Video

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Alleged kidnappers sexually abused two Amish si... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 17 2014]
Two arrested in kidnapping of Amish sisters [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Aug 16 2014]
Sex Offender Laws Have Gone Too Far [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 11 2014]
Kidnapping suspect leads police on high speed c... [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 31 2014]
Child abducted, shot and killed after police chase [Published Reuters Video: Top News - Jul 19 2014]
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Irregular migrants from the Horn of Africa with... [Published Europol Publications - Mar 02 2014]
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