Cameroon’s army, with backing from a regional anti-Boko Haram task force, have killed at least 100 fighters from the Nigerian armed group and freed 900 people it had held hostage, the army and defence ministry said on Wednesday. “In the course of this operation, at least 100 members of Boko[…]
Two US citizens, one British national and three Saudis held for months by Yemen’s Houthi group, have been freed and have arrived in Oman, according to British and Omani officials as well as Houthi sources. Their release appeared to be a goodwill gesture before talks between Houthis and the UN[…]
A gunman took hostages at a kosher market on the eastern edges of Paris Friday, wounding several people, while the two suspects in the earlier deadly terror attack against a newspaper were cornered near Charles de Gaulle airport. Officials could not immediately confirm a link between the two, but the[…]
Kidnapped South African Pierre Korkie was not among the hostages freed by Yemeni troops, the Gift of the Givers said on Tuesday. “We have received confirmation from credible sources that the hostage freed is not Pierre but an American citizen who is now already in the US Embassy,” Gift of[…]
Yemeni security forces have freed seven Yemeni hostages and a foreigner in a raid in which seven al-Qaeda kidnappers were also killed, the country’s supreme security committee said. The committee did not disclose the nationality of the foreign hostage, but a Yemeni government source said he was a US military[…]
Forty-six Turkish hostages seized by fighters of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June have been brought safely back to Turkey by the country’s intelligence agency, according to Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey’s prime minister. The Turkish hostages, including diplomats, soldiers and[…]
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