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    British Man and Filipino Woman Rescued From Kidnappers in Philippines

    The husband and wife were rescued by soldiers after insurgents came under attack and abandoned the...

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    Marine Vet Freed by Iran in 2016 Sues U.S. Over Unpaid Compensation

    Amir Hekmati, an American imprisoned and mistreated by Iran, was found eligible for $20 million from...

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    ‘I Am Not a Witch’: Victims Testify on Ex-President’s Brutal Roundups

    Gambia’s former president ordered people he accused of “witchcraft” to be kidnapped and tortured. The victims...

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    Deal With Taliban Will Free American and Australian Professors, Officials Say

    The apparent exchange, in which Afghan officials are to release three senior members of the Haqqani...

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    A Daring Helicopter Rescue After Rebels Capture a Ferry in Myanmar

    The scale of the abduction suggests that the rebel group, the Arakan Army, is using increasingly...

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    British Man and His Wife Are Abducted in Philippines, Police Say

    The police said gunmen took a British man and his Filipino wife from a resort in...

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    Suspect Arrested in 1985 Hijacking That Killed American Sailor

    The hijacking of TWA Flight 847 became a multiday ordeal in which a Seabee from Maryland...

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    After Safari Ends in a Nightmare, Benin Awakens to the Threat of Terrorism

    A safari guide knew every watering hole in Pendjari National Park in Benin. He did not...

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    Yeshiva Student Found Stabbed to Death in West Bank

    The killing set off a hunt for the assailant by the Israeli Army, which was treating...

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    Romania’s Police Chief Fired After Officers Took 19 Hours to Respond to Kidnapped Girl’s Calls

    The case has set off national outrage, with hundreds of people gathering outside the suspect’s house...

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    She Thought He Would Kill Her. Then She Complimented His Orchids.

    Badly injured and kidnapped by a man she feared would murder her, an Austrian woman survived...

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    L. Bruce Laingen, Senior Hostage During Iran Crisis, Dies at 96

    A career diplomat, he had only recently arrived in Tehran for a temporary diplomatic posting when...

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    Migrants in Mexico Face Kidnappings and Violence While Awaiting Immigration Hearings in U.S.

    The expansion of a U.S.-Mexican migrant-enforcement deal has left thousands of migrants stranded in dangerous Mexican...

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    Afghan Official Says Taliban Abducted 26 Peace Activists

    The police are trying to find and free the abducted activists whose convoy was going from...

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    How a Chase Bank Chairman Helped the Deposed Shah of Iran Enter the U.S.

    The fateful decision in 1979 to admit Mohammed Reza Pahlavi prompted the seizure of the American...

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    7 Found Dead and 15 in Captivity at Religious Sect in Panama

    The victims included six children and a pregnant woman. Members of the sect, like those killed...

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    Abduction of Ethiopian Students Fuels Anger at the Government

    The failure of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government to rescue a group of students who were...

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    Inside Hifter’s Libya: A Police State With an Islamist Twist

    Khalifa Hifter, the military ruler of eastern Libya, is trying to take over the entire country....

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    Hostages Are Freed From Manila Mall

    Officials said the gunman, who surrendered and was allowed to air his grievances at a news...

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    She Faced Her ISIS Rapist in Court, Then Watched Him Sentenced to Death

    For the first time, an Iraqi court has held the Islamic State accountable for its atrocities...

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    They Ordered Her to Be a Suicide Bomber. She Had Another Idea.

    Hundreds of women in Nigeria have been recruited by Boko Haram as suicide bombers, but some...

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    White House Pushes to Recover Americans Held Overseas

    The president’s interest in the case of Austin Tice, a journalist who went missing in Syria...

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    Canadian and Italian Hostages Are Said to Be Freed in Mali After 15 Months

    Edith Blais and Luca Tacchetto went missing in December 2018, in an area known to be...

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    Americans Held Overseas in Iran and Lebanon Are Freed

    Amer Fakhoury had been held in Beirut on decades-old charges. Separately, Michael R. White, a U.S....

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    Pakistan Rearrests 4 Men in Daniel Pearl Case

    After a provincial court overturned the men’s convictions in the American journalist’s kidnapping and death, Pakistani...

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    Wealthy Norwegian Businessman Charged With Murdering Missing Wife

    The authorities have announced that the kidnapping of Anne-Elizabeth Hagen may have been fabricated by her...

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    Kashmir Gun Battle Kills at Least 7

    Fighting between the Indian Army and militants threatened to heighten hostilities in the disputed region, where...

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    Italian Hostage’s Release Erupts Into Clashes Over Islam and Ransom

    The conversion to Islam by Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker kidnapped by a group said...

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    A Mogul’s Wife Vanishes. Now Norway Has a National Obsession.

    At first, the disappearance of the wife of one of the country’s richest people seemed to...

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    U.N. Documents Abductions and Torture Of Iraqi Protesters

    Protesters have long said threats and abductions by militias were routine. United Nation investigators have begun...