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B. 2017-08-06 British model kidnapped, 'held for best offer on pornography sites Milan
C. 2017-06-23 Colombia conflict: Seized Dutch journalists still held Catatumbo, Colombia
2017-05-06 83 Chibok girls have been released Banki, Borno, Northern Nigeria
4. 2017-03-16 Somali pirates who seized oil tanker release it without conditions Puntand, Somalia
5. 2017-01-13 Stolen baby found alive in South Carolina 18 years on
6. 2016-12-24 Freed Chibok girls reunited with their families for Christmas Chibok, Northern Nigeria
H. 2016-08-16 Son of drug lord 'El Chapo' Guzman kidnapped in Mexico La Leche, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
I. 2016-08-15 Mexico gang abducts group from Puerto Vallarta restaurant La Leche, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
J. 2016-08-14 Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives Chibok, Nigeria

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Time Kidnapping Hostage Freed War & Army Terror
2017
83 Chibok girls have been released
83 Chibok girls have been released
War & Army
2017 2017
War & Army
Terror
2017 2017
Terror
2016
Olympiakos footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped i...
Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in N...
John Ridsdel: Hostage from Canada killed in P...
Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in N...
War & Army
2016 2016
War & Army
Chibok girls 'shown alive' in Boko Haram video
2014
'200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria
Gunman takes hostages in Lindt café
Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid
Colombian rebels free captured general
Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped gi...
Mexico missing students: Nationwide protest...
US soldier freed by Taliban captors
Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram ...
'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of...
Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive
'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school
Colombian rebels free captured general
Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped gi...
Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates
Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released
US soldier freed by Taliban captors
US woman found 10 years after kidnap
Colombian rebels free captured general
Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'
Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive
Gunman takes hostages in Lindt café
Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped gi...
2013
Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'
Libyan PM Zeidan seized by armed men
Three US women missing for years in fair co...
Algeria siege ends in bloodshed
Women 'held as slaves for 30 years'
Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police ...
Three US women missing for years in fair co...
Hostages freed; Muslim rebels capture police ...
Algeria siege ends in bloodshed
Hostages missing in Algeria raid
Terror
2013 2013
Terror
2012
Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
Hostage Freed
2012 2012
Hostage Freed
War & Army
2012 2012
War & Army
Terror
2012 2012
Terror
2011
Doctors seized near Somali border
Hostage Freed
2011 2011
Hostage Freed
War & Army
2011 2011
War & Army
Terror
2011 2011
Terror
2010
Bloody end to hostage siege
U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping
Hostage Freed
2010 2010
Hostage Freed
War & Army
2010 2010
War & Army
Terror
2010 2010
Terror
2009
Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
Missing girl found 18 years on
Missing girl found 18 years on
Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
Terror
2009 2009
Terror
2008
Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Kidnapped European tourists freed
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Captive woman had 7 children by father
Kidnapped European tourists freed
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Freed hostages reunited with families
Betancourt rescued from FARC
Terror
2008 2008
Terror
2007
Freed Koreans return home
Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
Missing teens discovered alive
Freed Koreans return home
Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban
BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed
War & Army
2007 2007
War & Army
Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans
Five Britons seized
2006
Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute
Girl 'found' after years
Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages
Hostage Freed
2006 2006
Hostage Freed
Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers
Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute
Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages
FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found
2005
Video airs of purported hostages
Hostage Freed
2005 2005
Hostage Freed
War & Army
2005 2005
War & Army
Video airs of purported hostages
2004
Standoff school siege
50 foreigners held hostage
Hostage Freed
2004 2004
Hostage Freed
War & Army
2004 2004
War & Army
50 foreigners held hostage

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  83 Chibok girls have been released Map of Banki Borno Nigeria  Eighty-three schoolgirls kidnapped three years ago by Boko Haram extremists in northern Nigeria have been released into military custody Olympiakos footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexico   Chibok girls: Kidnapped schoolgirl found in Nigeria   One of the missing Chibok schoolgirls has been found in Nigeria, activists say, the first to be rescued since their capture two years ago John Ridsdel: Hostage from Canada killed in Philippines Chibok girls 'shown alive' in Boko Haram video '200 villagers' kidnapped in Nigeria Gunman takes hostages in Lindt café Map of Martin Place Sydney Australia  At least one gunman has taken several people hostage at a cafe in Sydney. Pictures on TV a black flag with Arabic writing Hostages killed in Yemen rescue bid Colombian rebels free captured general Boko Haram reach ceasefire deal, kidnapped girls to go free   Mexico missing students: Nationwide protests held Map of Iguala Mexico  Thousands of people have held protests in cities across Mexico against the disappearance of students in the southern town of Iguala last month Vietnam tanker crew freed by pirates Turkish hostages held by IS in Iraq released Boko Haram suspected of abducting more than 50 villagers US soldier freed by Taliban captors   US Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl who has been held for nearly 5 years has been freed in deal that includes the release of five Afghan detainees   Nigeria kidnapped girls 'shown in Boko Haram video'   Islamist militants Boko Haram have released a video apparently showing about 130 girls kidnapped from a school in northern Nigeria on April ...   'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped girls   Fears for the fate of more than 200 girls turned even more nightmarish when the leader of the Islamist group announced plans to sell them   Ukraine crisis: Observers held captive Map of Sloviansk Ukraine  Concern mounted for the safety of a team of European and Ukrainian military observers seized by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine 'Mass abduction' at Nigeria school Map of Chibok Borno Nigeria


August 2017 ... more > Top ^
Aug.6  Milan  British model kidnapped, 'held for best offer on pornography sites


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Jun.23  Colombia  Colombia conflict: Seized Dutch journalists still held


May 2017 ... more > Top ^
May.6   Northern Nigeria


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August 2016 ... more > Top ^
Aug.14  Nigeria  Chibok girls: Boko Haram video shows captives


May 2016 ... more > Top ^
May.29   North Mexico
May.18   Nigeria


April 2016 ... more > Top ^
Apr.25   Southern Philippines
Apr.13   Nigeria


January 2016 ... more > Top ^
Jan.15  Burkina Faso  Hostages freed from Ouagadougou hotel


year 2015 Top ^

Apr.23  Washington  US admits two hostages killed in al-Qaeda raid
Jan.24  Tokyo  Japan checking 'hostage death' video
Jan.17  Yemen  Gunmen abduct chief of staff to Yemen president


year 2014 Top ^

Dec.18   Northern Nigeria
Dec.14   Sydney
Dec.6   Yemen
Dec.5  Southern Philippines  Swiss hostage flees in Philippines
Nov.30   Colombia
Oct.17   Nigeria
Oct.8   Mexico
  Southeast Asia
Oct.4  Libya  Briton held hostage in Libya freed
Sep.19   Mosul
Aug.15   Northern Nigeria
May.31   Afghanistan
May.26  Nigeria  Nigeria army 'knows where girls are'
May.21  Southern California  US woman found 10 years after kidnap
May.12  Nigeria  US planes search for Nigerian girls
  Northern Nigeria
May.10  Washington  Michelle Obama: Nigeria kidnappings 'unconscionable'
May.6  Northern Nigeria  Eight more Nigeria girls abducted
May.5   Nigeria
May.3  Donbass  Abducted military observers freed in east Ukraine
Apr.26   Donbass
Apr.15   Northern Nigeria
  Around 100 girls are thought to have been abducted in an attack on a school in north-east Nigeria, officials say


year 2013 Top ^

Nov.21   London
Oct.20  Greece  Authorities work to identify mystery girl found in Greece
Oct.18  Syria  Lebanese hostages in Syria 'freed'
Oct.13  Northern Syria  Red Cross workers kidnapped in Syria
Oct.10  Libya  Libyan prime minister freed after kidnapping
Oct.9   Libya
Sep.17   Southern Philippines
Sep.3  Ohio  Ohio kidnapper found hanging in cell
May.20  Basra  Kidnapped civilians among dozens killed in Iraq
May.9  Ohio  Cleveland kidnap accused in court
May.8  Ohio  Ohio women 'were tied and chained'
May.7  Ohio  US police hail rescued women's bravery
May.6   Ohio
Mar.10  Northern Nigeria  Nigeria hostages are feared dead
Mar.6  Syria  Filipinos taken hostage in Syria
Feb.17  Northern Nigeria  Foreign workers abducted in Nigeria
Jan.21  Algeria  Count of hostage deaths in Algeria standoff rises to 37
Jan.19   Algeria
  Algerian troops have ended a siege at a gas facility in the Sahara desert killing 11 Islamist militants after they killed seven hostages
 The hostages were summarily killed as the troops tried to free them. Foreign workers were among the hostages
Jan.18  Algeria  Hostage nations' Algeria concern Jan.17   Algeria Hostages missing in Algeria raid Jan.12  Somalia  French soldier killed and hostage dead in Somalia

year 2012 Top ^

Aug.4  Syria  Iran pilgrims abducted in Syria Mar.8   Northern Nigeria Briton, Italian killed amid rescue
Jan.25  Somalia  Navy SEALs rescue aid workers

year 2011 Top ^

Dec.9  Iran  American missing in Iran seen in video Dec.1  Pakistan  Al-Qaeda says it has US citizen Nov.10  Venezuela  Baseball star abducted in Venezuela Oct.13   Kenya Doctors seized near Somali border
Apr.14  Gaza  Italian activist kidnapped found dead Feb.22  Somalia  4 Americans slain by captors on yacht

year 2010 Top ^

Dec.26  Southern Afghanistan  Turkish engineers kidnapped in Afgha-n Nov.29  Wisconsin  All hostages freed at US school Aug.23   Manila Bloody end to hostage siege
Feb.4   Haiti U.S. missionaries charged with kidnapping

year 2009 Top ^

Dec.22  Colombia  Kidnapped governor found dead Oct.29  Somalia  Couple tell of Somalia kidnapping Oct.10   Rawalpindi Armed militants hold hostages at army HQ
Aug.27   San Francisco Bay Area   Missing girl found 18 years on   Jaycee Lee Dugard found after being abducted as a girl in 1991 gave birth to two children fathered by her kidnapper Phillip Garrido, 58 Jul.31  Iran  3 U.S. tourists held by Iran Apr.10  Somalia  Hostage dies as French attack pirates Apr.8  Somalia  Drama as US crew recapture vessel

year 2008 Top ^

Dec.9   Rio de Janeiro Protesters: 9,000 disappeared in 2 years
Sep.29   Egypt Kidnapped European tourists freed Jul.2   Colombia   Betancourt rescued from FARC
  In a secret operation the Colombian military infiltrated rebel group and deceived its members into giving up 15 hostages.    Along with French-Colombian politician, 3 American contractors and 11 other hostages who were Colombian police were rescued. Appearing h...
Apr.27   Austria   Captive woman had 7 children by father
Map of Amstetten Austria  Police believe a 73-year-old man held his daughter captive in his cellar for the past two decades and had seven children with her Apr.1  Paris  Sarkozy pleads for Colombian hostage Jan.16  Antarctica  Whalers accused of kidnapping activists Jan.10   Venezuela Freed hostages reunited with families

year 2007 Top ^

Oct.17  Somalia  Aid stopped after kidnap Sep.1   South Korea Freed Koreans return home
Aug.30   Afghanistan   Final S. Korean hostages freed by Taliban  Kidnappers released the 7 remaining hostages and handed them over to Red Cross officials Aug.18  Kabul  German woman kidnapped Aug.13  Afghanistan  Two female Korean hostages freed Jul.21  Afghanistan  Taliban: 2 German hostages killed Jul.20   Afghanistan Taliban threaten abducted South Koreans Jul.5  Nigeria Delta  Three-year-old seized Jul.3   Gaza BBC reporter Alan Johnston freed  Johnston, kidnapped March 12 by a group calling itself the Army of Islam, was wearing blue jeans and looking gaunt Jun.1  Gaza  Video released of BBC's Johnston May.29   Baghdad Five Britons seized Mar.27  Manila  Gunmen seize bus Jan.12   Missouri Missing teens discovered alive   The boys, one of whom was last in 2002, have been found alive at the home of a 41-year-old Michael Devlin

year 2006 Top ^

Nov.14   Baghdad Gunmen grab up to 100 from institute   The minister of higher education ordered universities closed until security improves Aug.23   Austria Girl 'found' after years
 Gaza  Abduction claim of Fox News journalists Jul.12   Southern Lebanon   Hezbollah kidnapping prompts war
  Guerrillas killed 3 Israeli soldiers and captured 2 more, prompting airstrikes and military raids inside southern Lebanon.    Israel has launched air strikes on bridges and roads in southern Lebanon to stop Hezboll...
Jun.25   Iraq Al Qaeda group killed 4 Russian hostages
Jun.17   Baghdad Insurgents captured U.S. soldiers Mar.10   Iraq FBI: Body of U.S. hostage found Feb.9  Kuwait  Abducted journalist makes new plea on TV Jan.28  Iraq  Captors: Last chance for demand

year 2005 Top ^

Nov.29   Iraq Video airs of purported hostages
Jun.15  Iraq  Jubilant ex-hostage tells of rescue Jun.9  Kabul  Italy hostage released in Kabul

year 2004 Top ^

Oct.19  Iraq  Agency halts aid projects after kidnap Sep.28  Iraq  Italians freed, Frenchmen to be released Sep.27  Iraq  Kidnapped Iranian diplomat freed Sep.24  Baghdad  Six Egyptians taken Sep.1  North Caucasus  Standoff school siege Jul.23  Iraq  Militants take Egyptian diplomat hostage Jun.8  Iraq  Kidnapped Italians, Pole freed May.29  Saudi Arabia  50 foreigners held hostage Apr.8  Iraq  Japanese, Koreans taken hostage

year 2003 Top ^

Aug.18  Mali  14 European hostages released

year 2002 Top ^

Aug.20  Berlin  Hostages at Iraqi embassy

year 2000 Top ^

Apr.23  Miami  Elian reunited with father Nov. 4, 1979   Tehran American Embassy taken hostage during Iranian Revolution
Map of American Embassy Iran
  Youthful Islamists, calling themselves Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, invaded the embassy compound and seized its staff