Man arrested in Las Vegas kidnapping caught on surveillance video

(Reuters) – Las Vegas police said on Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and assaulting a woman on New Year’s Day in a violent scene recorded... Read more »

Armed group claims killing four humanitarian hostages in Nigeria, aid organization says

LAGOS (Reuters) – An armed group that kidnapped humanitarian workers in northeastern Nigeria five months ago has claimed it killed four hostages, international aid agency Action Against Hunger said... Read more »

Pirates kidnap 19 crew members from Greek tanker off Nigeria

ATHENS (Reuters) – Pirates have kidnapped 19 crew members from a crude oil tanker off Nigeria in an area where acts of piracy are on the rise, an official... Read more »

Norway’s Ugland says nine crew kidnapped by pirates from vessel off Benin

OSLO (Reuters) – A vessel owned by Norwegian shipping firm J.J. Ugland was boarded by pirates while at anchor off the coast of Benin on Saturday, and nine crew... Read more »

Kidnapped South African mine worker freed in eastern Congo

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – A South African mine worker kidnapped by militia in eastern Congo in late July was released on Thursday, according to the official... Read more »

Appeals court halts Texas execution of man convicted of double homicide

(Reuters) – A federal appeals court has halted an execution scheduled for Thursday of a man convicted of raping a woman and then killing her and her boyfriend with... Read more »

Police rescued after six officers wounded in Philadelphia shootout

(Reuters) – A SWAT team rescued two police officers and three civilians trapped inside a Philadelphia house with an active gunman after a shootout in which six officers were... Read more »

Gunmen kidnap two workers at Banro Corp east Congo mine: army

GOMA, Congo (Reuters) – Gunmen kidnapped a South African and one Zimbabwean worker at Banro Corp’s gold mine in the east Congolese province of Maniema on Sunday, an army... Read more »

Thousands protest in Romania over kidnapped 15-year-old girl

BUCHAREST (Reuters) – Thousands of Romanians protested against the government on Saturday, outraged by authorities’ slow response to emergency calls from a kidnapped 15-year-old girl now presumed dead. Alexandra... Read more »

Lebanon secures release of American citizen from Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Syrian authorities have released a U.S. citizen and he has been handed back to his family, thanks to the mediation of Lebanon, a Lebanese security official... Read more »