| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:14 PM
BEIRUT -- Gunmen waylaid a humanitarian convoy in northern Syria on Sunday and abducted seven people working with the International Committee of the Red Cross, the aid group said.
It was the latest in a series of kidnappings of both foreign nationals...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 8:17 AM
BEIRUT -- Three kidnapped International Committee of the Red Cross staff members and a volunteer from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were released Monday, a day after they were seized in northern Syria, ICRC officials said.
Three other Red Cross workers...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:06 PM
A judge Wednesday ordered two men accused of kidnapping a 10-year-old Northridge girl from her home this year to stand trial, authorities said.
One of the men, Tobias Dustin Summers, faces about three dozen counts, including sexual assault....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Police are investigating the case of a man who says he was kidnapped and held prisoner days before he was set to testify in a criminal case.
Darwin Vela went missing Tuesday while walking his dog.
Police searched for Vela, who was scheduled to testify...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 12:12 AM
BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages held for more than a year by Syrian rebels have been released, according to multiple reports late Friday, ending a protracted crisis that heightened regional sectarian tensions and was linked to the subsequent...
| Oct 19, 2013
| 5:58 PM
BEIRUT — Nine Lebanese hostages freed after being held by Syrian rebels for more than a year arrived to a tumultuous welcome in Beirut late Saturday, capping a complex deal that also resulted in the release of two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Lebanon...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Dominik Neubauer stared into the camera, the steel barrel of an assault rifle pointed at his head.
A Yemeni "tribe" had taken him hostage, the 26-year-old Austrian student said in English, a tear rolling down his left cheek. If they...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
WASHINGTON — Two Americans were taken hostage by pirates who attacked their ship off the coast of Nigeria, U.S. officials said Thursday.
The captain and chief engineer of the C-Retriever, a U.S.-flagged oil supply ship, were kidnapped in the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:11 AM
A convicted sex offender could face 30 years to life in state prison after being charged with attempted kidnapping in Palmdale.
Richard Henry Stine, 39, pleaded no contest Monday to one count of kidnapping to commit robbery, according to the Los...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Michelle Knight will write a book on the 11 years she spent as a captive in the Cleveland home of Ariel Castro. Weinstein books will publish the as yet untitled memoir in spring 2014.
Knight was one of three women who were freed in a dramatic escape...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 1:18 PM
TUCSON – Three sisters who police said were imprisoned for up to two years in their bedrooms were under 24-hour camera surveillance and subjected to music playing in their rooms at all hours, according to new details released Wednesday by...