| 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 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 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 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 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....
| 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 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 10, 2013
| 1:35 PM
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson says her abductor, James DiMaggio, "had a crush" on her and sent text messages accusing the teenager of trying to avoid him.
Her comments in an interview with NBC's "Today" show that aired Thursday came two...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:22 PM
San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson has shared more details about her kidnapping ordeal, telling NBC's "Today" show that abductor James DiMaggio made her play Russian roulette before taking her to Idaho.
The interview, scheduled to air Thursday,...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 6:56 PM
MEXICO CITY — Thirteen Mexican federal police officers are among 18 people arrested last week on suspicion of being part of a deadly kidnapping ring operating in the troubled Pacific resort city of Acapulco, government officials said Tuesday....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 9:15 AM
A planned Mexico City tour stop turned into a nightmare for the Spanish electronica quartet Delorean over the weekend.
Delorean was the victim of what police described as a "virtual kidnapping," in which members of the group were held for several days...