Kidnapping

This combination photo shows wanted posters issued by Kenya's National Police Service on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 showing three men Yusuf Kuno Adan, Ibrahim Adan Omar, and Said Adan Abdi, who are wanted in connection with the kidnapping of 23-year-old Italian volunteer Silvia Costanza Romano in Kenya. Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of the Italian woman and are offering a reward of one million shillings ($9,750) for information leading to their arrest. Swahili reads "Be alert, don't stay quiet". (Kenya National Police Service via AP)
November 24, 2018 - 9:12 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police have identified three suspects in the kidnapping of an Italian woman and are offering a reward of one million shillings ($9,750) for information leading to their arrest. There has been no claim of responsibility for the first kidnapping of a foreigner in the East...
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A Kenyan police officer talks on his phone inside the compound of the command centre that is directing operations in the search for kidnapped Italian volunteer Silvia Costanza Romano, in Malindi, Kenya Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Gunmen firing indiscriminately on Tuesday kidnapped Romano, a 23-year-old volunteer working with Kenyan students, from the village of Chakama in Kilifi county. (AP Photo)
November 23, 2018 - 4:23 am
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kenyan authorities are optimistic they will find an Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen this week, the national police chief said Friday, citing "very valuable information" given by people in custody. Three "persons of interest" are among 20 people held as police investigate...
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Villagers look up as a Kenyan police helicopter flies above the scene of an attack by gunmen who kidnapped an Italian volunteer, in the village of Chakama, in coastal Kilifi county, Kenya Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Gunmen shot indiscriminately, kidnapped the Italian woman and wounded a number of Kenyans late Tuesday according to police. (AP Photo)
November 21, 2018 - 11:24 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Gunmen firing indiscriminately into a coastal trading center kidnapped an Italian woman and wounded several other people in the first kidnapping of a foreigner in Kenya in several years, authorities and witnesses said Wednesday. Silvia Costanza Romano, a 23-year-old volunteer...
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November 21, 2018 - 6:50 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's military has freed nine children and their teacher who had been kidnapped by gunmen Tuesday from a school in Kumba, in the country's restive English-speaking South West region, a military official said Wednesday. Armed gunmen abducted the students from Lords...
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November 13, 2018 - 6:11 am
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A leader of the Cameroon church school where 79 students and three staff were abducted in the country's troubled northwest more than a week ago says the principal and all remaining students and staff have been released. Fonki Samuel Forba, moderator of the Presbyterian...
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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a man holds an young girl who has been rescued from the Islamic State group in the Hamima area east of the historic town of Palmyra, after she arrived with others liberated hostages to the southern province of Sweida, Syria, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Islamic State group militants shot and killed two children during an operation to liberate a group of hostages from southern Syria that were being held by the extremist group since July, a father and activists said Friday. (SANA via AP)
November 10, 2018 - 7:29 am
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian woman captured by Islamic State militants said her 8-year-old son died in her lap after the extremists shot him and his cousin during a military operation to liberate them more than 100 days after they were kidnapped. Najwa Abu Ammar, 35, was kidnapped with her two...
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Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
November 07, 2018 - 12:14 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The 79 students kidnapped by unidentified gunmen from a school in Cameroon have been released, but two of the three staff members abducted with them are still being held, a church official said Wednesday. The students, aged between 11 and 17, were brought to a church near...
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Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
November 06, 2018 - 2:43 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's President Paul Biya, sub-Saharan Africa's oldest leader, was inaugurated Tuesday for his seventh term in office amid rising separatist unrest. The 85-year-old Biya, who has been in power since 1982, was sworn in days after separatists allegedly kidnapped dozens...
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Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday.
November 05, 2018 - 5:34 pm
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — Armed separatists kidnapped at least 79 students and three staff members from a Presbyterian school in a troubled English-speaking region of Cameroon, the governor said Monday. North West Region Gov. Deben Tchoffo said the students abducted Sunday night were ages 11-17, and...
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Japanese journalist Jumpei Yasuda is interviewed in a flight from Turkey to Japan Oct. 25, 2018. Yasuda returned to Tokyo on Thursday after being freed from more than three years of captivity in Syria. (Kyodo News via AP)
October 25, 2018 - 11:01 am
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese journalist returned to Tokyo on Thursday after being freed from more than three years of captivity in Syria, and was greeted at the airport with hugs from his wife and his favorite handmade rice balls from his mother. Jumpei Yasuda was released in Syria on Tuesday and taken...
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