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Kenyan President Says Mall Siege Is Over: Five Terrorists Dead and Bodies Trapped in the Rubble After Mall Collapse
World  (tags: Kenya, violence, society, hostages, death, terrorism, humans, world, violence, society, government, news )

- 1728 days ago -
Kenya's President tonight announced that his country had 'ashamed and defeated' its attackers following the siege on a Nairobi mall that has left 61 civilians and six security officers dead.
Nairobi Mall Attack: Civilians Remain Hostages; Dozens Dead
World  (tags: Kenya, violence, society, hostages, death, terrorism, humans, world )

- 1730 days ago -
This post was last updated at 2 p.m. ET. The authorities say they have isolated the attackers. As of Sunday afternoon, Red Cross reported 68 deaths and at least 200 wounded in the assault,with 49 people still missing. We'll add news to this post as it...
British Hostage Killed Because Kidnappers Thought UK Was Launching Rescue Mission
World  (tags: Islamic terrorists, violence, hostages )

- 1924 days ago -
Brendan Vaughan was killed with six colleagues, from Italy, Greece and Lebanon, who were all taken hostage last month by gunmen from Ansaru, an offshoot of Nigeria's al-Qaeda-allied militants, Boko Haram.
Algeria Troops Surround Militant Hostage-Takers
World  (tags: Islamic terrorists, violence, Algeria, hostages )

- 1977 days ago -
Algerian troops have surrounded a gas facility in the east of the country where foreign workers are being held hostage by Islamist militants.
One Year Later, Little Hope for US Hikers Held in Iran
World  (tags: world, conflict, iran, hikers, hostages, middle-east, humanrights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!' )

- 2877 days ago -
As relations between the US and Iran sputter, 3 American hikers languish in the middle.
Somali Govt Concerned Over The British Couple Held By Pirates
World  (tags: British, hostages, Somali Pirates, terrorism )

Sally Ann
- 3053 days ago -
Somalis world-backed weak transitional government on Friday said it is very concerned over the wellbeing of a British couple who have been held by pirates since October last year.
British Hostages: Pirates Will Kill Us in Days
World  (tags: pirates, hostages, British couple, ransom, physical attacks, Britain's Foreign and Commonwealth Offic, International Maritime Bureau, solitary confinement, captivity, beatings )

- 3066 days ago -
(CNN) -- A British couple held hostage by pirates for more than three months have told of brutal treatment at the hand of their captors who they say are perilously close to killing them. In separate telephone interviews with CNN affiliate ITN,
Philippines Gunmen Abduct Dozens of Villagers
World  (tags: Philippines, govenment, hostages, violence, gunmen, abduction, students, adults, conflict, crime )

- 3112 days ago -
Armed men are reported to have abducted dozens of students and teachers in the southern Philippines, reports say.
Venezuela Secures Release of 4 More FARC Hostages
World  (tags: Venezuela, Venezuelan left, socialism, Colombia, capitalism, FARC, hostages, war, peace )

- 3762 days ago -
The gesture of President Chavez to contribute to peace in neighboring Colombia had suffered an "avalanche of attacks by the enemies of peace, the promoters of war and those who want violence." But many govts & leaders have thanked Chavez for his efforts.
ON THIS DAY - 1981: Tehran Frees US Hostages After 444 Days
World  (tags: usa, iran, tehran, hostages, release, 1981, on this day )

- 3801 days ago -
The 52 American hostages held at the US embassy in Tehran for more than 14 months have arrived in West Germany on their way home to the United States. The former diplomats and embassy staff stepped from the plane onto the tarmac at Wiesbaden airport
Arrangements in Place to Return Anti-Whaling Activists - Australia
World  (tags: australia, japan, japanese, whales, sea shepherd, southern ocean, hostages, activists, whales )

- 3805 days ago -
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith says arrangements have been put in place for the safe return of two men, including an Australian man, from a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean. Mr Smith says Benjamin Potts and Briton Giles Lane will be
US Praises Colombian President, Not Venezuela's Chavez For Hostage Release
World  (tags: Venezuela, Colombia, FARC, war, hostages, politics, peace, usa, hypocrisy )

- 3809 days ago -
Only after journalists specifically asked about the huge role that Venezuela played, did the US spokesperson grudgingly mention Venezuela. Asked repeatedly if US is willing to work with Chavez to free US crashed spyplane hostages held by FARC, said nada.
Tears of Relief as Taliban Free Two Hostages
World  (tags: Taliban, Red Cross, Hostages, Freedm, prisoners, UnitedNations, terrorism, politics, violence, war, world, middle-east, military, bush, "warcrimes", freedoms, HumanRights )

- 3960 days ago -
Two South Korean women held hostage by the Taliban for more than three weeks in Afghanistan were freed on Monday and handed over to Korean officials in relatively good health.....

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