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Al Jazeera crew kidnapped in Yemeni city of Taiz

The Doha-based Al Jazeera news channel said on Thursday three of its journalists had been kidnapped in the besieged Yemeni city of Taiz and demanded their immediate release.   Al Jazeera said its Arabic correspon

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Gunmen kidnap Iraq's deputy justice minister

Iraq's acting deputy justice minister was kidnapped from his vehicle on Tuesday by black-clad gunmen in northern Baghdad, security sources said, the second high-profile abduction in the capital in less than a week. There was n

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Islamic State takes 150 hostages in Syria

Islamic State militants have abducted at least 150 people from Assyrian Christian villages in northeastern Syria they had raided, Christian Syrian activists said on Tuesday. A Syrian Christian group representing several NGOs insid

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Six Iranians booked for UAE businessman's kidnap

Dubai prosecutors have charged six Iranians with kidnapping a British-Iranian businessman who went missing in the emirate last year, the government said. Authorities said in January they had detained three Iranians suspected of be

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Bahrain burial set for kidnap victim

A 17-year-old student who was kidnapped and executed in Pakistan after his relatives in Bahrain failed to pay a BD78,000 ($205,800) ransom will be buried in the kingdom tomorrow (May 9). The body of Amin Abdulla Abdulhameed is due

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Bahraini teenager kidnapped in Pakistan

A Bahraini teenager has been kidnapped in Pakistan by a group of unknown criminals who are demanding a ransom of BD78,000 ($205,843).   Amin Abdulla Abdulhameed, who is originally from Baluchistan, has been missi

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Bahrain kidnap victim 'may need counselling'

A Bahraini student held hostage for 18 days in Malaysia is still coming to terms with his experience and could require counselling to put the ordeal behind him, according to his father. Bahraini Ali Ahmed Al Nashaba, 20, received

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Malaysia kidnap victim to return home

Bahraini student Ali Ahmed Al Nashaba, who was kidnapped in Malaysia and later released, will arrive in Bahrain today (February 19). Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa personally called Al Na

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2 Bahraini kidnap suspects held in Malaysia

Two Bahrainis have been arrested in Malaysia in connection with the abduction of a university student. They were allegedly part of a group of six men, who held Bahraini Ali Ahmed Al Nashaba hostage for 18 days and beat him with a

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Iran warns Pakistan on border guards

Iran said on Monday it would send forces into Pakistan to free five border guards said to have been kidnapped by militants if Islamabad did not take measures to secure their release. According to Iranian media reports, the guards

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