U.S special operations forces launched a rescue mission to retrieve two men kidnapped by insurgents in Afghanistan last month, but the hostages were not there when the rescue team arrived, U.S. defense officials said Thursday.
Islamic State gunmen detonated explosives and took a number of people hostage Friday night at a restaurant in Dhaka, the Bangladeshi capital, setting off a bloody standoff with the police in the city’s diplomatic zone.
Canadian government has “compelling reason to believe” that one of its citizens kidnapped by Islamic militants in the southern Philippines nearly nine months ago has been killed, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday.
Kayla Mueller is shown after speaking to a group in Prescott, Ariz., in 2007. (Photo: Jo. L. Keener/The Daily Courier/AP) The Islamic State claimed Friday —- without providing any video or photographic evidence — that a female American hostage was killed during an airstrike […]
A hostage crisis at a central Sydney cafe dragged deep into the Australian night with a lone gunman issuing demands and claiming to have bombs scattered around the city, multiple media outlets were reporting Monday. The gunman released videos stating that he wants an Islamic […]