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Former Seychellois hostages return home

The two Seychellois former hostages, Rolly Tambara and Marc Songoire, have arrived safely in Seychelles and were greeted by Seychelles President James Michel; Vice-President Danny Faure; Designated Mi

Egyptian Bedouin release kidnapped American tourists

Two American tourists who were being held hostage by an Egyptian Bedouin have reportedly been released.

Gujarat Chief Minister rescues tourists held hostage

Intervention by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi helped rescue some 135 tourists in Lakshadweep after they were held hostage by the local people, according to an official spokesman.

Pirates kill four Americans on hijacked yacht

A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically Tuesday for four Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean last week, U.S. officials said.

Manila hijacking ends in bloodshed, 9 dead

MANILA, Philippines – A 12-hour hostage drama aboard a hijacked Philippine bus ended in bloodshed Monday when an angry ex-policeman demanding his job back gunned down eight Hong Kong tourists before

Hong Kong tourists taken hostage in Manila

MANILA, Philippines – A dismissed policeman armed with an automatic rifle seized a bus in the Philippine capital Monday with 25 passengers, most of them Hong Kong tourists, in a bid to demand his re

Seychelles hostages freed

Information was received by eTN from Nairobi that the three Seychelles citizens captured by pirates in February have finally been freed and have already arrived in Nairobi.

Multiple attacks in Mumbai leave at least 80 dead, hostages held...

MUMBAI, India – Teams of heavily armed gunmen stormed luxury hotels, a popular tourist attraction and a crowded train station in at least seven attacks in India's financial capital, killing at least

Venezuelan president may negotiate for US hostages

Caracas, Venezuela - President Hugo Chávez said he will try to facilitate the release of three Americans held captive by Colombia's largest rebel group – even though he has lost contact with the guerrillas.

Austrian hostage deadline extended by week

DUBAI — An internet statement posted in the name of Al-Qaeda on Monday said the group had extended until next weekend its ultimatum for the release of prisoners in exchange for two Austrian tourists. The jihadist network's north African branch also threatened to kill the two hostages in the event of any attempt to free them by force in the statement posted on an Islamist website.

Freed Belgian hostages may leave Guatemala Monday

GUATEMALA CITY - Four Belgian tourists held hostage for 40 hours by peasant farmers in the Guatemalan jungle and released unharmed could fly home on Monday, a Belgian embassy spokesman said on Sunday.

Guatemalan farmers group takes Belgian tourists hostage

LAGUNILLA EL SALVADOR, Guatemala - Security forces in boats and helicopters were searching Guatemala's eastern jungle Saturday for four Belgian tourists and two Guatemalans who were taken hostage by farmers demanding freedom for their imprisoned leader.

Farc frees four tourists in Colombia

Left-wing Colombian rebels have freed four local tourists kidnapped in January, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Ana Maria Aldana, Cesar Hoyos, Hernando Martinez and Jose Rodriguez were in good health when turned over in the western province of Choco, near where they were abducted almost two months ago, the Red Cross said.

Aussie tourists taken hostage on tourist bus in China

There is no indication a Chinese man who took 10 Australians hostage overnight chose to specifically target Australians, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith says. A man armed with explosives took the Australian tourists hostage in the Chinese city of Xi'an, keeping one NSW woman captive for several hours before he was shot and killed by police.

Chavez is the new peace hero in Colombia

(eTN) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has done it again. He once again helped free Colombian hostages held by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).