With her chin held high against the inevitable tears, Michelle Knight on Tuesday described 11 years of captivity spent naked and chained in what came to be known as Cleveland's "house of horrors."
Nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed.
Gunmen have abducted seven International Committee of the Red Cross and Red Crescent staff in Idlib province, one of the main theatres of Syria's brutal war..
The United States pledged Sunday to keep "relentless pressure" on terror groups following the daring capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya and the storming of a Shebab stronghold in Somalia.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the capture of an Al-Qaeda operative in Libya was "appropriate and legal" after officials in Tripoli demanded answers about the "kidnap".
Nigerian Islamist group Ansaru on Friday released a video of a French national kidnapped in December.
Authorities searched a mass grave near Mexico City on Thursday as anxious relatives braced to learn whether the remains were those of 12 young people kidnapped in May.
US police descended on an unremarkable home in a working class neighborhood of Cleveland on Tuesday after three women who had been missing for around a decade were rescued from kidnappers.
Three young women who had been missing for a decade -- two of whom disappeared as teenagers -- were found alive in a house in Cleveland.
Tired but smiling, a French family of seven arrived in Paris early on Saturday, welcomed by relatives and French President Francois Hollande.
A kidnapped French family of seven has likely been separated into two groups by their abductors, France said Thursday, as Nigerian security forces combed restive border areas to find them.
Kidnappers who seized seven members of a French family, including four young children, in Cameroon, have taken them across the border into Nigeria.
A French woman was freed from Mexican prison Wednesday after the Supreme Court ruled that police violated her rights by staging her arrest for kidnapping on national television seven years ago.
Algerian authorities searched on Tuesday for five foreigners still missing and tried to identify seven charred bodies, days after a bloody hostage crisis.
Thirty-seven foreigners of eight nationalities were killed by Islamist militants in a well-planned attack on a remote gas plant, some of them executed with a bullet to the head.
Algerian troops reportedly found the bodies of 25 hostages and captured five kidnappers at a remote gas plant after a bloodbath of captives that France called an "act of war" by Islamist militants.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said Sunday he was "appalled by the escalating terrorist violence in Pakistan," after 19 Shiite pilgrims died in a car bomb and 21 kidnapped soldiers were killed.
Police have arrested 90 gang suspects across China and freed 28 children who were allegedly kidnapped from the far west and taken to various cities to steal, the China Daily said on Thursday.
British police charged a man with the kidnapping of two Western journalists by Islamic extremists in Syria.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a Law On ratification of the convention on civil-legal aspects of the international kidnapping of children.
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