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Michelle Knight. ©Reuters/Aaron Josefczyk
Naked and chained: US woman recounts 11-year captivity

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."

Naked and chained: US woman recounts 11-year captivity
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Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed

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.

Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed
Gunmen kidnap Red Cross workers in war-ravaged Syria
Gunmen kidnap Red Cross workers in war-ravaged Syria

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..

Gunmen kidnap Red Cross workers in war-ravaged Syria
US vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids
US vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids

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 vows 'relentless' terror fight after Somalia, Libya raids
US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry
US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry

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".

US capture of Al-Qaeda operative 'appropriate and legal': Kerry
Nigeria Islamists release video of French hostage: SITE
Nigeria Islamists release video of French hostage: SITE

Nigerian Islamist group Ansaru on Friday released a video of a French national kidnapped in December.

Nigeria Islamists release video of French hostage: SITE
Mass grave found near Mexico City
Mass grave found near Mexico City

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.

Mass grave found near Mexico City
US police probe how triple kidnap was hidden 10 years
US police probe how triple kidnap was hidden 10 years

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.

US police probe how triple kidnap was hidden 10 years
Three women, missing for a decade, found alive in US
Three women, missing for a decade, found alive in US

Three young women who had been missing for a decade -- two of whom disappeared as teenagers -- were found alive in a house in Cleveland.

Three women, missing for a decade, found alive in US
French family arrive home after hostage ordeal
French family arrive home after hostage ordeal

Tired but smiling, a French family of seven arrived in Paris early on Saturday, welcomed by relatives and French President Francois Hollande.

French family arrive home after hostage ordeal
French kidnap victims likely separated as search pushes on
French kidnap victims likely separated as search pushes on

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.

French kidnap victims likely separated as search pushes on
French hostages taken from Cameroon to Nigeria: official
French hostages taken from Cameroon to Nigeria: official

Kidnappers who seized seven members of a French family, including four young children, in Cameroon, have taken them across the border into Nigeria.

French hostages taken from Cameroon to Nigeria: official
Mexico top court frees French woman jailed for kidnap
Mexico top court frees French woman jailed for kidnap

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.

Mexico top court frees French woman jailed for kidnap
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal.
Five foreigners still missing at Algeria hostage site

Algerian authorities searched on Tuesday for five foreigners still missing and tried to identify seven charred bodies, days after a bloody hostage crisis.

Five foreigners still missing at Algeria hostage site
Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege
Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege

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.

Algeria says 37 foreigners killed in gas plant siege
Algeria: bodies of 25 hostages found after bloodbath
Algeria: bodies of 25 hostages found after bloodbath

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.

Algeria: bodies of 25 hostages found after bloodbath
UN chief condemns 'escalating' violence in Pakistan
UN chief condemns 'escalating' violence in Pakistan

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.

UN chief condemns 'escalating' violence in Pakistan
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China arrests 90 over child abductions: state media

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.

China arrests 90 over child abductions: state media
Man charged in Britain over Syria kidnappings
Man charged in Britain over Syria kidnappings

British police charged a man with the kidnapping of two Western journalists by Islamic extremists in Syria.

Man charged in Britain over Syria kidnappings
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo by Danial Okassov©
Nazarbayev signed convention on protection of kidnapped children

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a Law On ratification of the convention on civil-legal aspects of the international kidnapping of children.

Nazarbayev signed convention on protection of kidnapped children