Two American tourists and their guide were kidnapped Friday in the Sinai region of Egypt, authorities said.
Four aid workers, who were abducted from Kenya's vast Dadaab refugee complex near the Somali border last week, were freed late Sunday during a shootout with kidnappers, a military official said..
Four aid workers are free after a shoot-out in southern Somalia. CNN's David McKenzie reports.
Two American tourists kidnapped Thursday in Egypt's Sinai region have been released, an official in South Sinai said.
CNN's Ben Wedeman reports on two American tourists who were kidnapped at gunpoint in Egypt's Sinai region.
May 25, National Missing Children's Day, is a day on which we honor and remember missing children. This date was chosen specifically because it is the date in 1979 when 6-year-old Etan Patz went missing on his way to school in New York.
An American aid worker kidnapped by al Qaeda in Pakistan pleads for his life. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
In a three-minute video posted to the internet, Warren Weinstein begs the U.S. President to meet the demands of his Pakistani kidnappers in return for his life.
A Costa Rican diplomat kidnapped in Venezuela has been freed, Venezuela's minister for justice and the interior said Tuesday.
Authorities are investigating the kidnapping of a Costa Rican diplomat in Venezuela, officials said Monday.
Two Brazilian tourists, their guide and a police officer who were kidnapped by Bedouin tribesmen in Egypt's southern Sinai Peninsula all have been freed, an Interior Ministry spokesman said Monday.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Thursday he takes some of the responsibility for a failed hostage rescue attempt in which an Italian and a British man died.
Colombian rebel group FARC promises to free all military and police hostages and to cease kidnapping for money.
Two American tourists who were kidnapped in the southern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula were freed Friday, a security official said.
Seven aid workers who were kidnapped in Yemen have been released, the United Nations said in a statement Thursday.
Six aid workers were kidnapped Tuesday in Yemen's Mahweet province, according to a senior Interior Ministry official.
At least three gunmen have kidnapped two foreign aid workers in Punjab Province in central Pakistan, police said Friday.
VICE travels to Kyrgyzstan to investigate the Central Asian tradition of bride kidnapping.
"We are breaking the law," says Madiev Tynchtyk, a member of local government in a small village outside of the Kyrgyz capital of Bishkek, "but here everyone understands this is a tradition and you can't change it." Madiev kidnapped his wife, Elmira more than 10 years ago. He is one of the many Kyrgyz men who have gotten married through the Central Asian practice of bride kidnapping.
Authorities have arrested five additional suspects connected with last week's kidnapping of major league baseball player Wilson Ramos, Venezuelan officials said Monday.
Major league catcher Wilson Ramos has been "found alive," two days after he was reported kidnapped by gunmen, Venezuelan state TV reported Friday.
Venezuelan federal authorities on Thursday dispatched their "best investigators" to track the kidnappers of Major League Baseball catcher Wilson Ramos, the country's justice minister said.
Jaycee Dugard filed a complaint against the federal government Thursday, seeking compensation for what she called its failures to track the man who held her captive for 18 years.
Find out what neighbors did to save a kidnapped girl in New Mexico in this exclusive Dr. Drew web interview.
Three members of a Colombian paramilitary organization were convicted Tuesday in federal court in New York for their role in the kidnapping of an American who was held hostage in a jungle camp for nearly a year.
A video showing seven Estonians pleading for help in gaining their release -- a month after they were abducted while bicycling in Lebanon -- makes it clear their kidnappers "want to keep contact," Estonia's foreign minister said Wednesday.
CNN's American Morning speaks to CNN's national security analyst about allegations that Greg Mortenson's book is bogus.
Greg Mortenson, the high-profile advocate of girls' education in Afghanistan and Pakistan, has been forced to defend his best-selling book "Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations ... One School at a Time," against charges that key stories in it are false.
In Mexico, a man who tried to journey illegally into the United States to seek work vows that he will never again leave his home.
Three weeks ago, while recovering in the hospital after giving birth to a baby girl, Rena Jones was amped up and on guard.
In November 2009, Norwegian freelance journalist Paul Refsdal is riding in a pick-up truck on a dusty track of Afghan road. The Taliban have kidnapped him.
A woman and her three children arrested this week for participating in kidnappings in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, are expected to be arraigned Friday afternoon, the Chihuahua state attorney general's office told CNN.
A college student at one of Mexico's top universities gets kidnapped. His abductors use his cell phone to text a friend: "Meet me here."
"The world is really big when you're looking for a teeny little girl," said Erin Runnion, describing the helplessness she felt after her child was abducted.
HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell brings you the stories of five parents whose children were abducted.
Authorities in Nigeria have recovered 15 schoolchildren who were snatched by kidnappers earlier this week, a police spokesman said Friday.
Police in Nigeria have confirmed that the 15 schoolchildren whisked away by kidnappers earlier this week were all Nigerian nationals.
Nigeria's president ordered security forces Tuesday to step up their search for 15 children kidnapped in the country's southeastern region when gunmen hijacked a school bus.
A Japanese freelance journalist who was kidnapped for five months in Afghanistan and released Saturday says his kidnappers weren't members of the Taliban, but corrupt Afghan soldiers.
New York Times reporter David Rohde, who was kidnapped by the Taliban, discusses efforts to reach out to them.
Mexico's top security official says the Sinaloa drug cartel was likely behind the kidnapping of a group of four journalists, two of whom were freed in a police rescue.
Ignacio "Nacho" Coronel, a top Mexican drug lord, is killed during a raid by the Mexican army. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
The two German citizens kidnapped last Sunday in a Nigerian region where many foreigners have been abducted are now free, Germany's foreign minister said Saturday.
A British boy kidnapped in Pakistan has been freed. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Two Pakistani men and a Romanian woman were charged in Spain on Thursday in connection with the kidnapping of a 5-year-old British boy in Pakistan.
Police have arrested five people in Spain and France who are linked to the kidnapping of a 5-year-old British boy in Pakistan, Spanish police said Wednesday.
Two men from the minority Sikh community in Pakistan's tribal northwest were kidnapped and beheaded on Sunday, authorities said this week. Two others remain in custody.
The body of Luis Francisco Cuellar Carvajal, governor of the department of Caqueta, Colombia, was discovered Tuesday not far from where he was kidnapped the night before, government spokesperson Wilmer Rua said.
The body of a United Nations worker, who had been missing for 24 years, has been found in eastern Lebanon, a representative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday.
Police say the man charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard is suspected of raping a 14-year-old girl in 1972.
Ireland's foreign minister met top Sudanese officials Tuesday to press them over the kidnapping of an Irish aid worker in the African nation, the Irish Foreign Ministry said.
A bone fragment found near the northern California home of kidnapping and rape suspect Phillip Garrido could add another chapter to the twisted tale.
The mother of Michaela Garecht, 9, kidnapped three years before Jaycee Dugard is hoping the two abductions are connected.
A woman whose daughter was kidnapped in 1988 hopes the Phillip Garrido case leads to her.
A week before 9-year-old Michaela Garecht was kidnapped in Hayward, California, in 1988, she wrote a poem about people who had been abducted, her mother said Tuesday.
Police in the Philippines have paid an informant in the arrest of a militant tied to the kidnapping of four Americans and dozens of Filipinos.
The 11-year-old son of Colorado Rockies catcher Yorvit Torrealba is safe after being kidnapped in Venezuela.
Jaime Andrade had just gotten out of the shower when the men came to snatch him.
One U.S. city has had more than one reported kidnapping daily since 2007. CNN's Josh Levs and Eliott McLaughlin discuss.
A 3-year-old boy, taken from his California home at gunpoint, has been found in Mexico.
Three-year-old Briant Rodriguez remained in a hospital bed fatigued and malnourished Monday, 15 days after being kidnapped at gunpoint and then dumped on the streets of Mexico.
A mother and her teenage son are kidnapped. The kidnappers place a cell phone in the car of the boy's father so they can communicate their ransom demands. The son is burned with a blowtorch. The mother implores the father to pay the ransom.
Lourdes Batista wishes she had super powers so she could use them to find her husband, she said Wednesday, 105 days after authorities said he was kidnapped in Mexico.
Larry talks with a family pleading for the return of Felix Batista, who was kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel.
CNN's Stan Grant has an update on the kidnapping of John Solecki, head of the U.N. refugee agency in Quetta, Pakistan.
Kidnappers released an ailing Greek shipping magnate Tuesday, eight days after abducting him at gunpoint near his home, police said.
The wife of kidnapped security expert Felix Batista broke her month-long silence on Wednesday and pleaded with his Mexican abductors to "please have mercy."
Lourdes Batista pleads for the safe return of her husband Felix, who disappeared from a restaurant in Mexico last month.
Two journalists -- one British and one Spanish -- who were kidnapped in Somalia in November have been released, according to a Somali press group.
The lawyer for a top Zimbabwean human rights activist said Friday that law has "absolutely broken down" in the country after a court in Harare ruled against her client.
An American anti-kidnapping consultant was kidnapped in Mexico, according to the Houston-based security firm he works for.
The president of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies has asked authorities to shed light on the kidnapping and slaying of Silvia Vargas Escalera, daughter of the former head of the National Commission on Sports and Physical Fitness.
Police are searching for 27 farm workers who were kidnapped in northwestern Mexico, authorities said.
A Canadian journalist, who was freed Saturday after a month in captivity, said her abductors kept her in an underground cave but didn't mistreat her.
A Canadian TV journalist abducted and held for four weeks in Afghanistan was freed on Saturday unharmed.
A Canadian Broadcasting Corp. correspondent who had been held in Afghanistan for four weeks has been released, the CBC said Saturday.
A 6-year-old boy kidnapped by alleged drug dealers has been found alive in Las Vegas. CNN's Kara Finnstrom reports.
Authorities in Southern California arrested the grandfather of an abducted 6-year-old Las Vegas boy, saying the man was involved with Mexican drug dealers and the kidnapping was a "message"
Five years ago, retired Air Force intelligence officer Kirk von Ackermann became the first of 39 Americans to be kidnapped in Iraq. He's still missing, his wife fearing she'll never see him again
Some of the 11 European tourists and their Egyptian guides kidnapped 10 days ago and released unharmed Monday have left an Egyptian hospital and are headed home, officials said.
Germany's government has taken the lead trying to negotiate the release of a group of 11 European tourists and eight Egyptians abducted in the southern Egyptian desert and taken to neighboring Sudan, authorities said Tuesday.
A group of 11 European tourists and eight Egyptians have been kidnapped in the southern Egyptian desert and apparently taken to neighboring Sudan, an Egyptian government spokesman said on Monday.
CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports that Mexicans are demanding action against a rise in kidnappings.
Federal officers rescued two kidnap victims and arrested 20 members of a major kidnapping gang in a daring operation Tuesday near Mexico City, Mexican federal police said.
Mexican President Felipe Calderon met with the country's 32 governors Thursday to create a plan to combat the nation's staggering rise in crime and kidnappings.
Pedro Galindo says that when his kidnappers chopped off one of his fingers, the pain was excruciating; he felt every second of the process.
The high-profile kidnapping and murder of a boy in Mexico City has shocked the nation. CNN's Harris Whitbeck reports.
Mexicans don't call the police when their loved ones are snatched, because as in the case of a shocking recent killing, too often senior policemen seem to be involved in the crime
Five South Koreans were kidnapped while driving in a Mexican border city, police and embassy officials said Tuesday
Two French humanitarian workers were kidnapped at gunpoint Friday in Afghanistan and spirited out of the house they were sleeping in
My favorite made-for-TV movies are those based on true stories, especially true stories involving jealous friends or spouses who go on sleazy killing rampages.
More than 50 children have been abducted in Haiti since the beginning of the year, adding to a trend of kidnappings in countries affected by violence, according to a United Nations Children's Fund report.
The FBI is investigating the alleged kidnapping for ransom of a 26-year-old Florida private pilot who has been missing since April 1, a spokesman said Friday.
The U.S. military in Iraq recently received the severed fingers of five men kidnapped in Iraq more than a year ago, a law enforcement source told CNN.
U.S. Army hands over responsibility for security of Karbala province to the Iraqi military in a ceremony.
U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Dorko was injured Monday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad, Pentagon sources said.
Two Italian soldiers who were kidnapped in western Afghanistan over the weekend have been freed in an operation by NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Italy's defense minister said.
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