kidnapping

Taliban Kidnap At Least 25 Men from Buses in Afghanistan’s South

KABUL, June 21 – Taliban fighters in the southern Afghan province of Helmand stopped vehicles and detained at least 25 people, officials said on Tuesday, as the insurgents continued a series of abductions on Afghanistan’s highways over the past few weeks. Omar Zwak, a spokesman for the governor of Helmand, said 18 women and children

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Kidnappers Snatch Son of Top Provincial Judge in Pakistan

By Syed Raza Hassan KARACHI, Pakistan, June 21 – Masked men kidnapped the son of a senior Pakistani judge in the southern port city of Karachi, police said on Tuesday, suspecting the victim could be used as a bargaining chip in negotiations to free imprisoned Islamist militants. Awais Ali Shah, the son of Sindh High

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Australian Mother and TV Crew Face Kidnapping Charges in Lebanon

BEIRUT, April 12 – An Australian mother and TV crew, who were in Beirut to film the woman’s efforts to take her children back to Australia after a custody dispute with the Lebanese father, were charged with involvement in kidnapping by a Lebanese prosecutor on Tuesday. The mother and a four-member Channel Nine crew have

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Mystery Surrounds Shahbaz Taseer’s Captivity and Return

By Omar R Quraishi Shahbaz Taseer was a high-profile kidnapping victim in Pakistan — missing for almost five years after he was abducted a few hundred meters from his home in an affluent neighborhood in the city of Lahore on August 26, 2011. His case was major news in Pakistan because in January the same year,

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