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┬áthe same year,

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