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4-Year-Old American Girl's
Release Called a 'Miracle'
Nov 27, 2023 6:48 AM CST
4-Year-Old American Girl's Release Called a 'Miracle'
Family of Abigail Edan relieved but hope for safety of other Hamas hostages
- Abigail Edan was 3 years old when Hamas militants seized her as a hostage. The American girl had a birthday in captivity and returns to a much different world as a 4-year-old upon her release over the weekend . The militants murdered both her parents, Roy and Smadar Edan, and she...
Israel: Body of 2nd Hostage
Found Near Gaza Hospital
Nov 17, 2023 7:22 AM CST
Israel: Body of 2nd Hostage Found Near Gaza Hospital
Israeli authorities say body of 19-year-old Noa Marciano was discovered
- Israel Defense Forces troops in Gaza say they've found the body of yet another hostage taken during the deadly Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel, reports the BBC . The Daily Beast identifies this hostage as 19-year-old Noa Marciano, whose body "was found and extracted by IDF troops adjacent...
In Hamburg Airport,
'the Hostage Situation Is Over'
Nov 5, 2023 8:29 AM CST
In Hamburg Airport, 'the Hostage Situation Is Over'
Man holding his 4-year-old daughter hostage surrenders with no one injured
- The hostage situation at Hamburg Airport ended Sunday afternoon, around 18 hours after a man drove his vehicle through the gates of the airport with his 4-year-old daughter inside, authorities said. The man was arrested and the girl appears to be unharmed, reports the AP . Hamburg police tweeted that "...
Israeli Hostage Details Her
Ordeal: 'I Went Through Hell'
Oct 24, 2023 6:42 AM CDT
Israeli Hostage Details Her Ordeal: 'I Went Through Hell'
Yocheved Lifshitz, 85, released with Nurit Cooper, says she was beaten with sticks during abduction
- Two elderly Israeli women who were held for more than two weeks by Hamas after being abducted on Oct. 7 have been released , and one of them is speaking about her experience.
Times of Israel
report that 79-year-old Nurit Cooper and 85-year-old Yocheved Lifshitz, who were both...
Video of Young Hostage
Oct 17, 2023 6:11 AM CDT
Hamas Releases Video of Young Hostage
Mia Schem, 21, is seen in Gaza being treated for an arm injury
- Hamas has released video of one of the nearly 200 people taken hostage in its attack on Israel, a 21-year-old woman named Mia Schem, reports the
. In the clip posted on the Hamas Telegram channel, the French-Israeli national is seen being treated for an arm wound and says...
Report: 6 Soldiers Killed
in Search for Captured Pilot
Apr 17, 2023 3:33 PM CDT
Report: 6 Soldiers Killed in Search for Captured Pilot
Indonesian military says troops were attacked by separatist rebels in Papua province
- Separatist gunmen attacked Indonesian army troops who were deployed to rescue a New Zealand pilot taken hostage by the rebels in Papua province, leaving at least six dead and about 30 missing, officials said Sunday. Military reports seen by journalists said 21 soldiers fled into the jungle after an attack...
Kidnapped in 2016,
US Aid Worker Is Freed
Mar 20, 2023 10:45 AM CDT
Kidnapped in 2016, US Aid Worker Is Freed
Jeff Woodke was held hostage in Niger by unknown group
- An American aid worker who was kidnapped in the West African nation of Niger more than six years ago has been released from custody, the Biden administration said Monday. "I'm gratified & relieved to see the release of U.S. hostage Jeff Woodke after over 6 years in...
Biden: US Prisoner Swap
Required 'Difficult Decisions'
Sep 19, 2022 9:17 AM CDT
Biden: US Prisoner Swap Required 'Difficult Decisions'
US frees Afghan drug lord in exchange for American Mark Frerichs
The White House acknowledged and hailed the release of American hostage Mark Frerichs from Afghanistan on Monday. "Bringing the negotiations that led to Mark’s freedom to a successful resolution required difficult decisions, which I did not take lightly," said President Biden in a statement, per
Syria Issues First Statement
on Austin Tice Since 2016
Aug 17, 2022 8:47 AM CDT
Syria Issues First Statement on Austin Tice Since 2016
Country's foreign ministry denies 'it has kidnapped or is hiding any American'
- On Tuesday, the
New York Times
reported on the apparent "revival" of a multinational effort to bring home US journalist Austin Tice, who disappeared a decade ago in Syria. On Wednesday, Syria made clear it's not part of that effort. In what CNN reports is its first statement...
On 10-Year Anniversary
of Tice Abduction, a
Message From Biden
Aug 11, 2022 9:01 AM CDT
On 10-Year Anniversary of Tice Abduction, a Message From Biden
President says 'we know with certainty' Syria has US journo, calls on Syria to 'help us bring him home'
- Austin Tice was abducted in Syria 10 years ago this week, and no government or group has claimed responsibility or admitted to detaining him since. But on Wednesday, President Biden said "we know with certainty" that Syria has the 41-year-old US freelance journalist and Marine Corps veteran in captivity,...
Biden Signs Order Meant
to Deter Hostage Taking
Jul 19, 2022 2:32 PM CDT
Biden Signs Order Meant to Deter Hostage Taking
Some families of detained Americans say it doesn't go far enough though
- President Biden signed an executive order Tuesday aimed at increasing the flow of information to families of Americans detained abroad and at imposing sanctions on the criminals, terrorists, or government officials who hold them captive. It is unclear if the new order will result in bringing home more Americans jailed...
At This Eatery, a Grubhub
Order Stopped Workers Cold
in case you missed it
Jun 26, 2022 3:55 PM CDT
At This Eatery, a Grubhub Order Stopped Workers Cold
Cops say hostage was rescued after writing on her order: 'Please call the police'
- Usually in the "additional instructions" field on Grubhub orders, customers specify food allergies or ask for extra condiments. Cops say for one New York City-area woman, that section on the app became a place to plead for help, and helped lead to her rescue. ABC7 reports that an order...
Cops: Kidnapped Woman
Is Helped by Bank Employees
May 29, 2022 9:26 AM CDT
Cops: Kidnapped Woman Is Helped by Bank Employees
She asked for a 'help loan,' and police were soon on the scene in Pennsylvania
- Police in Carbondale, Pennsylvania, say a woman being held against her will managed to signal to bank employees that she needed help—and those employees picked right up on the plea. As WNEP reports, police say Wilson Medina-Garcia began holding the woman captive in her home on Tuesday, threatening to...
ISIS Captive's Letter to Dad
Leaves Courtroom in 'Tears'
Apr 7, 2022 10:10 AM CDT
ISIS Captive's Letter to Dad Leaves Courtroom in 'Tears'
Peter Kassig, killed in 2014, wrote that his last thought would be of the love of his parents
- If Peter Kassig was true to his word, the only thought running through his mind as he was beheaded by Islamic State terrorists was how much his parents loved him. Ed Kassig, the father of the US aid worker who was taken hostage in Syria in 2013 and killed a...
Police: Apple Store Hostage
Forced a Breakthrough
Feb 23, 2022 1:33 PM CST
Police: Apple Store Hostage Forced a Breakthrough
Amsterdam police say man fled, and the suspected gunman chased after him
In the aftermath of a hostage situation at an Apple Store in Amsterdam, details are emerging about the alleged gunman and a man police are framing as a hero. The AP cites Police Chief Frank Paauw as describing the suspect as an armed 27-year-old who demanded he be paid...
Biden to Taliban:
Release US Hostage
Jan 31, 2022 5:27 AM CST
Biden to Taliban: Release US Hostage
On 2nd anniversary of Mark Frerichs' kidnapping, president issues call for his release
- President Biden on Sunday called for the release of US Navy veteran Mark Frerichs, reports the AP , who was taken hostage in Afghanistan nearly two years ago. Frerichs, a civil engineer and contractor from Lombard, Ill., was kidnapped in January 2020 from the capital of Kabul. He is believed to...
Hostages Told to Cling to
Car Hoods or Be Shot in Face
Aug 31, 2021 3:52 PM CDT
Hostages Told to Cling to Car Hoods or Be Shot in Face
They're speaking out after ordeal in Aracatuba, Brazil
- Brazilian bank robbers strapped hostages to the hoods and roofs of getaway vehicles early Monday, and now those victims are speaking of their ordeal. One said they were told their options were to hang on or be shot in the face: "I was put onto the [hood] of a...
Attempted Bank Robbery
Turns Into Hostage Situation
May 7, 2021 12:47 AM CDT
Attempted Bank Robbery Turns Into Hostage Situation
Standoff ends after 8 hours
- A standoff at a St. Cloud, Minnesota, bank ended Thursday night around 10:30pm after starting almost nine hours earlier. Police were called to the Wells Fargo branch around 1:45pm to reports of a possible robbery in progress, the
St. Cloud Times
reports. It turned into a hostage situation,...
Inmate Killed After Taking
Corrections Officer Hostage
Mar 28, 2021 8:20 AM CDT
Inmate Killed After Taking Corrections Officer Hostage
He also freed several inmates
- An inmate at an Oklahoma jail was fatally shot by authorities Saturday after taking a corrections officer hostage. Per NBC News , the unnamed inmate at Oklahoma County jail grabbed the officer while medication was being distributed on the jail's 10th floor. Per the AP , the suspect then used the...
Update on Missing Dubai
Princesses Has Cops Involved
Feb 25, 2021 10:29 AM CST
Update on Missing Dubai Princesses Has Cops Involved
Before she went silent, 'hostage' Princess Latifa urged help for her sister, Princess Shamsa
- Princess Shamsa, a daughter of Dubai's ruler, was 18 when she fled from her father's estate in Surrey, England, in 2000. She was nabbed on a street in Cambridge two months later and hasn't been seen in public since, though Cambridgeshire police are now looking into the...
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