Tag: Kidnapping and Hostages

Trump Officials Reconsider Prosecuting ISIS ‘Beatles’ Without Death Penalty

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is trying again to find a way to resolve the cases of two British Islamic State detainees who are notorious for their roles in the torture and killing of Western hostages, and who have been held in indefinite wartime detention by the American military in Iraq since October, according to […]

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Australia Says Chinese Students Are Targets in ‘Virtual Kidnapping’ Scams

SYDNEY, Australia — The young woman’s parents in China believed the video was real. It seemed to show their 21-year-old daughter pleading for help somewhere in Australia. She had been out of touch for days. She looked to be in pain, and the perpetrators pointed to only one solution: a six-figure ransom payment. The woman’s […]

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Taliban Executes Female Prison Guard, and U.N. Raises Concern Over Afghan Violence

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban abducted and executed a female prison guard in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni, officials and relatives said Monday, as the United Nations expressed concern over the war’s unending toll on civilians. Fatima Rajabi, 23, who had trained as a police officer, was pulled out of a civilian minibus on […]

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