All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hostage’

Syrian Nuns Freed By Kidnappers After Three Months

Syrian insurgents have finally released the 13 nuns and three attendants who were kidnapped from a Greek Orthodox monastery in November. The release of the Syrian nuns was part of a hostage swap. In return for the nuns’ release, rebel fighters also released a group of women and some children. The Syrian government appeared to confirm rumors that the government …

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Ethiopian Airlines Co-Pilot Hijacks Flight To Rome

Early Monday morning, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 was bound for Rome when it was hijacked by a co-pilot identified as Hailemedehin Abera Tagegn. The hijacker waited for the pilot to take a toilet break then locked himself inside the cockpit. Tagegn steered the plane to Geneva, Switzerland seeking asylum. He then announced via radio that he would land in Geneva …

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Colorado Standoff: Hostage Rescued, Suspect Killed

A standoff between the Arvada SWAT team and an alleged “absconded parolee” lasted for 18 hours in a residential neighborhood. What started as a domestic dispute between a man and woman on Monday later turned into a hostage situation after police officers responded to a 911 call at 5:30 p.m. After learning that someone had contacted police enforcement, the man attempted …

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Boko Haram: Priest Kidnapped in Cameroon Set Free

On Tuesday December 31, the Islamic militia of Boko Haram set free French priest Georges Vandenbeusch following a seven-week captivity. He arrived in France Wednesday, greeted by President Francois Hollande at an air base near Paris. Members of the radical Islamist group kidnapped the 42-year-old priest November 13 in Cameroon. The armed men then took him to northern Nigeria where …

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Inglewood Hostage Standoff Suspect Identified

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect from the Inglewood hostage standoff on Thursday, November 28, 2013. The suspect, 45-year-old Christopher Warsaw, shot two Inglewood police officers and was arrested late Wednesday night after an approximately nine-hour standoff. According to officials, the incident began around 12:35 p.m. when Inglewood police responded to a domestic violence call at a …

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Inglewood Shootout Suspect Apprehended

An Inglewood, California man, who barricaded himself inside a house after taking two female hostages, surrendered to authorities after an eight-hour standoff on Wednesday. Several shots were fired as officers arrived at a residence on South 5th Avenue at 12:35 p.m., after a call concerning a domestic disturbance. The suspect, a 45-year-old male with a criminal record, according to a …

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Colombian FARC Rebels Release American Hostage Unharmed

Latin America’s oldest left-wing guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC, released an American hostage over the weekend that CNN reports being captured back in June. “We are pleased to have facilitated his release so he can be reunited with his family,” commented Jordi Raich, head of the International Committee for the Red Cross delegation in Colombia. …

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Kenya Hostage Situation Still Unresolved

On Saturday, al-Shabaab, and Islamic terrorist group from Somalia, seized control of a Kenyan shopping mall. Reports state that the goal of the attack was to target non-Muslims. Early reports stated that 39 people were killed in the attack, including several Americans. The Kenyan government has been working around the clock since Saturday to take control of the situation and …

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AT&T Backs Down on Holding Apple’s FaceTime Hostage

AT&T today announced that it will enable Apple’s FaceTime software for use on its data customers for all of its customers on any type of tiered data plan – not just those with one of the new AT&T Mobile Share plans. Customers will also have to have iOS 6 and an LTE device to use the video calling software. The …

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