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RIO DE JANEIRO - A Vietnamese diplomat and three Chinese tourists were kidnapped at gunpoint on their way to Rio de Janeiro's famed Christ the Redeemer statue but managed to escape from their captors
The Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, said the three German tourists it kidnapped last week are well, and urged Germany to end a crackdown on Kurdish groups.
A security official with the Somali regional government of Puntland has said that local authorities are taking the case of four kidnapped tourists from Europe "very seriously."
Four European tourists were abducted by pirates from a yacht off Somali's northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland on June 22, officials said.
A Japanese tourist who was released by rebels in southeastern Iran after being kidnapped in October arrived in Tehran on Sunday, an AFP correspondent reported.He arrived at Tehran city airport from the southeastern city of Zahedan at around 3:00 pm (1030 GMT) after his release on Saturday but did not make an appearance before the waiting media.
SAN'A, Yemen — Two Japanese tourists were kidnapped Wednesday by unknown assailants in Yemen's Marib province, a security official and a tribal leader said.
Austria said on Tuesday it could not confirm the authenticity of another ultimatum issued by the kidnappers of two Austrian tourists in North Africa.Austria's Foreign Ministry said experts were analyzing an internet video were al-Qaeda's North African wing warned that Austria was responsible for the fate of the two tourists.
DUBAI — An internet statement posted in the name of Al-Qaeda on Monday said the group had extended until next weekend its ultimatum for the release of prisoners in exchange for two Austrian tourists.The jihadist network's north African branch also threatened to kill the two hostages in the event of any attempt to free them by force in the statement posted on an Islamist website.