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Czech tourists kidnapping: no contact established with kidnappers

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Two Czech women were kidnapped in Pakistan as they traveled to India by bus in Pakistan's southwestern province of Balochistan.

Payment of ransom to ocean terrorists intercepted

(eTN) - Information was received yesterday via the Nairobi-based Ecoterra International organization that authorities in Mogadishu reportedly intercepted two aircraft, crews, and passengers carrying w

Tourists held to ransom by Turkish hotel in Antalya over unpaid...

More than 100 Belgian and French tourists, mostly pensioners, are being "held to ransom" by a hotel in Turkey after their Belgian travel company hit financial problems, trip organizers said Sunday.

Austria says no ransom was paid to free tourists

VIENNA, Austria - Austria did not pay a ransom for last week's release of two tourists held for eight months by an al-Qaida affiliate in Africa, officials said Monday.

Somali pirates want $1.4 mln for French tourists

NAIROBI - Somali pirates hijacked yet another ship on Wednesday and a maritime group said two French tourists kidnapped at sea a week ago were being held by gunmen demanding a ransom of more than $1.4

‘The Kidnappers Want Ransom for Tourists’ – Puntland Official

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."