Foreign hostages in Afghanistan
Kidnapping and hostage taking has become a common occurrence in Afghanistan following the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. Kidnappers include Taliban and Al-Qaeda fighters and common criminal ele...
Foreign hostages in Iraq
Members of the Iraqi insurgency began taking foreign hostages in Iraq beginning in April 2004. Since then, in a dramatic instance of Islamist kidnapping they have taken captive more than 200 foreigner...
Foreign hostages in Pakistan
This is a list of known foreign hostages in Pakistan. Foreign nationals have often been abducted by various militant groups who are involved in the current War in North-West Pakistan and are linked to...
James Loney (peace activist)
James Loney (born 1964) is a Canadian peace activist who has worked for several years with Christian Peacemaker Teams in Iraq and Palestine. On November 26, 2005, he was kidnapped in Baghdad along wi...
Sean Langan
Sean Langan (born 1964) is a British journalist and documentary film-maker. Langan works in dangerous and volatile situations; including environments noted for war, conflict and civil unrest. In 2008 ...
David S. Rohde
David Stephenson Rohde (born 1967) is an American author and investigative journalist for Thomson Reuters. While a reporter for The Christian Science Monitor, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Internation...
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Améleté Abalo
Améleté Abalo (March 6, 1962 – January 9, 2010) was the assistant coach of Togo national football team and manager of ASKO Kara. He was killed in the Togo national football team bus attack by Front fo...
Zaki Badr
Zaki Badr (28 February 1926 – 2 April 1997) was an Egyptian major general and the former interior minister of Egypt who served in the post from 1986 to 1990 in the Sedki Cabinet. Badr had a...
Roy Hallums
Roy Hallums (born June 23, 1948) is an American contractor who was kidnapped in Iraq on November 1, 2004. He was held in Iraq for 311 days and freed on September 7, 2005.
Hallums grew up in Memphi...
John Solecki
John Solecki is a U.S. official for the UNHCR, working in Quetta, Pakistan. On February 2, 2009, he was kidnapped by a previously unknown Baloch nationalist militant group calling itself the Balochis...
Nabawi Ismail
Mohammed Nabawi İsmail (1925 – 15 June 2009) was one of the interior ministers of Egypt who was in office when Anwar Sadat was assassinated. Therefore, he is the last interior minister of Sadat....
Mohammed Nasser Ahmed
Mohammed Nasser Ahmed is a Yemeni major general, who is the defense minister of Yemen.
Ahmed holds a master's degree in military science.
Rafig Babayev
Rafig Farzi oglu Babayev (Azerbaijani: Rafiq Farzi oğlu Babayev, 31 March 1937, Baku—19 March 1994) — Azerbaijani jazz musician, composer, conductor, arranger, author of scores for films, People's...
Kirk von Ackermann
Kirk von Ackermann was an American contractor.He was employed by Ultra Services of Istanbul, Turkey when he disappeared in Iraq on Thursday October 9, 2003. His car was found empty on a road between K...
Nick Berg
Nicholas Evan "Nick" Berg (April 2, 1978 – May 7, 2004) was an American freelance radio-tower repairman who went to Iraq after the United States' invasion of Iraq. He was abducted and beheaded accordi...
Nick Berg - Wikipedia
Death of Linda Norgrove
On 26 September 2010, Scottish aid worker Linda Norgrove and three Afghan colleagues were kidnapped by members of the Taliban in the Kunar Province of eastern Afghanistan. At the time, she was working...
Death of Linda Norgrove - Wikipedia