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...
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
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...
Tariq Azizuddin
Tariq Azizuddin is Pakistan's ambassador to Turkey. He was ambassador to Afghanistan when he was taken hostage by terrorists from the Tehrik-i-Taliban on Monday February 11, 2008.Tariq was traveling, ...
Tariq Azizuddin - Wikipedia
Stephen Farrell (journalist)
Stephen Farrell is a journalist who holds both Irish and British citizenship. Farrell began his career in the United Kingdom and worked for the The Times from 1995 to 2007 for whom he reported from Ko...
Stephen Farrell (journalist) - Wikipedia
Daniel Pearl
Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was a journalist with American and Israeli citizenship. He was kidnapped by Pakistani militants and later murdered in Pakistan.Pearl was kidnapped wh...
Daniel Pearl - Wikipedia
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...