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Libya: Authorities searching for Canadian, Italians abducted near border with Algeria

Libyan authorities ​search for Canadian and two Italians abducted at border

theguardian.com reported the three were abducted at gunpoint on the highway between Ghat and Ubari, while three North Koreans kidnapped by Isis have been freed by Libyan forces Libyan authorities are searching for two Italians and a Canadian abducted at gunpoint near the Algerian border, while another official said three North Koreans kidnapped more than a year ago have been freed from Islamic State militants.

The Italians and the Canadian were abducted at gunpoint Monday on the highway between Ghat and Ubari, in the south-west desert, according to the Ghat municipal council. Read Article

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Five members of Médecins Sans Frontières kidnapped by unknown Syrian group

According to abc.net.au, five staff members from Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) have been taken from a house in northern Syria by an unknown group, the medical humanitarian group said in a statement. MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders, has six hospitals and four health centres in northern Syria and cialis .. canadian pharmacy generic [...]

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Two foreign crew members kidnapped from oil tanker near Nigerian coast

Thisdaylive.com reports that pirates have attacked an oil products tanker off the coast of Nigeria and kidnapped its Ukrainian captain and a Greek engineer, Greek coast guard officials said on Tuesday. The 6,500 ton Marshall Islands-flaggged MT ALTHEA with 18 crew on board was attacked by a group of 10 pirates, the officials said. The [...]

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American ship attacked by pirates off the coast of Nigeria

NBC News reports that two Americans were kidnapped by pirates after their ship was attacked off Nigeria’s coast, U.S. officials said Thursday. The U.S.-flagged oil supply vessel C-Retriever was targeted in the Gulf of Guinea early Wednesday, Reuters reported. Maritime news website gCaptain reported that the ship’s captain and its chief engineer had been abducted. [...]

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French government reveals the kidnapping of two journalists in Syria

According to kuna.net.kw, the French Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that two more journalists from France had gone missing in northern Syria and must be presumed kidnapped. The latest abductions bring the number of French journalists missing in Syria to four. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Nicolas Henin, a reporter with “Le Point” [...]

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Jerusalem: Clashes with Israeli forces injure dozens of Palestinians

Abna.co reports that Tuesday evening Palestinian medical sources in Jerusalem have reported dozens of residents suffered the effects of teargas inhalation, and at least two have been kidnapped following clashes with the Israeli army and police in occupied East Jerusalem. The clashes took place as hundreds of Palestinians marched to protest a procession by extremist [...]

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Syria: Three Armenians kidnapped in Aleppo

Three Armenians were kidnapped several days ago in Aleppo, a source told Armenian News-NEWS.am. According to the source, Hovsep Muradyan, Gevorg Hayrapetyan and Tigran Berberyan were kidnapped from Sheikh Nachar district in Aleppo. Other details are not available. Read article

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Lebanon: Syrian national kidnapped by armed men in Zahle

Dailystar.com.lb reported that, a Syrian national was kidnapped in the Bekaa Valley overnight Thursday, the National News Agency reported. Syrian national Ahmad Hassoun filed a complaint at the Zahle police station alleging that his brother, Ibrahim, was kidnapped by five armed men driving a gray Range Rover in the city of Zahle. Read article

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Travel Alert: Turkish governement advises its citizens to leave Lebanon

As reported by Prokerala.com, Turkish government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Lebanon and called those already in the country to return home after two Turkish pilot were kidnapped in Beirut Friday. Earlier in the day, a Turkish Airlines pilot and his assistant were kidnapped in an ambush on a bus in Lebanon’s [...]

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Nigeria: Thai nationals kidnapped by gunmen in Rivers

As reported by Thisdaylive.com, one Nigerian was killed while four Thai nationals were yesterday abducted in Buguma, headquarters of Asari-Toru Local Government Area of Rivers State when gunmen attacked the Israeli-run Buguma Mega Fish Farm located in the town. Also yesterday, the Rivers Peoples’ Forum restated its call for the immediate arrest and prosecution of [...]

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