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Gunmen storm Iraqi university, hundreds taken hostage

Gunmen occupied a university in Iraq's western Anbar province on Saturday, taking hundreds of students and their professors hostage on campus, security sources said, in the third attack this week by militants who overran parts of two other c

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Kidnap victim returns to Bahrain

Dozens of relatives and friends gathered at Bahrain International Airport yesterday to welcome home Ali Ahmed Al Nashaba, the 20-year-old student who was kidnapped and held hostage in Malaysia for 18 days. He was showered with swe

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Freed Lebanese, Turkish hostages fly home after deal

Two kidnapped Turkish pilots arrived in Istanbul after leaving Lebanon on Saturday and nine Lebanese hostages freed from Syria landed in Beirut, completing a hostage exchange after months of uncertainty.   Prime

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Two more French journalists held in Syria

France's foreign ministry said on Wednesday two more French journalists were being held hostage in Syria, taking the number of its captive citizens in the country to four. The two men, Nicolas Henin, who was working for Le Poi

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Abducted Saudi diplomat urges family to protest

A Saudi diplomat held hostage in Yemen for 18 months has urged his family to organise demonstrations asking the government to meet Al Qaeda demands to free detained women and Muslim clerics as the best way to get him freed from captivity.

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Seven shot dead in Florida hostage rampage

A gunman set fire to his Miami-area apartment unit, then killed six people in and around the building in a shooting rampage before he was slain by police who stormed his position early Saturday and rescued two neighbors he had taken hostage.

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25 bodies found inside Algeria siege site: report

Twenty-five bodies have been discovered by Algeria's army in the gas facility attacked by militants in the desert, private Algerian television station Ennahar said on Sunday, adding that the operation to clear the base would last 48 hours.

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Charred bodies found at besieged Algeria plant

Algerian special forces on Saturday found 15 burned bodies at a desert gas plant raided by Al Qaeda-linked fighters, two days after the army launched an assault to free hostages being held there by the Islamists, a source familiar with the crisi

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Foreigners still trapped in Algeria hostage crisis

More than 20 foreigners were captive or missing inside a desert gas plant on Saturday, nearly two days after the Algerian army launched an assault to free them that saw many hostages killed. The standoff between the Algerian army

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Algeria crisis ends; 30 hostages killed

Algerian forces stormed a desert gas complex to free hundreds of hostages but 30, including several Westerners, were killed in the assault along with at least 11 of their Islamist captors, an Algerian security source told Reuters.

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