Keyword: hostages

Brussels Jewish Museum attack suspect questioned over Syria hostages

Mehdi Nemmouche, 32, detained in Belgium on suspicion of carrying out the May 2014 shooting attack on the Jewish Museum in Brussels, which left four people dead, was transported to Paris on Wednesday to appear before an examining magistrate investigating his suspected role as jailkeeper in Syria between 2013 and 2014 of four French journalists taken hostage there.

Mali hotel attack: '170 hostages seized' in Bamako

Gunmen shouting 'God is great!' have seized control of Radisson Blu Hotel in capital of Mali where French troops intervened in 2013.

Armed gunman escape after shopping mall raid north of Paris

Police released 18 people trapped inside a Primark clothing store in Villeneuve-la-Garenne after an attempted armed robbery.

Second French jihadist identified on Islamic State video

The man, who features in the film showing IS militants beheading hostages, has been named as Islamic convert Michael Dos Santos, 22.

Al-Qaeda's North African arm releases video of French, Dutch hostages

Serge Lazarevic, held in the Sahara for almost three years since kidnapped in Mali, asks French president 'to do everything to free me'.

Former French hostage says IS captives do not know they are about to die

Didier François, released by IS earlier this year, said repeated mock executions leave hostages unaware of when the jihadists decide to kill.

Brussels murder suspect ‘planned Bastille Day atrocity’ in Paris

Libération insists Mehdi Nemmouche told journalists held hostage in Syria of his plan to attack Paris, but interior minister dismisses claim.

France denies report it paid 18M-dollar ransom for Syria hostages

German magazine Focus cited NATO sources in a report that Paris paid the kidnappers of four French journalists freed earlier this month.

France to clamp down on would-be Syria jihadis

Foreign minister says 'about 500' French citizens are fighting in Syria with jihadi groups like that which kidnapped recently-released hostages.

French hostages tell of Syria basement ordeal

Journalist Didier Francois said the four were chained to each other and kept in basements without natural light; ministers deny ransom was paid.

French hostages return home amid ransom speculation

Four hostages kidnapped in 2010 by al Qaeda-linked group arrive back in Paris where officials denied reports a ransom was paid for their release.

French Niger hostages released after three years in captivity

The four male hostages, kidnapped in Niger in 2010 at a uranium mine run by the French nuclear company Areva, are reportedly in fair health.

Two more French journalists held in Syria

The kidnapping of Nicolas Henin of Le Point magazine and TV journalist Pierre Torres on June 22 had not previously been made public.

France says video of Al-Qaeda hostages appears ‘credible’

Foreign ministry says images of seven hostages, including four French, being held by an al-Qaeda affiliate in the Sahel is fresh proof they are alive.

French Cameroon hostages 'released after 3M-dollar payment to Islamists'

Islamist militant group Boko Haram was paid more than $3m before releasing a French family of seven, according to a Nigerian government report.