Keyword: kidnap

Kidnap heist in France nets thieves 'millions' from cash van

Thieves stole up to 30m Swiss francs ($32mor £23m) on French-Swiss border after first kidnapping the daughter of a cash van delivery driver.

French aid worker kidnapped in Mali

French and Malian troops are searching for Sophie Pétronin, who ran an NGO helping children suffering from malnutrition, who was kidnapped in the city of Gao in northern Mali on Christmas Eve.

Hotel owner freed after dramatic abduction on French Riviera

Jacqueline Veyrac was found in a car parked in a district of Nice, bound and with minor injuries, 48 hours after she was kidnapped.

French hostage Isabelle Prime freed in Yemen

The 30-year-old, who worked as a consultant on a World Bank-funded project, was seized in the capital Sanaa in February.

French woman abducted in Yemen in video appeal for help

Isabelle Prime, 30, a consultant for Yemen's Social Fund for Development, appears distressed in the video appeal to French and Yemeni leaders.

Kidnapped French woman had been due to leave Yemen 'within days'

Isabelle Prime, 30, who worked for Ayala Consulting on a World Bank-funded project, was the only member of firm's staff left in Yemen.

French woman kidnapped in Yemen

The 30-year-old woman, who is believed to have ties with the World Bank, was taken by unidentified armed men in the capital Sanaa.

Kidnapped French aid worker Claudia Priest freed in CAR

The 67 year-old teacher for her own Catholic ONG was kidnapped in the Central African Republic by Christian militiamen on Monday.

Negotiations continue in CAR to free kidnapped French aid worker

Claudia Priest, 67, a teacher with a Catholic medical NGO in the Central African Reupublic, was kidnapped in the capital Bangui on Monday.

Son of executed North Korean official 'disappears' in Paris

An audacious North Korean kidnap plot is foiled at Paris Charles de Gaulle airport as 'Asian men' attempted to bundle student onto plane.

France and other European countries 'bankrolling Al Qaida' with ransom payments

Report claims that, despite denials, French authorities and other European nations pay out millions over kidnaps that then help finance terrorism.

France offers to send agents to Nigeria for kidnapped girls

Paris joins United States and Britain in offering to help rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

French intelligence 'plotted to grab Abu Hamza on London streets'

A French plan to kidnap and kill the extremist cleric was result of frustration at lack of cooperation with UK authorities, a report claims.

Boko Haram 'holding kidnapped French priest'

Banned Nigerian Islamist group claims it was they who kidnapped Georges Vandenbeusch from his home near Koza in northern Cameroon.

Hollande tells French not to risk lives

French president warns citizens living in or travelling to 'high-risk' areas abroad not to do anything that could increase threat of kidnapping.