Keyword: kidnap

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.

Two French journalists killed in Mali

The bodies of the Radio France International reporters were found hours after they interviewed a local political leader in Kidal, northern Mali.

French tourists seized in Cameroon near Nigeria border

President Hollande says the seven belong to the same family and are said to have been seized by a "known terrorist group based in Nigeria".

Seventh French hostage taken in Mali

President Hollande confirms reports that a French citizen has been kidnapped in south-west Mali, outside a zone controlled by al-Qaida-linked militants.

Lost in Mexico, the 'forgotten' French hostage

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As French President François Hollande prepared two days of talks, beginning Wednesday, with Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto, the wife of a Franco-Mexican music conductor kidnapped by a Mexican drug gang 15 months ago addressed an emotional appeal to the two leaders to reactivate the investigation clouded by incompetence and suspected corruption. Raphaël Morán reports.

FARC rebels release FRANCE 24 journalist Roméo Langlois

Despite an arm injury sustained during his capture by Colombian rebels a month ago, Langlois appears to be in good health.

Colombian rebels FARC offer release of kidnapped French journalist

Colombia's largest rebel group said it plans to release French journalist Roméo Langlois some two weeks after taking him "as a prisoner of war".

Islamist radicals charged over plot to kidnap French judge

A group of Islamic radicals called 'the knights of pride'  have been charged with planning terrorist actions and to kidnap a French judge.

France announces death of woman hostage in Somalia

Marie Dedieu, kidnapped earlier this month in Kenya, has died, probably after she was denied her medication, France's foreign ministry has announced.