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Kidnapping in Nigeria: The 12 hostages, among them a Romanian, are OK – navigators’ trade union representative says

The 12 hostages captured last Saturday by the pirates off the coast on Nigeria, from aboard a Swiss ship, among them a Romanian citizen, are all right, the Navigators’ Free Trade Union (SLN) has announced on Friday. SLN leader, Adrian ...

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Kidnapping in Nigeria: Hostages, including the Romanian one, in good health, ransom request expected

The name of the Romanian sailor kidnapped in Nigeria on Saturday, together with other 11 sailors, from aboard a Swiss ship, cannot be revealed by the Romanian authorities. The authorities, along with the countries of origin of the other sailors, ...

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Media unit of al-Qaeda’s Mali affiliate releases proof-of-life video of six foreign hostages, Romanian Iulian Ghergut among them

The media unit of al-Qaeda’s Mali affiliate has released a proof-of –life video with six foreign hostages, among them Australian Arthur Kenneth Elliott, aged 82, Frenchwoman Sophie Pétronin and Romanian Iulian Ghergut, the SITE US centre for monitoring the Jihadist ...

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Update: Libyan plane hijacked to Malta, 109 hostages released

A Libyan passenger plane travelling from Sebha to Tripoli has been hijacked to Malta on Friday by two people who claimed to be in possession of a hand grenade. There were 118 people on board the Airbus A320 operated by ...

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UPDATE: Shooting in Mali’s capital, hostages taken at Radisson Hotel. 3 people reported being killed. Special forces storm in

Malian special forces have entered the Radisson Blu Hotel in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to end a siege by gunmen who had been holding 170 people hostage. The gunmen stormed the US-owned hotel, which is popular with foreign businesses and airline ...

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