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Qaida Leader Claims Responsibility for Kidnapped American

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Al-Qaida says it is holding an American aid worker kidnapped last August from his home in Pakistan, and will not release him unless the United States halts its airstrikes in Muslim countries. The U.S.-based SITE Intelligence group, which monitors jihad websites, said Thursday al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri made the claim in a video statement. The […]

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Two French Nationals Kidnapped in Mali

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Two French nationals have been kidnapped in Mali. Local sources say gunmen abducted the two early Thursday from their hotel in the town of Hombori, in eastern Mali near the border with Niger. They say the two French citizens work for a cement company. The French Foreign Ministry confirmed the kidnapping and said it is […]

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Two French Nationals Kidnapped in Mali

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Two French nationals have been kidnapped in Mali. Local sources say gunmen abducted the two early Thursday from their hotel in the town of Hombori, in eastern Mali near the border with Niger. They say the two French citizens work for a cement company. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Al-Qaida-linked militants have kidnapped […]

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Somali Kidnappers of French Woman Demand Cash for Remains

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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France says the Somali kidnappers of a French woman, who died in captivity, are demanding cash for the return of her remains. Sixty-six year-old Marie Dedieu was kidnapped from her private beach home in northern Kenya on October 1. France said it learned of her death Wednesday. French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet says the kidnappers […]

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UN Scales Back Kenya Aid Operation After Kidnapping

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 2:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has scaled back its humanitarian effort at Kenya’s sprawling Dadaab refugee complex, as government troops search for two kidnapped aid workers. U.N. officials say all non-lifesaving activities have been put on hold until the security situation improves at the world’s largest refugee camp. Aid groups are continuing to provide food, water and […]

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UN Scales Back Kenya Aid Operation After Kidnapping

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations has scaled back its aid operation at Kenya’s massive Dadaab refugee camp near the Somalia border, after two female aid workers were kidnapped. U.N. officials say all non-lifesaving activities have been put on hold until the security situation improves. Aid groups are continuing to provide food, water and medical services. Nearly 500,000 […]

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2 Aid Workers Kidnapped Near Kenya-Somalia Border

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Kenyan authorities say they suspect the Somali militant group Al Shabab is behind the kidnapping of two European aid workers Thursday, the third kidnapping of foreigners near the Kenya-Somali border in the past month. Police spokesmen said gunmen seized the two aid workers from a huge Somali refugee complex in northern Kenya. So far, there […]

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2 Aid Workers Kidnapped Near Kenya-Somalia Border

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have kidnapped two European aid workers from a huge Somali refugee complex in northern Kenya. Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says two of its staff, both Spanish, were abducted Thursday at the Dadaab refugee complex. An official for the group told VOA that the two were seized at gunpoint from Dadaab’s recently-opened Ifo […]

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2 Aid Workers Kidnapped Near Kenya-Somalia Border

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have kidnapped two international aid workers from a huge Somali refugee complex in northern Kenya. VOA’s Somali Service has learned the workers, from the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, were seized Thursday at the Dadaab refugee complex. An official for the aid group told VOA the kidnap victims work for the group’s Spanish […]

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2 Aid Workers Kidnapped Near Kenya-Somalia Border

Posted October 13th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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Gunmen have kidnapped at least two international aid workers from a huge Somali refugee complex in northern Kenya. VOA’s Somali Service has learned the workers, from the medical aid group Doctors Without Borders, were seized Thursday at the Dadaab refugee complex. A journalist in Dadaab told VOA the two workers appear to be European and […]

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