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Venezuela: Vehicle Used in Nationals Catcher Kidnapping Found

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Venezuela say they have found the vehicle used by armed men to kidnap Venezuelan national and U.S. Major League Baseball player Wilson Ramos from a home in the city of Valencia Wednesday night. Venezuelan Interior and Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami Thursday told reporters that police found the abandoned vehicle in a nearby […]

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Venezuelan Major League Baseball Player Kidnapped

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 11:25 am (UTC-5)
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Venezuelan national and U.S. Major League Baseball player Wilson Ramos has been kidnapped from a home in Venezuela, where he was playing for a local team during the offseason. Ramos had been visiting with family at a private home in the city of Valencia on Wednesday when several men broke in, snatched him and took […]

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3 Aid Workers Kidnapped in Algeria

Posted October 23rd, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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European officials say two Spanish aid workers and an Italian have been kidnapped from a refugee camp in western Algeria. Diplomatic sources said Sunday the abductions happened in the Rabuni encampment in the Algerian province of Tindouf, an area inhabited by refugees from Western Sahara, a disputed Moroccan-controlled territory. Media reports say one of the […]

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Pakistan Asks Afghan Help to Free Kidnapped Youths

Posted September 8th, 2011 at 12:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan is again calling on the Afghan government to help secure the release of about 30 Pakistani youths who were kidnapped after mistakenly crossing into Afghanistan. Pakistan’s Cabinet on Thursday condemned the abduction and asked for Kabul’s assistance in freeing the boys. Earlier this week, Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik made a similar plea to […]

Pakistani Taliban Says it Kidnapped 30 Young People in Afghanistan

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani Taliban says it is holding about 30 young people who were kidnapped several days ago after mistakenly crossing into Afghanistan. A spokesman for the militant group said Saturday the Pakistani Taliban, or Tehrik-i-Taliban, carried out the abduction because the young people and their families belong to a tribe opposed to the militants. The […]

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Pakistani Taliban Claims Kidnapping 25 Boys in Afghanistan

Posted September 3rd, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for abducting about 25 boys who had mistakenly crossed into neighboring Afghanistan. A spokesman for the Tehrik-i-Taliban said Saturday his group had kidnapped the boys because they were from areas that have sided with Islamabad in the fight against militants. He added that the group’s leadership will decide on […]

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Gunmen Abduct Son of Slain Pakistani Governor

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistani authorities have launched a major operation to find the abducted son of a Pakistani governor assassinated earlier this year for opposing the country’s controversial blasphemy law. Witnesses say Shahbaz Taseer was abducted in Lahore’s upscale Gulberg area early Friday, when kidnappers intercepted his car and took him away in their vehicle. No one has […]

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Slain Pakistani Governor’s Son Abducted

Posted August 26th, 2011 at 4:50 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani police say gunmen have kidnapped the son of a slain governor who was killed by his bodyguard for opposing blasphemy laws. Police say four men overpowered Shahbaz Taseer’s car Friday in Lahore’s upmarket Gulberg area. No one has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping. The kidnapped man is the son of Salman Taseer who was […]

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US Special Rep: Pakistan Cooperating with FBI in Search for Kidnapped American

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 11:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan says the Federal Bureau of Investigation is working with Pakistani authorities in the search for a kidnapped American. Ambassador Marc Grossman told VOA Thursday the FBI had received “excellent cooperation” from Pakistani officials, “especially the authorities in Punjab” in the hunt for development expert Warren Weinstein. Punjab […]

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Pakistani Police Release Sketch of American’s Alleged Captor

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Pakistan have released a sketch of a possible suspect in the kidnapping of an American from his home in the eastern city of Lahore. Development expert Warren Weinstein was snatched by eight gunmen on August 13 after they overpowered security guards and broke into his house. The black-and-white sketch released to Pakistani media […]

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