20 hostages killed in Bangladesh attack

Twenty hostages died during a siege in the Bangladeshi capital where troops stormed a restaurant and killed six terrorists holding hostages, a military spokesman said Saturday.

Gunmen take hostages at Spanish restaurant in Bangladesh capital

Gunmen have taken several people hostage, including foreign nationals, at a Spanish restaurant in a diplomatic area of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka on Friday, a top security official said.

Philippines' Duterte tells Islamist militants to free hostages

The Philippines’ incoming president called on Islamist militants Monday to free hostages that they have threatened to behead on a southern island.

Nigeria kills dozens of Boko Haram militants, frees 455 hostages

Nigerian forces have killed around 40 Boko Haram militants and freed 455 of the group's hostages, an army spokesman said Saturday.

Four Indonesians held hostage after ships hijacked near Malaysia

Four Indonesian nationals are being held hostage after their ships were hijacked in the maritime borders of Malaysia and the Philippines, an official said Saturday. 

German police: Man who held seven hostages has given himself up

A 29-year-old man who held seven hostages in an apartment near the German city of Leipzig on Thursday has given himself up, a police spokesman said.

Police: Man has taken several hostages near German city of Leipzig

A man is holding several hostages near the German city of Leipzig, a police spokesman said.

Two Italian hostages in Libya freed from kidnappers

Two Italians taken hostage in Libya eight months ago have been freed, the Foreign Ministry in Rome said Friday, a day after another two Italians kidnapped at the same time were reported dead.