An Australian academic and an American professor were kidnapped by unknown armed men in Kabul, Afghan officials said Monday.
Soldiers have rescued 157 adults and children kidnapped by Islamist extremist group Boko Haram in northern Nigeria, an army spokesman said on Wednesday.
Thousands of women kidnapped by Boko Haram are being used as sex slaves, servants or suicide bombers. One of them recalls her life of pain and fear in the clutches of the terrorist group.
Three Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria last year were set free Saturday after 10 months in captivity.
A 60-year-old Australian aid worker was reported Friday to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan by a group of armed men.
A Serbian national was kidnapped in Libya over the weekend, the Foreign Ministry in Belgrade confirmed Tuesday, two months after two Serbs were killed while being held hostage.
Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has been in touch with his Libyan counterpart and more information is expected soon.