Vietnam land protesters free final hostages after city official visits

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 day(s) ago

Protesters involved in a land dispute near Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, released the final 20 officials they had been holding as hostages for almost a week after a visit by a senior city official, Reuters witnesses said on Saturday.

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Hanoi to thoroughly investigate land issues that led to police hostage situation

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

The Hanoi administration will launch a comprehensive inspection into land-related issues in an outlying commune where local residents have held dozens of officials and police officers captive since last weekend, the capital chairman said Thursday.

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Villagers holding police captive seek dialogue with Hanoi authorities

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Villagers of a commune in outer Hanoi, who have held law enforcement officers hostage since last weekend, are looking forward to a dialogue with authorities as soon as possible in order to resolve the escalating land dispute.

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Nearly half of 38 police held in disturbance outside Hanoi freed

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Fifteen out of nearly 40 law enforcement officers held captive by residents of a commune outside Hanoi since last weekend have been released, with three others escaping, authorities said while giving a detailed account of the escalating situation on Tuesday.

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Philippine soldiers attack Abu Sayyaf to save hostages, including Vietnamese

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

The Philippine Army has carried out a sudden raid on the base of a militant group, where they believed kidnapped Vietnamese victims were being kept along with other hostages, the Philippines’ Philstar newspaper reported.

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3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.

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Philippine troops rescue two Malaysians kidnapped by militants

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Philippine navy troops on March 23 successfully rescued two Malaysians held hostage by Islamic State-linked Abu Sayyaf militant group for eight months in the waters off the southern Philippines.

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6 Vietnamese abducted in attack on cargo ship off Philippines

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 6 month(s) ago

Armed men believed to be members of the terrorist group Abu Sayyaf stormed a Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship off the Philippine island province of Basilan early Friday, abducting six Vietnamese nationals, including the ship captain and second mate.

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Iraqi villagers escape Islamic State snipers, leave family behind

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago 3 related news

After two years of ruthless Islamic State rule, Ahmed finally decided to make a run for it, past some of the group's snipers in his village in northern Iraq.

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Tears, relief as Somali pirate hostages land in Kenya

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

A group of 26 hostages freed from nearly five years in the hands of Somali pirates touched down in Kenya on Sunday, with both tears and smiles marking the end of their ordeal.

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Three people on fishing boat kidnapped off Malaysia: Official

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Báo Dân Trí English 8 month(s) ago 1 related news

Three people on fishing boat kidnapped off Malaysia: Official

Three crew members on a Malaysian fishing trawler have been kidnapped in waters where militants from the Abu Sayyaf group have previously taken hostages, a security official said on Sunday (Sept 11).

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Russia 'close' to joining forces with US on Aleppo: Minister

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Báo Đầu Tư English 9 month(s) ago

Russia 'close' to joining forces with US on Aleppo: Minister

MOSCOW: Russia is close to joining forces with the United States around Syria's ravaged second city of Aleppo, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said in comments aired on Monday.

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Bangladesh police name third prime suspect in July cafe attack

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

Bangladesh police name third prime suspect in July cafe attack

Bangladeshi authorities named a third prime suspect on Monday in their investigation into the July 1 attack at a Dhaka cafe in which 20 hostages were killed, most of them foreigners.

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January payout to Iran was not for hostages: White House

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

The U.S. payment of $400 million to Iran for what the White House describes as a "longstanding financial dispute," coincided with the release of American hostages held in Iran.

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France's Hollande meets religious leaders amid row over attacks security

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago 1 related news

France's Hollande meets religious leaders amid row over attacks security

President Francois Hollande displayed interfaith solidarity with France's religious leaders on Wednesday after two Islamist militants killed a Roman Catholic priest in a church, igniting fierce political criticism of the government's security record.

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